A long history of health
The Montpellier area is rich with research, innovation, and powerful entrepreneurial momentum, historically rooted in health and now focusing on the medicine of tomorrow, notably with its new Faculty of Medicine inaugurated in 2017.
The health sector comprises a leading university hospital, world-class teams such as Sanofi, Bio-Rad, HORIBA Medical, and Bausch+Lomb, plus innovative SMEs and VSEs (1/3 of the startups assisted by Montpellier BIC are involved with health), high-level research centers, and a highly reputed competitiveness cluster, Eurobiomed.
Strong points for the territory also include medical diagnostics, e-health, cancer research and treatment, genetics, regenerative medicine, innovative therapies, the silver economy, and research on rare diseases.
University in Francefor life sciences and medicine (QS World University 2018 ranking)
studentsin health, sciences, and technologies (8,000 of whom are in health)
researchersand 170 initial and continuing training programs
University Hospitalin France for research
companiesrepresenting 7,500 jobs
of the startups assistedby Montpellier Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) are involved with health
Montpellier, member of the French Tech #HealthTech thematic network
With its French Tech certification earned in 2014, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole is also a member of France’s #HealthTech thematic network for health, whose actions will accelerate startup company growth internationally.
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