History

1987: France Technopole

The association Fance Technopole was created in 1987. It was created by combining 40 French technopoles under the name “France Technopole.”

2000: FTEI

After federating the technopoles and the Business and Innovation Centers (BICs), France Technopole became France Technopoles Entreprises Innovation (FTEI).

2006: RETIS

FTEI joined with France Incubation (a grouping of all the incubators in France) to create RETIS. They merged with the goal of strengthening existing links between higher education institutions, research institutes, technopoles, incubators, and BICs. In 2008, RETIS allowed school incubators and competitiveness clusters to join the network.