Rapidly it was found that this requires to develop a broader vision of the lighting value chain, in launching actions involving strategic initiatives in photonics, IT technology, smart controls, user interface, design, and behaviour science. The challenge of management of a Cluster Lumière is to bring actors in a larger value chain to develop new markets based on the expertise around lighting products and services. Cluster Lumière expects to contribute to the elaboration of a strategic vision for participating clusters with priorities, opportunities and road maps. Cluster Lumière boosts innovation in new lighting technologies to meet economic challenges and encourage sustainable development. It promotes competitiveness, cooperative businesses and international development in the sector. The Cluster Lumière is backed by the vitality of the lighting sector in the Rhône-Alpes region, aiming at bringing together partners from research and training, manufacturers, users and expert channels, as well as institutional partners. It numbers more than 180 members: Laboratories, manufacturers, engineers, lighting
installers and designers. Cluster Lumière has developed a number of tools to stimulate innovation and business development such as regular think tanks on specific activities, knowledge-transfer workshops, inter cluster-activities with companies operating in the sectors of furniture, hospitals, commercial centres;
innovation groups, internationalisation support services. CL hosts also the annual ONLYLIGHT Fair, in Lyon, and in 2021 will inaugurate the New Light-HUB, Cité de la Lumière (6000 m2).