Competitiveness clusters, international events, innovative start-ups, regional innovation platforms… Western France offers all the skills and expertise – as well as the centers of excellence and innovation – you need in order to set up and develop your business project.

    Advanced manufacturing technologies

    Industry of the future

    How to improve the production process of tomorrow’s plants.

    EMC2 competitiveness cluster

    The competitive cluster dedicated to setting up innovative projects for aeronautics, energy, shipbuilding, ground transportation, nautical, industrial equipment – in direct relation to advanced manufacturing technologies.

    IRT Jules Verne

    1st Technological Research Institute (IRT) officially certified in France.

    4 plateforms:

    • Technocampus Ocean: mutualized technological research platform dedicated to marine structures and metallic materials.
    • Technocampus Smart Factory: enables companies of all sectors to appropriate industrial uses of virtual reality.
    • Technocampus Composites: mutualized technological research platform dedicated to composite manufacturing.
    • Technocampus Acoustic: research in acoustics and in physical chemistry of materials

    Shipbuilding & pleasureboat industry

    Mer Bretagne Atlantique cluster

    Competitiveness cluster with world vocation for the activities connected to the sea.

    Marine Renewable Energy (MRE)

    • Advanced manufacturing serving MREs with Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley, an expert future industry ecosystem.
    • A business cluster Neopolia EMR gathers more than 115 companies throughout the MRE value chain.

    Agri-food industry

    Professional electronics

    • 2 competitiveness clusters: iD4CAR, S2E2
    • We network cluster: West Electronic & Applications Network
    • Pléiade platform: European platform of Integration of Assembly and Electronic Development
    • Cité de l’Objet Connecté: Innovation center and manufacturing plant on connected objects in Angers

    Digital technology

    Dedicated infrastructures

    A culture of networking

    The French Tech

    Health industry and alternative therapies

    • Atlanpole Biotherapies cluster: a reference center for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions in the field of biotherapy
    • ARRONAX cyclotron: one of France’s most powerful cyclotron facilities, dedicated to nuclear medicine for the manufacture of radioelements
    • Biogenouest : 70 research platforms dedicated to the sea, agribusiness, health and bio-computing
    • Biopractis : training center dedicated to GMP bio-production
    • Carrés blancs : 3 clean rooms equipment available to companies for research (medical tests)

    Cancer research

Centres of Excellence and Innovation

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