The Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and its largest European dedicated cluster, EUROBIOMED, are considered to be the major drivers of the French life sciences economy.
This region is one of the world’s top tourism destinations as well as one of the most important concentrations of intellectual and technological resources in Europe. The region is strong and dynamic in many different economic sectors. Among them: telecommunications, microelectronics, digital technology, life sciences, aeronautics and astronautics, sea technologies, multimedia but also the agribusiness, chemical, logistics and luxury goods industries. These unique assets have attracted companies such as Sanofi, Ipsen, Virbac, Beckman Coulter, Biorad, Boiron or Galderma.
As a gateway to continental Europe and the booming Mediterranean – African market, our region is the strategic choice for health and wellness companies. The combination of advanced infrastructures and renowned business savoir-faire has created an economic environment where technological innovation and market collaborations thrive.
To strengthen the collaboration between both San Diego and Provence, and create mutual benefits, a memorandum of understanding has been signed in February 2017 between San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Bernard Deflesselles, Regional Vice President of the South Region.
The main objective of the collaboration is to boost business development between both regions to encourage efficient and long-term partnerships by :
- Welcoming French companies in San Diego
- Promoting France and the South Region to the San Diego local business network
- Helping California companies to develop their business and expand in France
- Organizing events that will encourage the business community to foster partnerships
- Increasing communication between both regions