As the second most attractive city in France in terms of business
location and as the first French city for real estate investment, Bordeaux has reaped the benefits of its profound transformation.
Through the dynamism of its regional excellence sectors and word-scale
clusters, the renowned fertility of its research and higher education centre,
and a strong presence in innovative industries as well as high added-value
markets, Bordeaux has carried on with its spirit of adventure and conquest
which historically made this sea and river-based city into an open and thriving
Moreover, with its leading position for green job creation in France, its
anticipative attention to sustainable development issues and its challenging
ambition of making cultural pluralism the cornerstone of social cohesion,
Bordeaux, the world capital of wine, the champion of gastronomy and the largest
urban ensemble ever to be distinguished by UNESCO, has maintained that
lifestyle and progress are inseparable.
Like the future emblematic “Cité des civilisations du vin” – combining tourism, economy, culture and
international influence –, the many great structuring projects emerging in the
Bordeaux landscape are both illustrating and fuelling local entrepreneurship
and visions of the future throughout all human fields.
companies, 23,000 jobs and research teams including 1,000 scientists, the
Bordeaux area plays a leading part in the ITC sector, ranking first in France
in health informatics, third in telecommunication services, fourth in new
digital business start-up.
creative incubators, business accelerators, numerous start-ups, its dedicated
Campus, and the presence of international market leaders, Bordeaux digital sector
is driven by the dynamism of vibrant local ecosystem.
fastest-growing digital region in terms of job creation, the aim is to hit
50,000 digital jobs by 2030. A raft of major urban investment projects have
been launched to bolster this ambition, including the new Euratlantique
business district and the forthcoming Cité Numérique, digital start-up hub.
wave is very successful in Bordeaux, in various fields such as: - Mobile
applications - Azendoo, Snapp, NewsRepublic, etc. - Video games - Betomorrow, Asobo,
ConcoursMania, etc. - Industrial 3D technology - Immersion, Lumiscaphe and I2S, etc. - e-commerce - C-Discount, etc. - e-health - Maincare Solution, AGFA, etc. - e-learning - Addeo, IDSC, etc. - Location
tracking - Transmedia - Cluster CATS B - Big Data - ATInternet, Cheops
Technology, Cogniteev, Cartegie, etc.
abundance of related Bordeaux-based events such as the Digital Week, Startup
weekends, Creative Tuesdays, Metro’num, Happynums or Destinées numériques,
federates dynamic organizations: Digital Aquitaine, Aquinum, CLUSIR Aquitaine,
ProLibre, SYRPIN, TIC & Santé, Topos.
renowned for training institutions, source of inspiration for startuppers (INP
, KEDGE, INSEEC … ) as well as very activ research labs in digital fields
(INRIA, LABRI, Ecole nationale de Cognitique).
ecosystem is internationally minded, thanks to dynamic key-partners as Quebec,
Hong Kong, Abidjan, Wallonia, Hyderabad (India), Boston…