As part of the infrastructure policy of Lyonbiopole, Accinov has been selected within the first call for innovative platform projects launched by the DGE and the CDC. The platform benefits from the support of local authorities, the Rhône-Alpes region and the Metropolis of Lyon as part of the 2007-2013 State-Region Project Contract (CPER).



As a biocluster, Lyonbiopole is the gateway to healthcare innovation in Rhône-Alpes, France. It aims to support the emergence and development of innovative technologies, products and services in 4 main strategic areas: human medicine, veterinary medicine, in vitro diagnostics, medical devices and medical technologies.

Focused on infectious diseases since its creation in 2005, Lyonbiopole is now supporting ambitious projects and companies in other fields like cancer, nutrition, metabolic diseases and neurosciences.

In 2015, Lyonbiopole represented a community of 190 members: 5 world-class leaders among which 4 Lyonbiopole’s founders (Sanofi Pasteur, bioMérieux, Merial, BD) – 17 Research Centers including 3 Hospital University Centers and almost 168 SMEs. Lyonbiopole received in November 2014, the Gold label awarded by the “European Cluster Excellence Initiative”;

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Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE)


Under the authority of the Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, the DGE is tasked with developing and implementing government policy for industry, the digital economy, tourism, commerce, craft industries and trades and services. The DGE’s 1,300 members of staff work nationally and regionally in our network of DIRECCTE to promote business start-ups, growth, innovation and competitiveness for companies of all sizes in France and abroad.

The DGE works in close partnership with businesses and business representatives including trade organisations and federations, chambers of commerce, industry and trade and support networks. Combined with the DGE’s knowledge, these partnerships make it possible to perform joint assessments before introducing the appropriate government policy.

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Région Rhône-Alpes


Rhône-Alpes is one of France’s 26 regions. With a population of over 6 million, it lies at the natural crossroads of the main French and European communication routes.
The Region plays an important role in the everyday life of the inhabitants of Rhône-Alpes. It provides funding for high schools, finances and runs local trains, supports vocational training and encourages apprenticeship, coordinates economic development (business subsidies etc.) and is involved in the arts, sport, the environment and sustainable development as well as European and international issues.

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Métropole de Lyon


At the hearth of Rhone-Alps region, the Urban Community of Lyon, also known as Grand Lyon, gathers the city of Lyon and 57 surrounding towns with 1,2 million inhabitants.
Dynamism of this metropolitan area, a privileged crossroad between northern and southern Europe, is expressing itself everyday. The Urban Community of Lyon is acting on the day-to-day level dealing with water supply and sewerage, roadways, traffic management, transport, waste management, urban planning and development, but also real estate management and economic development.

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