Development Facilitators


The Region SUD has built a smart specialization strategy around 8 excellence sectors called "OIR" (Opération d'Intérêt Régional) with a strong ambition to become the first Smart Region of France. The "OIR" Industry 4.0 aims to develop tomorrow's new industrial models through cross sector cooperation. All this, using the regional tools such as engineering services for digital transformation from the RisingSUD agency and the "Région SUD investissement" private equity regional funding and the "Région SUD Investissement activité Prêt".


Rising sud

risingSUD is the economic development agency for the Sud region in the South of France. It was founded in 2014 by the regional government, the French national government, the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Banque des Territoires public investment bank, and the Bpifrance public investment bank. risingSUD was created in conjunction with new regional economic policies that aim to stimulate business growth and create new jobs. The agency is at the forefront of the Sud Region’s strategy to develop and enhance 8 key economic sectors through the OIR (Operations of Interest to the Region) program. risingSUD mobilizes regional expertise and fosters innovation in order to further develop these sectors that are so vital to the economy. The agency’s objective is to accelerate growth and create opportunities.


CCI Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur CCI is a public establishment placed under the supervision of the State and whose powers are determined by the laws and regulations in force. It ensures a mission of representing the interests of trade, industry and services to public authorities and foreign authorities, and contributes to economic development, attractiveness and regional planning as well as support for companies by fulfilling the public service and general interest missions necessary for the accomplishment of their missions.



Protisvalor is the research valuation subsidiary of Aix-Marseille University (AMU). Created in 2002 to provide AMU laboratories and researchers with the support they need to promote their skills and the results of their research, Protisvalor operates in the legal, administrative, financial and intellectual property fields. Our main mission is to ensure the instruction and management of funded contracts. This involves advising, guiding and supporting researchers throughout the entire life cycle of their research projects.



The UIMM Alpes-Méditerranée (460 members representing 37 000 employees) is an employers' organization aiming at building a favorable environment for the metal industry competitivity through networking, resources & services. Our network is made of companies of all size and many different industrial sectors such as the metal industry, shipbuilding, aeronautics, the steel industry, the energy sector, microelectronics, optics, medical sector.



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