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The organizer


The association is chaired by

catherine durand - Vice présidente de la Communauté d’agglomération de Castres-Mazamet
Durand Catherine
Vice President of the Castres-Mazamet Agglomeration Community
Castres-Mazamet Technopole is the innovation support structure for the economic development of the region. It has been the initiator and organizer of the eHealth University for 17 years.

Castres-Mazamet Technopole BIC develops expertise and supports innovation in the areas of digital technology, fine chemicals and healthcare with a strong specialization in eHealth.

Its engineering expertise aims to facilitate the interface between Research, Training and Business, to support Innovation and to help companies at every stage, from incubation and creation to development in the region.

3 missions:

  • Lead and make available technological, scientific and economic expertise
  • Support innovation, helping new and developing businesses
  • Promote the region and attract new companies

It is for: 

  • Innovative project initiatives (industry, startups, researchers, universities, students,…)
  • Innovative companies and laboratories
  • Stakeholders involved in economic, scientific and technological development.

Working together to build the innovation of the future in our region has been our mission since 2005. This is combined with a real commitment to sharing all our skills and know-how with you, whether you are a student, designer, entrepreneur or researcher. We aim both to help you make your innovative project a reality and to promote it.

As a highly committed, people-focused team, we are at your side and give our utmost to provide you with the tailor-made support you need to create and develop your business. The main objective of what we do is always to ensure your success, helping your project progress and bringing it to fruition!

Our organization was created thanks to 4 founding members as well as our membership of the French Innovation Network RETIS, and its European partner EBN (European Business Network). Today, we are a Technopole with a major impact, both in our region and in national innovation networks! And our high quality of service and support has enabled us to renew our certification so that we can continue implementing this approach for the next 7 years.

With more than 50 events every year – the e-health University, symposia, conferences, thematic meetings, a real hub of social and technological innovations – we work with you to facilitate and promote the different areas of innovation, by creating unique opportunities for knowledge sharing, exchange and interaction. Hosting your innovations is at the very heart of our missions. This is our most exciting challenge and also contributes to enhancing our region’s reputation. Innovating here means bringing together the best of you and us!

Our promise? To do everything possible to accompany you in the launch of your project. We support you financially and personally, to forge the most relevant partnerships for your activities, to offer you an expanded and quality network, a pleasant environment and adapted infrastructures. Because innovating here means moving forward together!

Thanks to these multiple initiatives, we were able to support 30 companies and project leaders in 2020, as well as monitoring several student entrepreneurship projects, and offering 18 thematic workshops/webinars throughout the year.

A team at your service

Virginia Doan - Direction Générale de l’Université de la e-Santé Directrice Castres-Mazamet Technopole
Virginia Doan
Directrice Castres-Mazamet Technopole et Direction Générale de l’Université de la e-Santé
Yann Peter - Responsable des Trophées de la e-Santé Responsable Innovation & Développement des entreprises Castres-Mazamet Technopole
Peter Yann
Responsible for the e-Health Awards
Yann Ferrari - Responsable de la programmation et des partenariats de l’Université de la e-Sante
Ferrari Yann
Head of Programming and Partnerships
Alexandre Poveda - Responsable de l’Exposition et des Relations Startups de l’Université de la e-Santé
Poveda Alexandre
Head of Exhibition and Startup Relations
Frederique Martin - Assistante Communication et Suivi des partenariats
Martin Frédérique
Communication and partnership assistant
Marlene Fabre - Suivi administratif et comptable de l’Université de la e-Santé
Fabre Marlène
Administrative and accounting monitoring


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