Vehicles and mobility

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287 firms and 21,222 jobs

Source: DAP Urssaf 2021

1 famous event 24 Hours of Le Mans car race


Great business opportunities in the automotive industry and smart mobility

Great because you will find the skills and expertise you need to develop your business

Atlantic France is a welcoming place for the vehicle and mobility sector. Join many industrial stakeholders here:

Benefit from the versatile industrial skills present in our region to develop your business in mobility. Follow international companies such as Scania (Volkswagen group) which chose to set up a Southern European production and assembly hub in Atlantic France to cover the French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian markets.

Great because Atlantic France is a cradle of tomorrow’s mobility fully open to innovative players

How can your business fit in? Our dedicated cluster ID4CAR and its members are open to collaborate with performance-oriented technology & service providers in:

  • Embedded systems: vehicle interfaces, connected vehicles, communications, safety and control.
  • Electrical vehicles: electric & hybrid motors, batteries, electromechanical systems, electrical architecture.
  • Cockpit design and services for autonomous and self-driving vehicles
  • Digital services for smart mobility

Great because we promote and encourage smart mobility

Our main cities are strongly involved in smart city initiatives including smart mobility issues. That means business opportunities for you!

Great because you will be given access to high-level academic research, technological resources and talents

In Atlantic France, you can build your excellence with academic research, which is a pillar of the innovation process. Thanks to higher engineering schools such as Centrale Nantes, ESTACA Laval, ESEO Angers, ENSIM Le Mans, you are sure to find your talents here!

Great because our region hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans race!

This is a unique opportunity for you to connect with most of the regional automotive players during a major international event.



Leading names


Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters


Promotes and develops business and innovation in automotive industry


The French industrial cluster for advanced manufacturing technologies


The innovation cluster for managing electric and thermal energies.

Images & Réseaux

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


Rubber and polymers cluster



Business clusters


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

Le Mans Tech

French Tech: #Cleantech and #Mobility thematics

Plasti Ouest

Plastic and composite manufacturers association.

Innovation platforms

Le Mans Acoustique

Cluster gathering all the players of the acoustic area (Research, Innovation and Industrials).

Smile Smartgrids

Electric mobility: deployment of carbon free mobility, new models for producing and managing the energy for these vehicles.


This technology transfer centre specialises in acoustics and vibrations, materials, biological and medical engineering, and design engineering.

IPC Laval

Industrial Technical Center of plastics and composites

Technocampus Composites

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to composite manufacturing

Technocampus Electronique & IoT

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to electronics and IoT technologies

IRT Jules Verne

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

Academic and technology resources

Academic resources

  • Centrale Nantes: Ranked in the top 5 engineering schools in France. Known for its Ph.D. research studies in Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing.  Other Ph.D. research studies in Computer Science and Automation, & Robotics.
  • ESTACA:  This engineering school provides courses in all transport sectors: aeronautics, automotive, space, urban transport and rail
  • ENSIM Le Mans: This engineering school provides courses in vibrations, acoustics, sensors and data processing
  • ESEO: The Grande Ecole of General Engineers in Intelligent Objects and Systems

Technological ressources

  • LAUM: A laboratory specialising in audible range acoustics and in new research areas relating to vibrations and ultrasound
  • Laval Virtual Center: a leading innovation catalyst for VR/AR applications

Let's meet at an event

11 June

24h Le Mans

Le Mans

The 90th edition of the biggest race in endurance racing will take place on 11 - 12 June 2022
Let's meet