Cleantechs flourish in an ecosystem of innovation and growth that is a strategic sector for Greater Lyon. A region known for its excellence in the field, where specialists in chemicals and materials, transport and mobility, and energy transition find the ideal conditions for experimentation and competitive advantage.


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

  • 76,500 jobs, including 24,900 in transport and logistics and 4,900 in environmental technologies and services (Acoss-Urssaf, 31/12/2017)
  • 6,100 establishments, including 2,950 in transports and logistics and 550 in environmental technologies and services (Insee-REE, 31/12/2016)
  • 2,000 researchers
  • 20.8 billion euros in sales (Lyon urban area)
  • 214 billion euros in capital raised between 2010 and 2015 (study by Greenunivers 2015)
  • Top European territory for smartgrids
  • 75 projects supported across the territory thanks to a strategy to boost the circular economy

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These companies have chosen Greater Lyon

  • 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 ecosystem of innovation and growth offers the ideal conditions for experimentation and a competitive edge at every stage of your project, for all types of needs:


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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