Press Kit

Robotics Place is the Robotics Cluster in Occitania: it was created in 2012 at the initiative of companies.

Initially created in the Midi-Pyrénées region, it was extended to the Languedoc-Roussillon region on January 1, 2016 when the regions merged to form Occitanie. Robotics Place is resolutely business-oriented.

Robotics Place is aimed at players in industrial and service robotics, as well as all suppliers of technological building blocks in the sector, research or training organizations and robot users.

Robotics Place has structured its actions around 3 objectives.

Promoting development
and innovation projects:

Encourage the emergence of collaborative projects and partnerships, the sharing of resources

To help start-ups emerge

Develop services of watch / economic intelligence

Promote existing training programs and create new ones to meet the needs of companies

Find and develop markets:

Develop relationships with other French and foreign clusters or business groups

Search for new markets and new sectors for the development of the sector (new products, new companies)

Supporting companies in their growth

Promote exchanges between manufacturers and users of robots.

To structure the sector in Occitania:

Communicate on the cluster and on behalf of its members (website, press releases, presentations)

Organize or federate the participation of the members in events (conferences, fairs, symposiums)

To follow and develop the relations with the institutional actors


We initiated the creation of the French Federation of Robotics Clusters with the other French robotics clusters: Aquitaine Robotics, Coboteam, Proxinnov and Réseau 3R. Within this framework, we are working on broader collaborations and in particular on international projects.

Through the FFC Robotique, we are a member of an international network, the GRC (Global Robot Cluster) which includes 21 countries: USA, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Israel, Spain, Finland, Romania, Turkey, Pakistan, Lithuania, Philippines, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and France. France is one of the founding members of the GRC and is a member of the board of directors as vice-president.

The board members

  • Sébastien Nobiron SEMO - President of Robotics Place
  • Jérémie Pedros Vice President of Robotics Place
  • Michel Taix Vice-President of Robotics Place
  • Pierre Maillet Vice President of Robotics Place
  • Gérald de Guzman Treasurer of Robotics Place
  • Luc Truntzler Secretary of Robotics Place
  • Marc Gouttefarde LIRMM - CNRS - University of Montpellier - Mbr of the RP board
  • Laurent Denet IMERIR - Mbr of Robotics Place board
  • Dominique Mercié ERPO - Mbr of Robotics Place board
  • Thomas Culoto Altitem - Mbr of Robotics Place board
  • Christophe Delagne DEFI 12 - Mbr of Robotics Place board
  • Philippe Roussel Executive Manager of Robotics Place

Cluster Partners

Robotics Place is supported in its development by many institutional actors and works with regional innovation and development organizations.

Priority actions in 2022

Membership growth from 100 to 150

Development of the cluster in the eastern part of the Occitanie region

Extension of our fields of expertise to all the technologies of the industry including material (3D printing, IoT, Predictive Maintenance, Augmented Reality ...)

Creation of a medical robotics cluster and development in the health sector

Linking up with the building sector and creating solutions for the construction industry

Integration of companies using robotics among the members of the cluster

Diversification of our funding sources

Addressing the major issues of society: CSR - Ecology - Ethics ...

Training: offer the widest possible training catalog

Services to members: refer to service providers for our members (Lawyers, Insurance, ...)