The Plateau de Saclay, also called Silicon Valley Européenne, is located north of Essonne and south-east of Yvelines, 20 km south of Paris.
Saclay is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France.
Essonne is a French department in the region of Île-de-France.
Paris is the capital and the most populous city of France.
It is bounded by the valley of the Yvette to the south and east, and the valley of the Bièvre to the north.
The Yvette is a small river in southern Île-de-France, left tributary of the Orge, which is a tributary of the Seine.
The Bièvre is a 36-kilometre long river of the Île-de-France région that flows into the Seine in Paris.
It hosts world-class universities, engineering and management schools and research centers, such as Université Paris-Sud, École Polytechnique, HEC, ENSTA ParisTech, Supelec, IOGS, IHES, CEA, Inria, Danone research center, one Thales research facility, and national scientific instruments such as the SOLEIL synchrotron and the NeuroSpin Project.
The Institut d'optique Graduate School, nicknamed "SupOptique" or "IOGS", is the leading French grande école in the field of optics and its industrial and scientific applications, and a member of the prestigious UniverSud Paris and ParisTech.
University of Paris-Sud, also known as University of Paris XI, is a French university distributed among several campuses in the southern suburbs of Paris including Orsay, Cachan, Châtenay-Malabry, Sceaux and Kremlin-Bicêtre campuses.
The [French] Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission or CEA, is a French public government-funded research organisation in the areas of energy, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies.
In order to create an even more attractive campus, other engineering schools and high-value centers are planned: EDF headquarters, Agro ParisTech, Telecom ParisTech, ENSAE ParisTech, and Centrale Paris for instance.
Paris-Saclay is a research-intensive and business cluster currently under construction south of Paris, France.
Électricité de France S.A. is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state.
AgroParisTech is a French university-level institution, also known as a "Grande Ecole".