Created in 2006, Cap Digital
is a Business cluster
A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters are considered to increase the productivity with which companies can compete, nationally and globally. In urban studies, the term agglomeration is used...
( Pôle de compétitivité (France)), a French public agency dedicated to the development of the Innovative Economy in the Île-de-France
Île-de-France is the wealthiest and most populated of the twenty-two administrative regions of France, composed mostly of the Paris metropolitan area....
region, and in France
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. With more than 600 members, Cap Digital gathers innovative SMEs but also count major universities, higher education establishments, research labs, and corporations.
Cap Digital is organized between nine communities make a vital contribution to the strategy and direction of the cluster: Image, Sound and Interactivity, Video Games, Knowledge Engineering, Culture, Press, and Media, e-Learning and e-Training, Collaborative Technology & Intelligence, Mobile Lifestyle & Services, Robotics and Communicating Objects, and Digital Design.
Cap Digital provides members with essential information, networks, and resources. These include ongoing competitive intelligence, training, partnerships, funding solutions, and project reviews. Partnerships with other leading European clusters, at a structural and project level, are an essential element of Cap Digital's strategic activities.
President : Henri Verdier
Henri Verdier , former Student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, is a French entrepreneur, and currently CEO of , an internet startup involved in social data mining....
, directeur général MFG-R&D
Stéphane DISTINGUIN, Fondateur FaberNovel, concepteur de la Cantine ; Francis JUTAND, Institut Télécom ; Catherine LUCET, Directrice pôle éducation Editis
Editis is the second-largest publishing group in France, created in January 2004 by the regrouping of approximately 60% publishing assets of Vivendi, the other part having been sold to Lagardère Group....
Treasurer : Olivier MURON, Directeur des Relations Institutionnelles d’Orange Labs R&D (France Telecom
France Telecom S.A. is the main telecommunications company in France, the third-largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It currently employs about 180,000 people and has 192.7 million customers worldwide . In 2010 the group had revenue of €45.5 billion...
Chief Executive Officer : Patrick Cocquet
Services : Carlos Cunha
Community : Françoise Colaïtis
Think Digital : Jean-Baptiste Soufron
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, born 6 April 1978 at Bordeaux, is a French entrepreneur, lawyer and journalist. He also has been Lead Legal Coordinator of the Wikimedia Foundation and researcher at Pantheon-Assas Paris II University.- Career :...