Rouen Normandy economic development agency

The Rouen Normandie metropolis, a successful R&D network

The Rouen Normandy Metropolitan Authority promotes the emergence and development of structures and research projects within the region. As a result of this ambitious positioning, the region is now the location for one of the most dynamic interdisciplinary platforms for public and private R&D with over 2,000 people employed in public agencies and nearly 4,700 in companies.

Recognized research centres

The University of Rouen has more than 1,000 faculty members, within fifty research teams including 16 associated with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and 33 certified by government departments.

Many top-level research laboratories such as the CORIA (Interprofessional Complex for Aerothermochemistry Research), the Materials Physics Group (innovative materials) or the IRIB (Biomedical Innovation and Research Institute) led by Thierry Freiburg are also present.

All have the same aims: excellence in their work, relevance for industry, and stronger international relations with major organizations.

The strength of a network

Whether in science and technology, humanities, health, sociology, law or sport, the research units pool their training courses, equipment and skills.

The excellence of research in Rouen is characterized by the large number of networks represented: Carnot institutes (which focus 12% of public research employees on major research partnership projects for companies), the global competitive cluster Mov’eo, LARC, G4, etc.

Supported research teams

Regional grants for post-doctoral research, regional research grants, grants for foreign researchers, etc. In addition to state aid, the Regional Council has implemented a comprehensive and effective platform to support research within the region. With this support, has Normandy become a highly efficient region in terms of research.

Look closely, analyse all parameters, the equation is simple: combined with Rouen, your results will be more than positive!