Welcome to Rennes-St Malo !

About Rennes

The city of Rennes is located in the France’s “Far West”. Rennes is the capital of Brittany, a region famous for its cultural identity, good food, and hospitality. Equally well-known for its strong track record in technological innovation, digital technology is embedded in the city’s DNA. Rennes is one of France’s main telecommunication and high-technology industrial centers. The convergence between video and network technologies makes it quite a unique ecosystem. Rennes is proud of its historical, architecturally rich city center, and of its cultural life, with the “Rencontres Trans Musicales” music festival as an example. Ranked among the top 3 French cities for quality of life, it is the tenth largest city in France, with a metropolitan area of some 700,000 inhabitants. Located 45 minutes from its seaside neighbor, Saint-Malo, and one hour from Mont-St-Michel.


The startup ecosystem in Rennes

The digital ecosystem today represents 30,000 jobs, 3,000 companies and more than 250 digital events per year. More than thirty new startups were founded in 2015. The region has a very strong background in Telecommunications, still accountable for 5,500 jobs. We have recently been witnessing a real boom in different markets thanks to startups disrupting and transforming patterns and usages in a wide variety of areas such as IoT Networks (Kerlink just raised 10 million € on the Alternext stock exchange), Digital Learning (CES innovation laureate Klaxoon), Energy Storage (Kemwatt just received 1.2 million € for their round A), Digital Retail solutions (Digitaleo raised 4 million €), 3D Sound processing (CES innovation laureate 3D Sound Labs), Network monitoring (world leader Astellia), and of course our 4 pass French tech laureates: SecureIC (cybersecurity), AriaseGroup (Telecom comparison engine), Telecom Santé (tablets and connected beds for hospitals), and Dolmen Technology (in-store loyalty engagement system).


Partnering Incubators in Rennes

Success stories

secure ic

Main corporate in the region


Telecom Bretagne


Ecosystem: Rennes
Creation: 1998
Startups incubated: 126
Currently incubated: 14
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept