OCCITANIA

Occitania is the largest French region (in the metropolitan area) and the leading European designer and manufacturer of space systems and applications.

The region hosts the Toulouse centre of CNES, the French space agency, and the Thales Alenia Space and EADS Astrium, the principal contractors in European space systems. it combines a strong industry and service base and a dense network comprised of three major engeneering schools, five universities and numerous research laboratories, providing unique fostering conditions for the development of new, dynamic activities and markets.

Aeronautic and space alone represent 57,000 (direct and indirect)jobs in Occitania. Other activities include electronics, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, ICT's, health, pharmaceutical and agro-industries.