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Why doing business in Lyon?

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Welcome in one of the cleanest European cities: Lyon

Clean technologies represent a cluster of Lyon, especially with Axelera, the only French cluster that combines chemistry and environment. Lyon makes a point to use innovative technologies such as renewable energy ones. The “Vallée de la chimie” proves it: 15% of its production is based on photovoltaics and almost half of the industrial site production […]

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Lyon Place Financière et tertiaire (LPFT)

A gathering of stock brokers and bankers in 1997 led to the creation of the association LPFT. Since then it has climbed the ladder and its role in the region is become very important for companies. Today, these are 300 member organisations who are in charge of the association functioning. Their major goal is to […]

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Urban projects

Here is a first overview of Gerland with figures and facts: 30,000 inhabitants and 3,000 students A 123-acre business park The 2nd quarter of Lyon 2,400 enterprises and 30,000 workers Biotechnologies, health and industry prevail Business offices and warehouses for storage Now, several projects are being managed to develop even more Gerland. 25 additional acres […]

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Université de Lyon classified Idex

The gathering of high education establishments known as Université de Lyon met obstacles but succeeded in its competition to win the Idex label, even if there is no restriction in the number of winners. Lyon 3, one of the university, didn’t want to integrate the COMUE (Association of universities and higher education institutions) and it […]

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Advantages of river traffic

Common modes of transport are saturated and the transport demand keeps growing. This is the opportunity for river traffic to expand and makes itself known to potential clients. This transport is little used because of technical constraint. Although the transport takes more time, this is a very competitive transport: it costs 3.7 times less than […]

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Cybersecurity: an expanding sector

Almost everyone is concerned by the using of digital technologies. Companies save their data on a server and they cannot work without computer.  But this is so much opportunities for hackers to steal or kidnap your professional information. With time, all different technological and electronical objects have become interconnected, and if this is a chance […]

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Bioaster is the first and only technology research institute (IRT) on health in France

The head office of Bioaster is located in Lyon and a second site is in Paris. France counts 8 IRT, and Bioaster is until now the only one on health, more precisely dedicated to microbiology. It was created with the assistance of public authorities and some industrial businessmen in 2012. The CNRS (National Center for […]

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The European Union rewards business entrepreneurship

In 2005, the European Commission initiated the European enterprise promotion awards (EEPA), that aims at congratulating the best initiatives regarding business and entrepreneurship in Europe. All member countries of the European Union and Serbia, Turkey and Iceland can participate, not as a whole, but professional associations, educational programmes, entrepreneurs, communities, regions, cities and towns and […]

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DCforDATA widens its activity

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is the second best region for data centers after the French capital city Paris. Not far from Lyon, Venissieux already hosts a data center: NetCenter. The company DCforDATA, the best known in south France intends to open a new center in Lyon that will be complementary to the one in Venissieux. The […]

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Promote your activity by attending professional events

Between the 3rd and the 6th April, the Forum de l’international takes place for the 9th time. It is a regional fair with three different locations at the same time. Lyon, Roanne or Saint-Etienne, don’t miss the occasion to expand your professional network. The Chamber of commerce and industry of Lyon takes in charge the […]

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