Our sectors of excellence

The French hub for Civilian security, a major project for the area

The Nîmes Metropolitan area is home to 6 military units,
the largest French police academy and, since 2017, the national Civilian security base, with
their search and rescue helicopters and water bomber planes, including the
legendary Canadair©. This powerful force is now paving the way for a project that’s even greater still:
the creation of a centre of excellence in Civilian security over an area of 650 ha around the
Nîmes airport.

In this space, business units, companies, startups and laboratories will find
facilities, services and a uniquely collaborative dynamic to help them design,
test and market innovative solutions. The French Civilian security hub, which will also include a startup incubator,
conference rooms, accommodations and dining area,
aims to be the first Living Lab in Civilian security in Europe. A
true catalyst for innovation and growth for manufacturers in the Security industry!

Film base camp

The Nîmes Metropolitan area – an up-and-coming area for medical devices

With an industrial history that goes back over thirty years, a superior ecosystem and the presence
of companies with global reach (Bastide – Le confort médical, Asklé Santé (Wincare group),
Idetec…), the Nîmes Metropolitan area possesses many strengths, and is poised to become one of
the leading regions for the medical device industry in France.

The efforts of Nîmes Métropole and Openîmes, the economic development agency,
to attract and promote the development of medical device companies have the full support of healthcare professionals,
including the CHU (university hospital) of Nîmes and its Institute for evaluation of medical devices (IDIL), the Eurobiomed competitiveness cluster and the Association of European medical device industry managers (ACIDIM).
its Institute for evaluation of medical devices (IDIL), the Eurobiomed competitiveness cluster and
the Association of European medical device industry managers (ACIDIM).

Companies looking for fertile soil on which to expand will find in Nîmes the
technology and expertise they need: business consulting (strategy,
regulatory affairs, intellectual property, etc.), precision mechanics, plastics engineering, casting,
electronics, digital technology, etc.

From design to post-market evaluation, and everything in between, including regulatory submissions,
manufacturing and marketing, you’ll find all biomedical industry value chain professionals
in Nîmes.

Economic Development Agency

 

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