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Investment in Northern France : All news

3M factory - Lille Region

3M continues investing in Lille Region

29 Dec 2014 | Investment, Advanced Materials

3M group inaugurates new grinding unit to manufacture glass microspheres, creating around ten new jobs and strengthening the plant’s position in a high-value-added market.

Innovation Intelligent textiles - Lille Region

Intelligent textiles: 5 amazing innovations—made in Lille Region

22 Dec 2014 | A region on the move, Advanced Materials

Innotex—France’s only textile incubator—is producing startups with real promise, including these five innovators from Lille Region.

Silver Concept - Lille Region

Silver Concept celebrates the retirement home of the future

17 Dec 2014 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

A fresh look at residential care for dependent seniors focuses on making the most of life at any age: Silver Concept presents the assisted living residence of the future.

Edhec business school

Edhec Business School makes Europe’s top 20

12 Dec 2014 | A region on the move

The Financial Times has released its eagerly awaited annual ranking of Europe's top 80 business schools, and Edhec is once again in the Top 20, with one of the strongest performances in France.

healthcare innovations - Lille Region

Made in Lille Region: Ten healthcare innovations

10 Dec 2014 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Lille Region’s cutting-edge ecosystem for healthcare research is generating a wide range of innovations. Here are ten promising young businesses worth watching—most of them groomed by Eurasanté, the region’s...

cooperation agreement with Shenzhen’s Association of Internet of Things - Nord France Invest

Coming soon to Lille Region: Shenzhen Association Of Internet Of Things

02 Dec 2014 | A region on the move, ICT

On a trade mission to China in late October, EuraTechnologies and Nord France Invest signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen’s Association of Internet of Things (AOIT), representing over 400 specialized...

retail innovations made in Lille Region

5 retail breakthroughs from Lille Region

13 Nov 2014 | A region on the move, ICT

The birthplace of catalog sales, Lille Region is also home to a host of e-commerce innovations. At the VADConext trade show, held in Lille October 21-23, we found five new retail technologies poised to change...

BioFit - Lille Region

BioFIT—the essential event for the health sector

07 Nov 2014 | A region on the move, Health Nutrition

On December 2-3 Lille will host the third edition of BioFIT, Europe’s first business conference to focus exclusively on open innovation, technology transfer and collaborative research in the life sciences.

Wepa - advanced materials - Lille Region

WEPA rolls out new machine in Lille

03 Nov 2014 | Investment, Advanced Materials

German hygiene paper manufacturer WEPA invests in cutting-edge equipment for plants in Lille Region and Germany.

MG Valdunes - Rail - Lille Region

MA Steel group invests in French rail supplier Valdunes

31 Oct 2014 | Investment, Mobility

China’s MA Steel acquires Valdunes, specialized in the supply and maintenance of high-performance axles, wheels and wheelsets for the rail industry.

appeal of Northern France / KPMG

The enduring appeal of Northern France

29 Oct 2014 | Front page, A region on the move

In a study commissioned by Nord France Invest, KPMG updated its 2011 data on the region's appeal for foreign multinationals, interviewing executives at 100 of a total 762 subsidiaries with over ten employees.*...

EGID - Lille Region

EGID exemplifies excellence of research “Made in Lille Region”

24 Oct 2014 | A region on the move, Health Nutrition

EGID lays the first stone of a new diabetes research center, stepping up the pace of progress in Northern France—already a frontrunner in fighting this debilitating disease.

International Students Welcome Ceremony - Lille Region

International Students Welcome Ceremony draws crowds

20 Oct 2014 | A region on the move

The first Welcome Ceremony for international students was a great success, with 500 participants from 25 schools and universities across Northern France converging on Lille on October 7

Oluem - Chemicals - Lille Region

The Oleum training center: In a class by itself

14 Oct 2014 | A region on the move, Advanced Materials

In June the Total Group officially inaugurated Oleum, a full-scale technical training center in Dunkerque—the only one of its kind in Europe. Its mission is to train Total employees from around the world using...

Dispeo - logistics - Lille Region

Dispeo wins logistics contract with

07 Oct 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

Within a year of opening France’s largest order-picking center, Dispeo has signed a major contract with, a leader in European online retail.

Wakfu - Ankama

Ankama: Out to conquer the world

30 Sep 2014 | ICT, A region on the move

Roubaix-based animation studio Ankama turns everything it touches into gold—from video games to board games, from comics to merchandising. Building on the success of Dofus, its multiplayer game, Ankama’s...

Agrafresh to set up in Lille Region

Agrafresh chooses Lille Region for continued growth

24 Sep 2014 | Health Nutrition, Investment

Belgian food company Agrafresh, a specialist in packaged, ready-to-use vegetables and salads, plans new production and packing unit in Arras.

[Translate to Anglais:] BCD Travel set up in Lille Region

BCD Travel continues to expand in Lille

23 Sep 2014 | Customer services, Investment

After Paris and Montpellier, BCD Travel opens a new business platform in Lille—the latest strategic move by this fast-growing Dutch business travel management specialist, market leader in its field.

Adrianor: high-tech expertise for the food sector

14 Aug 2014 | A region on the move, Health Nutrition

The Adrianor food center—the only one of its kind north of Paris—uses its expertise to help agrifood companies create and improve their products. In response to increasing demand from business, the center now...

Five strategic reasons for Toyota’s success in Lille Region

13 Aug 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

Toyota has been present in Lille Region since 1998, when it first invested in a factory that employed 2,000 workers and produced 150,000 vehicles a year. In 2014 the plant will turn out 230,000 vehicles, and...