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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Regions. Val-de-Marne, a place of excellence for imaging and healthcare technologies

With a surface area of 234 km2, Val-de-Marne is one of France’s smallest regional departments, yet in terms of population it ranks 10th in the country. Its proximity to Orly, France’s second airport, the Ports of Paris and the Rungis International Market makes the region both attractive and dynamic. It currently has 200,000 m2 of office space, with another 340,000 m2 planned over the next five years, and its high-quality transport infrastructure includes five RER lines, three metro lines and the A86 motorway link between the A6 and A4.

Its economic sectors

This sector, which has grown up around the INA (French National Audiovisual Institute), Société Française de Production and French National Geographic Institute, represents an area of future growth. Val-de-Marne is also home to some of the biggest names in the industrial world, such as Kodak, Nikon and Olympus, as well as Le Monde’s printing facility and XD Production. The department boasts Europe’s largest imaging and sound training centre, INA Formation, as well as schools of graphic design (École européenne supérieure d’animation and the national training and applications institute) and engineering (École française d’Électronique et d’informatique - French school of electronics and computer science).

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Val-de-Marne is home to five university hospitals, two faculties of medicine (Paris XI and Paris XII), the Institute of Bioscience, the Paris Institute of Biotechnology and the Institute of Higher Education in Biomedical Science. Major international corporations have chosen Val-de-Marne as a location, including Sanofi-Aventis, Essilor, L'Oréal, Setpodont and Boiron Menarini.
In numbers, Val-de-Marne has 33 biomedical companies, 23 pharmaceutical companies, 10 clinical trial companies, 2,000 researchers, 74 government research laboratories, and 30 technology platforms.

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Food industry:
One of the department’s largest business platforms is Rungis International Market, a critical component of the food distribution industry that groups together more than 1,300 businesses (wholesalers, brokers, producers/sellers, import/export companies, service providers and accessory suppliers). Val-de-Marne is also home to major groups such as Danone, Lavazza and Nestlé Waters.

Val-de-Marne is where the educational and research cluster based at Paris XII University conducts its research on air, water, soil and thermal power.

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For more info, visit Agence Economique du Val-de-Marne

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