Apur'Labo #4 - Innovation and territories: what impact?

January 2022, last updated 09 May 2022
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Loïc Dosseur and Elsa Sidawy, who are respectively Managing Director and Editor-in-chief of Paris&Co, the innovation and economic development agency for Paris and the metropolis, devised a note in the autumn of 2021 in which they put forward a diagnosis of the impact of Covid on 11 sectors of innovation in the metropolis and their point of view on the links to be made between public action, territories and innovation.

Some sectors have been heavily impacted such as events and tourism, while others have managed to survive by developing their product during lockdown (fintech), by quickly reorientating their activity (food deliveries) or even accelerating it (HRTech). The least mature companies and sectors had the most difficulty resisting (e-sports). In addition, in several sectors, the development of impact startups and the feminisation of entrepreneurship can be observed. Paris&Co also puts forward a point of view on the links to be forged between public action, territories and innovation. 

The authors point out that financing places of innovation can generate synergies between startups of different sizes and create employment in the city’s neighbourhoods. According to them, innovation policies benefit from introducing the matching up of priority fields of innovation, like for example the fight against climate change, integration and the quality of life with innovative companies able to provide solutions. These companies brought together in thematic incubators, contribute to meeting the needs of the territory’s inhabitants.

This document is a contribution to the Observatory of the Parisian Economy’s Forecasting Lab.

The Observatory, which is run by Apur in partnership with the City of Paris’ Department of Attractiveness and Employment (DAE), is dedicated to analysing specific aspects of the Parisian economy and assessing the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on companies, employment, job demand and the effects of support measures. This process takes into consideration the monitoring and analysis of data on the current economic situation (Part 1) and carries out in-depth thematic studies in conjunction with the Observatory’s partners (Part 2).
The Observatory also aims to develop forward-looking thinking to support the recovery, to anticipate changes in the economy and to imagine forward-looking developments for the future. In this spirit, the Economic Forecasting Lab (Part 3) is based on the contributions of researchers and experts.

It is in the context of this third part that a first series of contributions has been established around three main themes: the financial structure of a city over a 20 year time horizon, new, strategic economic sectors and the fight against inequality as a factor of development in territories. This contribution is included under the third theme.

The Apur’labo video  “Innovation and territories: what impact?” of 28th January : 


Documents to download

  • Contribution

    Apur'Labo #4 - The impact of innovation sites on a territory

    Format : pdf, 1.77 MB
  • Contribution

    Report - Apur'Labo #4 - Innovation and territories: what impact?

    Format : pdf, 1.57 MB