Grand Paris Seine Ouest / Issy
Le Cube is an initiative created in 2001 by the city of Issy-les Moulineaux, as the Urban Community of Grand Paris Seine Ouest's centre for digital creation. It is organised and managed by the ART3000 association.
The Urban Community of Grand Paris Seine Ouest
The Grand Paris Seine Ouest district consists of Boulogne-Billancourt, Chaville, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Marnes-la-Coquette, Meudon, Sèvres, Vanves and Ville d’Avray. It reflects a strong determination to develop a collective project for the entire territory: a shared vision of the future, harmonised public policies and community projects in which all the towns join forces. Where local issues are concerned, Grand Paris Seine Ouest now represents a real opportunity to respond positively to its citizens' expectations: an approach that illustrates the desire of these towns to share their identities, culture, strengths, dynamic energy and distinctive features. Le Cube is one of the venues belonging to the Grand Paris Seine Ouest district authority.
Issy-les-Moulineaux: from cyber city to smart city
Spurred by its mayor André Santini, Issy-les-Moulineaux has positioned itself as one of the leading digital towns in France by focusing on its development in the world of the new technologies.
Its inhabitants – of all ages – can access a wide range of innovative services. Technology has been serving them all for a long time now, with parking payments via mobile phones, school meals via the Internet, the dematerialised management of school activities, the loan of electronic books in media libraries, online registration on electoral rolls, real-time information on the social networks, IssySpot iPhone applications, the enhancement of historical heritage with QR codes and augmented reality, and explorations of the town with the Nao robot and Google Glass.
Its role as a pioneering community that has successfully developed by focusing on digital technology is recognised far beyond the borders of France (it is the only French town to have featured three times in the "Top Seven Intelligent Communities" of an American think-tank, and it takes part in numerous European projects). Issy-les-Moulineaux has been labelled a "Living Lab": an innovation laboratory on a human scale.