Key facts

Source : Biotech Santé Bretagne

1.8 billion € turnover

167 companies involved in the sector

40 companies in the marine and cosmetic biotech sector

6.000 jobs

40 technological innovation centres and platforms

3 marine biology stations

2 technique and transfer centres

What Bretagne brings you

A complete ecosystem

Alongside the Rocher Group, a world player in plant-based cosmetics, the sector counts some 170 companies. They cover the entire value chain of the sector:  R&D and formulation, supplies of bulk raw materials, ingredients, active substances and additives, formulators, tests and analyses, production equipment, packaging, services and advice and distribution.

Expertise in marine biotechnology

Bretagne is home to three marine biology stations with excellent reputations (Roscoff, Concarneau and Dinard (CRESCO) as well as the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM). These research and teaching centres have marine biological resource centres, a marine observatory and various technological platforms available to the scientific community and companies.

Innovation dynamic

European connections

The Noé Bretagne network, through the European Projects Platform (2 PE) Bretagne, brings together Bretagne players involved in supporting European R&I projects to facilitate access to European financing for research units and companies (Horizon 2020). Biotech Santé Bretagne, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Station biologique de Roscoff are involved in European networks and projects and encourage the development of collaborative projects.

Our talents :
Training, research, innovation

  • Training courses, from Bac+2 to the PhD, cover all professions: from raw material production to R&D in chemistry or biotechnologies, via formulation and beauty care.
  • Cutting-edge research in marine biology: the three marine biology stations, the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM) and national research bodies: CNRS, Ifremer, INRAE, IRSERT and linked to universities, teaching hospitals and third-level institutions in Bretagne.
  • Strong innovation dynamics for natural marine ingredients: Biotech Santé Bretagne, CEVA , Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Station biologique de Roscoff and service provider companies specialising in R&D and formulation and supplies of ingredients, excipients, active substances and additives to support you in developing a natural cosmetic range.

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