Ever since the first scientific establishments were set up on the Saclay plateau immediately after the Second World War, Paris-Saclay has been at the forefront of research and innovation in information and communication technologies.
Thanks to this early presence of major research organizations, it now plays a pioneering role in a sector that has become indispensable to the economy due to its high penetration of other industrial sectors. INRIA, CNRS and the CEA have made a significant contribution to developments in information technology, telecommunications and electronic systems since the 1960s.
In this way, Paris-Saclay has become an ICT cluster for France and Europe.
The sector provides 32,000 jobs in more than 550 companies, with a market presence in areas such as hardware, software, B2B digital services, telecommunications and electronics. It is the largest industrial sector in the region in terms of employees, companies and revenue.