The valley

A dynamic environment

1/3 of the 6,000 jobs in the chemical, energy, environmental, dedicated to R&D

50,000 workers, 100,000 residents

The manufacturing industry in the Lyon metropolitan area


Lyon Vallée de la Chimie, a strategic territory within the Manufacturing Lyon Metropole

Reconnecting and integrating industry with the territory and its inhabitants is one of the priorities of the metropolitan political, economic and social strategy, inscribed in Lyon’s “Manufacturing, attractive, learning and innovative metropolis” economic development project. By relying on the recognized quality of the area’s academic, R&D and business players, as well as of the competitive clusters and research centers that fuel the dynamics of innovation and experimentation, Lyon confirms its international stature as an outstanding territory for setting up a presence and welcoming idea champions in optimal conditions to bring innovation to life together with the Appel des 30!

4 levers to consolidate Lyon’s industrial base :

A welcoming and high-quality offer

Lyon Vallée de la Chimie is one of Lyon’s 3 strategic sites (together with Campus Bosch Venissieux and Biodistrict Gerland) for welcoming the industry of the future.

A reaffirmed logistics power

The Vallée de la Chimie is an intermodal platform of European stature (rail/road/river).

An strategy for innovation

Around the industry of the future that prioritizes key competencies to support business development, including cyber security and industrial engineering.

Dynamics based on

three strategic sectors

Cleantech - 120,000 jobs
Life Sciences - 58,000 jobs
Digital - 42,000 jobs

an outstanding training and research ecosystem

Schools and universities:
INTERFORA – IFAIP, ENS, CPE Lyon, INSA Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, EM Lyon

Research centers:
Arkema R&D, IFPEN, Solvay RICL, Total CRES, Adisseo, Elkem Silicones, Vencorex

Innovation clusters:
Axelera, Axel’One