Greater Dijon’s attractiveness agency


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A nationally-rank hub for health, the Dijon metropolitan area provides a complete eco-system. It excels in the pharmaceutical industry, medical equipment and biotech.

Dijon health sector – key figures : 

🥇 1st center for health industries in the BFC region;

1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ companies;

4️⃣ 0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ jobs;

📈 62% increase in R&D personnel in 10 years;

3️⃣ companies are listed on the stock market.

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Diversified industrial landscape

National and international businesses are established in the greater Dijon area.

URGO, a world-leader in its sector, as well as two companies listed on the EuroNext stock market and one listed on the Nasdaq market make Dijon their home: Oncodesign working on therapeutic solutions against cancers and serious disease; Crossject the leader in needle-free injections; and Inventia in the area of therapies to fight fibrosis, lysosomal diseases and oncology.

Other major players include: Corden Pharma, Delpharm, Adhex Pharma, Proteor and Astrea which creates a powerful network in the health field.

A host of e-health start-ups notably completes the sector with companies such as Bioserenity, Casis, Medicotech, Nuvee and the key company C-Page.

Leading metropolitan area in several high-performance sectors

➡️  Precision medicine and personalized therapies;

➡️  Pharmacological imaging especially Pharm’Image, a regional pharma-imaging center of excellence created in 2008, and one of its kind in France;

➡️  Health product processing and safety;

➡️ Physical and cognitive rehabilitation with the Readap TIC program. The project is supported by the Dijon-Burgundy regional university hospital. Its goal is to convert the functional rehabilitation center into an intelligent building. Robotics, virtual reality, connected objects and artificial intelligence are some of the new technologies meant to improve patient care. Prevention, care, research and innovation, teaching and training will intersect and connect with Readap TIC.


Dijon - A tradition for innovation

You probably don’t know that ready-to-use bandages were invented in Dijon.

Excellence in research

Major establishments make Dijon especially attractive. The Dijon-Burgundy university hospital has a staff of over 9000 employees and is ranked 13th in French health establishments. And the Georges François Leclerc Center is the country’s 2nd oncology center for clinical tests.

The Shanghai academic ranking of world universities placed The University of Burgundy in the Top 300 for clinical medicine.

Key Figures :

1️⃣5️⃣ laboratoires and university research units in the health sector;

1️⃣ 0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ teacher-researchers, researchers and PhD students;

Over de 1️⃣0️⃣ 0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ students trained annually in the health and life sciences, science and technology.

The perfect environment for your investment projects

The BFCare association and Santenov technology hub bring together the sector’s businesses and allow newcomers to network and create partnerships. 

Looking to 2026, the Santenov technology hub will have a dedicated site at the heart of the Mazen-Sully Park.

The metropolitan health campus will be a single 9000 square meter space dedicated to the players in training and education, research, innovation as well as health and digital entrepreneurs.

The campus will house the CESI engineering school as well as a branch of IMT Tours, the leading French training center for industrial professions in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics and dietetics sectors.

Like a true third place, the Dijon Campus#2 is also a health start-up incubator. It can host and support start-ups and companies wanting to locate or expand in Dijon.

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