Well-known research groups, research centers with international reputations (i.e. the Pasteur Institute of Lille), high quality healthcare infrastructure, universities, elite engineering colleges and business schools: a range of partners is helping create an effective, operational healthcare sector, from basic research to product launch.
Product launch is performed by a dense industrial fabric of small, medium-sized and large companies. These businesses are the mainstays of a number of clusters of excellence.
Main companies3rd largest cluster in France for healthcare & biotechnologies
- Over 800 companies
- 23,000 employees
- 6.5 billon € turnover1st largest cluster in France for technical fabrics and healthcare2nd largest cluster in France for medical and hospital equipment
Fields of excellenceOver 300 research laboratories and academic research teams:The Nutrition Health & Longevity cluster brings together food industry companies, biotech businesses, private and public research centres
University & Hospital CampusThe densest European University Hospital site810 biotech and healthcare companies, incl. 100 set up within the Eurasanté Bio-Business Park 2,000 top ranking researchers12,500 health professionals incl. 2,750 physiciansUnique opportunity for setting up
Education & training15,000 students in life sciences5 universities / schools specialised in life sciences
Food processing companies benefits from a new tool to test the foods of the future for safety and nutritional value
Pasteur Institute set to launch infectious disease and immunology center in Lille
Tate & Lyle inaugurates innovation center
The building of the European centre for research on water, the environment, food and toxicology brings together specialized research units and staff who previously worked on several different sites.
Agency specialised in the economic development of the health sector in Northern France