The Nantes/Saint-Nazaire area is the leading national centre for shipbuilding and the second biggest aeronautical concentration (with two Airbus factories). It also has many potential assets in the process of emerging, from renewable marine energies to digital industries. In fact, Nantes/Saint-Nazaire is in the leading band in France for the growth of jobs in digital industries, creating more than 4,000 over the last few years. And this is only the beginning…
Promoting digital: a regional dynamic
Le CIRV, centre industriel de réalité virtuelle à Montoir-de-Bretagne
Both Nantes and Saint-Nazaire councils consider digital industries a factor for change that must be given meaning, direction and values. This is based on principles guiding the course of the respective public policies: attractiveness, collective action, equality and simplicity. It is in this cooperative spirit that the area organises “Nantes Digital Week” and “Saint-Nazaire Digital Week” to provide time for networking and discovery based on digital issues in several areas: art and heritage, scientific and technical culture, equality and accessibility, economy and employment and video games and gamers. Today, with more than 200 associated events, it is the biggest digital event in France.
€11 m is the budget devoted by Saint-Nazaire District Council to developing digital industries in the area.
This regional dynamic forms part of the set of common projects already under way, such as calls for proposals making it possible to find digital start-ups and industrial groups using a plug-in and support structures for young people to set up digital businesses with the Maia Mater programme. This was developed for the first time in the summer of 2017.
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