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A well-structuredecosystem

The digital sector is upheld by an entire and extremely dynamic ecosystem focusing, in particular, on the Normandy FrenchTech label awarded in June 2015. The Caen conurbation is the stronghold of many a digital project and is also the cradle of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

With 3,200 jobs within 600 businesses, Caen Normandie’s digital technology sector reunites and federates stakeholders from infrastructures that are propitious to the creation and the development of digital enterprise. Higher education establishments (University, ENSICAEN, IMIE, SUPINFO, ESITC, ESAM, Ecole Brassart) offer a choice of over 70 diplomas specialising in digital applications. (Find skills)


500 expert researchers in monetics, computer science, robotics and even the humanities and social sciences working within major research laboratories such as Orange Labs, Lamips, MRSH-Cireve, GREYC, LMNO, etc.


The area’s economic fabric in digital technologies is comprised of major international groups (Orange, Elitt, NXP, Thalès, MURATA) of SMEs (Ophtimalia, LCS, Teclib, Effinnov Technologies, Luciom, Ingenico Prepaid Services, HTS) and of startups that already benefit from national renown (Yousign, SoyHuce, Biopic, Bodycap, Demand Side Instruments, Medgic, etc.).


Here, young digital entrepreneurs are accompanied throughout their entrepreneurial adventure (incubators, accelerators, fablabs, business enterprise and development zones, coworking) and easily find the right contacts in their quest for funding, advice on export sales, recruitment, etc.


Digital professionals join forces and work together thanks to a number of highly active professional networks and competitiveness clusters:


  • Association Normandy French Tech,
  • Competitiveness clusters and networks: TES, Movéo, Hippolia, NMA, Nucleopolis, Club Agile, etc.


This land of innovation and of entrepreneurs, boasts over 200 annual events focusing on digital technologies. These collective, local (In Normandy, Afterwork Business Numérique, TES Cluster encounters, etc.) and international (CES International, VivaTechnology, MEDICA, Paris Health Care Week) operations support and encourage digital businesses in their development and reputation building.

Choosing Caen Normandie for your company’s development in the field of e-tourism equates to benefiting from the excellent ‘market’ potential offered by Normandy, a region that is both known and renowned the world over (17,547,546 million visitors/year).
Furthermore, the TES (e-Secure Transactions) competitiveness cluster’s e-tourism department contributes towards the development of major innovations on the following themes: territorial valorisation, enhancing the value of historic, heritage and cultural sites, open data and Smart City. Further information is available on the TES Competitiveness Cluster website.

Caen Normandie has asserted its position as a land of healthcare, both thanks to its excellence in associated research and major innovations developed by its companies. This position was endorsed in 2016 with the ‘HealthTech themed network’ certification. The TES (e-Secure Transactions) competitiveness cluster’s e-health department contributes towards the development of major innovations on the following themes: assistance to enable the elderly to stay at home, contributions towards well-being and performance monitoring, telemedicine innovations and building the hospitals and retirement/nursing homes of tomorrow. Further information is available at the TES Competitiveness Cluster website.

Caen Normandie, the cradle of e-secure transactions, is a land of innovation, of development and of expertise in the field of payment systems, identification and authentication, telecommunication, etc. Thanks to an age-old tradition in microelectronics design and chip development, the area has developed unique skills in the monetics sector, for which it has earned legitimate renown.
Further information is available on the NMA website.

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