Upper and Lower Normandy have come together as candidates for the creation of a competitiveness cluster focused on motorisation, which has been called "energy, propulsion and sustainable development". This division can rely on the local industrial fabric, which has major establishments specializing in petroleum refining (Total, ExxonMobil), electricity (three nuclear power plants), automotive (Renault, PSA) and aeronautics. (Snecma, Hurel Hispano). Including sub-contracting SMEs, this potential is estimated at around 350 companies. In addition to these industrial establishments, training organizations such as the Insa de Rouen and laboratories such as the Rouen Aeronochemistry Interprofessional Research Center (Coria) and the National Center for Technological Research (CNRT) on Caen materials are added. The association of the Madrillet Technopole in Rouen specialized in combustion in engines was responsible for the assembly of the project. In the fall, the government launched a call for projects to encourage businesses, training organizations and research laboratories in the regions to create competitiveness clusters. These clusters whose application must be submitted by February 28 will benefit from subsidies and tax incentives.