Toulouse Métropole is an “Etablissement Public de Coopération Intercommunale” (public institution of intercommunity cooperation) in France, bringing together 37 municipalities. Toulouse Métropole cultivates excellence and has a passion for inventing the future. The reputation of the metropolis is largely based on its leading position in the aeronautics sector with Airbus and in space with, among others, the French Space Agency, Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space. But it is also successful in other areas of activity where innovation is the key: ICTs, agri-food, health and biotechnologies. Young and dynamic, and one of France’s most appealing cities for over 20 years, Toulouse Métropole has never stopped reinventing itself. It provides creators, investors and project initiators with a unique ecosystem that brings together large corporate groups, prestigious schools and universities and renowned public and private laboratories, as well as a close-knit network of SMBs and start ups.Today, Toulouse is: – World aeronautical capital (global headquarters of the Airbus Group). Quality innovation, research and education have always been part of Toulouse’s DNA and are an essential driver of its economic development (French leading region for R&D investment: 4,2% of GDP).