- ANR provides funding for project-based research in all fields of science - for both basic and applied research - to public research organisations and universities, as well as to private companies (including SMEs). Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews compliant with international standards, ANR provides the scientific community with instruments and programmes promoting creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between academia and industry. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world. Since 2010, ANR has also been the lead manager of the Investments for the Future programme in the field of higher education and research, in charge of project selection, funding and monitoring. Reference: ANR website.
- S2E2 (Smart Electricity Cluster), is a competitive cluster for managing electric and thermal energies, an essential partner for supporting the development of its members through innovation and assisting them with strengthening their network. Labelled a competitive cluster in 2005, the S2E2 cluster contributes to the emergence of novel technological solutions, new products and services in the domains of energy efficiency and renewable energies.
- Certified in 2005 as a cluster, Images & Réseaux accompanies people with an innovative outlook with their projects. With its network of partners specialising in ICT, Images & Réseaux brings innovators, industrialists and financiers together to support technology, usage and markets collectively.