The Greater Lyon area is a regional authority set up on January 1st 2015 with the purpose of simplifying and harmonising the administration of the area. It groups together the means and skills of the Lyon city and Rhône department authorities, along with the particular skills of the municipalities.
Its actions aim to develop and boost the economy of the Greater Lyon area in order to extend its international outreach. It is on this basis that it applied for admittance to Lyon French Tech.
The Greater Lyon area, as a founder member, takes a very active part in the activities of the Lyon French Tech, where it sits on the board of directors and on the executive committee.