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NExT: Final submission made for the Nantes I-SITE project

Shortlisted last June by the international selection panel for the I-SITE call for projects, NExT made its final submission on Tuesday 29 November. The final hearing and selection takes place in February 2017.

on November 30, 2016

Funded within the PIA2 (Investment for the Future programme) framework, the objective of the IDEX/I-SITE calls for projects is to create universities that develop thematic scientific strengths which are focused, distinct and internationally recognized, and which provide leverage and support for their strategic development and industrial partnerships.

With the support of its four founding members, the University of Nantes, Centrale Nantes, Nantes University Hospital and Inserm, NExT aims to equip the region with a world-class university building on two major themes: Industry of the future and Health.

The objective of the NExT initiative is to accelerate the unique dynamic of the Nantes area; recognizing its expertise in research, education and innovation on these two major societal issues. NExT is seeking funding of €370M.

Arnaud Poitou, Centrale Nantes Director, stated: "We've successfully negotiated another selection phase. What's more important is that the vision underlying NExT is already a reality, for us, but also for other players in Nantes. This joint project bringing together Centrale Nantes, the University of Nantes, Nantes University Hospital, and Inserm, is acting as a catalyst for our collaboration and opening up extensive prospects."

The other project partners - Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest, INRA, Ifsttar, Mines de Nantes and Oniris, are contributing to the implementation and governance of NExT.

Published on December 1, 2016 Updated on March 23, 2017