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The Nîmes Metropole area, like the Occitanie Region, contributes to medical progress and is rising to the challenge of the silver economy. In the midst of key actors on the international economic scene, Nîmes, with its unique geographical positioning, participates in the development of entrepreneurial projects, from the seed stage to the deployment of their ambitious strategy. Start-ups, micro-enterprises, SMEs and large groups constitute a dense network of emulation within an area invested in and facilitating the competitiveness of its Health and Silver Economy sectors of excellence. Medical devices, digital and connected healthcare, medical imaging and ageing well all find in Nîmes a favourable environment for their development: technological platforms, living laboratory, incubators, universities and university hospitals, etc.

An ecosystem conducive to innovation and development

The Nîmes Métropole area benefits from an ecosystem conducive to business creation, innovation and development. This can notably be explained by the presence of numerous actors in the value chain forming a coherent and collaborative whole.

In Nîmes, project leaders in the fields of healthcare, medical devices and the silver economy can:

 
 

Teaching, research and vocational training

The Nîmes conurbation has made higher education, vocational training, research and innovation a priority area for intervention.

Whether for your employees or yourself, discover the full range of training courses available in the area, by speciality or diploma/degree, via the “schools and grandes écoles” platform.

“schools and grandes écoles” platform

Actions throughout the year

The Openîmes Economic Development Agency, at the service of the Nîmes Metropole area and its stakeholders in the healthcare and silver economy sectors, carries out actions conducive to the development of its companies. These include the Medical Device Day, the spring meeting of the Journées Francophones de Radiologie, themed afterwork events, presence and representation at national and international trade fairs, sector structuring projects, and more.

The aim is to bring together all stakeholders (researchers, engineers, start-up entrepreneurs, business leaders, experts, funders and healthcare professionals) to promote cross-fertilisation through exchanges and meetings, support the emergence of new projects, and open up new avenues and partnerships.rencontres, soutenir l’émergence de nouveaux projets, ouvrir de nouvelles voies et partenariats.

Expertise and support from the Openîmes Agency

From design to post-market assessment, regulatory registration, manufacturing and marketing, all the links in the value chain of the bio-medical industry are present in Nîmes.

Healthcare and silver economy companies will find in Nîmes the resources and support they need for their development.

The Openîmes Métropole Economic Development Agency is your partner of choice to meet stakeholders, identify your business partners, anticipate and carry out your establishment in the area, and promote your activities.

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Actors and companies in the sector

The companies in the sector were either created in the Nîmes Metropole area or have since settled here. Whether start-ups or long-established companies, they have sometimes strengthened their presence in the area, convinced by an economic development strategy and encouraged by an attractive and controlled business property policy, with the associated infrastructures.

The Nîmes Metropole area, like the Occitanie Region, contributes to medical progress and is rising to the challenge of the silver economy.

In the midst of key actors on the international economic scene, Nîmes, with its unique geographical positioning, participates in the development of entrepreneurial projects, from the seed stage to the deployment of their ambitious strategy.

Start-ups, micro-enterprises, SMEs and large groups constitute a dense network of emulation within an area invested in and facilitating the competitiveness of its Health and Silver Economy sectors of excellence.

Medical devices, digital and connected healthcare, medical imaging and ageing well all find in Nîmes a favourable environment for their development: technological platforms, living laboratory, incubators, universities and university hospitals, etc.

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