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Vocation and missions

An industrial and intellectual showcase for French excellence “made in Brittany and Pays de la Loire” in terms of smart grid technologies for energy transition and sustainable growth, SMILE is built around an association presided over by the Brittany and Pays de la Loire regions. The role of the association is: 




  • On a regional scale to accompany the projects and initiatives of private companies and local authorities, in terms of both structuring and funding. 
  • Think Smartgrids to work together with the national  to guarantee the best possible visibility and development of smart grids. 
  • To be the showcase of the Brittany and Pays de la Loire regions to ensure the enhancement and promotion of expertise and projects (in particular abroad).



The Association is in charge of supporting, enhancing and promoting the Smart grid related know-how in the Brittany and Pays de la Loire regions. Its objective is to facilitate the access to private funding for its members and to accompany them when responding to calls for the projects which give access to public funding (in compliance with competition laws). To achieve this, the Association organises the collaborative works of several SMILE project sponsors. 


SMILE is the go to contact for companies (integrators and providers or smart grid technology solutions) and regions (local authorities)...