Located in Île-de-France, the French Republic’s leading region for research (counting more than 160,000 working researchers) and higher learning, and more precisely in the Essonne Department, which is home to 15% of regional public research and nearly 25% of national public and private research, Genopole benefits from an extremely dense network of higher learning and research institutions.
- Paris-Saclay University;
- Grandes Écoles in engineering (École Polytechnique, Centralesupelec, Ensta, Télécom SudParis, ENSIIE, etc.);
- Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (IMT-BS);
- Groupe IMT, a training institute for careers in biotech and medical bioproduction.
With these institutions, Grand Paris Sud (which is also home to Télécom SudParis as well as IMT-BS and the other members—including Genopole—of Évry-Sénart Sciences and Innovation) is able to contribute strongly to initial (more than 20,000 students in the territory, including 500 pursuing PhDs) and continuing education.
Also, the University of Évry (which is located within the Genopole area) is a member of the sciences and technologies hub Paris-Saclay, for which Genopole is the biotechnologies actor.
Other training opportunities in and about Genopole include the European training center for Illumina, a world-leader in sequencing technologies, a coming nursing school and an advanced technical training certification program in biotechnologies.
Finally, Genopole also provides its own training programs for students and innovative entrepreneurs (within its Shaker and Gene.IO programs), organizes a yearly summer school, and regularly holds workshops on scientific topics.