Parc du Futuroscope is a société anonyme (limited company) with an executive board and a supervisory board. Compagnie des Alpes holds operational and financial control as the majority shareholder with a near 45% stake in the capital.
The Vienne council was the original project pioneer behind Futuroscope, and is now its second-largest shareholder, and owner of the land on which it is built.
In 1987, René Monory founded France’s first amusement park. He was chairman of the Vienne General Council when he devised the defining concept behind Futuroscope: a site focused on the future that would be home to a leisure destination, a business enterprise zone and a training hub, and which would provide a shot in the arm to the entrepreneurial spirit in the Vienne.
It proved to be a winning ticket, and now, 25 years later, Futuroscope is held up as the benchmark in regional development around the world.
See the press releases and press kits at press.futuroscope.com
Futuroscope technology park, 6 miles from Poitiers, provides over 1.6 million ft² of hi-tech office space on 2,000 hectares of land, as well as a conference centre, hotels and restaurants, and 3 research laboratories. It is the largest enterprise park in the Vienne, and its second-largest employment base with 224 innovating companies (multimedia, customer relations centres, e-business, etc), 6,000 employees, 400 researchers and 2,000 students. www.technopole-futuroscope.com