Territorial Anchoring

Thanks to its location in the heart of the Plateau de Saclay, home of the future Paris-Saclay University, the IRT can count on a rich ecosystem and prestigious academic and industrial partners

Building on the momentum of the Paris-Saclay Campus, ranked in the top 8 of world’s most important innovation clusters by the MIT Technology Review alongside Silicon Valley, and through the ecosystem created by the global competitiveness cluster Systematic Paris-Region, SystemX contributes to the prestige and the attractiveness of the Ile-de-France region. The concentration of many actors in the field of digital engineering on this territory provides visibility of international class.


Université Paris-Saclay: a unique model of a university

Université Paris-Saclay is a unique model of a university, comprising 18 autonomous institutes of higher education and research. They coordinate their actions and pool certain resources in the framework of a shared project jointly planned and implemented, while at the same time keeping their own identities and resources.
With 65,000 students, 360 laboratories, 11,000 researchers and teachers, 5,500 PhD students and 6,000 publications a year, Université Paris-Saclay already had considerable assets right from its inception.
Université Paris-Saclay has now developed an ecosystem fostering production of innovations and industrial development.
Closely connected to the first industrial R&D cluster in Europe (Élancourt, Vélizy, Courtabœuf, Massy, Palaiseau, etc.), providing a remarkable employment pool, Université Paris-Saclay is also located alongside the greatest national grouping of research organizations.


The Systematic Paris-Region cluster

Part of an open innovation initiative, Systematic Paris-Region is a world-class technology cluster which brings together an ecosystem of more than 800 members.
Systematic connects stakeholders involved in software, digital technology and industry, as well as boosting digital projects through collaborative innovation, the development of SMEs, networking and business sourcing in all sectors relevant to the future: energy, telecoms, health, transport, information systems, the factory of the future, digital cities and security. The cluster also has a remit to promote its stakeholders, the region and its innovation projects, to boost its reputation and attract investment to the region.
The work of Systematic Paris-Region is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDERE), Direccte and Paris Region among others.