Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis elected European Innovation Capital
After Athens, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Dortmund, Aix-Marseille-Provence is the new European Innovation Capital 2022! The Metropolis has decided to apply for the prestigious iCapital prize in 2021. After several selection stages, the European Commission has just given its verdict and selected the Metropolis’ application!
Since 2015, the European Commission has awarded the title of European Innovation Capital each year to a metropolis or city with more than 250,000 inhabitants. This year, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis was in competition with Espoo in Finland and Valencia in Spain.
With the baseline “Innovating diversity”, the Metropolis’ application defends the diversity and contrasts that characterise it, whether geographically, socially or economically, as a crucible for the dynamics of innovation at work in the territory.
To achieve this goal, the Metropolis has relied on innovation centres in all the fields that characterise the territory’s dynamics. These include the City of Innovation and Knowledge Aix-Marseille (CISAM) and its partners (M Accelerator, ZEBOX and OBRATORI), as well as the Technopôle de l’environnement de l’Arbois, Marseille Innovation, Eurobiomed, Aix-Marseille University, and all the players who contribute to making Aix-Marseille’s territory an influential hub.
Congratulations to the teams of Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis for this great award! 👏
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