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Lyon and its high technologity sector

November 29 to December 3, 2015: Make important contacts for tapping into the Lyon life sciences, clean tech and digital technology markets.
Trade Missions
at Thursday, December 3, 2015


The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and its team of international trade experts, the World Trade Centre Montréal, invite you to take part in a trade mission to Lyon, France

For companies that want to initiate business development in France or speed up their efforts on site, this trade mission is the ideal chance to seize the opportunities of the French market.

With a program of high-calibre events, this trade mission will be a chance to meet key players and take part in personalized activities on site, while benefitting from the visibility of a group trade mission.

The trade mission includes:

  • Networking activities that are part of the program, particularly in the context of Entretiens Jacques Cartier
  • One-on-one personalized business meetings along with activities that are part of the general program
  • Personalized logistics support during your stay

General program » See the preliminary program
Life sciences » See the preliminary program
Cleantech » See the preliminary program
Information technology » See the preliminary program
Transportation » See the preliminary program

No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only substitution notices sent by email at will be accepted.


Programs Member
Non member
General $ 400
 $ 500
General + B2B  $ 1700
 $ 1950
Registration Registration deadline :
By form >
October 30, 2015  
By phone :
514 871-4001
For more information

Cancellation policy >

Philippe Mailhot
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002

Please contact us to reserve a package including hotel.
This mission is eligible for funding from Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ)


Lyon is one of the most dynamic business destinations in Europe. Resolutely turned toward entrepreneurship and growth, it offers an attractive business environment. Around 15,000 new businesses are created every year in Greater Lyon.

The city’s influence is demonstrated in the fact that it is home to around 150 global leaders. A number of these leaders have their international or European head offices in Lyon, such as IBM, Electronic Arts, Toshiba, Sanofi Pasteur, GE Healthcare, Bayer CropScience, Bosch and Philips.

Research and development and high-tech sectors have a major presence in Greater Lyon. Regional investments totalled 5.5 billion euros in 2011, which equals 12% of the total investment for France. It is interesting to note that the Cellule Grand Lyon Expérimentation even makes available its urban networks, public spaces, buildings and infrastructures to test new products and services.

The trade mission to Lyon targets three very important sectors for this market:

Digital technology: Digital media is a large and growing market in Lyon. The sector is well represented with 7,000 businesses, 42,000 jobs and 3.5 billion euros in sales, and the city is brimming with opportunities to establish partnerships, acquire know-how and develop a customer base.

Life sciences: With 600 companies, 100,000 jobs, 150 research labs and one of the highest concentrations of hospitals and universities in Europe, Lyon is one of the ten largest biotechnology and health markets on the continent.

Clean tech: Lyon has a dynamic ecosystem in the clean tech sector and particularly in energy and green buildings. The leading French region for the production of energy and electricity, the Rhône-Alpes region has 25% of companies and jobs in France in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is also the leading French centre for lighting, with 5,000 companies.

Transportation: With leaders like Renault Trucks and Alstom Transport, Lyon is at the heart of the transportation and mobility sector in the Rhône-Alpes region. A network of over 700 companies, 80,000 jobs, a turnover of over 13 billion Euros, and 80 laboratories, technical centres, and professional training organizations make it the Number 1 region in France for the automotive sector, and a European reference for collaborative research projects. 

Some stats:

  • The French city with the most favourable business climate (L’Expansion-L’Express)
  • Second leading industrial region in France
  • Third leading European region for foreign investment (after London and Paris) according to Ernst & Young
  • Second leading city in France for patent applications
  • Fifth leading city in Europe for R&D spending
  • Tenth leading city in Europe for the number of European patent applications


  • Entrepreneurs who are interested in clean tech, life sciences and digital technology sectors or who are working in them and want to learn more about the most recent advances in the areas.

Companies in the following sectors are particularly targeted:

  • Electricity
  • Solar energy (cells, modules, panels)
  • Wind energy
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
  • Photovoltaic system integration and installation technologies
  • Technology related to intelligent network systems
  • Public services
  • Bio-construction products
  • Insulation, refrigeration, air conditioning, heating systems
  • Building automation systems
  • Cogeneration systems
  • Bio-industries (industrial biotechnology)
  • Science and technology (genomics, nanotechnology)
  • Information technology
  • Digital media
  • Interactive technology and media
  • Event design
  • Multimedia
  • Industrial design
  • Graphic design
  • Development of web content and applications

Start your European business development in Lyon!

In partenership with:

Entretiens Jacques Cartier
Montréal InVivo
Pôle transport terrestre

Techno Montréal

The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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