AlliancesWe have made strategic alliances with many of the world’s major technopolis. Some of the major partners in our development are:
|Bayern Innovativ is a publicly held company initiated by the Bavarian state government and set up in 1995 in Nuremberg by politicians and the scientific and industrial communities to promote innovation and technology transfer.|
As a result of its contact network and customer-driven orientation, Bayern Innovativ works to expand and intensify cooperation among tech firms as well as between the scientific community and industry.
As a centre for technology transfer and a builder of cooperation networks, Bayern Innovativ is working to transform Bavaria into a high-tech industrian and technology hub.
|The Heidelberg Technooogy Park is a world leader in biomedical research. The research companies and institutions in Heidelberg hold numerous patents and participate in various projects with international companies.|
The Heidelberg Technology Park is a life sciences centre with a focus on biotechnology. It is affiliated with Heidelberg University and large national and international institutions in the region.
|With more than 860 high-tech and life sciences companies, Markham is Canada’s high-tech capital. Markham’s economic development objective calls for establishing, promoting and supporting the town as a dynamic location for high-tech firms and business leaders.|
|The Parc Científic de Barcelona (Barcelona Scientific Park) is a cornerstone of the innovation system developed by the Universitat de Barcelona (UB, University of Barcelona), with the support of the Fundació Bosch i Gimpera (FBG, Bosch and Gimpera Foundation) and the Caixa Catalunya, which hosts research groups from both the public and private sectors and offers a wide range of technical facilities.|
The coming together of public research centres and private encourages technology transfer and facilitates the set-up of new enterprises. Situated on the Diagonal Campus, the Parc Científic de Barcelona is home to 20 companies, three research centres and the CIDEM-PCB Bioincubator, all of which work in emerging research areas of chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology and nanobiotechnology.
|The Genopole in Evry, France, was founded in 1998, its location a clear indication of the French government’s effort to make the “new” city of Evry not just another bedroom community produced by the urban spread surrounding Paris, but rather an exemplary place to work.|
The Genopole campus in Evry brings together complete teaching facilities for genomics, post-genomics and their associated sciences. Working in close collaboration with the University of Evry-Val-d'Essonne, more than 1,800 people in 26 academic research laboratories and 51 innovative biotech companies are active on the campus’s 71,000 square metres.
The memorandum of understanding signed by the Biotech City facilitates discussions between Laval’s biotech organizations and those in Evry.
|Since 1984, the Quebec-France Association and the City of Laval have enjoyed a privileged relationship with Laval’s twin city in the Mayenne Valley. This relationship includes an annual student exchange program whose goal is to help Quebec and French youths discover, understand and appreciate each other’s country by living with host families.|
|Conférence régionale des élus de Laval signed an agreement with Région Midi-Pyrénées to facilitate such benefits as discussions and partnerships between businesses in the two regions. Sectors targeted include biotech, agri-food, aeronautics, NICT, nanotechnology, life sciences and advanced materials, environment and the environmental industry, tourism, and others.|
Laval businesses can benefit greatly from this varied network of companies.
|Montpellier Méditérranée Technopole brings together four main poles of activity in three sectors: information and communication technologies, life sciences, and renewable energies. The Technopole has affiliations around the world that provide its companies with multiple international opportunities.|
The agreement signed by LAVAL TECHNOPOLE facilitates discussions between Laval businesses and international companies in this technopole.
|Parc scientifique de Sophia Antipolis is made up of 1,414 companies, 40% of which are involved in research and development. The Parc is home to 140 foreign-owned businesses, representing 11% of the technopole’s tenants.|
The exchange protocol with Sophia Antipolis encourages, among others, development of scientific, technological and commercial relations between Sophia Antipolis and Laval laboratories and businesses. Laval businesses can benefit greatly from this varied network of companies.
|With its universities, research centres, 15,000 researchers and Europe’s first research machine, Grenoble is an international city that is resolutely open to the world. Bolstered by its twinning programs and cooperation agreements, the city has shown its desire to be part of the international community for over 40 years by mobilizing its local socio-economic, cultural, academic and community stakeholders.|
|The TÜBITAK Marmara Research Center was founded in 1972 in Gebze, Turkey, to contribute to national growth through the advancement of science and technology. The largest research centre in the country, the MRC consists of seven institutes: information technology; energy; genetic engineering and biotech; food; chemistry and the environment; materials; and earth and marine sciences. The research centre also operates a free zone for high-technology companies.|
The agreement signed by LAVAL TECHNOPOLE facilitates scientific, technological and commercial discussions between Laval companies and the MRC’s businesses and institutions.