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

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