A unique bio-region

Biotechnology

by Bretagne
naturally

Marine and agri-biotech – driving our innovation!

Bretagne is France’s 3rd ranking region for home-grown biotechnology and has thus achieved a high profile in the country. We have built a pioneering and buoyant economy drawing on both the region’s strong collaborative tradition and our long-standing experience of sustainably exploiting natural resources.

Uniquely positioned on blue and green biotech

Blue for resources from the ocean, and green for those from the land. Historically we have been a region expert in information and communication technologies which offers huge potential for combining ICT and biotechnology. As a sector of excellence, biotech lie at the heart of Bretagne’s economic strategy dubbed the Glaz economy from the local Breton word meaning a blend of blue and green.

Biotechnology: Bretagne’s specificities

  • 3rd ranking region for French biotech*
  • Leader in marine biotech
  • One of the very first suppliers of marine ingredients for the cosmetics industry

Key businesses and organizations

*Source BioMap 2014 >2017 © Biotech Finances