Inserm maintains close relations with the French regions and major metropolitan areas. These relations can take the form of framework agreements for regional cooperation, deploying the partnership priorities that Inserm and a region want to jointly develop (co-financing).

State-Regional Plan Contracts

Relations between Inserm and the regions primarily rely on State-Regional Plan Contracts (CPERs).

For the 2015-2020 CPER, Inserm is providing funding for 22 projects in 14 regions for a total sum of €21 million.

Support for doctoral students

In 2016, Inserm was a partner of 19 "former" regions (Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lower Normandy, Upper Normandy, Picardy, Auvergne, PACA, Languedoc-Roussillon, Brittany, Centre, Loire Region, Alsace, Burgundy, Corsica, Lorraine, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées) where it co-financed 27 Inserm - region grants (doctoral scholarships).

Competitiveness clusters

A competitiveness cluster brings together small and large businesses, research laboratories and training organizations in a clearly defined area around a targeted theme. It aims to support innovation and promotes the development of collaborative research and development (R&D) projects.

Inserm is involved in various competitiveness clusters in the field of health: