Boosting TALENTS

Lyon Region Overview
Stanford Engineering Program on European Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Stéphane BARBIER - Development Director
Lyon Region Development Agency (Aderly)
barbier@aderly.com

January 11 2010

Boosting TALENTS

We help entrepreneurs start transatlantic ventures between the US and France

Boosting TALENTS
Lyon area : among the largest market in Europe
- #2 city/region in France

- 2 million inhabitants
in the metropolitan area - 6 million inhabitants in the region (triangle Geneva - Lyon - Grenoble) - 120 direct flights with other major European cities

Boosting TALENTS Our core business Help foreign companies do business and set up branches in Lyon-France New program for ENTREPRENEURS 1. US-based 2. Wondering about a tech venture project 3. Focusing on world-class clusters

Boosting TALENTS
A unique entrepreneurial and technological environment - Leading city for business creation in France 10.000/year - A strong entrepreneurial spirit and network : university OTL, incubators, VCs & BA, lawyers, IP experts… - EMLYON Business School #8 in Europe (FT ranking), France's 2nd largest university with 120,000 students - More than 500 research labs, major universities and French engineering schools (Ecole Centrale, ENS, INSA…)

Boosting TALENTS
France, the best Research Tax Credit in Europe

Source: French Agency for International Investment

Boosting TALENTS
1. LIFE SCIENCES Cluster ranked #1 in France by BCG
BIOMERIEUX, CHARLES RIVER, COVIDIEN, GENZYME, MERCK, SANOFI PASTEUR…

2. CLEANTECH 1st French hub - 70% of VC money
AREVA, PHOTOWATT, QCELLL, SILIKEN, SUEZ, TENESOL, URS Corp, VEOLIA…

3. IT-SOFTWARE Leader for digital entertainment
ATARI, CAP GEMINI, EA, NAMCO BANDAI PEOPLESOFT, SDI MEDIA, SWORD, YSEOP

Boosting TALENTS
OUR VALUE PROPOSAL FOR ENTREPRENEURS

- ACCESS TO FUNDINGS
- CONNECTIONS TO STRATEGIC PARTNERS - ORGANIZED BUSINESS TRIPS - NO CHARGE - CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES

Boosting TALENTS
A ONE-STOP STARTUP SHOP TO GET OFF THE GROUND FASTER
- STEP 1 : submit your BP - advices on the French environment (market, legal, tax credit…)

- STEP 2 : come to Lyon and meet with the best partners for fundings, business, r&d, IP…
- STEP 3 : set-up as easy as 1-2-3 ! = office space, incubator, coaching/mentoring, recruitment of staff…

Boosting TALENTS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDE
Stéphane BARBIER - Development Director

barbier@aderly.com

www.aderly.com

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