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For over 20 years, the European Metropolis of Lille has been supporting and federating the region’s innovative industries. Our aim is to support the transformation of its economy, by promoting new factors of competitiveness and attractiveness. The Lille Metropole is renowned for its competitive clusters and sites of excellence.

Why choose Lille?

  • For its rich digital and cybersecurity ecosystem, conducive to innovation: the region and metropolis boast no fewer than 11 research platforms, including 8 with Equipex+ accreditation, 2 sites of excellence dedicated to digital technology (Euratechnologies and Plaine Images), and nearly 3,000 companies in the sector… All of this is punctuated by the region’s benchmark events, such as the InCyber Forum, the international cybersecurity forum held every year at Lille Grand Palais.
  • For its superior tertiary sector: the tertiary sector is one of the most dynamic in the metropolis. It employs 110,000 people in 43,500 establishments in the region. Since the beginning of the 20th century, this activity has developed around the mass retail sector, making a major contribution to Lille’s economic growth.
  • For its cultural and creative industries: cinema, video games, muscitech, contemporary arts and design… Culture has a strong presence in the metropolis, and shines through its renowned institutions and unifying events, including the international series festival Séries Mania (held every year at Lille Grand Palais), and the contemporary art fair Lille Art Up! produced for over 15 years by Lille Grand Palais.
  • For its history and industrial strength: industry in the Lille European Metropolis means 59,300 employees, 10% of French engineers trained and the second most important European region in terms of Foreign Direct Industrial Investment (source: EY 2022). MEL is a winner of the Territoire d’industrie 2023-2027 program.
  • For its research and innovation in health and nutrition: as France’s 3rd largest healthcare cluster, Lille metropole and its Eurasanté site of excellence place research and development in Biology, Health and Nutrition at the heart of the region’s investments.
  • Lille, European Retail Valley: Auchan, Décathlon, Leroy Merlin, La Redoute… France’s biggest retailers come from the Nord. With 80 million inhabitants within a 300km radius, the Lille metropolitan area is a fertile breeding ground, internationally recognized as a flagship for retail and e-commerce.

5 sites of excellence :

  • Euratechnologies, Europe’s leading start-up incubator
  • Euramaterials, dedicated to the materials processing industry
  • Eurasanté, dedicated to cutting-edge activities in the health, nutrition and ageing well sectors
  • Plaine Images, Europe’s leading hub for creative industries
  • Euralimentaire, dedicated to fresh local produce and logistics

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