Creating “Local Start-ups” by involving a wide range of people

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  • Main leader : Fab.t
  • Type of initiative : Initiative involving different people (collective, etc.)
  • Valence-Romans Agglo
  • Romans sur Isère
  • Start date : février 2016

Residents are thought to be in the best position to bring to light needs and solutions in their area through collective intelligence, collaboration and reappropriating the economy.

Involving them allows new responses, innovative projects and initiatives based on the area's resources to be invented. Projects then emerge in the circular economy: short circuits, renewable energies, artisan or industrial relocation, tourism, etc.

Qualitative benefits

When residents are brought together, in a space where benevolence, creativity and entrepreneurial responsibility can flourish, new ideas emerge about the use of the area's resources.

In the Valence-Romans area (Valence-Romans Agglo), bringing together so many people via Local Start-ups has given rise to new ways of achieving economic development.

The initiative allows projects to develop quickly in response to unmet needs in the area. It makes people aware of certain needs

Stages of the initiative

February 2, 2016: the first Local Start-up evening organized by Groupe Archer. 200 participants

February 2, 2017: over 250 participants at the second event.

2018: the third event on March 29, 2018 in partnership with the Valence-Romans area: over 1,400 participants

Between each event: Working groups on the subjects brought to light during the evenings

Areas of activity

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Crafts
  • Services
  • Recycling

Human resources

168 group leaders were involved to lead working groups during the Local Start-up evening in early 2018.

 Collective action
 Regional cooperation


  • Nicolas Frango

    Animateur club CLEF & chargé de missions CIRIDD

  • Author of the page

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