The figures talk for themselves

2,180 firms and 41,190 jobs


Great business opportunities on offer

The Pays de la Loire region is known for its rich digital ecosystem with its many startups and large digital service providers.

3 sectors are particularly promising:


Virtual and augmented reality

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

Internet of Objects

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

Artificial intelligence

The key accounts here are toying with artificial intelligence but have yet to make any major investment. So be part of it!

Is your need different? Let’s look at its business potential.


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: This engineering school is a Grande Ecole and trains engineers to a very high level. Students are equipped with a strong managerial ethos and taught to appreciate the wider environmental and societal dimensions to the scientific subjects they study
  • Epitech: Graduate school of digital innovation
  • Imie: Computer science school: 3D Animation, E-sport, Communication & design
  • IMT Atlantique: This engineering school provides courses in the convergence of digital technology, energy and 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!