and business center
A center for innovation and exchange in the heart of the Cluster
Located in the center of the most important French Cluster for higher education, scientific research and high-tech industrial development, the Paris-Saclay Playground opened its doors in late summer 2021.
6,000m² spread over 6 floors giving access to incubators and a business hotel, offering +600 workstations:
Welcome to the beating heart of innovation and entrepreneurship in Paris-Saclay!
A DOUBLE AMBITION
A high value-added course for all innovative companies
Backed since its inception by the EPA Paris-Saclay and financed to the tune of €28.2 million by the SGPI, the Île-de-France Region, the Essonne Department, the Paris-Saclay Urban Community, the Bouygues Group, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation financial institution and the investor TIIC, the Paris-Saclay Playground has a double ambition.
Attractiveness | Incubation | Acceleration | Animation
In total, 10 incubation, acceleration and animation programs are offered to the residents of the Playground but also to all the actors of the ecosystem: students, researchers, doctoral students, companies of all sizes.
The Paris-Saclay Playground is the place of connections where serendipity happens, the heart of the largest technology Cluster in Europe!
Focus on the program
Paris-Saclay Technology Showroom
National and international delegations
To allow visitors to live the Paris-Saclay experience through this territorial instrument of marketing and to immerse themselves in the scientific, technological and economic wealth of the region.
Spotlight on the technology showroom
The first shared tech showroom in Paris-Saclay is a unique place that embodies the scientific and industrial excellence of the Cluster. Conceived with the support of the Design Spot Paris-Saclay, the two major academic hubs, the EPA Paris-Saclay and IncubAlliance, this unique project aims to fly the flag of the region during the visits of around 50 academic, industrial, institutional and media delegations expected each year.
This project was made possible thanks to the major support of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation via the DRARI Île-de-France, reinforced by the partnerships that the SATT was able to forge with sponsors such as EPA Paris-Saclay, CNRS, TotalEnergies, L’Oréal, Servier and IP Trust.
300K€ of investments will be necessary to set up this showroom and to furnish its 100m² with a high-tech equipment along with rich and varied contents.
Led by an animator, the delegations wander around the 3 corners specifically designed to optimize the user experience during the visits:
The incredible history of Paris-Saclay
The Corner Immersion introduces the visitor to the 400 years of history that have contributed to the construction of the Cluster: from the Marly Machine inaugurated by Louis XIV in the 17th century to the installation of the most powerful MRI in the world, a tour of the great inventions and discoveries of Paris-Saclay and the major establishments of the research and industrial centers that have shaped our territory.
The Cluster’s amazing scientific and technological wealth
The Corner Live offers to the visitors a synthetic map of Paris-Saclay since the 2020s : the Cluster structured in two major academic hubs, scientific power described in key figures, strategic sectors and emblematic players’ position on these markets of the future, structuring projects to come – this “live” corner abounds in key information on today’s Paris-Saclay.
The must-haves made in Paris-Saclay
The Corner Vitrine presents 10 totems putting on display the signature products of “Paris-Saclay Innovation Playground” : physical and digital prototypes created by start-ups and industrialists of the territory honoring innovations in AgriTech, MedTech, Digital, Future Mobility, NewSpace, BeautyTech and Energy.
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Mapping of Paris-Saclay expertise
French ETI/Major Accounts in residence
To enable industrialists wishing to establish collaborations with the territory to assess the R&D potential of the Cluster’s players: mapping of scientiﬁc publications, patent filings and positioning of Paris-Saclay research teams/start-ups and organization of the first meetings.