Investments for the Future
Investments for the Future
The Investments for the Future programme is intended to support projects fostering innovation and the creation of non-relocatable jobs in sectors with strong potential for the French economy.
It is a matter of strengthening France's strategic competitive advantages. The implementation of the Investments for the Future program is steered by the General Investment Commission (CGI). It is supported by several operators, including ADEME, which is responsible for innovation for energy and ecological transition.
PresentationIn 2010, ADEME was awarded responsibility for credits of the major national loan, which was at that time split between 4 key programs. In 2014, due to the success achieved, the agency was awarded a new wave of credits in the Investments for the Future program (PIA), enabling it to continue and extend its action. The French State has thus awarded ADEME over €3.3 billion dedicated to implementing the Ecological and Environmental Transition.
The PIA is a genuine tool for industrial policy which acts as a catalyst for green growth. It finances innovative projects of all sizes to create and develop the industrial sectors of the future. As part of the program, ADEME is involved in the following topics:
|Vehicle of the future (7)||Low-carbon energies (10)|
|Electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
Vehicle weight reduction
Mobility and logistics
Ships of the future
Co2 capture, storage and re-use
Industry and agriculture
|Circular economy (3)||Smart electricity grids (1)|
|Waste and industrial ecology
Soil and site remediation
Water and biodiversity
|Smart electricity grids|
Investment mechanismsTo support and manage the special nature of these projects, ADEME offers project owners two types of financing:
Support via State aid which is subject to European competition regulations. This is organised through calls for projects and consists of:
- state aid with systematic profit-sharing, known as "repayable advances";
- grants, which are primarily reserved for research bodies.
Two tools for investing own funds as an "informed investor":
- for SMEs: the Ecotechnologies fund;
- for intermediate-sized enterprises (ISE) and large enterprises: ADEME's direct investment in entrepreneurial companies.
A non-French company can benefit from these investment mechanisms to receive financing for their innovative projects provided the demonstrators or protection will be located in the country and benefit the French economy and job market.
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