The advantage of inventiveness in industry

Cergy-Pontoise is marked by the intensity of R & D activities and the vitality of its industrial enterprises. 13.5% of employment is industrial. The large companies and the VSEs / SMEs which make up the economic fabric have transversal technological competences oriented towards the industrial intelligence and the service of different sectors. The key sectors of the territory are automotive (3000 jobs), aeronautics (2200 jobs) and cosmetics (2000 jobs). The structuring specialties of the Cergypontan economic fabric are security (3000 jobs), tests and measurement and embedded intelligence.

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The strength of the ecosystem at Cergy-Pontoise is also to be found in the dynamic relationship that exists between companies and the academic world (higher education establishments and laboratories). Thanks to these synergies, you will be able to easily access the right people to partner with (and access mutualised equipment, collaborative R&D projects, finance etc.). Examples of this are:
The dynamism of the business networks in Cergy-Pontoise and the implication of the local economy and academia in the existing clusters
The opportunity for companies – SMEs and large companies alike – to use laboratories and technological platforms
Work placements and recruitment of young graduates from the local colleges and universities
The start-up activity in Cergy-Pontoise and the mobilisation of all kinds of support networks for projects ranging from technological to social innovation

Cergy-Pontoise in Figures

  • 9000 companies
  • 90,350 jobs
  • 11,000 ICT jobs
  • 5,000 automotive/mobility jobs
  • 5,000 aerospace and defence jobs
  • 1,900 jobs in the cosmetic sector
  • 800 new companies started each year
  • 1 project to develop the "City of Entrepreneurship and Innovation"

The Convergence of Networks at Cergy-Pontoise

  • 7 nationally recognised clusters in operation: System@tic, Moveo, Cap Digital, Cosmetic Valley, Astech, Novalog, Medicen
  • Of the Paris Region's projects chosen in Fonds unique interministériel (FUI) call for projects, 12% included a company or laboratory in Cergy-Pontoise
  • Cergy-Pontoise is home to the Embedded Intelligence Committee for the Moveo cluster