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

A successful collaboration

innovation delegation tour

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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  • 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 ...
  • “ABREOS” Success Story -   ABREOS: SUCCESS STORY BETWEEN SAN DIEGO AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE REGION   BRAD MESSMER  (CEO of Abreos Bioscience San Diego and Abreos France, Marseille )     "I don’t know that many places that gather such a strong level of R&D institutes, innovative biotech companies, some substantial financial ...
  • The Marseille imaging sector attracts Multiwave Technologies - Success Story: Multiwave Technologies focuses on designing ultra-high field (UHF) MRI antennas The company Multiwave Technologies did not choose to open its R&D subsidiary in Marseille by chance. Close collaboration with the Fresnel Institute on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the decision by the CRMBM ("Center for Biological and Medical Magnetic ...
  • Companies Represented at the 2017 Delegation in the South of France - Companies represented at the 2017 Delegation in the South of France: hospitals, clinics, research institutes, universities, and innovative companies in the South of France Region represent one of the most attractive ecosystems to grow for life sciences key players. Their main areas of research and innovation are in immunology, oncology, ...
  • Innovation in the South of France - South of France is one of the best innovative hubs for healthtech in biotechnologies as well as med-technologies in Europe. Innovation is key in the region thanks to Eurobiomed, a major Cluster that gathers all of the actors of Life Sciences’ innovation and support them in every step of their ...
  • South of France 2017 Delegation: Success Stories “ABREOS” - ABREOS: SUCCESS STORY BETWEEN SAN DIEGO AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE REGION   BRAD MESSMER CEO of Abreos Bioscience San Diego and Abreos France, Marseille  "I don’t know that many places that gather such a strong level of R&D institutes, innovative biotech companies, some substantial financial and tax incentives and ...
  • South of France 2017 Delegation: Success Stories “NEUROSERVICE” - NEUROSERVICE: SUCCESS STORY BETWEEN SAN DIEGO AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE REGION Bruno Buisson Founder and CEO of Neuroservice, Board Member of BIOCOM and Eurobiomed “As member of both Clusters, I am more than happy to help and advice San Diego-based and South-of-France-based companies willing to discover those incredible ecosystems.” NEUROSERVICE ...
  • Companies Represented at the 2017 Delegation in the South of France - Companies Represented at the 2017 Delegation in the South of France: Hospitals, Clinics, Research Institutes, Universities, and innovative companies in the South of France Region represent one of the most attractive ecosystems to grow for life sciences key players. Their main areas of research and innovation are in Immunology, Oncology, ...
  • Incentive ECO: A Business Tour in the South of France - Expand your business within the South of France, one of the most attractive places for any biotech company! Here is our incentive ECO for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and its largest European dedicated cluster, EUROBIOMED, are considered to be the major drivers of the French life sciences economy.  ...
  • Why should you be interested in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in France? - The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and its largest European dedicated cluster, EUROBIOMED, are considered to be the major drivers of the French life sciences economy. As a gateway to continental Europe and the booming Mediterranean – African market, our region is the strategic choice for health and wellness companies. The combination ...

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

  • 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 Clawell, 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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