Paris Region

The Ile-de-France Region covers 2% of the French territory, accounts 12 millions of inhabitants representing 19% of the French total population and 30% of the national GDP.
Sustainable development is a priority for the Region: from the Air Plan to better waste management, support for renewable energies and the preservation of natural areas. Spatial planning is also concerned, with the creation of innovative and ecological neighbourhoods and the construction of new housing.
The proposed strategy is based on two horizons, 2030 and 2050, and three principles: sobriety, production of renewable energy and reduction of our dependence. 
For the horizon 2030, the goal is to reduce Île-de-France's dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear power by half compared to 2015, thanks to a twofold effort: 

  • A reduction of nearly 20% in regional energy consumption 
  • A doubling of the amount of renewable energy produced in the Paris Region. In 2030, renewable energy sources will account for 40% of Paris Region's consumption, compared to 13% today, half of which will be imported.

For the horizon 2050, the goal is to tend towards a 100% RE and zero carbon region thanks to: 

  • A 40% reduction in regional energy consumption 
  • A 4-fold increase in the amount of renewable energy produced in the Paris Region, with a forecast of 50% imported renewable energy.

This trajectory represents an unprecedented shift. To lead this revolution, the Region intends to take up the role of leader on energy, air and climate that the law has entrusted to it. It intends to create the framework for bringing the players together and to create the conditions for collective success for the energy transition in Ile de France, notably through the creation, as of this year, of a Regional Conference, COP Energie Climat Ile-de-France. 

The Ile-de-France region strategy maps out the path towards: 

  • clean mobility in Ile-de-France 
  • a carbon-free Ile-de-France mobilizing all its renewable energies 
  • a Region that encourages territories and citizens to get involved 
  • a new governance at the service of the regional energy transition 
  • an exemplary Region 
  • a Region that is a driving force for proposals to accelerate the national transition  

Because the stakes are high, the Region will mobilize €150 million over the period 2018-2021 for the implementation of this new strategy for energy and climate in Ile de France and €500 million by 2030.

The mobility and energy sectors are key sectors to be further developed:

  • In the transportation and mobility sector, the Ile-de-France Region targets a more comfortable, greener, more accessible and safer transportation. The Region strengthen its structuring policies, notably with the extensions of RER et metro lines, the renewal of rolling stock with 115 new trains delivered in 2020, the development of reserved lanes for buses, cabs and, eventually, carpooling on freeways.
  • In the environment and energy sector, the Ile-de-France Region targets a breathable, greener, cleaner, more sustainable ecological Region, with more and better protected natural areas so that every Paris Region resident can access a green space in less than 15 minutes on foot from his or her home. The launch of a major plan to develop renewable energies with €46 million (solar, photovoltaic, biomethane, biomass, hydrogen, etc.), the acceleration of aid for the acquisition of clean vehicles (€10 million) for shopkeepers and craftsmen and the launch of a regional participatory budget.
  •  In terms of sustainable development, the Region devoted €98 million to continue the construction of 100 new, innovative and environmentally friendly neighbourhoods (47 winners since 2016), support the equipment of Paris Region local authorities through regional development contracts, and launch the plan to reclaim brownfield sites in the Paris Region and the preparatory work for the second Biennial Architecture and Landscape Exhibition to be held in 2021.

Moreover, as part of its Smart Region strategy, the Region will notably support high schools in their transition to digital technology, accelerate the development and deployment of Very High Speed Broadband for all, support incubators (major innovation centers and world-class technology platforms) and finance new third locations and new micro-working spaces in train stations.

Cap Digital 

Cap Digital is the French hub for digital and ecological transformation in the Paris Region and the largest cluster in Europe with more than 1000 members. It has been created as a non-profit organisation in 2006 as part of the national industrial policy with the aim of generating employment by developing a more competitive economic dynamic. Awarded by the State with a "competitiveness cluster" label, Cap Digital is one of the pillars of the innovation and economic development policy of both the State and Ile-de-France Region.

Cap Digital has a long experience in participating in and coordinating European-funded projects (the cluster has been involved in +40 EU projects since 2006 and is currently running 12 of them). Cap Digital is also a member of powerful European networks such as the NEM initiative (European Technology platform dedicated to digital content) with responsibilities in its Steering Board and two KICs: EIT Digital and EIT Health.
As procurer representing the interests of local authorities in Ile-de-France Region, Cap Digital's mission in AI4Cities project is to gather and integrate the challenges of the different territories of the region into the Call for Tender and to accompany the Ile-de-France local authorities during the different phases of the project. Thanks to its network of experts and innovators, Cap Digital will bring its expertise on the issues of data, AI and the Sustainable City.

Project Ambition

In the Mobility Lot of the AI4Cities project, Cap Digital, representing territories of the Ile-de-France region, proposes the following challenges: 

  • Inclusive and Accessible Transportation System and Public Space
  • Mobility as a Service: Real-time multimodal information for citizens, including public transit, roads, parking, new modes of transportation and ticketing option
  • Understanding passenger behaviour through disaggregated models
  • Developing, promoting and encouraging cycling and active mobility
  • Better understanding the potential demand for new modes of travel and developing a model of these emerging mobilities 

In the Energy Lot of the AI4Cities project, Cap Digital, representing territories of the Ile-de-France region, proposes the following challenges: 

•    Energy retrofitting and energy efficiency of buildings
•    Integration of renewable energies within buildings
•    Definition of the strategy for the development of renewable energies in the territory
•    Smart-Grid
•    Raising citizens' awareness of their energy consumption and motivating them to reduce it