Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region France & San Diego

A successful collaboration

San Diego and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region in France are both the industrial cradle of dynamic sectors such as biotech, cleantech, bluetech, defense, aerospace, software, development, and tourism.

The main objective of the collaboration is to boost business development between both regions to encourage efficient and long-term partnerships by :

  • Welcoming French companies in San Diego
  • Promoting France and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region to the San Diego local business network
  • Helping California companies to develop their business and expand in France
  • Organizing events that will encourage the business community to foster partnerships
  • Increasing communication between both regions

To strengthen the collaboration between both regions and create mutual benefits, a memorandum of understanding has been signed in February 2017 between San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Bernard Deflesselles, Regional Vice President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region.

The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce has been appointed to be the local representative of the South Alliance partnership.

PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR REGION

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region in France is one of the world’s top tourism destinations as well as one of the most important concentrations of intellectual and technological resources in Europe. The region is strong and dynamic in many different economic sectors. Among them: telecommunications, microelectronics, digital technology, life sciences, aeronautics and astronautics, sea technologies, multimedia but also the agribusiness, chemical, logistics and luxury goods industries

KEY FIGURES

In 2016, the region counted 26 000 R&D employees including 13 000 researchers and an annual R&D investment of 3 billion. Tourism is also a major asset for the region with an increase of 1.4% of tourists in 2015.

ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE

Globally, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is the third economic region in France in terms of population and wealth. The region supports the creation of new businesses (+14.5% between 2010-1014). It attracts foreign investments: 1 740 companies with foreign capital representing 72 000 jobs.

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  • Oceanography Research: A Bridge Between Marseille and San Diego - American Students embark on an Ambitious research trip to France A delegation of a dozen American graduate students from the prestigious San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography embarked on an ambitious research trip to France from oct 15th -21st. This trip is part of a project initiated by the Embassy ...
  • La Coque – A step up for startups in the heart of Marseille - Located in the Euromediterranée district, La Coque offers many possibilities for startups. Located in the Euromediterranée district, La Coque provides both a showcase for area startups and a distinctive event space for the entire digital sector. The goal? To ensure Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur remains a global leader in Next-Gen tech, app ...
  • Why a successful entrepreneur left California and came to the “Silicon Valley of Europe” - Michael Amar, the founder of Ifeelgoods decided to swap the Silicon Valley for Aix-en-Provence. While San Francisco is still considered the land of possibility and Silicon Valley continues to attract French start-ups, some bold entrepreneurs are making the reverse trip across the Atlantic to take advantage of the booming tech ...
  • SEA LAB : a growth accelerator - What is SEA Lab? Location, goals and benefits The « SEA Lab Innovation Center » is an open innovation platform enabling the promotion of global  solutions for monitoring and management of crisis situations (civilian, military, maritime and coastal sanitation) based on cyber-secure technology, big data, connected smart objects and interaction between man ...
  • Kedge Business Accelerator and French Square join forces to develop young startups - It is now possible for fledgling companies to get help from a business incubator while simultaneously forging international ties. This is made possible thanks to the partnership formalized between the French accelerator at Kedge Business School and French Square. French Square is a London-based organization founded in August 2016. It ...
  • South of France: the best innovative hubs for biotech and med tech in Europe - South of France is one of the best innovative hubs for health-tech in biotechnologies as well as med-technologies in Europe. South of France represent one of the best innovative hubs in Europe. Innovation is key in the region thanks to Eurobiomed, a major Cluster that gathers all of the actors ...
  • XRapid sees a golden opportunity in Provence - XRapid, an English start-up, has opened its R&D center in Marseille during summer 2016 XRapid, an English company specialized in automatic diagnoses of infectious diseases, has chosen not to wait for Great Britain's official withdrawal from the European Union. The company has opened its R&D center in Marseille during the summer ...

Partnership between Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and San Diego

  • LAUNCH OF NEW MEASURES TO PROMOTE MOBILITY IN PROVENCE - LAUNCH OF NEW MEASURES TO PROMOTE MOBILITY IN PROVENCE Kick off at the Parcours France exhibition Mobility is often a family decision. The new adventure will have an impact on the spouse and children. To quell any fears linked to the change, Provence Promotion has published a series of guides ...
  • Erik Caldwell, Director of Economic Development City of San Diego - Erik Caldwell, Director of Economic Development City of San Diego video   Have a look at this video of Erik Caldwell, Director of Economic Development City of San Diego promoting the economic and business similarities between San Diego and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions.     The Economic Director of the City of ...
  • Expand your Business in France – Delegation Tour 2017 Oct 30th – Nov 3rd - Delegation Tour 2017 Oct 30th to Nov 3rd Expand your business in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France) Thanks to the great partnership between Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and the City of San Diego, take the opportunity to be part of the 2017 "Invest in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur" delegation tour from Oct 30th to Nov 3rd ...
  • The future of Immunology is in Provence! - Over the last decade, remarkable progress has been made in understanding the key role of the immune system (immunology) in controlling and killing cancer. Among the key milestones was the recognition that there are signals responsible for activating the immune system to elicit an anti-tumor response. These signals are often ...
  • Partnership between the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and the City of San Diego - The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce is proud to officially announce its nomination to represent and promote the French Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region in San Diego. San Diego and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region are both the industrial cradle of dynamic sectors such as biotech, cleantech, bluetech, defense, aerospace, software development, ...

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