Bourges Plus

Achieving the ambitious objectives imposed by the Europeanization of the defense industries and the globalization of these markets requires providing support to SMES, clusters and all the stakeholders of the regional ecosystem working on the defense and security. The CID deploys services, tools and network to support these structures in their national and international development.

Through the CID, Bourges Plus strengthens its legitimacy as a major defense territory and its means to support and promote innovation "from concept to market".

The CID reinforces Bourges Plus in its role as a large regional defense agglomeration and in its identity as a military city. The CID is an important part of the territory's strategy, enables the economic services of Bourges Plus to provide concrete solutions to the central issues of innovation within the defense industry and the business development at the international level of regional SMEs. The implementation of a specific support program for specialized start-ups (DEFSTART) will initiate a co-development dynamic to multiply partnerships with industrial, academic, public and innovative French and foreign companies.

The defense industry is part of the past, present and future of our city and our region. Promoting collaborative actions and supporting innovation within this sector is, at the same time, a necessity and one of the keys allowing us tomorrow to be present at the regional, national and European level.