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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News

  • Mercedes-Benz Chooses the Côte d’Azur for New Design Center - Mercedes-Benz will open an Advanced Design Center in Sophia Antipolis In a move that signals the South of France is becoming a global hub for automotive innovation, Mercedes-Benz has announced it will open an Advanced Design Center in Sophia Antipolis. Mercedes-Benz’s new center, which is scheduled to open in 2018, will feature ...
  • OUISTART BRINGS FIFTY RECOGNIZED BIOTECH PROFESSIONALS TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE - For immediate release OuiStart Brings Fifty Recognized Biotech Professionals to the South of France  The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce and Ouistart, in collaboration with the South of France Region, have assembled a team of business delegates to visit France in March 2018. San Diego, CA - March ...
  • Life Science Business Tour Is Happening Next Week - After many months of preparation we are finally down to the final weeks before Biocom and a group of Californian life science companies, as well as Link-J and a group of Japanese life biotech companies will land in Nice to take part in Life Science Business Tour. The two day ...
  • MITRAL REGURGITATION: PROMISING ADVANCES FROM AIX-EN-PROVENCE-BASED STARTUP KEPHALIOS - Kalios, Kephalios' device, has just been implanted in a patient. Kephalios, innovative medtech startup Kephalios, a medtech startup company, which was supported in its Aix-en-Provence setup by Provence Promotion in 2014, is embarking on a new crucial stage in the development of its innovative mitral ring. This device, called Kalios, ...
  • Ze Box created by CMA CGM, an international startup incubator based in Marseilles - Ze Box will open in June 2018, with a dozen startups at the incubator’s opening, as part of Aix-Marseilles University’s Cité de l’innovation et des savoirs.
  • HALIODX CLOSED A SERIES B ROUND OF €18.5 MILLION (US$22.3 MILLION) - Series B round led by PSIM fund managed by Bpifrance in the framework of the program ‘Investing for the Future’ HalioDx, a diagnostic company expert in the analysis of the tumor microenvironment based in Marseille, announced on January 17th, 2018, the closing of an 18.5 million euros Series B financing ...
  • CORALBIOME : NEW PROGRESS AGAINST CANCER - Two proof of concept allow CoralBiome , a company established in Marseille, to validate palytoxine efficiency on a rare and chemo-resistant cancer. The aim is now to achieve their fund-raising to launch, among other, pre-clinical studies. Second fund-raising campaign switched on, with 5M€ as goal. CoralBiome, a Marseille coral farm ...
  • THE “STOP-ANCHOR” STORY’S - Stop-Anchor, a success story that is revolutionizing marine anchorage! Alain Maurin, the creator of GMPRO and its kit "Stop-Anchor", has been a sailor and a diver for more than 20 years in Marseille (Provence region). At each anchorage, especially when the wind would rise, he could not but deplore the ...
  • The PACA Region is backing the largest delegation of French tech companies at CES Las Vegas - Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur is once again a major force at the renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held from January 9 to 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In association with a network of institutional partners, the Region is providing key assistance to a French Tech delegation counting more than ...
  • PROVENCE PROMOTION AT THE 2018 CES - Connected objects, smart city or artificial intelligence, the CES event helps unveil the most promising innovations for the consumer electronics market. One of the most important trade shows in the world for high tech and digital market players is the Las Vegas CES, taking place January 8-12, 2018. Each year, ...

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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