A Focus on Skills & Innovation

AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE SMARTCARD, PROVENCE IS THE KEY CLUSTER FOR SECURITY TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR COMPANY AND A LOCATION THAT PROVIDES US WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND THE POSSIBILITY OF HIRING TOP-QUALITY EMPLOYEES.

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A Territory Dedicated to Fostering Talent and Ideas 

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is the world’s largest francophone university with 75 000 students. The university is also one of the fastest rising schools in the world when it comes to academic excellence with especially notable progress being made in the widely respected Shanghai rankings.

The university's reputation and ranking are bolstered by its 130 associated research institutions, with links to major French and international research and development agencies such as INSERM (health research), CNRS (scientific research), CEA (nuclear research), IRD (development research), INRA (agricultural research), and IFSSTAR (transportation and civil engineering research), as well as its links to organizations such as the APHM hospital network and academic institutions such as Sciences Po and Centrale.

AMU's broad curriculum, quality teaching, and specialized training programs provide area companies with an exceptional pool of talent for their recruitment needs.

A Concentrated Network of Innovative R&D Projects

With an extensive range of facilities to test new technologies and share knowledge (idea labs, shared innovation platforms, tech and business accelerators), the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis helps businesses benefit from open innovation and cross-fertilization between sectors. This dedicated innovation infrastructure will provide the access to cutting-edge technological resources and interdisciplinary cooperation that will allow your business to thrive.

The Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis is part of a French region that boasts 10 competiveness clusters, two with international mandates to nurture synergies and foster growth. This cluster system offers your business the chance to grow by integrating into innovative ecosystems in sectors such as:
  • Energy;
  • Water;
  • Aeronautics and Aerospace;
  • Optics and Photonics;
  • Health and Living Sciences;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Food Industry;
  • Environmental Security;
  • Eco-Technology.

In Provence, you will find a reservoir of expertise, large-scale R&D projects, and countless partnership possibilities that will harness the creative potential of your business or venture.

Provence is also committed to maintaining its role as a home to innovation by continuing to invest in research and emphasizing technology transfer. Provence Promotion, in collaboration with its network of partners (the SATT Sud-Est tech accelerator, start-up incubators, business development forums, etc.) can help with all your business needs from license agreements to the creation of new companies.
 

Decision makers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, you can count on the expertise of Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis. Here in Provence there are all the resources you need to transform your ideas into successful and sustainable realities.

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