The birthplace of the French chemicals industry, Lyon still boasts a high density of companies in the field. More than 500 companies are already located or developing here, in the fields of petrochemicals, mineral chemistry, analytics and organics. Fields which have a link with the chemicals industry, such as pharmacy and plastics manufacture, are also well represented. The whole value chain is present in the region, as are numerous R&D centres, specialised training institutions and competitive clusters such as AXELARA, the only cluster in France in the field of chemistry and environment.

  • Key Figures
  • France’s premier region for the production of chemicals
  • More than  500 businesses in all segments of the chemicals market
  • 3,000 researchers
  • 470 patents
  • 1,300 publications per year
  • 2 Nobel prizes for chemistry

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MAIN COMPANIES

They are already in Lyon and are developing the market

MAIN RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRES

To assist in recruiting or training your future employees

COMPETITIVENESS CLUSTERS/ HUBS/ INNOVATION PLATFORMS

To develop synergies with other actors in your sector