Four Motors for Europe

The SIDO event (5th and 6th of April)

What’s the SIDO ?

On the 5th of April, during the SIDO event (Intelligent Internet of things Showroom), the Four Motors for Europe will launch the Young Connected Designers Contest, that will mobilize design students from the four partner regions around a regional startup. They will have to work on prototypes answering the concrete needs of a company from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Come discover on the Region’s area the connected objects prototyped by the Design schools of the Four Motors during the 2015 edition of the contest !

Juliette Jarry, Vice-President in charge of local economies, commerce, skilled craft and trades, the liberal professions and digital technology

First industrial region in France, holding the first French digital cluster, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region profits from the excellence of its worldwide renowned ecosystem.

The competitiveness of our economy and businesses depends precisely on our abitlity to draw advantage from our innovation potential linked to the digital sector.  There are so many challenges and opportunities ahead !

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents alone 10 billions euros with an annual growth rate of 15% ! It constitutes a motor for growth and job creation. That is wy the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region supports the SIDO event. By federating the IoT ecosystem in France and Europe, the SIDO event helps companies to think the uses of the future, to rebuild their strategies and to design connected objects. With mire than 6500 professionals expected and 200 speakers, this event constitutes the most important international platform in this field. We are reallt proud of this success which contributes to increase the exposure and notoriety of this sector.

For this 2017 edition, the President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Laurent Wauquiez has wished to associate the partner regions of the “Four Motors for Europe” (Baden-Württember, Catalonia and Lombardy) to this event. Currently leading this coopération of the Four Motors, our region has made the digital economy a priority for this year, and has tried to foster a dynamic through a common roadmap and some specifics projects on intelligent manufacturing.

Beyond those strong commitments, the regions of the Four Motors want to show Europe that they are on the path to employment growth. It is no more possible ,that some positions remain vacant while there are important tensions on the labour market. We must be able to address the imbalances between employee skills nand job market needs. To this end, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region launched its digital campus project, to whom she wishes to associate the other Four Motors regions.

The strong presence of regional economic and institutionnal actors during the SIDO events (clusters, big companies, SMEs) constitues an excellent opportunity to reassert our commitments.

If all public and private actors work together and go in the same direction, we will fulfill al the conditions to turn our region into a European reference in the digital sector, so as to be ready for careers of the future !