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Small, medium or large business, supporting a project which fits into the smart grid movement,there’s a place for you within SMILE, the large scale national project in which everyone has a role to play. 


By joining SMILE, you’ll be giving yourself a unique opportunity to meet quickly with the economical and technical partners who can help you develop your project, to accompany you with its technical design and the identification of the most appropriate territories for deployment.


You will also be joining a dynamic and multi faceted community which will provide considerable exposure and take your innovative projects to another level.

Ulrich Rousseau - CEO Wi6Labs

Receiving the SMILE label was an acknowledgement of our results

Ulrich RousseauCEO Wi6Labs

What does SMILE actually provide:

Project building Strong support for getting your project off the ground
  • By simplifying the process : one unique contact to support your project
    The Smile +: made to measure support
  • By facilitating partnerships : identification of the best technical partners and connection with other technological providers
    The Smile +: input from the Scientific and Technical Expert panel
  • By identifying a deployment site for testing the smart grids solution 
    The Smile +: input from the Territories and Populations Expert panel
  • By providing feedback from other smart grid projects
    The Smile + : providing a list of contacts to facilitate connections
  • By securing all aspects of the project
    The Smile + : technical & societal advice, advice on regulations, funding, legal…


FundingTangible help with funding
  • By providing information on the potential sources of public funding
    The Smile + :
    - Regional funding for up to €50K(incl. €25K  from ERDF) for projects with the SMILE label
    - Investments to come from the Regions’ assets and related to SMILE (AAP self consumption, EV charging stations, harbours, high schools...)
    - Input from the Funding Expert panel.
  • By pointing you towards private financial partners who wish to invest in innovative projects related to the energy transition
    The Smile + : input from the Funding Expert panel
VisibilityThe best possible exposure
  • By facilitating the sale of the project to new customers
    The Smile + : A SMILE information / communication process to promote our projects and partners (website, Press relations, international operations, hosting foreign delegations...)
  • By contributing to the development of the project beyond the scope of SMILE
    The Smile + : facilitate the presence of the company on trade fairs in France and abroad/ organisation of regional events (e.g.: European Utility Week; Smart Energy Expo)