Economic sovereignty

Economic sovereignty Agency Consulting firm Experts Specialists Consultancy

The global political context since the COVID-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine is causing countries and companies to completely rethink their production, supply, and consumption models. All industrial strategies, sectors, and ecosystems must be rethought to permit industrial relocation, thereby regaining economic sovereignty. Alcimed supports its customers in their projects related to these major challenges.

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    The challenges related to economic sovereignty

    The challenge of sovereignty must be assessed at the national and European levels. Recent crises have reminded us of the need to have a strong Europe that is capable of implementing a policy of strategic autonomy. The capacity of political decision-makers in the European Union to think beyond the scale of their own State towards communal challenges will be key to achieving European sovereignty.

    The question of relocating our industry in order to promote the sovereignty of France in particular is an essential element of the France 2030 strategy, supported by the public authorities.  The recent crises have revealed our dependence on a set of strategic sectors and products.

    Economic sovereignty must also be submitted to a clear policy in terms of controlling foreign investments. This is about the interests of national defense, so that France has, if necessary, French companies that are able to meet the needs and challenges of consumption, like with paracetamol and Sanofi’s relocation of Doliprane production back to France starting in 2023. As part of France Relance, the government has launched calls for dedicated projects regarding “relocations in critical sectors,” in order to allow for investments in companies, thereby minimizing France’s exposure and its imports.

    There are many challenges, including:

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      How we support you in your projects related to economic sovereignty 

      Alcimed has been supporting its industrial and institutional clients for over 25 years with their development and innovation strategies. Since the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, our team has been particularly active around the challenges of the economic sovereignty and industrial relocation of our clients.

      The diversity of our clients, the geographic fields that we explore, and the types of projects that we develop give us comprehensive and deep insight into issues related to sovereignty.

      In particular, we do the following tasks for our clients:

      • Defining or re-defining industrial strategies
      • Conducting definition studies for industrial or relocation projects
      • Audits and strategic analyses of industrial sectors
      • Economic development strategy structuring at different scales
      • Research into alternative raw materials
      • Searching for new partners or strategic suppliers
      • Seeking funding or aiding in the creation of funding applications
      • …And many other projects specific to your needs!

      Examples of recent projects carried out for our clients in economic sovereignty

      • Strategic market study of the evolution of the medical biology market as part of the CSF Santé In Vitro Diagnostic project

        As part of a study carried out at the request of SIDIV (the French Syndicate for the In Vitro Diagnostics Industry), in order to guide strategic developments in the French IVD sector, Alcimed conducted an overall analysis of the French medical biology market by characterizing the laboratories and other actors in medical biology, as well as their expectations, while anticipating and projecting the expected or possible changes in this market.

        This study was conducted from September 2021 to January 2022, and is based on a review of the literature and interviews with medical biology stakeholders, a workshop, and regular exchanges with the steering committee at SIDIV. Our analyses and strategic recommendations were presented to the Healthcare Sector Strategic Committee (CSF), then within the framework of a meeting on the strategic challenges of sovereignty, innovation, and access speed to the IVD sector market in Europe, within the context of the French Presidency of the European Union (FPEU).

      • Project management assistance for the development and drafting of the Regional Economic Development Plan for Innovation and Internationalization Companies 2022-2028

        Every 6 years, the French Regions draw up master plans to guide the economic development of their territory and to initiate necessary transformations, in order to meet current and future challenges.

        The 2022-2028 REDPIIC proposed by the region of Normandy aims to develop and protect its industry, but also offers a distinguishing and resilient development model.

        The strategy put in place echoes the themes defined in the S3, co-constructed by Alcimed, the Regional Council, and ADN Normandie, as well as a broad consultation of stakeholders. Alcimed is currently supporting the Normandy Region in the process of developing its future REDPIIC by providing its expertise in the consultation and formalization phases for the operational roadmap.

      • Manufacture of active ingredients for drugs and pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organizations: study of the competitiveness of players in France and abroad and development prospects for 2025

        Alcimed supported the Directorate General for Enterprises (DGE), LEEM, and SICOS by: – Drawing up an inventory of the two targeted activities in France;

        • Analyzing their competitiveness vis-à-vis international supply and demand;
        • Developing prospective development scenarios for improving this competitiveness;
        • Building an action plan and making recommendations in this respect.

        Based on this analysis, Alcimed has made recommendations to support the development of key activities to ensure the sovereignty of the healthcare industries sector.

      • Economic and financial audits of industrial projects for the examination of requests for public aid on behalf of the DGE and the ANCT

        From 2011 to 2018, Alcimed was responsible for carrying out, on behalf of the Directorate General of Enterprises (DGE) and the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (ANCT), strategic audits of industrial projects as part of examining applications for regional planning grants (PAT) and reindustrialization assistance (ARI).

        This governmental aid was intended to create value for a territory, either in terms of industrial relocation, product-process innovation, or regional development for the purpose of job creation.

        The audits carried out by our teams made it possible to objectivize the decisions to allocate this public funding in the form of subsidies or repayable advances.

      • Construction of a regional hub facilitating access to AI, cybersecurity and high-performance computing tools

        Alcimed has helped a French region to build its regional EDIH (European Digital Innovation Hub), which aims to support all SMEs and ETIs in the region to grasp the challenges of AI, cybersecurity and high-performance computing.

        To achieve this, we led several working sessions with the project’s stakeholders. We then provided support in formalising the submission file, enabling the offer, model and organisation of this regional hub to be built in conjunction with more than 80 entities in the region.

        In the end, the region’s application was accepted, enabling it to obtain a grant to set up the hub.

      • Investigation of the issues linked to the supply of critical raw materials in the energy sector

        Alcimed worked with a manufacturer in the energy sector and its strategic teams to meet the challenges of exposure to the supply of critical raw materials and to guide the group’s supply and R&D strategies.

        We investigated the external risks linked to the supply and demand of 36 raw materials used by the Group, and then the internal risks linked to the use of these raw materials. In the end, we obtained a complete mapping of the risks, enabling us to identify the critical raw materials.

        This project has given the Group a clear view of the materials that are genuinely sensitive to its business, and has enabled it to develop its economic sovereignty.

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