Digital Cultural Centre

Tangible proof of a strong political determination to drive genuine economic growth..

A new economic development

The knowledge industry, a digital economy, tomorrow’s energy.

Cutting-edge activities brought together in the same location

  • Supporting the creation of innovative companies in a sector with a genuine future
  • Cluster of leading companies renowned in France and abroad
  • Digitising and networking works of art displayed in museums from across the world
  • Creating new skills at Louvre-Lens (digital visit, virtual staging of a work of art situated in its original context, etc.)
  • Sharing know-how

New industries combining art and technology

Aiming to create up to 1,500 jobs in our area over the next five years

A stretch of land tailor-made for developing this centre of excellence

CRIL (“Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens”- [Lens IT Research Centre]) is a laboratory attached to the “Université d'Artois” and associated with CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), based in Lens.

CRIL has over 50 members, researchers, lecturer/researchers, PhD students and administrative and technical personnel.?CRIL’s philosophy is one of sharing the results of research regarding symbolic artificial intelligence and its range of applications. The research conducted will make a major contribution to the growth of the digital economy in our area.