Organisation and governance
The Capenergies competitiveness cluster is a non-profit organisation (under the French act of 1901).
Capenergies has a number of decision-making bodies that oversee its governance, representation and coordination activities: the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors (which includes the Executive Committee) and the Accreditation Committee.
The Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) comprises all members of the organisation, divided into four colleges: Industrial (SMEs, mid-sized firms and large groups), Research, Education and Financial Backers.
Its role is to elect members of the Board of Directors and to ratify aspects of the organisation’s operation (annual activity report, financial statements and budget).
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for governance of the Capenergies cluster. Its role is to determine the cluster’s strategy and budget. It comprises 35 directors, elected by the AGM, and representing:
- the cluster’s founding members: ADEC, CEA and EDF
- the Industrial (SMEs, mid-sized firms and large groups), Research, Education and Financial Backers colleges
- partner territories (Guadeloupe, Reunion and the Principality of Monaco).
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee comprises members of the Board of Directors, including the President of Capenergies (who is also President of the AGM and the Board of Directors), the two Vice-Presidents, and one representative from each college (Industrial, Research, Education and Financial Backers) and partner territories.
Its role is to submit strategy proposals to the Board of Directors and to oversee implementation of these strategies, working in tandem with the cluster’s management.
The accreditation Committee
The Accreditation Committee examines project proposals submitted by cluster members for potential accreditation. Accreditation is awarded to high-quality consortium projects with potential socio-economic impact and is widely recognised by possible financial backers.
The Accreditation Committee comprises experts appointed by the Board of Directors, each of whom works in a field linked to the cluster’s key areas of activity and comes from the worlds of industry, research, education or finance.