Objectives & strategic positionning


Today’s society depends on complex systems

Complex systems combine the following functions: sensors and information processing, Communication and Decision-making processes. They play a key role in the management, supervision, regulation and control of today’s society especially in the fields of trade, finance, health, security, energy, transport, environment and defence.

Systematic: A strategy combining key technologies and growth markets

This strategic positioning puts the Cluster in command of key technologies in optics, electronics and software that will become part of tomorrow’s systems. Systematic focuses on six Working Groups sharing strategic visions and monitoring collaborative R&D projects: Automotive & Transports, Digital Trust & Security, Systems Design & Development Tools, Telecoms, Free & Open Source Software and Smart Energy Management.

At the heart of digital and software development infrastructures, the Systematic Cluster for International Competitiveness in the Paris Region brings together more than 800 key players in the sectors of industry, SMEs and science at the intersection between eight technological markets with a strong social dimension (Transport, Energy, Telecoms, Security, Health, Smart Cities, Information Systems and the Factories of the Future) and two areas of technology (Free & Open Source Software and Complex Systems).

Through its nine Technology Groups, Systematic Paris-Region manages a whole community and deploys its expertise to encourage collaborative innovation. To date, Systematic Paris-Region has facilitated the development of nearly 460 R&D projects, representing an overall R&D investment of approximately 2.5 billion euros and a total of 820 million euros in subsidies from the French State, development agencies (ANR, EUREKA, FEDER, bpifrance) and territorial bodies.

In addition to collaborative R&D, Systematic Paris-Region's mission is also to develop an ecosystem for growth that is conducive to the development of SMEs into middle-market companies (Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire – ETIs), through its AMBITION PME program. This ecosystem brings together more than 800 SMEs, accounting for more than 35,000 jobs in the Software, Systems, Optics and Electronics sectors.

Systematic Paris-Region is also committed to increasing the attractiveness of the region, the Cluster, its area of specialization and its key players to foreign investors in order to attract skills and companies, encourage and support export initiatives by member SMEs and ensure that the Cluster and its members play a key role in developments at European level. 



SMEs, innovation powerful drivers, play a leading role in our ecosystem

For the coming years, Systematic is not only committed to developing new R&D projects but also to increasing productivity and to creating new businesses within our cluster specially for SMEs. Systematic stands on an ecosystem made of 800 SMEs which represent more than 35 000 jobs in the fields covered by the Cluster. The Cluster’s objectives towards SME consist in contributing to the emergence of global leaders and consolidating existing SMEs.

The aim is to create optimal conditions for the development of innovative international SMEs focused on 5 axes:

  • Business: connect SMEs to their future key accounts
• Organization of B2B meeting
• Study report on key account’s needs and expectations
  • Raise funds: help SME’s to raise funds
• Set up meeting between SME and investors
• Coaching and certification “Label Entreprise Innovante des Pôles“ recognized by investors
• Workshops on specific thematic
  • Export: assist SMEs development in export markets
• Workshop to get to know their export markets
• Organization of “discovery seminars” including B2B meeting in Boston and Beijing
  • Human Ressources: help SME’s to recruit, train, manage and adapt the skills
• Manage the skills already available in company
• Study report on training needs for complex systems engineers
• Facilitate contact between SME’s and potential qualified employees
  • Innovation strategy: enhance SME’s innovation strategy and improve their competitiveness
• Anticipate technological and economic evolution through business intelligence
• Coaching to define SME’s innovation strategy


Accredited as a “World Class” cluster by the French Government in 2005, Systematic is awarded “Cluster Organisation Management excellence Label Gold” and is a member of EIT ICT Labs (nodes: Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki and Trento).
Systematic focuses its development on European and international scene on three priorities:
  • attract capital and talents to the Paris Region,
  • help laboratories and companies export their patents and products,
  • face the challenge of growing global competition from large systems integrators, lowcost software development and new players in embedded systems.
The Cluster benefits from recognised experience in cooperation between its members and their European partners. Systematic is already involved in European networks, such as:

• DSP Valley -Belgium
• BICC-NET - Germany
• Point-One - Netherlands
• Maroc Numéric Cluster - Morocco
• Ciatec (Campinas) - Brasil
• CPqD (Campinas) - Brasil
• Centre of Engineering and Technology Transfer (CETT) - Kazakhstan
• Imagine IT Hanoi - Vietnam

Systematic has opened technological hubs for the benefit of its members in key places on the globe: USA (Boston-Cambridge, MIT), China (Beijing, Z-Park), Tunisia (Tunis, Technopark Elgazala), India (Bangalore planed for 2013) with a view to:

  • promote Systematic (the cluster, the Paris region and its members);
  • facilitate international partnership projects;
  • support SME export drive.