For its first tour in the big cities of France, FrenchWeb stops in Lille and Roubaix, historical basin of distribution and distance selling. The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region is still the first region in terms of foreign investment since 1993.
FrenchWeb has discovered a nugget, EuraTechnologies, a sort of “digital city” known in 96 countries. Managed jointly by Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine, the Nord Pas de Calais Region and the City of Lille, EuraTechnologies has set up in the old hundred-year-old textile factories and forms a global ecosystem around digital and ICT.
Both incubator and accelerator of startups, innovation laboratory, full-service digital studio, training and mentoring space, the 150,000 m2 site impresses with its size and its promises for the future: a building dedicated to e- shops, accommodation reserved for staff working on site, and later a marina by the river connected by wi-fi …
Report and interview with Raouti Chehih, Managing Director of EuraTechnologies