Minasmart Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in collaboration with a pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs, intends to provide for all economy stakeholders willing to benefit from the advantages of digital technologies in their businesses (SMEs, small caps, large enterprises, public organizations, etc.):

  • access to necessary technologies and skills
  • an understanding of use cases, the value chain and the supply chain
  • an acceleration of R&D
  • support services related to innovation
  • field trials for experimenting with digital innovations


In order to achieve these objectives, Minasmart Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes leverages the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region’s capacity to reinforce the hardware-software continuum on 6 key digitization technologies:

  • high-performance computing and simulation
  • artificial intelligence
  • cyber-security and privacy
  • connectivity (5G and Internet of Things)
  • integrated and smart microelectronic components
  • cyber-physical systems


The ambition of Minasmart Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is to serve the industry of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and at the same time to expand and serve at national and European levels. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region has an ecosystem of innovation and exceptional public and industrial infrastructures to design and develop smart objects integrating software and components, ranging from imaging sensors to components for low-power computing, and also services necessary for digital transformation of enterprises.


In addition, the region’s strong international links in the areas combining hardware and software (tied within European pilot projects for DIH networks such as EuroCPS, FED4SAE and SMARTEES, and a network of clusters such as the SILICON EUROPE alliance) will help develop closer links with corresponding undertakings in other European countries.

Minasmart Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes relies on nodes throughout the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, including Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Clermont-Ferrand, and has establish privileged links with other major national Digital Innovation Hubs such as DIGIHALL in Paris-Saclay, and European DIHs from the SILICON EUROPE alliance.

The following figure illustrates the structure, objectives and activities of minaSmart Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.