Headed by Université Paris-Est, FUTURE is a scientific and institutional project developed with seven members and partners of the Comue (community of universities and institutions): Ifsttar, UPEM, ESIEE Paris, Eav&t, EIVP, IGN and ENPC. These eight institutions form the I-SITE Consortium and are signatories to the agreement with the ANR (National Research Agency), main operator of the Investissements d’Avenir programme on behalf of the higher education and research sector. Awarded its label in February 2017, the project is a 10-year initiative, beginning with a probationary period of four years.
Focusing on the theme of the city of tomorrow, the FUTURE Initiative’s scientific project is structured around three challenges: the resource- and energy-efficient city, the safe and resilient city, the citizen-centred smart city. Its goal is to “foster cross-fertilisation between the knowledge and skills present in the so-called hard sciences, the engineering sciences and the social sciences” (Extracts from the summary of the site "FUTURE-Inventing the City of Tomorrow" - Communication Service COMUE UPE). To find out more