CapinTech is a non-profit association that aims to strengthen the ecosystem of technological start-up. Our ambition is to gather the skills of actors involved in this field to bring out simple and effective proposals for innovative entrepreneurs.
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Team Côte d’Azur is the investment promotion agency for the Côte d’Azur. Created by the Alpes-Maritimes Départemental Council, the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, the purpose of Team Côte d’Azur is to promote the region on international markets and help new, French or foreign companies to establish offices in the area. The agency gives investors access to a comprehensive range of services so they can discover the Côte d’Azur, a leading, innovative and international region and ensure the best success for their teams based here.
Promotion, the economic development agency of the Bouches-du-Rhône, was created by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Conseil Général (Departement Council) to assist, free of charge, both French and foreign companies relocate in the region.
The Paca-Est Business Incubator is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research for the French departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Var. Paca-Est Incubator was founded by and continues to receive support from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, the University of Toulon, and INRIA Sophia-Méditerranée (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control). The organization aims to develop skills and assist in transferring and commercializing technologies from university laboratories and public research organizations by creating innovative companies and high added value employment in the area.
The Intervarsity incubator IMPULSE has been created, July 2000, after Universities from Aix-Marseille (AMU) and Avignon responded to the invitation to tender made by Ministry. It has been supporting and funding since all innovative business projects based on technology transfer from public research. These universities have been joined by French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in 2002, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 2005, Ecole Centrale and French Aerospace Lab (ONERA) in 2008, Institute of Research for Development (IRD) in 2009 and Ecole Nationale des Mines de St Etienne (ENM-SE) in 2010. IMPULSE is at the heart of a close networking between research laboratories, Carnot institutes, SATT, clusters and the regional agency for innovation. IMPULSE finances all projects linked with public research, and converts 80% of these projects into innovative companies. At the end of 2015, 151 projects have been financed and managed, leading to the creation of 126 companies on the western PACA region. These companies have created about 650 direct jobs, 1 700 indirect jobs and raised more than 173 million euros of private investments, demonstrating their attractiveness and soundness. Supported by the French Ministry of Research, the European Union, the PACA region, the départements of Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse, the City of Marseille, Marseille Provence Métropole and the Communauté du Pays d’Aix, Impulse encourages innovation and creates economic value on the western PACA region.
The Regional Center for Innovation and Technological Transfer in Chemistry, Formulation and Materials, is the organization carrying the PRIDES NOVACHIM (Regional Cluster for Innovation and Development of Social Economy). It drives a collaborative network of companies and laboratories centered on innovation through chemistry. Its activity is based on 3 axis : Promote and facilitate innovation for SME Support companies faced with regulation changes (REACH, CLP…) and structural evolutions (NICT, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Export support, Economic Intelligence…) And finally work on improving the industry integration on two critical aspects : image and role of chemistry Support, advices and specific services are daily provided through a team of specialists
The OPTITEC Competitiveness Cluster federates the stakeholders in photonics in the south-east of France, with more than 125 companies, representing an annual turnover of 1.3 billion euros and 10000 employees. In 6 years, 1 600 directly photonics related jobs have been created. Based in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Languedoc-Roussillon Regions, OPTITEC has awarded its label to more than 170 joint projects worth a total of 465 million euros and 100 million euros of subsidies. In addition to joint R&D projects through the “Outlook SMEs” programme, OPTITEC is committed to the further mission of developing an ecosystem of growth favourable for the development of SMEs.
Trimatec competitiveness cluster promotes economic development of businesses through innovation in the field of clean and efficient industrial processes. The Trimatec network has 173 members in 3 French regions (Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes), with expertise in 4 major thematic areas: Production and value enhancement of algae biomass, applications of supercritical fluids, separation and membrane technologies and management of confined environments. The cluster helps businesses and laboratories through R&D projects’ support, certification and advice on funding. Within the last 10 years, Trimatec certificated 208 projects and raised 159 M€ in public funding.
Capenergies, a competitiveness cluster and PRIDES, aims to be a key player in two major challenges facing our society: – Energy transition, establishing a new energy model for France and delivering concrete solutions to replace fossil energies, to reduce energy demand in the face of supply issues and to control climate change. – Competitiveness of French companies, by developing regional or national energy networks and helping to turn our up-scale research into marketable products or services. CAPENERGIES: THE STRENGTH OF A DYNAMIC NETWORK More than 550 members: companies (including 90% SMBs), financiers, research and training organisations, societies and institutions. And more than 1,250 other partner energy experts in five geographic areas: Southern France (PACA), Corsica, Guadeloupe, Réunion Island and Monaco.
French Bio Beach is a San Diego based organization aiming at promoting scientific exchange, networking and partnering between US and European Life Science communities with a focus on France. French Bio Beach was a project launched in 2006 in collaboration with the trade and economic affairs department of the French Embassy in Washington DC. The goal is to foster academic and business partnerships between San Diego’s entrepreneurial spirit and France’s expertise in the life sciences. During a conference of the French Export Committee, Dr. Stéphane Richard signed an agreement on March 1st, 2006 in Paris with the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. The agreement was signed in presence of Mme Christine Lagarde, the French Foreign Trade Minister with Mr. Jean-François Boittin Minister for Trade and Economic Affairs at the French Embassy in Washington D.C. Pursuant to this agreement, Dr. Stéphane Richard has liaised with the French biotech community in San Diego and promoted the French interests there. Since 2006, French Bio-Beach has participated in the organization of over 40 networking events in San Diego. The purpose of those events is to offer to the Franco-American Scientific community of the greater San Diego area opportunities to gather and thus to create a « virtual Biotech bridge » that encourage exchanges between France & USA. French Bio-Beach’s board is composed of a strong network of local and international life science experts.
Florent co-manages the Marketing & Communications Department of SATT Sud-Est. He writes and implements the communications plan; designs and conducts the webmarketing, social marketing and PR campaigns as well as events. Doctor in Immunology, co-inventor on patents, he spent 10 years as a researcher in France as well as in the USA prior to advancing career in corporate communications. He now devotes himself to communications and tech transfer. Mainly, spreading the word about public research of the PACA & Corsica regions.
Anastasia HOVANESSIAN manages the SATT Sud-Est Marketing Department and is in charge of Start-Up projects. She is graduate of University Paris-Dauphine in Marketing and strategy specializing in Entrepreneurship. Anastasia HOVANESSIAN has 8 years’ experience in business development and Marketing/Strategy in France and worldwide. Her positions in firms include business developer, Branch Manager, Project Manager Officer and Marketing Manager. Since joining SATT Sud-Est, she has placed her expertise in the service of technology transfer.
Stéphane BERGAMINI spent the last 15 years of his career in the public service, where he has most recently held the senior position of Territorial Director and Government Commissioner for the Ministry of the Interior. In March 2016, he was recruited by SATT Sud-Est as Director for European Projects and International Relations, where he conceives, coordinates and manages a range of services for the development of European and international SATT projects according to the strategic direction of its shareholders. A lawyer specializing in defence, security and economic intelligence, through his experience over the last 15 years implementing public policies, he has built up partnerships at the regional and international levels. He received the Silver Medal of Homeland Security in July 2015.
Didier NOEL, Director of the Business Development Department, manages our activities and services that are dedicated to the industry including licensing, and assistance in buying innovations. Didier NOEL has 17 years experience in Sales & Marketing Management in the field of electronics, as well as in strategy and management consulting for companies, investment funds and associations of business angels.
Sarah DAHL manages the French Riviera branch of SATT, and is Contract Manager. Corporate Law Legal Counsel, specialized in New Technology as well as Intellectual Property Law, Sarah DAHL has 10 years experience in technology transfer. She was law manager in the fields of telecoms and microelectronics. Since 2006, she managed the Technology Transfer Office of the Nice Sophia Antipolis University.
Yves DEMANGE, Director of Innovation & Development, manages technology transfer from detection up to the negotiation of licenses. Yves DEMANGE has 20 years experience in technology and business development in industry, where he conducted the transfer of innovative technologies of R&D departments towards customers. He was ICT and Social Science Project Manager for Valorpaca.
Patrick FAURE, Director of Health Institutional Relations, manages detection, predevelopment, development phases as well as the project development strategies, identification of companies likely to use the technologies and negotiation of licenses. After a career in research, he has 15 years experience in biotech start-up business creation and technology transfer. At Valorpaca, he was Team Manager and Life Sciences Project Manager.
Olivier RANDOIN has a strong operational experience in R&D within companies and 10 years experience in food-processing industry technology transfer. Holding two degrees, one as an Engineer and one in corporate administrative and financial management; he was involved in coordinating the financial structure of small companies. Since 2009, he was secretary-general of the Valorpaca association.
Laurent BALY has 16 year experience in R&D and innovation of sport and entertainment’s industries, with a solid experience in intellectual propriety, public-private partnerships and international management. Ph.D. in Human Movement Sciences at Aix-Marseille Université, he graduated in the Aerodynamic & Biomechanic Laboratory at Sport’s Science University.
From 1999 to 2003, he taught in Sport’s Sciences at Aix-Marseille and Avignon universities. In 2003, Laurent BALY joined Decathlon as R&D engineer. Quickly, he created a Research laboratory and become R&D Director of the group. With his teams, he developed new technologies, contributed to the patent portfolio of the Group and created strong partnerships with universities.
Then, in 2011, he became Industrial Director of Decathlon in South East Asia, where he led the production.
In 2014, back to France, he became Components & Technologies Division Director in Lille. In 2015, Laurent BALY joined SATT Sud-Est as President.
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