Facts and Figures
- A diverse network of 200 members
- More than 20,000 jobs in the Nord-Pas de Calais region and 315,000 worldwide
- Total turnover of more than 60 billion euros, of which 50% is export business
representing 470 million euros of R&D investment since 2006
for total support of more than 160 million euros : 60 research projects and 92 industrial projects.
80%: FUI success rate of the Cluster (national average 48%)
14 ‘Investment for the future’ (PIA) projects supported for overall funding of 142 million euros
The Biology Health Nutrition sector in Nord-Pas de Calais region gathers nearly 1000 companies and employs a total of 27,500 persons, including 21,701 directly involved in the nutrition / health sector.
The industry consists of 4 main business segments:
The Region counts nearly 2000 researchers in Biology-Health
The Food industry accounts 2,300 companies and more than 51,400 jobs. Thus, the Food industry is the first regional industrial sector. The region is the first exporting region with 1/3 of its turnover.
The major food chains are: