Because the City of Angers has for decades been forging close ties with the electronics and new technologies sector, its Mayor, Christophe Béchu, who is also President of Angers Loire Métropole, is not confining himself to providing a long-term welcome to the Cité de l’Objet Connecté industrial accelerator. He sets his sights higher: transforming Angers into a genuine “connected city” The transformation cannot be brought about by the public authorities alone, says the official. He believes that companies are indispensable partners.