Land of Innovation

Powerful hubs and competitiveness clusters

Accredited competitiveness clusters support innovation, growth and business development in the sectors of excellence. Dynamic hubs promote and guarantee networking in the community. 

Competitiveness clusters and Innovation Platforms


Jules Verne Technological Research Institute

As a vector of competitiveness helping develop new growth opportunities for French businesses and industry, the Jules Verne Technological Research Institute has become a global innovation centre since it opened in 2012. With a budget of €270 million, it imagines the processes of the industry of the future, with the support of research and educational institutions – 1.7 billion euros worth of R&D projects accredited since 2005 –, and large industrial groups (Airbus, STX, DCNS, Alstom, Dassault, Veolia, Saffron, Renault and more). 

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