The startup ecosystem in Rennes – Saint Malo
The digital ecosystem today represents 30,000 jobs, 3,000 companies and more than 250 digital events per year. More than thirty new startups were founded in 2015. The region has a very strong background in Telecommunications, still accountable for 5,500 jobs.
We have recently been witnessing a real boom in different markets thanks to startups disrupting and transforming patterns and usages in a wide variety of areas such as IoT Networks (Kerlink just raised 10 million € on the Alternext stock exchange), Digital Learning (CES innovation laureate Klaxoon), Energy Storage (Kemwatt just received 1.2 million € for their round A), Digital Retail solutions (Digitaleo raised 4 million €), 3D Sound processing (CES innovation laureate 3D Sound Labs),
Network monitoring (world leader Astellia), and of course our 4 pass French tech laureates: SecureIC (cybersecurity), Ariase Group (Telecom comparison engine), Telecom Santé (tablets and connected beds for hospitals), and Dolmen Technology (in-store loyalty engagement system).