Rev3—a roadmap to the future for Hauts-de-France

When today’s business leaders look for a new site, they want much more than attractive operating costs. They want a region that shares their values. And a great region needs a great vision for the future. In Hauts-de-France our plan is called Rev3.

Rev3—a roadmap to the future for Hauts-de-France

When today’s business leaders look for a new site, they want much more than attractive operating costs. They want a region that shares their values. And a great region needs a great vision for the future. In Hauts-de-France our plan is called Rev3.

Jeremy Rifkin,

Political will meets economic vision

Rev3 lifted off in 2013, when the Hauts-de-France Region and Chamber of Commerce invited US economist Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Third Industrial Revolution, to help design a long-term roadmap for Hauts-de-France.

Our aim: build a low-carbon economy powered by decentralized energy and managed by smart networks.

Today Rev3 is a shared movement backed by government, business, academia, research and residents, all dedicated to making Hauts-de-France a European leader in the energy transition and digital technologies.

About Rev3

Rev3 is built on five pillars.

  1. Shift to renewable energies–biomass, biofuels, solar and hydrogen
  2. Build energy-positive buildings
  3. Install energy storage capacity
  4. Transform the power grid using internet technology
  5. Rethink mobility for people and goods

These are linked by 2 intersecting priorities:

  • Grow the circular economy to reduce consumption of natural resources
  • Shift to functional economics to create new economic models
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Rev3—How it works

To meet these goals and support the creation of new businesses, Rev3 is backed by these hands-on resources:

  • a €500-million investment fund to support private-sector projects
  • Rev3 Accelerators—6-month packages to help entrepreneurs get projects up and running
  • A team of experts to advise businesses on how to join the Rev3 movement by:
    • developing eco-design practices
    • promoting their companies
    • optimizing energy consumption
    • transforming their business model

 

In short, Rev3 is our vision of the future for Hauts-de-France. And we’re eager to welcome companies that share our goal: a smarter future that is more respectful of the planet.