Partnership Cluster

OPTICSVALLEY is the leading cluster in optics, electronics and software engineering in the Paris region.

With a track record of supporting innovation of the highest quality in the Paris region, Opticsvalley brings together the business community – both large and small companies – researchers, education and local authorities supporting and working in the optics, electronics and software technology sectors.

Indeed, Opticsvalley forms a dynamic network, which enables companies to develop new project ideas, encourages new strategies and initiatives to emerge and creates an environment where the future becomes reality.

Many innovative companies, and especially SMEs, do not have the resources or competencies with which to innovate and grow their business. For this reason the Opticsvalley team has put in place a support network designed specifically to help theses companies move forward.

Support services include: strategy development, finance, human resources, sector and market analysis and employment. Opticsvalley plays an important role in facilitating partnership development between players drawn from all the major sectors within the network.

Opticsvalley is committed to the promotion of these and other business opportunities, especially since they include many aspects drawn from the optics, electronics and software technology fields. Opticsvalley sees its role as a facilitator and encouraging business led cooperation between the actors of the network community.

Opticsvalley draws its strength from local economic policies and the dynamism of its partners. Opticsvalley is recognised as an international player thanks to the delivery of a range of successful business support programmes: overseas missions, business conventions, participation in international conferences and cluster twinnings.

Today, Opticsvalley maintains high visibility of its network by regularly participating in European projects. It also supports partnership and strategic development initiatives for companies and research laboratories in the Paris region enabling them to work effectively at an international level. Opticsvalley helps national and regional inward investment agencies attract business to the region and enables regional companies to implement successful global strategies. The unique support provided by Opticsvalley is based on its specialized knowledge and strong partnership with key network players within the Paris region.


The project is supported by the Innovation Express in the frame of the Programme of Research development and Innovation activities in international cooperation between Cluster and European Technology Cluster. The project is government funded.