Which startups are based in Alsace, France

Live and work in Strasbourg and Alsace

The regions of France near the border are often neglected in Germany: the Atlantic and the Mediterranean are wide, but a closer look at Strasbourg and its surroundings is worthwhile, the region holds a lot of potential.

1. Strasbourg, historical and dynamic center of Europe

Strasbourg, today the seventh largest city in France, has many facets: Symbol of Franco-German reconciliation and des European idea, the city brings together the best of the Living in Germany and France. The attractive one locationwho have favourited flourishing economy and the living heritage Site lend the Metropolis of Alsace a High standard of living.

Strasbourg owes its name to its geographical position: at the crossroads of roads. It has always been a Key point between Northern and Southern Europe, between Vosges and the Black Forest. Latin and Germanic traditions meet here and unite to form a complex and unique Mixture of cultures and history.

As well as Brussels, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, so also counts Strasbourg to the cities that are home to European institutions.

The European Parliament is located here, as is the Council of Europe or the European Court of Human Rights. The presence of these institutions makes the city special Center of European life.

International organizations and diplomatic representations are on site and make Strasbourg into second largest diplomatic city in France (47 embassies and 42 consulates alone). The title Eurometropolis the city rightly bears it. The European television broadcaster ARTE has also set up its headquarters in Strasbourg.

2. Booming economy and start-up paradise with French Tech Alsace

Strasbourg is a good place to live and work: According to the Ernst & Young Barometer (Baromètre de l'attractivité en France in 2019), the metropolis is one of the biggest competitors of Paris Attractiveness for investors from abroad concerns.

in the Procos Palmarès of the city centers Strasbourg is at the forefront with the best developments: the dynamic pedestrian zone attracts new shops. But more and more start-ups are being convinced by the location and the high quality of life.

The ecosystem French Tech Alsace, should further support this development and ensure optimal starting conditions: new startups should be developed and young company the Settlement in Alsace be made easy. By 2030 500 new start-ups arise.

3. The young population, high quality of life and gastronomy in Strasbourg

Young and well educated, you might average the Strasbourg population describe.

Almost 25% of the population are under 25 years old, and the city has the all over France largest proportion of international students to show. Your 162 m² of green space, as well as the direct Proximity to vineyards and exciting Natural sites make them to third greenest metropolis of the country. About the Wine route (Route des Vins d'Alsace) you can quickly reach one of the tranquil Alsatian villages such as Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Eguisheim or Kaysersberg, which, by the way, are among the most beautiful villages in France counting.

The city is home to a very well developed tram network (Number 1 in France) and a large number of cycle paths. Whether it is because of its proximity to Germany that Strasbourg is Bicycle capital of France was chosen? Strasbourg is on the Copenhagenize Index of the world's most bike-friendly cities - with over 600 kilometers of bike paths - in 5th place!

Also the regional gastronomy shouldn't go unmentioned: The Tarte (flammkuche) is definitely number 1 in the typical Alsatian disheswho are excellent with Wine from the surrounding area (such as. Pinot noir, gris, blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Auxerrois or Chasselas) can be tasted. But they should also be mentioned Strasbourg sausage (Saucisse de Strasbourg), the well-known Guglhupf (Kougelhof), Bible cheese and Munster cheese as well as various well-known breweries from Alsace (e.g. Meteor, Kronenbourg, Fischer, Bendorf or Matten).

4. A complex architectural heritage

The architectural heritage of Strasbourg and its region is impressive: the city center, which extends over the "Big Island", has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, as does the Neustadt district.

A considerable number of sights testify to the rich history of the city: the Strasbourg Cathedral, the Maison Kammerzell, the Place Kléber and the Place de la République, the Petite France district with its picturesque canals or the Ponts Couverts ("The Covered Bridges") and Place Broglie.

in the Orangery district, in which too ARTE and the european parliament There is also a large park (the oldest in the city), the most popular place for strolling among Strasbourgers.

That Strasbourg too University City is, shows up on a visit to the busy Krutenau district: there are a large number of bars and restaurants here that invite you to linger. To get to the Krutenau, you can go to the Quai des Bateliers Banks of the Ill walk along. There are many unique views of old half-timbered walls. The label Ville d’Art et d’Histoire should help to protect and care for these treasures. The streetscape of the city is unique, and the Charm of the typical Alsatian half-timbered houses impresses every visitor.

Another highlight: the moves before Christmas every year famous Christmas market (Marché de Noël de Strasbourg) Millions of visitors. Strasbourg has the title of itself World Christmas Capital awarded. The city does a lot to do justice to him: several Christmas markets, Lights and decoration let the entire city center shine in new splendor during the run-up to Christmas.

The Connection of the region at Christmas goes back a long way: the first manuscript that reports on the tradition of the Christmas tree (1521) is said to come from Alsace and is now in the archives of Sélestat.

The Christmas business is also an important economic factor for the entire region: the Christmas market in Colmar is also known throughout France.

5. Innovation and research capital

According to the nPerf barometer, Strasbourg, the city with the best internet connections in France (followed by Rouen and Nantes, Paris is in 9th place).

Innovation and research are also at ease: Strasbourg has a real "European laboratory". Originated over the centuries many innovations in the region: be it that Letterpress or recently minimally invasive surgery at a distance. The innovation park and the Nextmed medical technology campus also contribute to the city's good reputation Technology and innovation at.

The Eurometropolis is with 3000 scientists the third largest regional center of the CNRS, which is divided into four poles: ABV, Hydréos, Automobile of the future and Energy.

Strasbourg offers one large number of opportunities and jobs in a wide variety of areas. Recently, for example, the Sporting goods manufacturerPuma and Adidas decided on it to settle in Strasbourg.

The increasing population testify that more and more people are discovering the region and the High standard of living, the special flair, the Franco-German history and the lived Europethat can be felt here to appreciate.

6. The Strasbourg region: a region with potential

The Strasbourg area is not only characterized by a high standard of living, but also by a large density of attractive employers out.

It's not just that largest employer in Alsace, the automotive supplier Lohr settled in Molsheim, also Bugatti, Safran, Mercedes and Twintec have settled here and thus make the community a Luxury goods center in Alsace.

But also that direct proximity to Germany make the area attractive: there is one direct tram connection to Kehl and regularly Trains to Offenburg. The European cooperation across national borders is funded, and who looking for a job in the respective neighboring country can get professional help from the Franco-German labor office in Strasbourg-Ortenau.

The cities Colmar and Haguenau are well connected to the Eurometropolis. Many Alsatians are employed in the Europapark. The amusement park is an important employer for the region beyond the borders.

If you are considering settling in Alsace, the decision will be made easy: the large number of job opportunities and the attractive surrounding area with high recreational value in the center of Europe speak for themselves!

Strasbourg in numbers:

  • Capital of Alsace and the Grand Est region
  • 475,000 inhabitants
  • 35 million people in a catchment area of ​​200 km
  • 82% of jobs in the service industry
  • Second largest banking center in France (12 offices, 1000 branches)
  • 8 airports within a radius of two and a half hours (Strasbourg, Baden-Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Basel-Mulhouse, Zurich, Amsterdam)
  • Thanks to the TGV connection, Paris is only 1h45 away
  • Second largest inland port in France: the Rhine connects Strasbourg with the world

7. German companies close to the border and their branches in Alsace

For German cross-border commuters looking for a job in France branches of German companies are of particular interest as well French companies that export to Germany, since knowledge of German is an important additional qualification here.

Below is an insightful map of Valoris Avocats, CCE CRE Grand Est, IHK Karlsruhe, IHK Südlicher Oberrhein, Ortenau Economic Region GmbH, CCI Alsace Eurométropole, ADIRA - L'Agence de développement d'Alsace.

(Source: Valoris Avocats)

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