The French Tech label comes in recognition of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Bordeaux agglomeration, ranking among the nine leading regions in the digital and innovation field.
This label is a direct result of the mobilisation of all digital innovation players in the region, who submitted an application highlighting the dynamism of the digital ecosystem and the numerous growth-promoting projects such as the future Cité Numérique (Digital City), Aquitaine Centre for IT and Electronic Technologies (CATIE), Terres Neuves La Tribu, the Bassins Digitaux and the Darwin Project, as well as leading firms such as Cdiscount and numerous other stars of the digital arena.
It is the region’s 3rd biggest economic sector with 23,000 jobs. The region ranks first in France for company start-ups in this sector. This label represents a substantial boost for the region’s push to attract new investors and enhance its innovative ecosystem.
(Source: Objectif Aquitaine 12/11/14)