A strong and plural identity
Lille Metropole is an area that is both urban and rural, where nature and agriculture mix with industry and high tech, where art and architecture mix with digitalization, where culture reaches all neighborhoods. It is a dynamic hub, home to many science and technology clusters such as Eurasanté, one of the major hospital and health research centers in Europe.
Moreover, its economy rests upon historical and innovative business sectors, whose built heritage legacy now houses successful incubators for startups like Euratechnologies. The designation of Lille Metropole as World Design Capital 2020 is another proof of the territory's capacity to reinvent itself by using design and creative methodologies to drive its economic, social, environmental and urban development.
A vibrant and young city
With one of the youngest population in France, Lille Metropole is also endowed with some of the best universities, engineering and business colleges counting more than 110,000 students. Therefore, the wide cultural offering, with museums and prestigious collections, exceptional sporting events and numerous innovative hubs keep reinforcing the urban region's attractivity. Lille Metropole provides Europe with the best assets it has to offer and moves each day forward to lead to future benefits for its companies and inhabitants.
European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation
fields of competences
Lille Metropole adopted its Circular Economy Strategy for 2021-2030, to « circularise resources to energize the territory and creation of local jobs ». Engraved in its Strategic Project of the Territory Economic Transformation (PSTET), Lille Metropole’s engagements fall in line with the European Green Deal objectives.
Innovation and economic development
Lille Metropole developed real ecosystems combining innovation, research, training, marketing and communication, embodied by excellency sites in 4 key sectors :
- Digital, cultural and creative industries
- Health and food
- Textile and innovative materials
- Tertiary sector, distribution and e-commerce