Mérieux Développement

Mérieux Développement is the investment arm of French health care specialist, Institut Mérieux, which currently employs 15,000 staff worldwide and posted revenues of around €2.5 billion ($2.8bn) at the end of 2015 through its subsidiaries bioMérieux (listed on NYSE Euronext with the symbol BIM), Mérieux Nutrisciences and Transgene (NYSE Euronext, TNG). Mérieux Développement invests in the health and nutrition sectors and provides access to its expertise and its international network to support entrepreneurs and innovative companies whose products and services offer breakthroughs worldwide.

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CEA Investissement

CEA Investissement is a subsidiary of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), focusing specifically on financing for high tech businesses. Its investments are supported by two funds: the CEA Strategic Fund and the ATI Fund, which are subscribed by CEA, Bpifrance, energy company EDF, international high tech corporation Safran and Biomérieux. Since it was founded, CEA Investissement has provided funding to over 50 companies operating in microelectronics, the life sciences, energy and the environment, as well as in materials, instrumentation and on-board systems for industry. The CEA Investissement team is split between Grenoble and Paris.

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Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et de l’État (a French public financial institution) and reliable partner for entrepreneurs from start-up to listing on the stock market, credit, guarantees and shareholder equity. Bpifrance also provides coaching and support for innovation, external growth and export in partnership with Business France and Coface. With more than 40 regional locations, companies that work with Bpifrance have a powerful, local and effective partner who can meet all their funding, innovation and investment needs.
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Jean Monnet University of Saint Etienne city

With a window on the socioeconomic world, the Université Jean-Monnet (UJM) is home to 20,000 students and plays a crucial role in the region. It extends from Saint-Etienne to Roanne, encompassing five campuses, and is strongly committed to the development of the Lyon-St.Etienne metropolitan area with its Community of Universities and Institutions (COMUE – Université de Lyon). UJM continues to strengthen its position in health-related teaching and research. It is a renowned for its pioneering and innovation, and is one of five French universities to include health as a component of its multidisciplinary programs. UJM was selected by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research to experiment with new ways to access the study of medicine.
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Saint Etienne Métropole

The metropolitan area of Saint-Etienne Métropole supports business development by offering local services tailored to the needs of a range of business activities. The infrastructure of Saint Etienne Métropole creates a favorable environment for new businesses to set up and and create local jobs.
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BPI France

Saint Etienne Métropole