Territorial health sector

Home to Europe’s oldest still-active medical school, the Montpellier area is a key cluster for health activities. Come join those who are creating tomorrow’s medicine.

A long history of health

The Montpellier area is rich with research, innovation, and powerful entrepreneurial momentum, historically rooted in health and now focusing on the medicine of tomorrow, notably with its new Faculty of Medicine inaugurated in 2017.
The health sector comprises a leading university hospital, world-class teams such as Sanofi, Bio-Rad, HORIBA Medical, and Bausch+Lomb, plus innovative SMEs and VSEs (1/3 of the startups assisted by Montpellier BIC are involved with health), high-level research centers, and a highly reputed competitiveness cluster, Eurobiomed.
Strong points for the territory also include medical diagnostics, e-health, cancer research and treatment, genetics, regenerative medicine, innovative therapies, the silver economy, and research on rare diseases.


University in France

for life sciences and medicine (QS World University 2018 ranking)


in health, sciences, and technologies (8,000 of whom are in health)


and 170 initial and continuing training programs

University Hospital

in France for research
Over 200


representing 7,500 jobs

of the startups assisted

by Montpellier Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) are involved with health