Competitiveness clusters

Globally recognised centres

14 European and global competitiviness centres and clusters play an active role in the attractiveness of Nantes. The various organisations perfectly reflect the vibrancy of the area and the collective practices introduced locally. Cooperation induces excellence.

Atlanpole Biotherapies : biotechnology / health

Cellular and gene therapy, immuno-intervention and immuno-technology, biomaterials and radiopharmaceuticals

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EMC2 : Industry of the Future

First French open innovation cluster dedicated to advanced manufacturing technologies

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Image et Réseaux : digital / audiovisual / IT and communication technologies

New digital image technologies and new content distribution networks

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iD4CAR : vehicle sector

Innovation serving the competitiveness of the Vehicle and Mobility sectors

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Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique : marine and naval sector

Maritime security and safety, Naval and sailing, Marine energy and mineral resources, Marine biological resources, Environment and coastal development, Ports, Maritime Infrastructure and Transport

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Végépolys : Plant innovation

Production, creation and types of cultivation for plants that respect the environment and health.

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S2e2 : Electrical energy / Renewable energies

Intelligent electricity technologies, serving energy management

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Valorial : Agro-food

Innovation focusing on the food of tomorrow

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Elastopôle : Rubber / polymers

Innovation focusing on materials

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Néopolia : Marine, Neopolia Oil & gas, aeronautical, rail sectors

Regional actors serving marine renewable energies

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Novabuild : Building industry, eco-construction

Resource centre for sustainable construction

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Gérontopôle : Autonomy and longevity

Network for ageing well

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Atlantic 2 : IT and communication technologies

Digital innovation network

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Quartier de la création

Cultural and Creative Industries Cluster

More information on the Quartier de la création


International strengths


  • EMC2: French cluster and leader in advanced production technologies
  • Eurofins: world leader in bio-analysis
  • Valnera: European leader in vaccines for emerging infectious diseases
  • ICO: European and French leader in radiotherapy
  • IRT Jules Verne: Pooled Technological Research Institute, global innovation centre for the factory of the future
  • Métropole France Tech

Your contacts

We have an advisor in each sector to help you draft your bidding documents :

Olivier LE FLOCH

Contact to : 06 16 34 88 55

  • Structures: Atlanpole, Audencia Group, IFREMER Centre Atlantique, IFSTTAR, Centre INRA Angers-Nantes, Oniris, University of Nantes, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique
  • Specialities: Agriculture-Agro-food /Animal health /Sustainable development /Wood & Derivatives / Architecture-Regional Development / Construction-Building industry-real estate / Civil engineering / Education-Training / History-Geography /Fashion-Luxury goods / Linguistics-Phonetics / Literature / Logistics / Trade-Distribution / Management-HR Consulting-Audit / Law / Social life-Democracy.
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Sandrine CHAUVE

Contact to : 06 22 79 03 63

  • Structures: Nantes University Hospital (CHU), Pôle Atlanpole Biotherapies, University of Nantes, Institute of Cancer Research.
  • Specialities: Medicine -Human health.
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Olivier LE FLOCH

Contact to :  06 16 34 88 55

  • Structures: Atlanpole, Audencia Group, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, EMC2 cluster / IRT Jules Verne, Pôle Images & Réseaux, University of Nantes.
  • Specialities : Art-Audiovisual / Communication-Information / Economics-Accounting-Bank-Insurance-Finance / Industry /Mechanics / Materials / Naval construction-Aeronautics /Automotive / Creative digital industry (TIC) / Energy / Sciences-Physics-Chemistry / Technology-Engineering / Sport.


See his LinkedIn profile

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