Start Your Business

Innovative New Companies Prosper in Provence  

Do you plan to start a business in an innovative field? Are you coming to France from another country? Do you work at a laboratory, a university, or an industrial company? Aix-Marseille Provence provides an ecosystem that helps start-ups blossom thanks to its vast network of incubators, idea labs, clusters, experts in raising capital, and coworking spaces, not to mention its fab labs, business accelerators, schools, angel investors, and flagship tech companies.


Grow Your Business

Supporting the Launch of Your Project in Provence

The entrepreneurial spirit is something unique: it is the desire to create and to build and to scale new heights. Provence Promotion shares this spirit and is passionate about every project that it supports. If you are seeking to capture new markets, to develop your field of expertise, to continue your business expansion and to meet your growth targets, Provence Promotion is here to help you.


Tourism Investments

An Ideal Blend of the Modern and the Traditional, Provence is a Hotbed for Tourism

More than just home to a blossoming international metropolis, Provence is a name that evokes art, beauty, and a glorious lifestyle. It’s also a brand that resonates nationally and internationally and is home to variety of breathtaking destinations that attract investors from all spectrums of the tourism industry.



A One-of-a-Kind Community of Elite Researchers



Provence Is Focussed On The Energy Transition With Its Green Energy Industries

Thanks to its geographic position and its connected platforms that are open to Europe via oil and gas pipelines, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis offers you the opportunity to gain market share in France and internationally.

The industrial area of Provence, to the west of the Bouches-du-Rhône area, is a diverse and unified ecosystem composed of four specific industrial platforms:



A Blossoming Ship Repair and Ship Maintenance Sector

The repair and maintenance of ships is one of the fastest growing sectors in the territory thanks to the rapid expansion of the pleasure craft, cruise ship, and luxury yacht markets. As emerging countries around the Mediterranean basin have developed, the market for yachts larger than 30 meters has literally exploded over the past 30 years. Over the past 10 years, Marseille has become the #1 marina in France for pleasure craft and a Top 5 marina on the Mediterranean Sea.


Optics / Photonics

High-End, Value-Added Technology For Multiple Markets

The optics-photonics sector has found particularly fertile ground in Provence with a great variety of businesses and entrepreneurs invested in the field and a great many more benefiting from their work. Optics and photonics are multi-purpose technologies that can be applied to multiple industries and having a vibrant ecosystem on site is an enormous benefit for the entire economy of Aix-Marseille-Provence.



A Proud Tradition of Excellence That Has Resulted in an International Market Leader


Food Industry

The Food Industry, A Traditional Sector That Continues to Prosper in Provence

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region has welcomed a multitude of small and medium-sized companies, as well as long-standing national and international leaders such as Pernod-Ricard, Coca-Cola, Haribo, Canavese, Jean Martin, Carnivor, Richel Group or FrieslandCampina. This territory brings together more than 8% of French agribusiness establishments, placing it second in rank of French regions.


A Focus on Skills & Innovation

A highly skilled talent pool with a diverse range of educational attainment and professional experience propels local innovation.