As a leading sector in Eastern France, the digital sphere has strong representation and support. Companies, startups, incubators, training: everything is deployed to encourage your establishment.
- 9,000 companies including 1,500 startups
- 34,000 jobs including 30,100 employees
- 10,000 researchers
- 24 university training programmes
Eastern France’s ambitious digital ecosystem
Eastern France has a large network of entrepreneurs in the digital sector, ranging from large internationally renowned companies, to startups & scale-ups in full effervescence. Support is provided by incubators, the regional accelerator and numerous associations such as Grand Est Numérique (https://grandestnumerique.org/), some of which have cross-border collaborations.
The Region has high-performance infrastructures in the field of fibre optics, data centres and operators, and has a supercomputer, Romeo, with 1 petaflop/s available to companies. Eastern France is also part of a European dynamic via its Grand Est Artificial Intelligence Plan, the Grand Est Business Act and its active participation in the European EDIH and GAIA-X projects.
Training and research: a diverse and efficient supply
There are major engineering schools present in the territory, including ENSISa, Neomia, SupdeWeb…In addition, 33 courses hold the “Grande école du numérique” label.
Eastern France and its border area have one of the highest concentrations of R&D laboratories in Europe, particularly in the computer science, imaging, AI and robotics sectors.
Digital companies that have chosen Eastern France
Seduced by the region’s virtuous ecosystem around digital, many leading players in the sector have set up shop here
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