DeepTech is the new world venture. With a mature and diversified ecosystem, Paris Region concentrates major DeepTech assets, from big industrial players to public research centers and incubators, making it the place to explore new avenues in the field.
An Overview of Advanced Technology Industries Clusters in Paris Region
Paris Region is the European DeepTech leader and ranks as the 9th largest science and technology cluster in the world. It accounts for more than €20bn of private and public R&D expenditure, according to the 2019 Global Innovation index.
Paris Region gathers industrial players such as Atos, Thalès, NOKIA, Valéo, Orange, Renault, or GE Healthcare and offers powerful R&D capacities and business opportunities to start-ups, SMEs and mid-caps.
The ecosystem also benefits from a rich regional pool of talents ready to foster research and innovation. More than a third of the Ph.D. students in France are located in Paris Region (27,500).
Clusters, Incubators and Accelerators to Support Your Growth in Paris Region
Paris Region’s diversified economy is buzzing with top-ranked high-tech clusters and research centers. This unique ecosystem offers exciting opportunities for cross-sector collaborations, at the crossroads of IT and healthcare, or automotive and eco-technology, for example.
Systematic Paris Region is the cluster most representative of the excellence of DeepTech in Paris Region. It stimulates partnerships between its 820+ members and gives access to funding (€2,6bn since its creation in 2005) in 6 technological hubs: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Cyber & Security (& Defense), Digital Infrastructure & IoT, Digital Engineering, Optics & Photonics (including Quantum Technologies) and Open Source. Learn More.
Systematic Paris Region can rely on the best academic research labs such as CEA List, IRT SystemX or Inria and unique infrastructures such as Synchrotron Soleil or Supercomputers like Joliot-Curie (22 PetaFlops) to name a few.
Numerous technology transfer offices and DeepTech incubators offer programs to help mature technologies grow and get to the market successfully. The list includes public incubators such as Agoranov, Incuballiance, Descartes as well as engineering schools’ incubators such as Centrale, Polytechnique, Telecom Paris Tech.
Altogether with the world's largest start-up campus, Station F, hundreds of other incubators and accelerators host more than 8,000 start-ups in Paris Region.
Tailored Incentives for Your Projects
The other reason why Paris Region reached this level of R&D concentration is partly because of the French R&D Tax Credit that “refunds” roughly 30% of all R&D expenses of a company, even if the company does not pay income tax. It can be doubled if the company hires young PhDs.
In addition to this, the Paris regional council offers a variety of subsidies (INNOV’UP) which can cover the whole development cycle from research and innovation to market introduction.
DeepTech Events in Paris Region
Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, Paris, October-November - Bringing together 1,000 startups, 1,000 corporates, 300 investors, 400 researchers and technology transfer experts and 300 incubators/accelerators, the event is a unique opportunity to leverage collaborative power to drive forward innovation. This aims to help solve the many crises our planet is facing, as well as those that are yet to come. Learn More.
Deep Tech Week, Paris, October-November – Series of events in major local innovation areas to meet DeepTech entrepreneurs and have an overview of the ecosystem. Learn More.
Ph.D. Talents Career Fair, Paris, October – This event is the world's largest fair dedicated to PhDs. Every year, it brings together several thousand PhDs and Ph.D. students wishing to pursue their careers in the private sector. Learn More.