Euroméditerranée Metropolitan Urban Lab (EMUL) club
With the backing of a network of partners, EMUL’s ambition is to identify relevant solutions for the sustainable Mediterranean city. These solutions must have strong potential for development and reproducibility. The long-term aim is to implement these innovations in the territory in which the Euroméditerranée Urban Development Agency is operating its Ecocity project.
Med’INNOVANT: innovative solutions competition
Med’INNOVANT is a competition organised by the Euroméditerranée Urban Development Agency and the Euroméditerranée Entrepreneurs’ Society. This important event with regards to sustainable urban innovation aims to source, promote and fast track project sponsors (big groups, SMEs, start-ups, associations etc.) who wish to lead innovative initiatives (solutions and services) in line with the challenges of the sustainable Mediterranean city.
Med’INNOVANT is part of an operational vision to launch, in the short- to medium-term, pilot and demonstration projects within the Euroméditerranée Ecocity, over the area covered by the Grand Port Maritime of Marseilles and more broadly the Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis.
This competition also involves leading industrial partners who wish to fast track their open innovation processes by seeking out start-ups.
* Association co-financed by Euroméditerranée and the CCIMP, which organises and networks over 230 business entrepreneurs who wish to be associated with the economic dynamic driven by Euroméditerranée.
Right to experimentation: licence to innovate
Backed by the French ministry for territorial cohesion, three public development agencies, EPA Euromediterranée in Marseilles, Grand Paris Aménagement and Bordeaux Euratlantique are launching a joint call for expressions of interest (CEI) in order to identify and support innovations of all kinds and their implementation in urban projects.
Today, certain standards applicable to building permits are expressed, such as means standards, which means they impose a way of achieving the objectives set by public policies. They thus prevent the emergence of innovations offering an alternative solution.
The CEI aims to identify innovations coming up against this obstacle, based on article 88-II of the French Act on the freedom of creation, architecture and cultural heritage of 7 July 2016, which introduced the “licence to innovate” into law for 7 years (2016-2022).
It provides, through short applications (fewer than 10 pages) “innovators” (architects, design offices, innovating firms etc.) with the opportunity to put forward their innovations for integration in future urban and property projects.