Industrial sector ecosystems


Capenergies Competitiveness Cluster - The Innovative Energy Community. Let's build together the new energy systems for a carbon-free society. By mixing a technological and society innovation approach, Capenergies is the Cluster dedicated to the carbon-free energy mix in territories such as highly populated urban zones, countryside zones, mountain and island zones. It animates and supports a large community of 530 members and 1800 partners, fully committed to the energy and green transition in France and Europe. It is leading a big programme for smart energy solutions deployment over the region SUD and supports SMEs growth.



Since 1996, the Ea éco-Entreprises Cluster has been tasked with supporting regional eco-businesses in the different stages of their growth journey and in particular promoting the emergence of innovative solutions and services aimed at understanding, measuring, preventing, limiting the impact of human activities on the environment. With its 166 members, Éa is developing a multi-sector approach (water, waste, polluted sites and soils, renewable energies, ecological engineering, etc.) that is unique in the region and thus positions eco-businesses as players in the circular economy.



OPTITEC is a cluster dedicated to innovative technologies which harness light to generate, emit, detect, collect, transmit or amplify the flow of photons, from terahertz waves to X rays, applied to five industrial sectors on fast-growing markets : - Security/defence & major scientific instruments - Health and life sciences - Industry 4.0 - Smart mobility & cities - Digital agriculture For 15 years, we have been coordinating a network of innovative stakeholders made up of manufacturers, research institutes and training providers. Based in the regions of Occitania and southern France, we also have a permanent foothold in Brussels.


Pôle Mer Méditerranée

Certified as a global competitiveness cluster in 2005, the Pôle Mer Méditerranée cluster brings together and supports start-ups, SMBs, large groups, research and training organisations around the six areas of strategic action: - Maritime defence, security and safety - Naval and yachting - Marine energy and mining resources - Marine biological resources - Environment and coastal development - Ports, Logistics and Maritime Transport Two levers likely to generate major technological breakthroughs in the coming years have been identified: - Ecological transition - Digital transformation and robotics.


SAFE Cluster

SAFE Cluster is the French competitiveness cluster positioned in the Aerospace, Security / Safety, Defense and Risk prevention. With its establishments in the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regions, he leads a network of 450 players (SMEs, mid-cap companies, large groups, research and training centers, end users) which includes more than 60% of companies. SAFE Cluster is one of the 3 poles of the national aeronautics and space industry. The cluster is also an active contributor to the work of the CSF Security Industries, an industrial security sector which was set up by the Prime Minister to identify the key issues in the sector and reciprocal commitments government and industry in order to implement concrete proposals. SAFE participates in the work carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. It is a member of the network of European Poles of Safety and collaborates in the research and development programs of the European Commission.



INNOV'ALLIANCE, leader of competitiveness clusters in France and in Europe on the theme of NATURALITY and VEGETAL in the agricultural, agri-food, food supplements, cosmetics, aromas and perfumes markets. resulting from the merger of skills and players from the TERRALIA and PASS competitiveness clusters, INNOV'ALLIANCE is a network of companies, research and training players from the plant, agricultural, food, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and flavors sectors , perfumes. It has more than 450 members - (companies, research and training). True dynamic ecosystem and creator of wealth, INNOV'ALLIANCE aims to support innovation and business growth.



Eurobiomed is the South of France healthtech competitiveness Cluster. The Cluster gathers a large community of players : teaching organizations, translational and clinic fundamental researchers, innovation centres, startups and industrial success stories. Out of the 285 members, Eurobiomed has more than 250 biotech and medtech companies located in the Regions SUD and Occitanie. It offers its healthtech members resources and dedicated solutions to help them to innovate, to access to finance, to develop and reach their startegic and business goals and consequently improve the care and life of patients.



Labelled « Cellule de Diffusion Technologique », Novachim is the "CRITT Chimie & Matériaux" for the Region SUD dedicated to industrial companies and laboratories from the chemistry and materials sectors. It gathers more than 190 companies and 50 research teams. Novachim is involved in networking actions, workgroups leadership, scientific conferences organization and also plays a major go-between role for social and economical actors, either public or private. For 34 years now, Novachim has been supporting companies and laboratories with competences for design and deployment of innovative projects.



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