The figures talk for themselves

Highest growth rate in France for jobs in digital firms

between 2013 and 2018
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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.

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Leading names

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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 …)

www.images-et-reseaux.com

Business clusters

We-Network

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

wenetwork.fr

La Cantine

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

Atlangames

Video game cluster

ADN Ouest

Digital players cluster

ANGERS French Tech

French Tech: #IoT #Manufacturing thematics

www.angersfrenchtech.com

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

www.atlanstic2020.fr

IRT Jules Verne

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

irt-jules-verne.fr

Technocampus Smart Factory

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality

www.technocampus-smart-factory.fr

Technocampus Electronique & IoT

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to electronics and IoT technologies

technocampus.fr/en

Clarté

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

www.clarte-lab.fr

Laval Virtual Center

Research center in virtual and augmented reality with a dedicated showroom

lavalvirtualcenter.com

Research platforms

LS2N

Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes

www.ls2n.fr

LARIS

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

laris.univ-angers.fr

LERIA

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

blog.univ-angers.fr/leria/accueil/

LIUM

Computer Science Laboratory of Le Mans University

lium.univ-lemans.fr

ICI Centrale Nantes

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

ici.ec-nantes.fr

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

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