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Rigby Group chooses Hauts-de-France

Rigby Group subsidiary Altimance, an IT services specialist, will soon begin operations in Valenciennes, joining La Serre Numérique, La Nouvelle Forge and La Cité des Congrès in the Rives Créatives de l’Escaut...

Giroptic makes a splash with Facebook

At Facebook’s annual conference in California, an enthusiastic Mark Zuckerberg gave a Giroptic iO camera to every attendee—and wrote a $1 million check to the Lille-based start-up.

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INTERNET

We rank among France’s top 5 regions for information and communication technologies. With our dedicated ICT sites and many international businesses specializing in the Internet, Northern France is the ideal location for your project.

A LEADER IN ICT

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,500 businesses
  • 24,000 jobs

KEY FIELDS

  • E-business and Internet-only business
  • Information systems and software publishing
  • Content industry
  • Networks and telecommunications

TOP COMPANIES

  • Acean
  • Asos
  • Cap Gemini
  • CGI
  • GFI
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Sopra
  • Tata Communication

EURATECHNOLOGIES: A DEDICATED ICT SITE

As an ICT center of excellence, EuraTechnologies provides a central location for businesses, start-ups, educational institutions and laboratories and offers them a range of innovative services.

MISSIONS

  • Help ICT businesses grow—technologically, commercially and strategically
  • Foster the emergence of new ICT projects and new talent
  • Offer tools, equipment and services that meet the needs of ICT businesses

THE EURATECHNOLOGIES BUSINESS PARK

EuraTechnologies has a space that’s right for every type of business:

  • Incubator
  • Business accelerator
  • Business center
  • 10,500 sq m of modular office space
  • Office size can be adjusted in 24 sq m increments

LE POLE UBIQUITAIRE: A SPECIALIZED UBIQUITY CLUSTER

A center of excellence for ubiquitous applications and practices

MISSION

  • Help shape a shared ubiquity strategy
  • Act as creative mediator for shared design of services and open innovation
  • Lead industry-building projects in areas including smart cities, safety/security, robotics, and home automation
  • Promote regional initiatives at global level

 GOALS

  • Anticipate change through medium- and long-term strategic positioning
  • Create incentives for businesses in the information and communication science and technology sectors to innovate and adapt to the wave of emerging technologies that will shape the Internet of the future and the Internet of Things.
  • Support the growth of businesses with strong innovative potential
  • Showcase groundbreaking experimental practices

 PRIORITIES

  • Mobility infrastructure and applications
  • Worldwide deployment of cloud computing
  • Open data issues
  • New human-machine interfaces, including touch- and gesture-based systems
  • Security and new ICT practices 

RESEARCH AND TRAINING

  • 8 research laboratories
  • 7 specialized schools and universities
  • 105 IT training programs
  • 131 information/communication training programs