Who we are

A driver, a coordinator, a developer and a partner

Created in 2010 under the Grand Paris Act, the Paris-Saclay Development Authority drives and coordinates the development of the Paris- Saclay scientific and technological cluster and
the promotion of its international scope and outreach. The Authority acts as the developer for joint development zones, partner to the academic players of Université Paris-Saclay.

Paris-Saclay Development Authority offers advice to potential investors, from start-ups to established companies or investors. With the help of our local network, we can:

  • help you find the best location for your business based on your needs and the Paris- Saclay ecosystem, working with yourselves and our professional network of commercial property agents, investors and real-estate developers, architectural/workplace planning consultants, etc.
  • help you recruit staff with the specific skills and experience you need,
  • connect you to the Paris-Saclay ecosystem: competitiveness clusters, institutional bodies, academics
  • find opportunities for you to invest in innovation, breakthrough R&D projects, start-ups or research facilities.

Our partners to help you with your project

Université Paris-Saclay

Université Paris-Saclay enjoys exceptional scientific potential, bringing together 18 founding
members of varied but complementary nature into one top tier research university.
It offers a wide range of courses, from bachelor’s degrees to doctorates, all of a high international level, within the fields of natural, human and social sciences. To meet tomorrow’s scientific challenges it is implementing a coordinated research strategy, focusing on fundamental science as well as socio-economic issues.
Université Paris-Saclay is a significant driving force in the development of industry, particularly in hi-tech and technology fields.


DIRECCTE Île-de-France

The regional directorate for enterprises, competition policy, consumer affairs, labour and employment (direccte) is a state service under the authority of the regional Préfet, with a mission to sustain economic development of enterprises in
order to develop employment.
Key tasks consist in supporting businesses at every stage in growth cycle and anticipating
and helping businesses cope with economic change. Civil servants in the Economic,
competitiveness and international department focus on start-ups and SMEs with strong growth potential, and with in-depth knowledge of the needs are now supporting upwards of 1,000 enterprises accompanied each year.


Business France

Business France brings together all its expertise to support your business development and to ensure the success of your projects by offering a pragmatic, customized approach in line with your budget and ambitions.

It is a key player in fostering competitiveness, growth and employment in France, offering clear and efficient access to all corporate development stakeholders and services for all businesses, irrespective of their size, sector, and projects, which may include exports, investment, international partnerships, etc.

Business France deploys its expertise and contributes to the international development of the French economy through its network of 1,500 personnel in 85 offices throughout the world.


Paris Région Entreprises, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency

Acting on behalf of the Ile-de-France region, the association Paris Région Entreprises plays a lead role with companies looking to deploy their development projects. It assists companies from the preparatory phases through to the implementation of their innovation and international development projects. The agency helps you turn ecological, social and societal goals into long term success factors.

Paris Région Entreprises prospects trending markets for high-potential foreign companies that will contribute to the Paris region’s dynamic of innovation and ecological and social transition.

The association exercises its public engineering role in direct partnership with a full range of Paris region, national and international stakeholders, acting to integrate and coordinate their respective offers.


Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides access to a wide range of services devoted to businesses, and to all the information, agencies, aids and schemes they may need.

The chamber is there to support the economic development of the Essonne and Yvelines departments and is at the disposal of companies to help them address all practical matters to do with their business, trade and development.


Essonne departmental council (Conseil départemental de l’Essonne)

Located in the southern part of the Paris region, Essonne is strategically situated with respect to both France and Europe. With a population of over 1.2 million people, 62,476 businesses and around 250 business and technology parks, the department is a focus for much of the industrial and technological activity of the Île-de-France region.

The land and real estate resources available, the abundant qualified workforce, the proximity of the French capital, and the excellent reputation of the department in terms of research, attract new businesses to Essonne year on year.


Yvelines departmental council (Conseil départemental des Yvelines)

Just 20 minutes from the La Défense CBD and 35 minutes from central Paris, Yvelines offers all the requisite conditions for successfully setting up and developing businesses, whilst enjoying a very high quality environment. Its population numbers a high proportion of qualified young people, representing a major asset and a human resources opportunity. The Yvelines council supports and assists companies, in particular with their real estate requirements. It has financed seven incubators and serviced office centers totaling € 4.5 million. In the Yvelines as a whole, there are 22 public facilities of this kind to accommodate businesss.


Paris-Saclay urban community (Communauté d’agglomération Paris-Saclay)

One of the top priorities for the urban community is to energize and support the Paris-Saclay economy. Besides the creation and development of 50 business hubs, the community is promoting the development of projects and new ventures with its 4 incubators and its business startup center.

It also exercises this mission through actions aimed at building on the economic attractiveness of the territory with events such as Paris-Saclay Connexion.


Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines urban community (Communauté d’agglomération Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

Part of an innovation ecosystem close to large international corporations, with a concentration of high-potential SMEs, set in an attractive landscaped environment – there are any number of good reasons to choose Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to site a business activity within one of its 6 economic poles, representing a total 4 million m²  of business real estate. The services of the urban community will guide you towards the most suitable business location to meet your particular requirements.


Versailles Grand Parc urban community (Communauté d’agglomération Versailles Grand Parc)

Forming a major economic pole to the west of Paris, located in an exceptional setting of international renown, and ideally connected to the center of Paris, both by public transport and motorway, Versailles Grand Parc represents an ideal choice of location to develop your activity.

Opportunities range all the way from incubators for young innovative enterprises, through to bespoke extensions of business parks over several hectares for large companies, with a host of more mid-size options in half a dozen business centers and more than 10 million square feet of business real estate.


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Jérémy Hervé
Head of Innovation & Economic Development

Speaks : French, English, Japanese and Spanish

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