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PROVENCE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Pioneering companies in Aix-Marseille-Provence Reducing the environmental impact of air, water and road travel. The need to upgrade the requisite technologies was identified 15 years ago in the Provence region. The innovations that began with that realization continue today with investments in the future for the benefit of future generations. Provence-based pioneers such as CMA …

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IN ISTRES, PRODUCTYS TAKES OFF IN THE FLOW MANAGEMENT MARKET

Stéphane Crepet, CEO de Productys New establishment Opened to Position itself in New Markets Productys, which specializes in production management and tracking and real-time logistics flow management, reached another milestone in 2019 with its expansion to Istres. The region is known for its prominence of aeronautics, logistics and manufacturing businesses, making it a prime growth …

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RECENT TRANSPLANTS TO PROVENCE CONFIRM THEIR BUSINESS COMMITMENTS

Committed to moving forward The novel coronavirus has weakened many business sectors. Nevertheless, several business owners who received relocation assistance from Provence Promotion in 2019 are determined to stick with their investments in the Aix-Marseille region. They remain focused on their projects. Some have even made encouraging advances. Following the interviews conducted, and among the …

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DEFENSE: A DRIVER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CUSTOMER VALUE IN PROVENCE

The national holiday of 14 July is an opportunity to highlight the role of the armed forces in the economy of the territory. The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis is located in the southern zone of France’s national military defense network (the Zone de Défense Sud), and is a hub within which significant human and material resources for …

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MORE THAN 80% OF 2019 INVESTMENTS CONFIRMED

Evening at the Savonnerie du Midi with companies recently established in Aix-Marseille-Provence More than 80% of the French and foreign companies Provence Promotion assisted in 2019 confirmed the successful execution of their projects in the region. That is great news on the economic front given the challenges experienced on the ground in recent months. Only …

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AT THE ITER WORKSITE, “PROVENCE COMPANIES HAVE A DECISIVE ADVANTAGE”

The platform on which the ITER facility is being built occupies 42 hectares of the 180 hectares or so that France has conceded to the ITER International Organization (photo February 2020). Interview with Bernard Bigot, Director General of Iter Organization. ITER, an international program to build an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor, is progressing by leaps …

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COVID-19: INNOVATIONS FROM COMPANIES ASSISTED BY PROVENCE PROMOTION

The C4Diagnostics team in its laboratory at the Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy in Marseille R&D developments in Provence to fight against coronavirus Of the health companies that began operating in the region with the backing of Provence Promotion, three have been directly involved in fighting the novel coronavirus. Their virus testing and detecting …

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Theodora City, a 30,000 m2 digital campus, will open its doors in 2023. Located near the Capitaine Gèze multimodal hub, on the edge of the Euroméditerranée site (currently in phase 2), it is expected to employ nearly 2500 people.

JAGUAR NETWORK INVESTS €100M IN A 30,000 M2 SMART NEIGHBORHOOD IN MARSEILLE

Theodora City, a 30,000 m2 digital campus, will open its doors in 2023. Located near the Capitaine Gèze multimodal hub, on the edge of the Euroméditerranée site (currently in phase 2), it is expected to employ nearly 2500 people. A structuring project for the territory Kevin Polizzi, founder and chairman of Jaguar Network and head …

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IMREDD: THE IDEAL PLACE TO INVENT THE MEDITERRANEAN CITY OF TOMORROW IN THE SUD REGION

A genuinely original place that fosters cooperation between the academic world, companies, and the regional territory, the Mediterranean Institute of Risk, Environment, and Sustainable Development (IMREDD) works with the business ecosystem to promote research partnerships, to create initial and continued training opportunities, and to encourage expertise and innovation for the benefit of economic development and job creation …

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SHIPPING COMPANIES SERVING CORSICA SUPPORT NEW HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY

Despite the uncertainty caused by the widespread health crisis, regional economic stakeholders are continuing their efforts to decarbonize ports to fulfill both environmental and public health objectives. This initiative is part of the overall “zero-emission stopovers” plan for ships that has been implemented by the Region Sud. The decarbonization effort, which is being carried out by a consortium …

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