Metz Science Park

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Science Park
Science Park
Metz Science Park (France)

The Science Park of Metz is located in the South-East of the city, in the area of Grigy. It is the 2nd technology center of Lorraine in terms of workforce, behind the science park of Nancy. There are more than 250 companies and 4000 people working in the park.[1]

History[edit]

The park was created in 1983 by the former mayor of the city, Jean-Marie Rausch. The first name given to the park was "Technopôle Metz 2000". Then, it was renamed "Metz Technopôle" in 2002.

Facilities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

METTIS vehicle

The place being really close to Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium and having good transportation hubs,[2] it is perfect for big events.

Since 2013, the Bus Rapid Transit network, the METTIS,[3] links the Science Park with the center of Metz.

Buildings[edit]

Important international facilities exist in the park :

  • Metz International Congress Center
  • World Trade Center
  • Business center CESCOM

Education[edit]

Many graduate schools are located in the park, especially engineering ones :

The overall number of students, including the university of Lorraine and the high schools, is about 4500.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The 18-hole golf course of Metz is in the middle of the Science Park. Many other green places are well maintained, especially around the lake Symphony and the lake Ariane.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2013-12-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Metz-Expo : Parc des expositions de Metz Métropole". metz-expo.com.
  3. ^ "Metz Métropole". metzmetropole.fr. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26.

Coordinates: 49°06′00″N 6°13′30″E / 49.100°N 6.225°E / 49.100; 6.225