An ecosystem and centre of excellence for all sustainable mobility and transport players
Transalley is an international technology park in Valenciennes in the Hauts-de-France region of France which unites businesses, research laboratories, and training institutions to innovate in the mobility and sustainable transport sectors.
Upon the remains of an ancient Gallo-Roman city, businesses and teams draw inspiration to imagine new technologies, develop their R&D processes, and expand their networks, skills, and talents.
On this land steeped with history, Transalley is now a 34-hectare strategic location connected to the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France and unites all the players in the Mobility/Transport sector. Close to both research and testing facilities, it is in the heart of one of the most dynamic regions in the automobile, railway, aeronautic, and new mobility solution domains.
Transalley offers an environment that favours business development. The technology park, designated a Parc d'innovation Hauts-de-France, provides equipment and services that meet the highest standards of international science and technology parks. It offers unique amenities including, notably, a testing and demonstration track for intelligent transport systems as well as the Institut des Mobilités et des Transports Durables, a veritable events centre.
Early stage business incubator, business incubator and business centre, shared spaces and equipment (meeting rooms, ampitheatre, showroom, coworking spaces, immersive room, fablab, etc.): Transalley offers spaces suited to professionals and supports project leaders, startups, and businesses in the development of their activities. Their experts help meet all of an entrepreneur’s strategic needs by providing a range of services specialising in designing, testing, innovating, creating, exploring, establishing oneself, and development.
Architecture, green spaces, infrastructure, shops and services: Transalley offers technology park residents a pleasant environment and numerous advantages.
The management, coordination, organisation, and promotion of the Transalley project are handled by the Association Technopôle du Valenciennois, created in 2009.
The association is supported financially by Valenciennes Métropole, the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, the CCI Grand-Hainaut, the Hauts-de-France region, and the European Union via the European Regional Development Fund.
The Transalley SPL, created in 2017, is presided over by Valenciennes Métropole. It makes it possible to provide the business incubator and business centre at the site. Its shareholders are the CAVM and the City of Valenciennes.
The partners of the technology park project are:
- Communauté d’Agglomération de Valenciennes Métropole
- Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France
- Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Grand Hainaut
- ARIA Hauts-de-France
- Association des Industries Ferroviaires
- IRT Railenium
- i-Trans innovation centre
- City of Valenciennes
- City of Famars
- City of Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes
- City of Trith-Saint-Léger