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April 14, 2016 | Carnauto

Carnauto R&D program facilitates access to innovation for automotive-industry SMBs

The Carnauto program, run by a consortium of nine Carnot Institutes members—all major players in France’s publicly-funded research ecosystem—, facilitates access to innovation for automotive- and mobility-industry SMBs. The purpose of the program is to help smaller businesses in this sector become more competitive.

Harnessing R&D to drive competitiveness

The automotive industry has traditionally been characterized by a particularly intricate web of demands and requirements—resulting in a degree of complexity that has recently been compounded by new environmental and business challenges, the arrival of new market players, and the emergence of new mobility models. This raises unique challenges for the thousands of SMBs operating in the industry. The Carnauto program was set up to help these businesses boost their capacity for innovation and the added value they deliver to their customers—crucial if they are to remain competitive, create wealth, and add jobs to the economy.

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