The cleantech sectors, driven by full innovation and growth ecosystems, are strategic for the Lyon metropolitan area. A region with a reputation for excellence, where professionals in the chemicals & materials industries, transport & mobility and energy transition sectors find the right conditions for sustainable growth.

An investment in the territory’s future

Green technologies aim to optimise the consumption of natural resources and to reduce the environmental impact of human activities. With an envelope of 54 million euros - the largest budget in France for environmental technologies - the Lyon metropolitan area offers entrepreneurs a favourable and innovative environment to develop their projects.

The cleantech sector in Greater Lyon: key figures

  • 77,850 jobs, including:
    • 48,940 in land transportation systems, 12,780 in energy and electrical equipment, 11,300 in chemicals and 4,840 in the environment (Acoss-Urssaf as of 31/12/2019)
  • 8,580 organizations, including:
    • 7 050 in land transportation systems, 710 in energy and electrical equipment, 590 in the environment and 230 in chemicals (Insee-REE as of 31/12/2018)
  • 75 projects supported across the territory thanks to a strategy to boost the circular economy

These companies have chosen Greater Lyon

Lyon is home to chemical industries, structures specialised in new energies or high technologies and committed to finding sustainable solutions. Here are some of the companies that have chosen Lyon to develop cleantech:

  • Boralex
  • Deltalys
  • Elkem Silicones
  • I-Ten
  • Inevo Technologies
  • InovaYa
  • Kem One
  • Navya
  • Solvay

Customised support, backed by genuine expertise in the local area

Our local sustainable innovation and growth ecosystems offer ideal conditions for development at every step of your project, whatever your needs:

Highlights for ecotechnology professionals

The Lyon metropolitan area hosts major cleantech industry events. These highlights, including meetings, talks, workshops, conferences and demonstrations, fast-track your business opportunities and transformation projects!

  • Global Industrie, the international industrial exhibition
  • Pollutec, the international environmental and energy equipment, technologies and services exhibition
  • Solutrans, the world industrial and urban vehicle trade show
  • BePositive, the exhibition showcasing the energy transition in construction and local territories

Flagship sites for companies in the cleantech sector

The Lyon metropolitan area offers 4 major sites that contribute to the dynamics of cleantech innovation. Each of them mobilises skills and resources to assist you in setting up and developing your business.


Lyon Confluence

This district hosts numerous experiments of innovative services, calling on new technologies and community involvement. Lyon Confluence won the European “Smart Cities and Communities” call for projects which aims to develop solutions integrating energy, transport and information and communication technologies through emblematic projects.

Location: 2nd district of Lyon

Lyon Confluence

Lyon Chemical Valley

A major industrial platform and economic powerhouse, with an integrated approach to the development of chemicals, materials and energy solutions.

Municipalities: Feyzin, Irigny, Pierre-Bénite, Saint-Fons et Solaize.

Lyon Chemical Valley

Lyon Parilly Factories

This project to boost the local industrial sector includes the Usin site, promoting manufacturing, co-production and bringing to life the industry of the future.

Municipalities: Lyon 8thSaint-Priest, Vénissieux.

LyonTech-la Doua campus

With its 25,000 students and 2000 researchers, this campus is fast becoming a world reference in the cleantech field and actively participates in building the future!

Location: Villeurbanne.

LyonTech-la Doua 2025

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