Paris Region is committed to implementing sustainable and innovative mobility solutions. It is home to much of the innovation happening in the mobility space and well-positioned to remain a leader in the years to come. The steady influx of public and private investments testifies to this attractiveness. To find more resources, browse our downloadable guides.
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Supporting & Encouraging Electric Mobility
The Paris Region Climate Plan sets the ambitious goal to ban diesel vehicles in the Greater Parisian metropolitan area by 2025, and all petrol-fueled vehicles in Paris Region by 2030. What this means is that local authorities in Paris Region are engaging on a path to renew their entire mobility fleet and switch to electric buses, personal vehicles, and bikes.
Autonomous & Connected Mobility, Leading the Tech Revolution
Paris Region has many assets sought by players developing connected and autonomous mobility solutions: a diverse and dynamic research ecosystem, a vibrant startup scene offering technological bricks and a talented and accessible pool of engineers.
Paris Region also plans to invest €100m to adapt key road infrastructure facilitating the mass deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.
Cycling, Walking and New Modes of Transportation in Paris Region
The Region is also a hotbed of innovation in the micro-mobility space. Many companies have chosen to locate here, drawn in by the high urban density, excellent existing infrastructure and advent of new mobility technologies. By and large, Paris Region is a very fertile place to test new ideas and the Region has adopted a €100 million strategic plan to develop bicycle usage.
Mobility Key Players Are in Paris Region
Paris Region is a major mobility and transportation market in Europe which gains a lot of interest from international companies. It also brings key players together from across the board:
Major industrial groups are in Paris Region:
The RATP Group is the world's fifth largest public transport operator carrying 12 million people every day, in France and around the world. Learn More.
SNCF is a world leader in public transportation offering a full range of mobility solutions across multiple business lines. Its mission is to make the experience of travel simpler by delivering seamless, sustainable passenger and freight transport, and ultimately, create the mobility of tomorrow. Learn More.
Keolis Group is one of the world’s leading public transport operators. It develops tailored mobility solutions (automatic metros, tramways, trains, buses, coaches, ferries and shared bicycles) adapted to local environments. Learn More.
Transdev is a leading public transport company, delivering high quality transport services around the world. Learn More.
Valeo is an automotive supplier. It offers innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the development of intuitive driving. Learn More.
High-Tech R&D Laboratories
Vedecom is a French Institute of public/private Research and Training dedicated to 3 types of sustainable mobility: ecological, autonomous and shared. Learn More.
SystemX is an Institute of Research and Technology (IRT) concerning the digital engineering of complex systems, including mobility and transportation. Learn More.
INRIA is the National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology that conducts R&D for autonomous and connected vehicles. Learn More.
IFSTTAR, the French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks, conducts applied research and expert appraisals regarding transport, infrastructure, natural hazards and urban issues. Learn More.
World-Renowned Universities and Engineering Schools
CentraleSupelec is a world-renowned Higher Education and Research Institution within the Paris Saclay University. Learn More.
École Polytechnique combines research, education and innovation at the highest scientific and technological level. Learn More.
ESTACA is the only French engineering school providing training in 4 areas of transport: aeronautics, automobile, space and guided transport systems. Learn More.
Unique Startup Accelerators
Moove Lab is an accelerator for innovative startups focused on mobility. It is based at Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus. Moove Lab offers a 6-month acceleration program to boost mobility projects through experimentation with the largest network of mobility players. Learn More.
Urban Lab is an acceleration program from Paris&Co dedicated to mobility startups. It focuses on logistics and sustainable urban mobility. Learn More.
Download our guide to find the right accelerator for your company in Paris Region.
A Dedicated Cluster for Mobility and Transportation
NextMove is a Mobility and Automotive R&D competitiveness hub fostering the development of collaborative projects between members, the development of companies in the industry, in particular SMEs, and the promotion of innovation across the board. Learn More.
Mobility & Transportation Events in Paris Region
Autonomy, Paris, 22-23 March 2023 – Autonomy the international exhibition for sustainable mobility solutions. More than an event, it is a Business2Business/Business2Government platform that brings together all the players involved in sustainable and intelligent mobility. Learn More.
European Mobility Expo, Paris, December - is the not-to-be-missed biennial exhibition bringing together key players in public transport and sustainable mobility across Europe. Learn More.
In the News
DANCE in the Streets of Paris Region
Committed to innovative and sustainable modes of transport, Paris Region is an ideal playground for international businesses wanting to test and develop new mobility solutions. DANCE is an electric mobility service that, unlike traditional ownership or shared services, gives users the advantages of ownership while still maintaining a flexible subscription-based membership. On the heels of their recent launch in Paris Region, we sat down with Dance to discuss their go-to market strategy, the huge transformation of the Region’s bike infrastructure, and the recent evolution of Paris Region’s micro mobility market.
Cafler: The Online Platform Simplifying Vehicle Services
Originally based in Barcelona and launched in 2021, Cafler is an online vehicle mobility platform offering solutions for vehicle refueling, transfers, service & maintenance, and much more. With this unique service, users can now free themselves from the often-tedious work involved with owning a vehicle. Already present in 3 countries, +25 cities, and with more than 250 partners, Cafler now finds itself at the start of a global expansion. We recently sat down with the Head of International Expansion, Ana Santacruz, to understand the reasons behind Cafler’s expansion to Paris Region.