Created in 1999, Opticsvalley (OV) is the Paris-Region’s network in the fields of Optics, Electronics and Software & high-tech. Today, Opticsvalley, with a staff of 16 employees, develops support actions for its’ 200+ members: SMEs, large corporations and research labs. Through its network animation (over 12000 contacts in enterprises, labs, academic institutions, etc.), information dissemination and support activities, Opticsvalley promotes innovation and contributes to the Paris-Region’s economic development. It has developed a specific employment exchange support open to industry and research in the high-tech fields, particularly of optics. OV also provides individual support to SMEs and their development projects, with a tailor-made service & methodology offering analysis, concerted evaluations and action plans. Thanks to this strategic position, Opticsvalley supports partnership and strategic development initiatives for companies and research laboratories in the Paris region, enabling them to work effectively at a European level.