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What is La French Tech Rennes St Malo?

A label

Since the launch of the initiative French Tech in 2014, the Rennes St Malo region has been given the seal approval. In 2019, the local ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs was awarded the label “Capitale French Tech” (French Tech Capital).

In the Rennes St Malo region, the French Tech label is operated by the association Le Poool which supports young innovative companies via acceleration programs.

 

An ecosystem

La French Tech is an ecosystem of leading entrepreneurs as well as everyone engaged in helping startups grow and  develop their international reach.

La French Tech Rennes St Malo (FTRSM) ecosystem is at the national forefront in the fields of telecommunications, agri-food and cybersecurity. The e-health, new mobility and creative industry sectors are also solid assets on a local level.

National programs

La French Tech is a movement backed by the government, which aims to make France one of the best countries in the world to launch and scaleup tech world champions.

National programs have been set up to help startups take off and to welcome foreign entrepreneurs to settle in France, such as the French Tech Visa, French Tech Seed Fund, Bourse French Tech

The territory

La French Tech Rennes St Malo (FTRSM) is a high-growth, high-energy region with an international focus, hundreds of innovative tech companies, an extensive system of public and private research laboratories, a wealth of universities and schools and a network of specialist accelerators. Public authorities have a major driving role in this dynamic.

Startups & scaleups

The region currently has 250 startups and scaleups, including 11 Pass French Tech: Advalo, Ariase Group, Cailabs, Dolmen, Energiency, Famileo, Hoppen, Klaxoon, Mediaveille, Secure IC and Steeple.

Our sectoral map of startups and scaleups is here.

Major groups

The region’s big groups are fully committed to contributing to the fast and effective development of startups.

Discover Le Poool’s partners here.

Accelerators

La French Tech Rennes St Malo offers startups the possibility of a path through one of the region’s 14 accelerators.

Our video series Tech Of presents the region’s accelerators and incubators. Watch it here.

Higher education & research

One of the region’s major character traits is its unique network of French schools, universities and research laboratories which is closely aligned with the world of economics.

They are local French Tech

La French Tech is the entire community of those working in or for French startups. Hear what they have to say!

  • La FTRSM enabled me to structure the setup of my project, meet experienced players, open the doors of the institutional ecosystem, make contact with experts and investment funds. Our French Tech label is, for me, a guarantee of professionalism and credibility vis-à-vis the outside world.

    Marie-Anne CHESNEL
    Founder, MyFamiliz

    Business meetings, collaborations with big groups and events for the Saint-Malo tech community: Our entire region benefits from the dynamism of La FTRSM network.

    Patrick CHARPY
    Vice-President of Saint-Malo Agglomeration

    Famileo was backed by La FTRSM right from the start. Its support  got us recognised as a player in the region but also brought us the benefit of their teams’ advice to help us develop in our various markets. We are now Pass French Tech and are proud to represent Brittany.

    Armel DE LESQUEN
    Co-founder, Famileo

    La FTRSM is a centraliser and federator of the range of entities that support innovation and entrepreneurship, and enables us to identify synergies between these various players in the service of the region’s economic development. It is also a producer of content (programmes, events) that complements the business activities of Village by CA.

    François CORMIER
    Director, Village by CA Ille-et-Vilaine

    La FTRSM is a federating factor for project drivers which ensures networking and access to financing. Being part of the community means striving to help entrepreneurs with the common goal of success, job creation and value creation. The French Tech label participates in the attractiveness of the region and facilitates the onboarding of motivated and motivating project owners.

    Romain FLÈCHE
    Incubation Officer, IMT Atlantique

    Thanks to La FTRSM, we have been able to benefit from the wise and generous advice of an acceleration manager dedicated to our project and from the backing of a range of regional resources and acceleration programs for the creation and financing of innovative companies.

    Alban POBLA
    CEO & Founder, Dilepix

    Innovation is more than ever central to mobility, and mobility is central to innovation. La French Tech is a vector of discovery, of new ideas, startups, new players in the field, and helps us to position ourselves at the heart of the local system to help, participate in, and promote innovation in the region.

    Jérôme CHAMPENOIS
    Head of Innovation and IS, Keolis Rennes

    Rennes Métropole is in phase with the innovative and pioneering spirit driven by the label since its creation. The ‘deep tech’ colour of La French Tech as well as its more-social and environmental approach, embodied in its ‘tech for good’ principle, also corresponds to our vision of the development of the region.

    Gaëlle ANDRO
    Senior Vice-President, Rennes Métropole

    Bretagne Commerce International uses the French Tech label at trade shows abroad as a way of offering greater national and international visibility to Breton companies.

    Nicolas PLANTIS
    Digital business officer, Bretagne Commerce International

    What more natural for Inria – the national research institute dedicated to digital sciences, based for 40 years now in metropolitan Rennes and a fervent advocate of startup creation as a growth vector – than to be interacting closely and regularly with La FTRSM and its active community!

    Stéphane UBÉDA
    Director of the research centre Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
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