Pierre-Damien Berger joins Minalogic as Director of MinaSmart-DIH Europe

Pierre-Damien Berger joins Minalogic as Director of MinaSmart-DIH Europe

Minalogic carves out position as leader of Digital Innovation Hub in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region


Pierre-Damien Berger joined Minalogic in March 2019 as Director of the MinaSmart Digital Innovation Hub
Tèl. : +33 6 84 20 86 67

"The European Commission created a pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs to encourage and assist European industry to adopt digital technology," said Pierre-Damien.

MinaSmart is the only DIH certified and supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional government. It will serve the region’s industrial economy; however the scope of its activities will be broader, reaching out both nationally and across Europe. The DIH will unite all key technology partners and market stakeholders.

The idea behind MinaSmart is to offer all economic stakeholders (companies of all sizes and, especially, SMBs, government, etc.) that need to integrate digital technology into their organizations access to technology and services:

  • Access to technologies and know-how
  • An understanding of technology use cases, the value chain, and the supply chain
  • Resources to speed up R&D
  • Innovation support services
  • Test cases

MinaSmart Partners

  • Heart Partners : CEA, INRIA, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional government, Minalogic (Direction)
  • The universities : Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble Alpes, Lyon
  • Clusters : Cara, Céréales Vallée, LyonBioPole, Tenerdis, ViaMeca…
  • Campus Région du Numérique & Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises
  • Investors

To serve all companies ....

To ensure that these objectives are achieved, MinaSmart will leverage the capabilities present across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to strengthen the hardware-software continuum on six key digital technologies:

cyber physical systems, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and data privacy, connectivity (5G and IoT), smart integrated microelectronic components (including sensors), simulation, and high-performance computing.

MinaSmart unites leaders in all of these fields—R&D stakeholders and a network of key market players across the region—and is poised to deliver end-to-end services

In addition, MinaSmart will cultivate close relationships with the other major Digital Innovation Hubs in France, such as DigiHall on the Paris-Saclay campus, as well as with the European DIHs from the Silicon Europe Alliance and other leading European DIHs in these fields.







Minalogic plays a major role in this ecosystem, and will lead MinaSmart. And, as Director, Pierre-Damien Berger will have the capacity to drive programs, coordinate stakeholders, and inventory the available technologies.

« I will bring more than two decades of experience—ten years in an industrial environment and ten years in industrial R&D—to MinaSmart. I am confident in my ability to strike the right balance between business and innovation, from understanding stakeholders’ needs and identifying innovative solutions likely to respond to those needs to leveraging functions capable of meeting expectations and communicating on our activities. I am passionate about developing and implementing digital solutions so that use scenarios can be validated. I feel strongly that responding to market demand is how you grow a business. One of my strengths is my ability to create and manage ecosystems of partners to reach the targets set » said Pierre-Damien.

Want to know more? Contact:

Pierre-Damien Berger
Pierre-Damien Berger
Director, Business Development
+33 (0)6 84 20 86 67
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