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Paris Region is an epicenter for the life sciences sector, bringing together world-renowned research clusters, universities and innovative companies.

The region is especially attractive for startups and SMEs thanks to the availability of public and private funding, access to top R&D talent and a massive marketplace.

PARIS REGION: A WORLD-CLASS LIFE SCIENCES HUB

  • Paris Region healthtech cluster consists of 300+ pharmaceutical companies, 200+ biotech companies and 360+ medical technology companies.
  • Paris Region heathcare community has 100,000 healthcare professionals, including 12,300 doctors and 11,800 life sciences researchers.
  • Paris Region has Europe’s largest hospital network (AP-HP) with 39 hospitals, 8.3 million patients annually and 4,500 sponsored research projects in progress.
  • Paris Region has leading institutes in five key areas: Oncology, neurosciences, infectious diseases, cardiology/metabolism and rare diseases.

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Innovative business ecosystem
Innovative business ecosystem

Paris Region is a Leading Startup Region in Europe: 8,000+ startups with a focus on Deep Tech, AI, IoT…

R&D talent pool
R&D talent pool

Paris Region has the largest R&D talent pool in Europe with 160,000+ R&D workers.

R&D tax credit
R&D tax credit

France has Europe’s most generous R&D tax credit (CIR): 30% tax credit for research spending.


Top companies
Top companies

Of the world’s top Fortune 500 global companies, 27 are based in Paris Region, making it the world’s third ranked region for top companies.

Top research institutes
Top research institutes

Three research institutes in the Reuter’s world top 10 are in Paris Region: CEA (1st), CNRS (5th) and INSERM (10th).

Exceptional cultural background
Exceptional cultural background

Paris Region has 475 festivals, 300 museums, 830 theaters and 310 cinemas.