Descartes Développement & Innovation (DDI) is the information and promotion association of the Sustainable City Cluster at the heart of Cité Descartes, located in the East of the Paris Region, a rapidly growing innovation area in France. DDI also operates a fablab and an incubator as part of its scope of operations.
A Sustainable City refers to an urban space at the crossroads of the economic, social and environmental pillars necessary for sustainable development. It simultaneously meets citizens’ expectations in terms of comfort, services and resilience, as well as environmental challenges and the needs of future generations.
Within Paris-Vallée de la Marne territory, DDI facilitates serendipitous connections between academia, institutions and businesses with a state-of-the-art research ecosystem in the establishment of a Sustainable City.
In addition, DDI has established partnerships with corporates to create collaborations that promote seamless networking, experimentation and open innovation.