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City of French Tech and IoT, Toulouse is where aeronautical, space and digital know-how intersect to create the emerging technologies of tomorrow.

Toulouse, ville innovante

1R&D center

of Hyperloop TT in Europe


between 2014-2016, 1st French city

414million euros

raised by Toulouse startups since 2014

Toulouse Metropole, territory of innovation

It is in Toulouse that the future is built.

Home of transportation and space engineering

Unicorns in Toulouse

Hyperloop TT’s first European R&D center to open in Toulouse
€40M investment
50 engineers hired in 3 years
1km test track to be built before 2020


Toulouse, berceau des nouvelles technologies des transports intelligents

Unicorns in Toulouse

Global leader for electric autonomous shuttles, created in Toulouse in 2014
70 employees in Toulouse, Singapore and Denver
Alstom invested €14M in EasyMile in January 2017

objets connectés

Unicorns in Toulouse

Born in 2010 in Toulouse, Sigfox is the world’s leading Internet of Things service provider connecting 29 countries with a 1,7Mkm2 coverage
With $310M in fundraises the multinationals Total, Telefonica and GDF Suez invested in Sigfox

French Tech City

  • 3,000 IT companies / 200+ startups & 78 newly founded since 2014
  • 38,000 IT jobs / 1,298 startup jobs created since 2014
  • 94 startups have raised 414M€ since 2014 / 11 have raised 185M€ in 2016
  • 6 startups in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2016 EMEA
  • 20 public and private accelerators
  • 163 R&D centers
  • 20,000 highly qualified students

A center of excellence for autonomous & connected vehicles

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies will soon launch its European R&D activities in Toulouse

Continental Digital Services France has its HQs in Toulouse, notably working on the eHorizon project to make autonomous and connected vehicles smarter and safer

Easy Mile develops its driverless shuttle in Toulouse
Renault has acquired Intel’s R&D capabilities in Toulouse to develop its Software Lab dedicated to autonomous and connected vehicles.

SM World HQ: intelligent and efficient mobility solutions for urban, interurban and freight transportation

  LAAS is a world class research laboratory specialized in robotics, among the world leaders in the security of embedded systems

ACTIA 30 years of experience in embedded systems for buses, trucks and industrial vehicles

Robotics Place brings together companies, research laboratories and high-schools of the robotics and drones sector Automotech is the regional ground mobility association, a major local partner for this industry