I want to innovate with Greater Lyon's territory

When the city becomes your laboratory

Innover : pictogramme du service business du Grand Lyon

Lyon undertakes to be a sustainable and smart city, with the "Smart City Lyon" programme. To address this challenge, in the areas of research and business, the Métropole de Lyon is constantly putting in place conditions for innovation in its territory, and promoting the creation and the development of services, new businesses and innovative start-ups: to move forward together to the future.

Test your solutions in Greater Lyon

Lyon Métropole makes the city and urban renewal available for inventing, experimenting and implementing new solutions. We allow real-life testing in the urban space and can provide you with specific resources.

I want to experiment in Greater Lyon (in French)

Greater Lyon Data

With its public data platform, the Métropole de Lyon supports innovation and encourages the public to participate.

Greater Lyon's Data Platform (in French)

Greater Lyon's Catalogue of free geographical data (in French)

Lyon Urban Data and TUBÀ

Lyon Urban Data, an ambitious public-private programme, facilitates the development of new products and service offerings and their testing by users in the territory of Greater Lyon. Something to jump start your products on the market.

logo Tubà, le tube à expérimentations urbaines à Lyon

Discover TUBÀ in the heart of the Lyon Part-Dieu district: a place of innovation, incubation and development for innovative businesses in the city of tomorrow, using public and private urban data.

TUBÀ (in French)

Pulsalys, accélérateur d'innovation

The Lyon Saint-Etienne company for accelerating technology transfer (Pulsalys) helps intensify and optimise the transfer of results of public research into the socio-economic sphere. Businesses, come and find out about the innovative processes, software, services and products created up by researchers.

Pulsalys: technology offerings to businesses

Information to move forward

Rencontres de la Métropole Intelligente 2014, table ronde

Smart City Lyon's meetings bring together hundreds of partners to reflect on the city of tomorrow and to review the experiments conducted throughout the year in Lyon. Find out more from the Ideas Books arising from the meetings.

Innovative technological platforms at your service

Lyon believes that cooperation is an essential ingredient for progress. The city has thus ensured that technological platforms can emerge there. Their role? Bringing know-how together around a common topic, and pooling strengths which each group would not be able to exploit individually. A wonderful driver for the economic and industrial life of tomorrow.

logo Axel'One, plateforme d'innovation collaborative chimie


Axel'one, a collaborative innovation platform, unique in France, dedicated to chemistry and the environment.

Contact Axel'One, collaborative innovation platform dedicated to chemistry and the environment

logo Ideel, inventer l'usine du futur


IDEEL, Lyon's de-carbonised energy and eco-technology institute is inventing the factory of tomorrow.

Contact IDEEL, the innovations that will help build the clean factories of the future

logo Labex IMU, intelligences des mondes urbains

Labex intelligence for the urban world (French acronym: IMU)

Labex IMU, the urban research and experimentation organisation of the University of Lyon.

Contact the French laboratory of excellence IMU

logo Provademse


Provademse, the know-how of the scientific community and the industrial fabric of the Rhône-Alpes region for the development of eco-technologies.

Contact Provademse, innovation platform

logo Piséo


PISEO supports businesses in the development and implementation of innovative and effective lighting solutions.

Contact PISEO, lighting innovation platform

logo Gaya, plateforme Biométhane de 2e génération

Gaya project

Gaya, Europe's only experimentation platform for the biomethane sector.

The Gaya project, transforming dry biomass into green gas

Competitiveness and effective clusters to support you

The Métropole de Lyon supports innovation and excellence by funding research in the context of "competitiveness clusters". These clusters bring together businesses, training centres and research units in a partnership approach to develop innovative joint projects with an international dimension.

In Lyon, discover and perhaps join:

logo Axelera, catalyseur de croissance durable


Axelera, a competitiveness cluster which is addressing the challenge of combining chemistry and the environment. Environmental and social concerns as sources of innovation, promising solutions and long-term jobs.

Contact the Axelera competitiveness cluster

logo Digital League, cluster numérique en ARA

Digital League

Digital League, a cluster which represents the digital sector in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Contact Digital League

logo Imaginove


Imaginove, a competitiveness cluster in the digital content sectors (video games, cinema, audio-visual, animation and multimedia).

Contact Imaginove, competitiveness cluster in the digital content sectors

logo Indura,  infrastructures durables en Rhône-Alpes


Indura, the French cluster dedicated to infrastructures that serve the quality of life.

Contact the Indura cluster

logo CARA, cluster européen pour des solutions de mobilité


CARA, Europe's only competitiveness cluster focussing on public transport and goods transport systems in the urban environment.

Contact CARA

logo Lyonbiopôle


Lyonbiopôle, a worldwide competitiveness cluster in the area of health and life sciences.

Contact the Lyonbiopôle competitiveness cluster

logo Techtera


The Techtera competitiveness cluster, the link between the innovators in the technical textiles and flexible materials sector.

Contact the Techtera competitiveness cluster