The figures talk for themselves

Highest growth rate in France for jobs in digital firms

between 2013 and 2018

2,180 firms and 41,190 jobs

5 French Tech communities

Nantes, French Tech capital

Great business opportunities

Atlantic France region is known for its vibrant digital environment pooling startups and large groups that deliver corporate services and bespoke solutions to the industry.

The region boasts remarkable expertise in:


Virtual and augmented reality

Great because you’re in a leading region where unique resources and facilities such as CLARTE are available for developing new uses. Want to know more?

Internet of Things

Atlantic France is an industrial area and we are always keen to develop new forward-looking applications. To learn more about this sector, it’s this way!

Artificial intelligence

The AI community brings together researchers, data analysts, developers and end users to mutualize competences and expertise. All together they develop solutions and question the technological revolution already engaged! So be part of it!



Leading names


Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters

Images & Réseaux

The reference cluster of digital innovation (Intelligent territory, smart home, e-education and e-health …)

Business clusters


Brings together businesses in the electronics sector and users from all sectors

La Cantine

Incubator and accelerator with coworking spaces for actors of Open Innovation and events dedicated to digital


Video game cluster

ADN Ouest

Digital players cluster

ANGERS French Tech

French Tech: #IoT #Manufacturing thematics

Le Mans Tech

French Tech: #Cleantech and #Mobility thematics

Innovation platforms

Atlanstic 2020

brings together the regional digital sciences ecosystem to rise to the challenges of the digital revolution

IRT Jules Verne

Mutualised research institute dedicated to the industry of the future, seeking to boost competitiveness in strategic industries by disruptive fabrication technologies

Technocampus Smart Factory

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality

Technocampus Electronique & IoT

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to electronics and IoT technologies


Technology resource centre specialising in virtual reality, augmented reality and emerging technologies

Laval Virtual Center

Research center in virtual and augmented reality with a dedicated showroom

Research platforms


Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes


This laboratory works in three ICT areas – system automation, image signals and reliability – with applications for the plant sector, healthcare and information science


Computer Science Laboratory of Angers University that conducts fundamental and applied research in the field of artificial intelligence


Computer Science Laboratory of Le Mans University

ICI Centrale Nantes

High Performance Computing Research Institute that manages the Centrale Nantes SuperComputing Centre

Academic resources

Academic resources

55 establishments and 7,800 students each year

  • Centrale Nantes: Ranked in the top 5 best engineering schools in France. Known for its Ph.D. research studies on Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing.  Other Ph.D. research studies on Computer Science and Automation, & Robotics
  • Epitech: Graduate school of digital innovation
  • Imie: Computer science school: 3D Animation, E-sport, Communication & design
  • IMT Atlantique: Engineering School in the fields of Digital Technology, Energy & Environment
  • Nantes Atlantic Design School: a private institution for higher education dedicated to design professions, in association with the University of Nantes
  • Polytech’Nantes: The graduate school of engineering of the University of Nantes, located on 3 campuses (Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon). Sectors: Electronics, Digital, energy, construction and materials

Let's meet at an event

08 September

Salon de la Data


The show is aimed at any Data professional who is a decision-maker, expert or user, private or public. 8 September 2020
Meet us there!
17 September

Nantes Digital Week


Various events, workshops, training sessions, talks and creative activities relating to digitalisation. 17 - 27 September 2020
Meet us there!