Upper and Lower Normandy jointly applied for the creation of a competitiveness cluster centered on motorization, which was called "energy, propulsion and sustainable development". This pole can draw on the local industrial fabric which includes large establishments specializing in oil refining (Total, ExxonMobil), electricity (three nuclear power plants), automotive (Renault, PSA) and aeronautics. (Snecma, Hurel Hispano). Including subcontracting SMEs, this potential is estimated at around 350 companies. In addition to these industrial establishments, there are training organizations such as INSA in Rouen and laboratories such as the Interprofessional Aerothermal Chemistry Research Complex (Coria) in Rouen and the National Center for Technological Research (CNRT) on materials in Caen. The association of Technopôle du Madrillet in Rouen specializing in combustion in engines was responsible for setting up the project. In the fall, the government launched a call for projects so that, in the regions, companies, training organizations and research laboratories join forces to create competitiveness clusters. These poles whose application must be submitted by February 28 at the latest will benefit from subsidies and tax incentives.