Ambition, Research & Development Programmes (ARD CVL)

The long-term socio-economic development of the Centre-Val de Loire region, in a period of economic fragility or transition, depends on the strength and growth of quality research, development and innovation. Starting in 2013, the regional council has initiated a series of smart specialisation programmes, to implement the European Smart Specialisation Strategy. They aim to create excellence centres of international scale, stimulate innovation, job creation and socioeconomic development in the territory and target strategic domains to foster the enlargement of first-class poles to enhance research and innovation activity in the region.

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies stands as an official partner within these regional ARD 2020 and ARD CVL programmes. It leads on the internationalisation actions by providing expertise and services to recruit international high-level scientists, to organise actions and events to boost international scientific exchanges and collaborations, to explore new international partnerships, and to valorise research works carried out in the region.

The Ambition Research & Development Programmes

  • ARD 2020 & ARD CVL BiomĂ©dicaments (biopharmaceuticals),
  • ARD 2020 & ARD CVL Cosmetosciences (cosmetics),
  • ARD 2020 PIVOTS (environmental metrology and engineering),
  • ARD 2020 Intelligence des Patrimoines (cultural and natural heritage),
  • ARD 2020 LAVOISIER (renewable energies).
  • ARD CVL JUNON (environmental metrology and digital twins)
  • ARD CVL SYCOMORE (forestry and climate change)
  • ARD CVL MATEX (materials in extreme conditions)