Industrial & Territorial Ecology (EIT)


The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region benefits from a dynamic ecosystem of actors, promoting economic development through territorial cooperation. Active on the subject, it points to the EIT as a lever to strengthen resilience in the Regional Action Plan for the Circular Economy (2019). Aware of these major assets, CIRIDD runs the EIT regional network with the technical support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, ADEME and DREAL .

The Industrial and Territorial Ecology network in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is aimed at actors who take actions for the operational implementation and deployment of the ITE in the region: activity area facilitators, developers economic, local authorities, consular chambers, business associations, environmental and economic agencies, etc.

The EIT network in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is part of the regional circular economy program ECLAIRA and the dynamics of the national network of EIT SYNAPSE players. It is led by CIRIDD with the financial support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

As part of its activities, in 2020 the network implemented a mapping of ITE approaches and initiatives in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Some twenty initiatives have thus been promoted. A continuous update has been going on ever since.

EIT platform in AURA



Key figures:
• 120 members including 30 funders, heads of networks and 90 ZA facilitators or community project managers
• 60 members registered in the EIT AURA community on Eclaira (communities tab)
• 30 initiatives (approaches or synergies) listed and mapped by mid-2022
• 7 webinars and 2 site visits in 2021-2022 carried out or planned.


SYNAPSE : A national network on the EIT

The SYNAPSE network aims to facilitate exchanges between local organizers of ITE approaches, via collaborative tools, working groups and annual meetings. It wishes to provide elements of structuring and know-how to the network members, by pooling and making tools available (guides, watch, webinars, etc.) and to promote the capitalization of feedback through better visibility of successful ITE initiatives based on their benefits: environmental, financial and employment;

EIT Synapse platform