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Globally renowned for its aeronautics and Space industries, its university and state-of-the-art research laboratories in the fields of health, economics, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, robotics...

Toulouse is a city of researchers, engineers, students, young people, inquisitive locals and visitors that know about scientific culture.

3Clusters

Automotech, Digital and Robotics

3Competitiveness clusters

Bio-Health Cancer, Agri-sud Ouest Innovation, Aerospace Valley

3Sectors of excellence

Aeronautics and Space, Health and Life Science, Digital

Toulouse European City of Science 2018

In 2018 Toulouse is proud to be the European City of Science!

3 COMPETITIVENESS HUBS

CANCER BIO-SANTÉ

  • 2,200 public/private sector researchers
  • 160 labelled projects including 81 receiving public sector financing of 96 million Euros
  • 60 companies and 10 higher education establishments

AGRI SUD-OUEST INNOVATION

  • 223 companies
  • 40 laboratories
  • 1,400 agri-food researchers
  • 23,000 agri-bioscience students
  • 3 engineering schools (INSA, ENSAT, INP)

AEROSPACE VALLEY

  • 130,000 industrial jobs in the Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie regions
  • 1,600 establishments
  • 1/3 total French aeronautics revenue
  • 8,500 researchers
  • 2 leading French schools of aeronautics and Space : Isae Sup Aéro (research and training hub in the aerospace field) and Ipsa (polytechnic institute of advanced sciences)
  • 1 public-private institute devoted to collaborative technological research: IRT Saint-Exupéry
  • Futurapolis
Futurapolis

3 CLUSTERS

AUTOMOTECH - AUTOMOBILE

  • 190 companies / 11,000 employees / €2 billion in revenue

DIGITAL PLACE - DIGITAL

  • 200 companies / 11,000 jobs

ROBOTICS AND DRONES

  • 89 members / 4,500 jobs in the Occitanie region

3 SECTORS OF EXCELLENCE

AERONAUTICS AND SPACE

  • World capital of aeronautics: 840 companies and more than 85,000 employees in the Occitanie region: 1 in every 5 jobs in Toulouse.
  • Airbus: the world’s largest constructor of aircraft, over 700 airplanes per year and 27,000 jobs.
  • ATR: leader in propeller aircraft (turboprop), 80 aircraft per year and 1,100 jobs.
  • The Space ecosystem: 12,000 jobs (25% of Europe’s total).

HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES

  • 15,000 students
  • 2,200 health researchers
  • 8 hospitals, including CHU (University Hospital Center), which is listed among the 50 best public hospitals.
  • 3,000 beds and 14,000 jobs.
  • 9 clinics
  • 110 companies employing 3,500 staff and 1 major site: Oncopole

DIGITAL

  • Labelled French Tech. 3,000 companies, 42,000 jobs, more than 10 public and private business accelerators.