Our ecosystem

Who
are we?

IoT Valley,

its story, its objectives

The benchmark European IoT ecosystem

2011

MARKET NEEDS

2011

IoT Valley was built on the foundations of the TIC Valley in 2011, at the initiative of four Toulouse-based entrepreneurs, one of whom was Ludovic Le Moan, currently CEO of Sigfox.

From its early days, the organisation had a simple and clear ambition: to create an environment made for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, and to stimulate the development of the internet of Things (IoT).

2014

IoT Valley established itself between 2011 and 2014. The association moved into its first building, spanning 3,000 m2, in Labège, hosted 15 companies, brought together its first Toulouse-based entrepreneurs and created a startup accelerator programme, the Connected Camp.

2014

1 BUILDING SPANNING 3,000 M2, 15 COMPANIES

2015

THE BIRTH OF AN ECOSYSTEM

2015

In 2015, Bertran Ruiz and Simon Vacher took over the management of the association, changed the name from TIC Valley to IoT Valley and established a team of 7 people. The association transformed into a genuine ecosystem by welcoming eight large companies, in addition to new startups, as part of its quest for innovation.

2017-2019

Two years later, in 2017, IoT Valley had to address the rapid development of its startups who wanted to remain within the ecosystem.  A third building rounded off the site, which now spans 13,000 m2.
IoT Valley thus comprises 40 startups, 700 individuals and 20 key account and industrial partners, which it supports in their innovation and digital transformation projects.
The team of 30 employees supports as many SMEs and medium-sized companies as it does startups.

2017

3 BUILDINGS, 40 STARTUPS.

2020

STARTUP STUDIO AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

2020

Since 2020, the association has also been positioning itself as a Startup Studio, the aim of which is to create 10 BtoB startups per year and to support more than a hundred entrepreneurs on an annual basis through its Do It OCRACY incubation programme and its training courses.

To this end, IoT Valley draws on the experience of its ecosystem, but also on the important support work conducted with a view to tackling the issues encountered by its partner companies, which it assists in their digital transformation.

2021-2022

IoT Valley is to finally commence the construction of the first building of its future campus at the end of 2021. Spanning an area of 22,000 m2, this building will house the eponymous association, the Do It OCRACY incubator and more than 100 startups and companies specialising in the digital transformation of SMEs and medium-sized companies.

2021

A NEW CAMPUS

OUR OBJECTIVES

Support. Transform.

A startup is a human adventure. Exciting, inspiring, intense.

A startup is an organisation that tackles a specific problem and seeks out a scalable means by which to resolve this problem.

startup

culture

In order to combat the lack of resources, money and knowledge, we set out to create the best possible culture of transmission. This is the very essence of IoT Valley.

However, the change cannot be confined to within our four walls.

Our industry and our companies must also innovate and, in order to do this, they must collaborate with startups.

changement

transformation

And IoT Valley's ambition is to support this digital transformation.

We are positioned at a crossroads between these two worlds.

deux mondes

Creating the next generation

OF HIGH IMPACT ENTREPRENEURS

Entreprendre

Creating a business really can be a battle at times. In order to help entrepreneurs, IoT valley supports them on a human, a technological and a financial level, right from the very beginning.

Discover our Startup Studio

Transformer

The IoT has the potential to improve processes within our companies, making them more productive, and more respectful towards humans and the environment. This is why we support companies in their digital transformation, facilitating innovative projects and their collaboration with startups.

Discover what support we offer
Facilitate digital transformation

of COMPANIES

OUR TEAM

IoT valley is first and foremost a team, the IoTeam, which supports entrepreneurs, startups and partners of the ecosystem with their projects on a daily basis.

Whether it is a matter relating to technology, sales, industrialisation, recruitment, marketing, or is simply a cultural issue, the association's five teams are on hand to help each member accelerate their project and make progress in tackling the issues encountered.

Whether you are a startup, a first-time entrepreneur, a key account, a medium-sized company or an SME, IoT Valley is the best place to find help accelerating your project in a healthy and targeted manner.

— Bertran Ruiz, CEO, IoT Valley
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OUR ECOSYSTEM

IoT Valley is home to more than 40 startups and partner companies

Ever since its early days, IoT Valley has been designed and developed as an ecosystem in which everything possible is done to facilitate and promote mutual support and communication between entrepreneurs, startup employees, key account partners, industrial partners, and even students.

However, it is the IoT users themselves who are best positioned to tell you about IoT Valley...