Saferseas - Brest France 26th - 30th october 2015

Who are we ?


SEA TECH EVENT is an initiative primarily led by Brest metropole local authority, with the support of research institutions, higher edication establishments, companies in marine sectors, and central and local government services.

SEA TECH EVENT gathers international events dedicated to experts in marine and maritime sectors, especially:

  • SAFER SEAS, maritime safety and security [More info];
  • SEA TECH WEEK, international marine science and technology week [More info].


By nature, Brest is a socially cohesive and innovative city that is open to the world.



In addition to being a metropolis at the heart of an area that provides all the facilities for 400,000 people to live and work, Brest has earned international renown through its clusters of excellence. These clusters combine the expertise of the research sector, four competitiveness clusters, high tech companies and major industry players.

Brest, a western capital city

Since 2014, Brest is one of the 14 cities that have been granted the new metropolis status. Marine science and technology, shipbuilding and ship repair, digital technology, the agri-food industry, life sciences, the quaternary sector, financial engineering, etc.: Brest has earned international renown for its high level of expertise in these key fields

One with the sea

While the defense industry remains Brest’s number one specialty with 18 800 jobs provided by the French Navy and DCNS alone, the city has earned international renown for its expertise in the field of marine science and technology. The field’s major institutions, such as Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea), the IUEM (European Institute for Marine Studies), SHOM (the French Navy’s hydrographic and oceanographic department) or IPEV (French Polar Institute), all have a presence here.
Main French port for military and civil ship repair, Brest is also a significant player in the fields of electronics and precision instruments.

Information and communication technology and science

In an ever-changing digital world, the Pays de Brest stands out thanks to its business ecosystem that is supported by a use development policy recognized at the national level and by strong innovation dynamics. Digital complex, startups, incubators, fab labs, areas of expertise related to the sea, e-health, defense, banking... The territory obtained the French Tech label.


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Organized by

Brest métropole

Technopôle Brest-Iroise Science Park

With the support of
  • European Union
  • Brittany Region
  • Caisse des dépôts - Développement Territorial et Réseau
  • Crédit Agricole Finistère
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