Our objectives

Assuring well-being at all times of life

Brittany is aiming to reinforce its excellence domains while increasing R&I in biotherapies and health technologies such as eHealth and innovative medical devices.

The R&I landscape

A large innovation network

Brittany is hosting many recognized institutions specialized in health research, but also living labs and experimental platforms. Biotech Santé Bretagne is coordinating a large innovation network, composed from companies, research labs and care institutions.


patent families since 2000


European region in marine cosmetics

Université de Rennes 1

environment, nutrition and health

Research is carried out on cancer and the links between environment, nutrition and health.

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

A leader in cancer research

UBO is leading on research in cancerology and also working on biotechnologies and processing of medical information.


Bringing digital tools to health issues

Inria’s work is at the crossroads of this domain and the “Secure and responsible digital economy” SIA. Researchers are working on ways to use Artificial Intelligence for health data management, diagnostics and imagering.

IMT Atlantique

information processing and dedicated engineering

Like Inria, IMT Atlantique researchers are carrying their research between this domain and the “Secure and responsible digital economy” area. Besides the use of artificial intelligence, they are also working on information processing and dedicated engineering.

L’Institut Agro Rennes-Angers

Studying the impact of food on well-being

Health issues are tackled at l’Institut Agro Rennes-Angers from the agricultural perspective, at the crossroads with the “Food economy for everyone to eat well” area. In particular, research is focused on the impact of cheese on health, and adaptation of cheese for elderly people.

Université Rennes 2

Health from a humanist perspective

Researchers from Université Rennes 2 are looking at health and well-being issues from a humanist point of view. Therefore, they are focused on behaviour, psychology and sport studies.

Learn more about the researchers contributing to this area

Secure and responsible digital economy
Digitalizing the Breton economy in a reliable way
Brittany is adapting its economy to the digital revolution with security, sustainability and ethical issues at the core.
Economie du bien-manger pour tous
Vers une production alimentaire plus durable
Leader dans la production agro-alimentaire française, la Bretagne souhaite soutenir sa mutation tout en garantissant une nourriture accessible et de qualité à tou·te·s.
Food economy for everyone to eat well
Finding new ways for a sustainable food production
Food production leader in France, Brittany supports innovation helping to face the necessary mutations of the food production system.
Economics of industry for intelligent production
Innovating towards a more sustainable industry
Brittany is looking to increase competitiveness of its companies and to develop networks on innovative materials, energy, mobility technologies…
Economie maritime pour une croissance bleue
La mer centrale dans le développement breton
La Bretagne tire partie de sa situation de plus grande péninsule française pour innover, de la gestion du littoral au développement des biotechnologies.
Maritime economy for blue growth
Maintaining the sea central in Breton growth
Brittany is taking advantage of its status as the largest French peninsula and expanding innovation from coastal management to development of biotechnologies.
Economie de la santé et du bien-être pour tous
Renforcer l’excellence dans tous ses domaines
Les acteurs du domaines travaillent à l’amélioration du bien-être dans de nombreux domaines, allant de la recherche de nouvelles molécules aux nouveaux équipements.
Health and welfare economics for a better quality of life
Reinforcing Breton medical excellence
Breton actors are innovating for the well-being in many ways, from finding new molecules to adapting working processes to new technologies.
Organizing Breton solutions to coming challenges
Facing systemic challenges, Brittany is developing transversal action to organize and support innovation in key transition aspects. Strategic Innovation Areas are not necessarily associated in this action.
Start 2022/06/23 End 2023/01/31

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