Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies : challenges for a citizen digital society

The large number of telecommunications, digital image and audiovisual companies are fertil ground to make new video  and network technologies converge. The development of complementary expertise in Pays de la Loire has intensified this process such as software engineering and virtual reality. Players from industry and research combine their forces to imagine future needs and provide solutions. They collaborate on research and development projects, the main driving force after growth and employment.


Focus on ... AtlanSTIC

AtlanSTIC, the official ICT partner in the worldwide competitiveness cluster Images & Réseaux in which Pays de la Loire and Brittany are involved, is a federative research structure counting more than 450 researchers. It develops an interdisciplinary scientific project centered on ICT and free software. Nantes region has in free software field a fairly large number of innovative internationaly well-knowned SME. It works under the tutelage of Université de Nantes, CNRS, Ecole des Mines de Nantes and Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

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Other driving forces

  • Comin-Labs and Lebesgue programs
  • Robotex national platform
  • Images et réseaux, S2E2 and iDforCAR clusters