Antony seeks to attract new healthcare companies

Après des éditions sur la ville intelligente, le numérique et l'environnement et l'industrie 4.0, la mairie d'Antony a voulu se pencher sur le thème de la santé.

Posted Sep 30, 2022 3:48 PM

“Antony has the reputation of a city where life is good. We want to show that it is also good to work there”. This is how François Goulette, Municipal Councilor in charge of Economic Development and Employment at the town hall of Antony (Hauts-de-Seine) closed his speech on Thursday, September 29 during the meeting day around the theme ” Innovations: health and digital”.

Since 2017, the commune of Hauts-de-Seine has organized digital meetings every year in partnership with Systematic Paris-Region, the Île-de-France competitiveness cluster. Objective: to bring together digital players from Antony and the surrounding area and give visibility to the city.

Renewing the Antonypole business area

“We want to attract new job-creating and innovative companies, particularly in high-tech industries,” explains François Goulette. The idea is to renew the 40-hectare activity zone around the future Antonypole Grand Paris Express station.

After editions on the smart city, digital and the environment and industry 4.0, the town hall of Antony therefore wanted to look into the theme of health. “Several actors in our territory work in this field, some of whom distinguished themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic”, explains François Goulette.

This is particularly the case for Air Liquide Medical Systems, whose head office is located in Antony. The company was part of the consortium to which the government asked to produce 10,000 emergency respirators at the height of the crisis, in the spring of 2020. The German company Drägerwerk, whose French subsidiary Dräger France is based in Antony, was also present at this meeting day.

Young shoots alongside heavyweights

But the latter was also an opportunity to allow small businesses to create a network. The Antonian start-up Ezymob presented its activity. The latter creates digital mobility solutions for people with disabilities, by offering a guidance system to establishments open to the public.

“We want to offer our solution to hospitals, in particular,” explains Anaïs Estival, project manager at Ezymob. “Thanks to the plans of the establishments and our location scouting on site, we offer itineraries adapted to the different disabilities, to facilitate travel within the hospitals”. The start-up has just closed a fundraiser and is preparing to launch a new one.

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