Lyon, a smart city

Lyon, an intelligent and sustainable city

Greater Lyon has strengthened its economic development policies towards companies of all sizes by drawing up a smart city strategy.

The idea of the "smart city"

vue aérienne de l'agglomération lyonnaise, mobilité

The idea of the smart city is built around 4 main ideas:

  • the taking into account of the environmental challenges and energy constraints;
  • the main actors functioning as a network - local authorities, citizens and businesses;
  • the movement away from ownership to usage - participation of users in the design of products and services;
  • the inclusion of new technologies (information and communication, robotics, intelligent transport systems etc.) to
    • facilitate working as a network,
    • encourage changes in energy use,
    • support and encourage behavioural change and usage patterns.

These four areas are important growth areas for businesses and more especially when put into practice cross sectorally. Beyond this, however, there is also a need to build new developmental models for the Greater Lyon area.

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By setting down its vision of the city of the future, Greater Lyon wants to bring together those working on the ground and encourage them to contribute to the speeding-up of the transition. read more

maquette Lyon Part-Dieu au Mipim 2011

Greater Lyon supports those businesses working in the area of smart technologies and invites them to be a part of this forward looking dynamic. read more

Maxity électrique de Renault Trucks, place Bellecour à Lyon

Discover the projects and trials that show why Greater Lyon is a leading player at European level in the area of the smart city. read more

vue aérienne de l'agglomération lyonnaise

Lyon is seeking to increase the ability of companies to innovate: technically, organisationally and socially. read more

Vallée de la chimie : vue aérienne

Discover how Greater Lyon supports excellence in cleantech (clean technologies, eco-technologies etc.). read more

perspective du tunnel de la Croix-Rousse

Discover Greater Lyon's digital sector: digital leisure, software programmes, telecommunications, ITC, innovative uses etc. read more

logo Pôles de compétitivé, moteurs de croissance et d'emploi

Greater Lyon finances part of the research undertaken by companies and laboratories within the framework of the centre of excellence. read more

Lyon smart city: what is it? (animation, November 2014)

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Duration: 03m 15s
Source: Big Company - Grand Lyon
Date: 2014
Animation released in November 2014 presenting the Greater Lyon's smart city strategy and major smart experiments in progress in the Greater Lyon area (France).


  • Emilie Gerbaud