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The InnovENT-E Institute, one of our partnership foundations created in 2018, aims at “promoting the development of innovation and international skills among SMEs and SMIs”. Its makes a success of the eponymous actions by the IDEFI (Excellence Initiative in Innovative Training) launched in 2011 within the Future Investment Plan (PIA) framework.

The Institute brings together the CESI group, the INSA, the Technology Universities, the University of Orleans, the University of Reims-Champagne Ardennes, the Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France, as well as partners from the Board: the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC), BPI France, the Confederation of SMEs (CPME), the MMA Foundation for Future Entrepreneurs, and Pink’Innov.



October 2021 > April 2022 | 2nd Innovation in Territories Tour

With the success of the 1st Tour, the InnovENT-E Institute decided to organise a 2nd Tour in 2021-2022 and is calling for the organisation of a stage.

Applications are open until 15 May 2021.

June > October 2019 | 1st Innovation in Industrial Territories Tour

The InnovENT-E Institute published in January 2021 its report entitled “Crossed Views on the Development of Innovation and Internationalisation in SME-SMIs in Industrial Territories: Assessments and Prospects”. This report was written based on exchanges with more than 300 SMEs or SMIs directors and innovation experts as well as testimonies gathered during the work-groups and debates organised in 36 cities in 2019.  The report synthetises the various discussions and exchanges held to contribute to the development of innovation, thus reproducing the word of local stakeholders in a rare way.