Leveraging these advantages, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole was one of the first metropolises to receive the French Tech label, a national initiative launched in 2013 to accelerate French startup development and promote international reach.
French Tech Pass: the mark of excellence
Driven by this momentum, Montpellier is the leading metropolis outside Paris in terms of the number of French Tech Pass awards. French Tech Pass is a national program whose goal is to help boost high-potential companies in a hyper-growth phase.
Key French Tech objectives: Unite, Accelerate, Reach
Key dates for innovation in Montpellier
From hi-tech center to French Tech Metropolis
1987 - Montpellier BIC celebrates its 30 years in operation
1993 - Dell establishes Montpellier site
2016 - 7 thematic networks designated for Montpellier French Tech
2016 - National launch of BigUp 4 Startup, created in Montpellier
2018 - BIC, 2nd top incubator worldwide (UBI Global)
2019 - Inauguration of French Tech Halle