Microtechniques INNOVation ARC jurassien - MinnovARC

Countries: France, Switzerland
Border(s): France-Switzerland,
Territories:
Trans-Jura Conference,
European programme(s):
Interreg IVA - France-Switzerland
Topic(s):
- Economic development
- Research and innovation

Lead partner: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Doubs Department (France), arcjurassien.ch (Switzerland)

MinnovARC (Microtechniques INNOVation ARC jurassien) was set up in order to stimulate innovation in the microtechnologies sector in the French-Swiss Jura Arc.
Launched in 2010 for a three-year period and supported by the Interreg IV A France-Switzerland programme, the project was born out of a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Doubs Department (France) and arcjurassien.ch, an association under Swiss private law bringing together the Cantons of Bern, Jura, Neuchâtel and Vaud that is active in regional development. This initiative was spurred by the awareness realisation of the lack of connection between the cutting-edge expertise and skills in microtechnology on either side of the border, which were underexploited as a result. The aim in particular was to give greater visibility to the Jura Arc’s microtechnologies sector internationally.

Partners

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Doubs Department (France)
  • Arcjurassien.ch (Switzerland)

Project goals

To set up innovative project consortia formed of SMEs and French-Swiss laboratories.

Target group(s)

Companies from microtechnologies sector in the French-Swiss Jura Arc.

Project activities

  • Drafting of a policy document on the future of microtechnologies by a French-Swiss think-tank. 
  • Organisation of workshops aimed at networking and promotion of local expertise in microtechnologies.

More information on the project factsheet from the handbook “Cross-Border economic development”, MOT 2015.

Project duration

2010-2013