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FRK - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Regional webiste

Regional Innovation Performance (2021): Strong 

Total population (2019): 8005882

Population per km² (2019): 114

Proportion population older 65 year %: 20,05%


The region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes is located in the centre and southeast of France, and has a population of 6.3 million. The region has a strong dynamism in various domains such as, energy, industry, research pharma and biotechnologies, agriculture or tourism. The regions' S3 priorities involve a focus on personalised healthcare for infectious and chronic diseases; this involves diagnosis, therapy, vaccine, medical technologies, health, nutrition and some target diseases (infectious diseases, cancers, other chronic diseases and ageing). There are also priorities in Smart and energy-efficient buildings, Industrial processes and eco-efficient factory, Smart mobility systems, Digital technologies and user-friendly systems, Sports, tourism and mountain infrastructure and Networks and energy storage.

Membership status

  • PM region according EC

  • S3MedTech region

  • S3ClusSport member

  • Alpine MacroRegion

  • MedTech4Europe

  • Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)

  • 1M+Genome initiative - country level observer

  • European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)

  • Vanguard Initiative

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