Biopôle Clermont-Limagne
Technology park for life sciences

SMO - Unrestricted public-sector association

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The SMO Biopole Clermont-Limagne brings together the 2 local authorities involved in the sites of the Biopole Clermont-Limagne:

  • The Riom Limagne and Volcan Community of Communes (Saint-Beauzire and Riom sites),
  • Clermont-Auvergne Métropole (Clermont-Ferrand site),

and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Puy-de-Dôme.


The SMO is in charge of the real estate assets and marketing. It also takes care of the science park duties:  "coordination", "promotion" and support to businesses.

The financing and governance of the Biopole Clermont-Limagne are shared between the 3 members of the association. They come together on a Committee which decides and settles the matters of the SMO through its deliberations.

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Partners of the Biopole Clermont-Limagne.

The Biopole Clermont-Limagne is a member of RETIS, the French network for innovation, technopoles, incubators, European Business and Innovation Centres and competitiveness clusters. Retis brings together its members fostering the development of innovation and supporting innovative projects in France. It holds and grants the technopole (science and technology park) label.

The Biopole works with the local authorities (Europe, State, Region, Département), the universities as well as the economic development and innovation stakeholders: Busi incubator, BPI, ARDE, SOFIMAC Partners, AT2I+, etc.

The Biopole Clermont-Limagne is twinned with the Biopark of Regensburg, the Bavarian cluster dedicated to biotechnologies rounding up 47 businesses and providing 3,150 jobs. This partnership is an extension to the twinning of the towns of Regensburg and Clermont-Ferrand.