PRIORITY: SPREADING ELECTRONICS AS PART OF THE DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Mid-caps, SMEs and start-ups that are committed to their digital transformation usually have neither the experience nor the skills required to introduce an electronics sector seen as complex to understand by those who discover it. The sector must therefore be organised to provide an effective response through innovation networks connecting the country and taking advantage of existing digital, technological and industrial platforms.
The aim is to provide a range of services and tools enabling any company using electronics to integrate this technology as well as possible into its offers and processes so as to derive all the benefits.
The sector must therefore respond to the need for an ever-broader range of players that integrate electronics into their products, systems and/or processes. Moreover, SMEs, start-ups and some mid-caps are faced by increasingly globalised competition that isn’t waiting for them and, as a result, they have no right to make mistakes.
ACTIONS AND TOOLS
Creation of a network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) connecting the country
The DIH will make it possible to improve the visibility and consistency of support offers for businesses in downstream sectors that will use electronics and embedded software as part of their digital transformation to become more competitive by improving their process as well as their products and services.
Strengthening of the electronic design/industrialisation offer
Facing new customers and international competition, the sector must improve its service offering and move upmarket, particularly in project design and industrialisation phases. Strengthening the offer in this way will be supported by the development of guidelines on expertise, best customer/supplier practices and design/industrialisation methods and tools, to reduce project costs and lead times while promoting ‘Made in France’.
Acceleration of SMEs through collaborative R&D
The sector must enable the development of SMEs in all sectors by establishing the conditions needed to multiply collaborative R&D programmes between the electronics specialists themselves (breakthrough innovation in promising markets with high stakes for the sector with SMEs/mid-caps/groups/research centres) and with SMEs employing technologies.