A world-leading business incubator
The Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) of Montpellier Greater Urban Area, recognised “best global hothouse” by the NBIA (American network of incubators of international stature), is there to help you in transforming your business project into a success: three incubators, an appointed coach, operational programmes to boost your growth, specific support in fundraising, a privileged access to business networks. In 25 years of existence, the BIC of Montpellier Greater Urban Area has helped to create 601 innovative companies and boasts a 3 year durability rate of 89,5%.
Efficient innovation networks
To ease your insertion into the innovation networks, 9 competitiveness clusters and several hubs and company associations of international stature welcome you into a dynamic area and create an environment that is ideal for developing your projects.
Intense and diversified public research
Ranked 1st in France for intensity of public research by INSEE, Montpellier is a reservoir of endless grey matter which will help you to develop your products and services. The main public research bodies (INRA, CNRS, CIRAD, INSERM, IRD and IRSTEA) are all present here.
A qualified workforce pool
In Montpellier, you will benefit from renowned training to recruit quality employees and interns. 60,000 students are attending the Montpellier Sud de France Universities and the prestige university-level colleges.
A structured approach of open innovation
At the end of 2012, Montpellier Greater Urban Area launched a research and development programme with IBM, the Montpellier 1 and 2 Universities and IDATE around the theme of the “intelligent city”. This experiment will provide you with an area in which to develop and test new products and services, which you can later showcase on a national or international level.