Reindustrialisation: industrial renaissance ahead? – December 2021

If reindustrialisation has been a subject of political and economic debate in Europe for many years, several new trends now makes the development of a regionalised production of material goods more likely. If the economic equation can be solved, can the industry meet the environmental challenges of the time? This month, Leonard sets out on the trail of the factories of tomorrow. Enjoy your reading! 

A-Side

— Analysis

Are factories making a local comeback?

Is reindustrialisation a pipe dream for Western countries? How can industry make a comeback, and what are the challenges for industrial sites?

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— Projection

More factories, less carbon: a tricky equation

The factory of the future is meant to be connected and ecological. While this is fine on paper, there are still several obstacles in the way.

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— Opinion

Anaïs Voy Gillis : “Today’s most dynamic industrial places are often those where public and private actors cooperate effectively”

Which sites are best suited to host industrial projects, and under which conditions? The question is central to the research of geographer Anaïs Voy Gillis, associate researcher at the University of Haute-Alsace, France (Research Centre on Economies, Societies, Arts and Techniques) and head of June Partners. She has recently published with Olivier Lluansi “Vers la renaissance industrielle” (Marie B editions, 2020) and has agreed to answer our questions.

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— Radar 

Radar – Our selection of innovative businesses #43

Document Crunch takes top prize of the Construction Startup Competition 2021, sustainable construction startup NODE merges with developer Green Canopy and raises $10 million, Blackshark.ai raises $20 million to develop a digital 3D map of the infrastructure of the planet.

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B-side

— Documentation

Decarbonised reindustrialisation: a different path for each area?

Material sovereignty, compliance with targets for reduced CO2 emissions and job opportunities are some of the issues at stake in regional reindustrialisation.

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— Radar 

Our selection of innovative businesses #44

95 million for Vay, the (almost) autonomous mobility startup. Petra raises $30 million to develop its innovative semi-autonomous tunneling solution. Following a €3.2 million round of funding at the end of November, proptech Algar is developing its solution to assist with planning permission procedures.

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