Descartes Développement & Innovation (DDI) is the information and promotion association of the Sustainable City Cluster at the heart of Cité Descartes east of Paris Region, a rapidly growing innovation area. DDI also operates a fablab and an incubator.
Sustainable City means a model city or urban unit respecting sustainable development principles and ecological urban planning. It simultaneously takes into account social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of urban planning for and with the inhabitants.
Within Paris – Vallée de la Marne territory, DDI facilitates serendipity between academics, institutions and businesses with this state-of-the-art research ecosystem in the field of Sustainable City.
In addition, DDI has established partnerships with coporates. These collaborations promote networking, experimentation and open innovation.