Directory of members

    2AE Ingénierie

    Environmental engineering firm.

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    AALTO POWER

    A company that invests in and operates wind farms’.

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    ACCESS FOOD TECHNOLOGIES

    Access Food Technologies (AFT) was founded to develop an energy self-sufficient mass catering unit project. The company’s patented technology features a closed thermodynamic cycle. The firm’s catering unit is designed as a solution for isolated areas, particularly around the Mediterranean basin.

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    ACD2

    ACD² is a limited-liability workers’ cooperative (SCOP ARL) founded by two former employees of the COSTIC centre in Digne-les-Bains. Sustainable development services and research form the core of its business, with a particular focus on energy sustainability, energy usage management and rational energy use.

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    ACG Management

    ACG Management is a multi-regional investment partner that focuses on “small caps”. The “small caps” segment has been Viveris Management's core focus from the outset, working exclusively with businesses in this segment. Our task is to make sure our organisation reflects the specific challenges of regional markets, and to fine-tune our services to their needs.

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    ACTIA Télécom

    ACTIA Telecom offers a wide range of products and systems for businesses in the electric power transmission and distribution sector.

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    ACTIV' EnR Corsica

    Activ'EnR Corsica develops miniature generators that produce electricity from local biomass. These products are tailored to regional needs and help support local, sustainable and job-creating businesses. Its ultimate aim is to develop a new French sector using an innovative process (combined boiler and ORC) that is suited to local consumption patterns (mountain village). This type of development could be replicated elsewhere, not just in Corsica, but throughout France and the rest of the world, wherever biomass resources are available.

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    ADEC

    ADEC is a public institution with industrial and commercial goals established by decision of the Corsican Assembly on 23 October 1992. Its purpose is to implement the Corsican authority’s economic policy.

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    ADECI

    Adeci was founded in Marseille in 1980 by business leaders from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Adeci is a non-profit association with a membership comprising more than 200 manufacturing firms.

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    ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie)

    ADEME is involved in implementing public environment, energy and sustainable development policy.

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    ADER Méditerranée (en cours d'enregistrement à la Préfecture - précédent nom ADER PACA)

    Interface and facilitator for joint research projects for 45 years Expertise in: - drafting, monitoring and managing national and international research contracts - helping technology platforms get off the ground and managing administrative and financial aspects - fixed-term wage portage for funded research projects - engineering for national and international collaborative projects, submitting funding applications to the European Commission, Local Government Ministries and Foundations - tax optimisation for research - organising scientific events.

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    Adrien mateos

    Specialist in water and gas installation work (all locations).

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    AFPA CORSE

    The National Association for Adult Vocational Training (AFPA) is a public vocational training organisation. AFPA courses are open to job-seekers and employees, delivered in partnership with public bodies, local authorities and businesses (large firms, SMIs/SMEs and sole traders). The association also handles professional training contracts.

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    AGHJASOLE

    An umbrella association for professionals in the energy sustainability sector founded in 1998, primarily to promote and foster new energies and energy sustainability in Corsica. The association’s members include architects, solar panel installers, bioclimatic building firms, wood sector professionals, consulting firms, local authorities and individuals.

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    Aix Marseille Université - AMU

    Aix-Marseille University was founded by decree no. 2011-1010 of 24 August 2011. The university officially came into existence on 1 January 2012, replacing the University of Provence, the University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University. It is one of France’s youngest universities and also its largest in terms of student numbers, workforce and budget. It is also the largest French-speaking university. Having already secured outstanding performance in teaching and research, Aix-Marseille University has all the right ingredients to be a leading higher education and research institution.

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    AJR Conseil

    Process engineering and consulting via the “Experts Club”.

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    AKUO CORSE ENERGY SOLAR

    Building renewable energy power plants.

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    AKUO ENERGY

    Akuo Energy, founded in 2007, is France’s leading independent renewable energy producer and the global leader in solar power storage solutions. Akuo Energy is committed to developing exemplary projects, which go beyond the mere production of electricity to create additional social benefits for the populations of the places where they are built. At end-2014, Akuo Energy had consolidated revenue of €112 million coming solely from the sale of green energy, electricity and thermal energy, and had a total of 177 employees. The firm’s ambition is to operate more than 3,000 MW within 5 years.

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    ALOE ENERGY

    Created in 2014 with backing from powerful investors (AXA Clean Energy, Bernis Investissement, Debiopharm Investment and the Heinz Nixdorf foundation), in December 2014 the company acquired the solar farms operated and developed by Eco Delta.

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    ALTERN'ECO

    Thermal engineering firm.

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    ALTERNATIF 2B

    Specialist in electrical installation work (all locations).

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    AMENAGEMENT

    Environmental engineering firm.

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    AP2E

    R&D, design and integration of online analysis systems, primarily for the environment and industrial process sectors.

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    APAVE SUDEUROPE SAS

    Apave’s core business is risk management, with a comprehensive range of technical and intellectual services: - inspection, construction, testing and measurement, education and consulting. Our ultimate aim is to keep people and property safe and to optimise organisational performance.

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    APEC (Association pour l'Emploi des Cadres)

    Apec is a leading player in executive employment in France, working with businesses to recruit middle managers and supporting executives throughout their careers (first job, mobility, career development, etc.). Some 31,590 businesses and 530,000 executives currently use Apec’s services. Apec advises businesses Apec provides advice to HR professionals, operations managers and SME/SMI directors, helping them recruit the executives they need. Apec has a dedicated team of 580 recruitment consultants throughout France, helping its clients understand the executive employment market, determine the competencies they need, and make contact with suitable candidates. Apec’s solutions are tailored to the needs of businesses and their recruitment imperatives. Apec advises executives Apec helps executives – both employed and seeking a new role – at every stage of their career. Apec helps them identify their problem, assess their competencies, determine their prospecting targets and fine-tune their search efforts. Apec also helps young graduates secure their first job, through advice and job-hunting methods tailored to their situation and profile. The Board of Directors The Board of Directors is equally divided between members of MEDEF and the five main unions representing private-sector executives (CFE-CGC, CFDT Cadres, UCI-FO, UGICA-CFTC, and UGICT-CGT). The Board of Directors meets three times a year to determine Apec’s core policy guidelines. The Executive Board Members of the ten-strong Executive Board are appointed from the Board of Directors – five from MEDEF and one from each union (CFE-CGC, CFDT Cadres, UCI-FO, UGICA-CFTC, and UGICT-CGT). The Executive Board implements the policy guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. Apec Chairman Apec has a two-year rolling Chairman system, alternating between a member of the employers’ college and member of the union college. Eric Verhaeghe has been the Chairman of APEC since June 2009. 15 Joint Regional Committees Apec’s joint management structure also applies at the regional level. Apec’s regional directors implement national policy guidelines with the support of Joint Regional Committees, with equal representation from employers’ and union members.

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    AREA PACA - (Agence Régionale de l'Equipement et de l'Aménagement PACA)

    AREA PACA, a local public development company, is the operator for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region. 1/ AREA is responsible for building and renovating the region’s sixth-form colleges, apprentice training centres and some university premises, carrying out major maintenance work on more than 2,500,000 m² of facilities. 2/ AREA is also involved in building facilities of regional importance, such as the Centre Régional de la Méditerranée, the FRAC, the Marseille and Nice Astronomy Observatories, the International School Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in Manosque, regional train stations and regional airports. 3/ AREA works on regionally important planning operations, such as the Parc des Ateliers in Arles and the Forcalquier planning zone (ITER). 4/ AREA acts as the operator for the PACA Region, building and renovating public facilities and carrying out regionally important planning operations. 5/ In April 2015, the region expanded its remit and made AREA PACA the regional energy management operator. a) AREA now has the exclusive power to carry out the following operations on behalf of its shareholders and within their region: - planning, construction, renovation, major maintenance and repair, and building and facility management operations, on premises owned or operated by its shareholders, along with any other service related to energy efficiency and energy transition operations. This means that AREA can carry out surveys, give advice and provide technical support to contracting authorities on the construction of facilities and installations connected to the energy transition. It is also authorised to operate and manage energy production, transport and/or distribution sites. Finally, its remit includes energy development and/or rational energy use. Moreover, to help public bodies and private-sector organisations meet their requirements across all areas related to the energy transition, the region has created SEMAREA, a new public-private company (SEML). This will ensure that private companies can now play a role in complex projects, while maintaining their public interest objectives. AREA and SEMAREA are therefore complementary local public companies, working together to provide a comprehensive response to key energy transition challenges.

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    ARECO (Air Refresching Control)

    ARECO manufactures an ultrasonic nebuliser system to manage humidity in mass retail outlets and manufacturing premises. We also manufacture and install clean room bio-decontamination systems.

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    AREVA - Section PTCCI - F

    Unique features of the PTCCI – F section Chemistry, Molecular chemistry Corrosion, expertise in metals, alloys, ceramics and cermet Low-temperature and high-temperature pressurised electrochemistry High-temperature technology (300°C/800°C) and pressures from atm. to 300 bars Analyses: Microscopy (SEM, EDX), dilatometry, hardness, DRX, porosimetry, IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy

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    ARMINES CEMEF (Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux)

    CEMEF is one of Europe’s leading research centres for materials and forming process, covering physics, physical chemistry, mechanics, thermal, modelling and digital simulation. CEMEF’s disciplines: - material physics - thermodynamics and phase transition - mechanics - digital analysis - software engineering Areas of expertise: - knowledge of forming processes and phase transitions - expertise in measuring techniques: multi-scale materials analysis; solid-state mechanical properties; rheology; tribology; surface analysis; electron microscopy; mass spectrometry - construction of instruments and pilot machines.

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    ARMINES CMA - Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées

    CMA is an applied mathematics centre that carries out research in the fields of informatics and automation. The centre also houses a group of researchers with expertise in these two associated disciplines: modelling, and mathematics for optimisation control and decision-making, with a particular emphasis on climate change issues. CMA has operations at two Mines ParisTech sites (Sophia-Antipolis and Paris). Notably, CMA develops optimisation models for long-term forecasting, provides expertise on optimal energy system management, works on the electricity and carbon markets, has founded a ParisTech Chair on forecast modelling for sustainable development, and has developed a range of global partnerships with industry. Teaching fellows: 11 Other staff: 13 Mines ParisTech PhD students: 21 Other students: 17

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    ARMINES DEP - Département Energétique et Procédés

    Formerly known as CEP (Centre Énergétique des Procédés), located at the Sophia-Antipolis site. DEP: Joint Mines ParisTech/ARMINES research unit on energy and processes, divided into 4 research centres since 1 January 2013. The DEP (energy and process department) is a joint Mines ParisTech/ARMINES research unit. It is one of France’s leading research centres on energy efficiency and future energy sectors. DEP has two research centres at the Sophia site – PERSEE and OIE – led by Arnaud Rigacci and Thiery Ranchin respectively.

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    ARTS ET METIERS BUSINESS ANGELS AMBA

    Arts et Métiers Business Angels is a non-profit organisation that aims to: - Help ENSAM alumni become Business Angels - Foster a culture of entrepreneurship within the ENSAM alumni community - Provide members with the assistance they need to invest in new and growing businesses, particularly by fostering solidarity links between them. And more generally, to undertake any action, in whatever way it sees fit, to bring together member investors and entrepreneurs.

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    ARTS ET METIERS BUSINESS ANGELS AMBA

    The Aix-en-Provence Campus is one of Arts et Métiers ParisTech's eight teaching and research campuses. Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a public body whose principal aims are to provide undergraduate training and continuing professional development for engineers, to carry out scientific and technical research, and to assist manufacturing companies. It produces around 1,000 engineering graduates per year.

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    ASSYSTEM EOS

    Assystem is an international engineering and innovation consultancy group with 50 years’ experience at the heart of industry.

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    ATMOSTAT

    ATMOSTAT manufactures and sells cutting-edge equipment for the Aerospace & Defence and Energy sectors.

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    ATR ROBOTIQUE

    Research and production of electronic and automatic systems.

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    AUGIER SA

    Production of electrical and electronic equipment for energy transport, management and efficiency.

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    Azzura Lights

    AZZURA LIGHTS® is a public-interest cooperative company that offers energy consumption management services. AZZURA LIGHTS® is accredited by CNRS and CRESS PACA for its social innovation and approved as a socially useful enterprise by the French Ministry of the Economy. AZZURA LIGHTS® is a leading player in the social economy and has been recognised as an “Entreprise Remarquable France” by Initiative France for the local, environmental, societal and innovative values of its activities in the Alpes-Maritimes region. AZZURA LIGHTS® is a start-up hosted at the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur EU BIC (business and innovation centre).

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    B.E.C.M.P

    Engineering and consulting firm.

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    BALAGNE PRO FROID sarl

    - Refrigeration and air conditioning fitting and repair services. - Home and professional kitchen fitter - Air conditioning/ventilation systems

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    BANQUE POPULAIRE PROVENCALE ET CORSE

    Banque Populaire Provençale et Corse is a regional cooperative bank. Banque Populaire was founded in 1885 as a socially active bank. It opened in Marseille in October 1920 at the initiative of small and medium-sized retailers and manufacturers in the city.

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    BEESPHERENERGY

    A company that sells and rents electric bicycles and provides solutions for electric bicycle fleets.

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    BENOMAD

    Geolocation and navigation software developer.

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    BERTIN Technologies

    Bertin Technologies is a consulting and engineering firm, with a focus on services and projects for energy, environment, industry and defence.

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    BET ROUX

    Fluid and energy engineering and consulting for the construction industry. Legal expert to the Bastia Court of Appeal.

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    BIOMAT CORSICA

    A construction and public works firm founded in 1991 by Jean-Marie Leca. In 2002, the firm began specialising in bioclimatic homes to meet the challenges of sustainable development.

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    BPI COrse

    BPI is a public body formerly known as Oséo – the public bank that funded SMEs to promote jobs and growth. It is now a one-stop shop for companies based on the island.

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    BPIFrance (ex Oséo)

    Bpifrance is a public investment bank that will invest around €8 billion in French businesses by 2017.

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    BUREAU VERITAS

    Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification. It has 66,000 employees across 1,350 sites in 140 countries, serving more than 400,000 clients.

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    Cap Vert Energie

    Renewable energy producer. Photovoltaic and biogas.

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    CAPEB HAUTE CORSE

    CAPEB, a professional building trades organisation, defends, trains, informs and represents the department’s 3,000 building firms.

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    Capenergies

    Originally set up in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Corsica, Capenergies now brings together more than 400 stakeholders from industry, research and training in the PACA region, Corsica, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island and Monaco. It covers 9 energy disciplines: Energy Demand Management, Solar, Wind, Hydropower, Marine and Geothermal Energy, Biomass and Bioenergies, Hydrogen and energy storage, Coupling and Integration of energy systems, Fission, Fusion. Right from the start Capenergies positioned itself to promote the development of energy systems to supply real solutions for the replacement of fossil fuel.

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    CAPRISK DEVELOPMENT

    The firm delivers intellectual services – technical assistance, engineering, auditing and consulting, and training in quality, health, safety, environment and industrial risk – to manufacturing firms and their subcontractors. Our main clients are leading firms such as Sanofi, Total, Arkema, Solvay, Vencorex and Ponticelli, both in France and abroad. Our ambition is to focus on the nuclear, food processing, naval and aerospace sectors.

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    CAPSIM

    An independent engineering and consulting firm focusing on electrical engineering and energy systems.

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    CARMA

    CARMA was founded under a joint initiative by businesses, laboratories and training centres in the PACA region, to help businesses in the materials and processes sector grow and enhance their technical capabilities.

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    CASA BIO

    Specialist in sustainable and eco-certified housing (RGE Qualitois, AIE Qualitois eau and Eco Artisans certifications).

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    CASALONGA CONSULTANTS

    Engineering firm focusing on local resource use, bioclimatic architecture and solar farm impact assessment.

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    CCI Bastia Haute-Corse

    The Haute-Corse Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an offshoot of the “Chambre Consultative de Manufacture”, founded by imperial decree on 2 April 1803. The first Chamber of Commerce was created in Bastia in 1843.

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    CCI de VAUCLUSE

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry serves 20,000 businesses in the Vaucluse department. It helps firms in the tourism, services, retail and industry sectors throughout every stage of their growth, from creation through to transmission. It offers a wide range of training programmes, helping to develop the skills of the future and tailoring its provision to business’ needs. The CCI helps to boost the Vaucluse economy by ensuring that the facilities under its management (including Avignon-Provence Airport and Le Ponten Commercial Port) are fully optimised. The CCI is committed to promoting balanced, sustainable development across the department. It takes part in consultations on major regional projects, representing business interests. The CCI provides a forum for discussion and kick-starts projects, via a network of partners, local authorities, the Departmental Council, the Regional Council, Chambers of Agriculture, Trade Chambers, neighbouring CCIs and the university – all in the interest of boosting the Vaucluse economy. The CCI was awarded ISO 9001 certification at the end of 2010. Avignon Airport also received ISO 14001 certification in June 2008.

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    CCI du VAR

    Modernisation, partnership and proximity are the three key words that drive the Var Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in its work to support 40,000 businesses in the department. Our ambition is to work with business leaders to build a sustainable, thriving, flourishing and innovative economy.

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    CCI Marseille

    The Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded on 5 August 1599, making it the world’s first chamber organisation. This past is what lies behind the CCI’s modernity, building on four centuries of expertise in working to address the concerns of its clients – local businesses. It helps them deal with their administrative formalities, designs and produces practical tools, and helps them reach new, international markets and acquire new technologies. Today, it aims to reclaim its position as a benchmark player in the local economy, helping to get short-term projects off the ground while drawing attention to medium- and long-term threats and opportunities.

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    CCI Nice

    THE NICE COTE D'AZUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY CARRIES OUT A NUMBER OF MAJOR MISSIONS: A mission to act as a dynamic representative for 66,000 businesses in the Alpes-Maritimes department: * 21,500 small retailers * 11,000 industrial firms

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    CCI-VAR-Agence de Développement Economique

    Helping French and foreign companies set up business in the Var department

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    CDC Corse

    Caisse des Dépôts Group is a long-term investor acting for the general public interest and for the economic development of the country. The Group invests in projects that serve to boost growth across all territories, meeting needs that cannot be satisfied by the market alone. Its role is widely recognised in the political and business spheres. Caisse des Dépôts’ duty to act as a long-term investor is enshrined in France’s Economic Modernisation Act (LME): “Caisse des Dépôts is a long-term investor that helps businesses to develop while protecting the interests of its assets”.

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    CDC PACA

    Caisse des Dépôts Group is a long-term investor acting for the general public interest and for the economic development of the country.

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    CEA

    The CEA carries out high-level pure research in three main areas: global defence and security, non-GHG energy, and information and health technologies. The CEA is a scientific, technical and industrial research institution, classed as an “EPIC” (public institution with industrial and commercial goals). It sits in a unique category as a government-run public institution. It reports to four French government ministries: the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Land Use Planning; the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Employment; the Ministry of Higher Education and Research; and the Ministry of Defence. With nine centres located throughout France, the CEA has a strong regional presence and robust partnerships with other research bodies, local authorities and universities, focusing on teaching and public information in order to promote knowledge transfer. A recognised expert in its disciplines, the CEA is a fully-fledged member of the European research landscape and has an ever-growing international reach.

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    CEA/DAM/Le Ripault

    The CEA carries out extensive research in order to make new energy solutions more competitive. Its in-depth expertise in materials, especially polymers, ceramics, thin films and carbon materials, has enabled new materials and complete systems to be developed. Le Ripault's work involves improving the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), for which it develops complete systems. Its work also covers pressurised hydrogen storage tanks, window thermal management (electrochromic system) and hybrid organic solar cells.

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    CEA/DAM/Valduc

    The CEA Valduc centre, 45 km north-west of Dijon, has been a key component of France’s national deterrent defence system since 1957.

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    CEA/DEN/CADDIR

    Cadarache is one of 10 research centres run by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Its work focuses on nuclear energy (fission and fusion), new energy technologies and plant biology.

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    CEA/DEN/DEC

    The fuels research department (DEC) is responsible for acquiring, incorporating and leveraging knowledge about the design, manufacture, characterisation and study of how fuels behave in a reactor (normal, incident and emergency regimes), and downstream of the cycle. The DEC’s mission is to: - research and develop ways to improve existing nuclear fuels and design and qualify new fuels - develop fuel simulation codes and the corresponding platform - develop fuel production processes - decommission spent fuels and unwanted nuclear materials for subsequent warehousing or storage - develop and carry out radio-chemical and chemical analysis for application in fuels, reactor contamination and clean-up.

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    CEA/DEN/DER

    The DER’s areas of expertise include assessment of nuclear reactor sectors (performance, safety, efficiency, waste), reactor physics and experimentation on critical models, thermo-hydraulic modelling, and supporting analytical experiments. It also possesses expertise in safety experiments and operating experimental reactors.

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    CEA/DEN/DMN

    The nuclear materials department (DMN) is responsible for carrying out CEA research into non-fissile ceramics and metals. Through its theoretical and experimental research, it helps to develop knowledge in materials science and engineering, with a view to determining how the properties of materials change under different usage conditions, irradiation, thermo-mechanical stress, etc. It characterises the properties of non-fissile nuclear metals and ceramics to determine their performance, using modelling to ascertain their operative lifespan. These materials may be irradiated or non-irradiated, and come from irradiation facility monitoring programs at online or experimental reactors in France (Osiris, Phénix) or abroad. The materials may also come from charged particle simulation experiments – ions and/or protons using JANNUS (Joint Accelerators for Nano-science and NUclear Simulation) accelerators, or electrons using the very high voltage electron microscope (CEA – SRMA). The department produces new or improved materials to meet future Generation IV (GEN IV) reactor needs, and to increase the lifespan of current reactors (pressurised water reactors) or make the corresponding systems more competitive. The department has the capacities to develop and transform these materials. It develops material behaviour laws and models under normal service, critical incident and long-term use conditions. It works with DM2S to help produce the corresponding design principles and safety documentation for operators and designers. On request, the department inspects industrial parts withdrawn from service for French and foreign nuclear operators, with a particular emphasis on cracking and deformation mechanisms, and with a view to proposing improvement solutions. The department manages databased to build on the knowledge and data gained through its work. The department is divided into three sub-departments – the Physical Metallurgy Research Department (SRMP), the Applied Metallurgy Research Department (SRMA), and the Irradiated Materials Research Department (SEMI). DMN employs around 180 CEA staff, working alongside roughly 20 doctoral students and a dozen post-docs. The department also hosts foreign researchers to support its research work. The SRMA also houses the “Functional Materials for Energy Team”, a joint research unit with Ecole Centrale de Paris and the CNRS. * Joint facilities shared by the SRMP (CEA), the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (CEA) and the Nuclear Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry Centre (CNRS).

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    CEA/DEN/DPC

    DPC focuses its work on the intersection between engineering sciences and academic research, looking at issues from a multi-disciplinary and multi-scale perspective (from ab-initio calculation to operational models). Its work involves analysing, observing, interpreting and modelling physical and chemical processes, and helping to develop knowledge and competencies in the field. Its four main areas of research and development focus are: interface chemistry: retention properties, interaction mechanisms, transport properties and heterogeneous chemical kinetics materials physics and chemistry: thermodynamics, chemical reactivity, transport properties in porous media, coupling research (between chemistry, transport, mechanics, thermal and radiolysis), and long-term changes and behaviour physical and chemical analysis: improvement and development of analysis tools and methods for organic (mineral) compounds in all media, and in particular development of spectroscopy methods using laser interrogation, and development of mass spectrometry techniques solution chemistry: structure, coordination chemistry and speciation, species reactivity, radiolysis mechanisms, chemical kinetics, development of thermodynamic databases.

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    CEA/DEN/DPIE

    The Department of Installation Packaging Projects’ (DPIE) mission is to: act as a delegated project manager for new installation or renovation projects at DEN sites act as a delegated project manager for transport packaging projects across the CEA provide project management assistance to the Innovation and Nuclear Support Division (DISN) and the Nuclear Clean-up and Dismantling Division (DADN) support safety and security research for all stakeholders at CEA Cadarache.

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    CEA/DEN/DTCD

    The Waste Treatment and Packaging Research Department studies: solid and liquid radioactive waste treatment techniques (decontamination, incineration, etc.) waste packaging materials and processes (glass, ceramics, coatings) the long-term behaviour of packaging materials. It is also involved in technology transfer for processes developed in the areas listed above, as well as in supercritical fluids and membranes. Tel: +33 (0)4 66 79 60 00

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    CEA/DEN/DTEC

    Fuel Cycle Technology Department -

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    CEA/DEN/DTN

    The DTN’s missions are to: - Research, design, develop and qualify reactor components. - Study the thermo-hydraulic behaviour and performance of heat-transfer fluids; develop physical and chemical processes needed to implement these fluids; study the interactions between heat-transfer fluids and components. - Study the radioactivity of nuclear systems: study and model radionuclide transfers within reactor circuits and in the environment; develop nuclear measurement methods.

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    CEA/DEN/I-TESEE

    I-TESEE (Energy Systems Technology and Economy Institute) is a cross-disciplinary institute that looks at the technical and economic dimensions of energy systems, from primary sources to final needs, for the whole of the CEA. The institute works for all CEA divisions and units, in a network, with both teams developing processes in the relevant fields, and various external partners such as businesses, governments, universities and research centres in France and abroad, and international organisations.

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    CEA/DRT/CEA Tech

    CEA Tech is building on CEA Leti’s successful track record in innovating for industry. Our organisation’s 4,500 researchers and administrative staff are dedicated to bringing manufacturers a broad range of Key Enabling Technologies developed by Leti, List, Liten, and other CEA operating divisions.

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    CEA/DRT/LETI

    The Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technologies (Leti) carries out technology research work in the following fields: Micro- and nano-technologies for microelectronics Microsystem technology, design and integration Imaging technologies Micro- and nano-technologies for biology and health Communication technologies and portable devices.

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    CEA/DRT/LIST

    Located in Saclay and Fontenay-aux-Roses (south of Paris), the Laboratory for Integration of Systems and Technology focuses on R&D programmes for digital systems. Interactive systems Virtual reality and sensory interfaces Multimedia, multilingual knowledge engineering Robotics. Embedded systems Software and system security methods and tools High-performance computer architecture Smart vision systems. Sensors and signal processing Industrial control Instrumentation Ionising radiation measurements. Post code Town/city

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    CEA/DRT/LITEN

    The Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials (LITEN) is a CEA institute located in Grenoble and Chambéry (INES). It is one of the largest and newest European research centres for new energy technologies. Its mission is to spearhead French efforts to diversify its energy sources by incorporating renewables into the energy mix to meet the needs of the transport, housing and portable electronics sectors, and to help make businesses more competitive. Liten works on 350 partnership research contracts each year and is a key player in industry. It also has more patents (96 in 2008) than any other CEA laboratory and manages a portfolio of 324 worldwide patents. Liten’s activities focus on solar power and energy-efficient buildings, future transportation (hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries), and nanomaterials and energy (and safety).

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    CEA/DSM/INAC

    In 2008, the DRFMC became INAC (Institute for Nanosciences and Cryogenics). Our institute’s name was changed to reflect our current programmes and the focus of our work. INAC employs 500 people across a wide range of disciplines, with physicists, chemists, biochemists and technology experts working side-by-side. Ground-breaking theoretical research constitutes the lion’s share of our work, with more than 350 publications each year in leading journals. We have received numerous prestigious prizes and awards in recognition of our work, including more than 15 distinctions in the last two years alone. These include 4 French Academy of Sciences awards, the Science and Defence prize, 3 ANR excellence chairs, the Quantum Device Award, and the low-temperature physics prize.

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    CEA/DSM/IRAMIS

    The Saclay Institute of Matter and Radiation (IRAMIS, formerly known as DRECAM) is a theoretical research institute, part of the CEA’s Material Sciences Division (DSM). It employs 650 researchers, research engineers and research technicians across 8 departments and research laboratories, most of which work in tandem with other partners (CNRS, École Polytechnique and ENSICAEN). Its research disciplines include: - Nanoscience - Radiation-matter interactions - Complex matter and systems IRAMIS’ theoretical research activities focus on: - Information and health technologies (especially nanoscience), - Future energy sources IRAMIS’ researchers develop and fine-tune a range of nano-scale experimental techniques (nanometre, attosecond), and are also involved in major European programmes and organisations. SPAM: Photons, Atoms and Molecules Department SPAM is a department of CEA’s Material Sciences Division, which carries out both theoretical and applied research. Its laboratories focus mainly on photon-material interactions, from “matter under extreme conditions” (MEC) to “physics and chemistry of molecular structures” (Francis Perrin Lab., LFP). The research is primarily carried out using SPAM’s femtosecond laser systems, which are also available for use by the wider scientific community in France (LOA-IRAMIS tender) and Europe (SLIC). SPAM’s activities can be consulted on the MEC & LFP external websites, and on the MEC & LFP themed websites. SPAM also has a strong tradition of hosting and training interns (MEC & LFP), doctoral students and post-docs.

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    CEA/DSM/IRFM

    The Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IFRM) is located at the CEA Cadarache site in Bouches du Rhône, France. It operates the Tore Supra tokamak, the world’s first large tokamak with superconducting magnets, commissioned in April 1988. It is also heavily involved with the European JET tokamak programmes and in preparation work to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion as an energy source (ITER project, etc.). In 2012, Tore Supra (CEA’s tokamak at Cadarache) changed its name to West (W Environment in Steady-state Tokamak). The tokamak, which holds the world record for the longest plasma duration time, is now a testing platform for ITER. West will be used to study water-cooled tungsten components exposed to long-duration fusion plasma. The first project partner is a Chinese institute with expertise in fusion, also involved with ITER, which will provide the power supply infrastructure for West.

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    CEA/DSM/SACDIR

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    CEA/DSM/VALORISATION

    DSM’s technology transfer unit The Material Sciences Division (DSM) is CEA’s theoretical research unit for physics and chemistry.

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    CEA/DSV/IBEB

    The Institute of Environmental Biology and Biotechnology (IBEB) is located at the CEA centres in the Rhône valley (PACA and Languedoc-Roussillon regions) and employs around 160 people. Its work focuses on understanding adaptation mechanisms to environmental stress, metal pollutants and ionising radiation, optimising the production of added-value molecules, and developing innovative tools and concepts to detect toxic agents.

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    CEA/DSV/IBITEC-S

    Institute of Biology and Technology Saclay (IBITEC-S) IBITEC-S has a team of around 500 people of all statuses, carrying out both theoretical and targeted research projects in a range of life sciences disciplines: - fundamental mechanisms governing cell energy and membrane functions - gene expression regulation and cell cycle control - cellular response to ionising radiation, nuclear toxins and oxidative stress - pharmacokinetics of drugs and organic molecules - protein engineering using chemicals and genetic engineering. IBITEC-S has extensive expertise to carry out these projects, developing a range of methods and tools, including: - specific chemical tools for life sciences, including molecular labelling - bio-physical methods for in-depth analysis of complex molecules - innovative biochemical, genetic and cell imaging techniques - large-scale biology methods (genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics) - dose regulation methods (analytical immunology, mass spectrometry).

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    CEA/DSV/IBS

    The Institute of Structural Biology (IBS) was built in Grenoble, close to European facilities – the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), which houses a nuclear research reactor. IBS is responsible for carrying out structural biology research in this unique environment, operating the synchrotron radiation facility and neutron beams and developing additional, cutting-edge technologies. Over the years, IBS has gained access to a wide range of methods, including X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, biophysics, mass spectrometry, molecular dynamics and protein engineering.

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    CEA/DSV/IBT

    The Institute of Biology and Technology Saclay (IBITEC-S) was founded in 2007 following the merger of three DSV research departments. The institute has five departments, each focusing on specific research themes and using their own methods, and harnessing the very latest equipment to tackle cutting-edge scientific questions. IBITEC-S focuses on theoretical and applied research in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, structural biology, protein engineering, organic and inorganic chemistry, bioenergetics, biosecurity and technology development.

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    CEA/DSV/IRTSV

    The Institute of Life Sciences Research and Technologies (IRTSV) is a multi-disciplinary institute that currently has nine joint research units. The institute’s ambition is two-fold: describing protein and protein dynamics to analyse the diversity and complexity of living organisms, and to situate proteins in their functional context. Some of the institute’s projects, which span the interface between chemistry and biology and between physics and biology, aim to analyse cell morphogenesis and how proteins interact with specific effectors. Other projects examine the integrated responses of living organisms to changes in environmental conditions and stress. Another key area covered by IRTSV’s projects is the deployment of modelling and bio-mathematics strategies, with a view to integrating all macro-scale data (proteomics, high-speed interference ARN), and to modelling gene regulation networks and metabolic networks via an iterative process involving experimentation and modelling. Some of these projects span the interface between life sciences and nanotechnology.

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    CEA/INSTN

    The National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN) is under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment. INSTN was established in 1956 to train engineers, researchers and technicians tasked with implementing the French civil nuclear development programme – training that was unavailable at universities and engineering schools at the time. Headquartered at CEA Saclay, INSTN also has facilities at CEA’s Cadarache, Grenoble and Marcoule sites, as well as at the Cherbourg-Octeville university campus.

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    Centre de Formation d'Apprentis de la Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Territoriale des Alpes de haute provence

    An initial vocational/apprentice training centre run by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

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    CEREMA

    Cerema, headquartered in Bron, was created on 1 January 2014. It is a resource centre for scientific and technical expertise, in support of the definition, implementation and evaluation of public planning and sustainable development policies. It was formed by the merger of 11 smaller departments: - the eight Public Works Regional Engineering Centres (Cete) - the Centre for Studies on Urban Planning, Transportation and Public Facilities (Certu) - the Centre for Maritime and Fluvial Studies (Cetmef) - the Technical Agency for Transportation, Roads and Urban Infrastructure (Setra)

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    CERFISE (CENTRE d'ETUDES, de RECHERCHE et de FORMATION- INSTITUTIONNELLE du SUD EST)

    CERFISE is a team of experts in social sciences, economics and urban planning, working together to carry out research and take action, with a focus on analysing social changes and adapting public policy.

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    CHEZE Jean-Claude

    Solar thermal and aerothermal sales and installation.

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    City Motion

    A company that designs and manufactures fully electric scooters.

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    CJconsultants SAS

    Project management consulting firm specialising in scheduling, construction management and economics.

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    CLEAN ENERGY PLANET

    A firm that designs, manufactures and installs intermodal self-service electric bicycles.

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    CLEEF SYSTEM

    A firm that develops and sells an innovative sludge dewatering solution.

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    CLIM PRO

    A specialist in heat and air conditioning equipment installation work.

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    CLIM SERVICES sarl

    Clim' Services CHR Pro has been a specialist in air conditioning and professional equipment for catering, hospitality and the public sector since 1994.

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    Clim2B

    A company that sells and installs heat pumps and repairs them in-situ.

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    Club d'Affaires Franco-Allemand de Provence

    The Club d'Affaires Franco-Allemand de Provence (CAFAP) was founded in 1993 is a member of the 21-strong network of Franco-German Business Clubs. It also represents the regional delegation of the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris. Since 2008, CAFAP has hosted the liaison office for IIF (Deutsches ITER Industrie Forum), the ITER German Industrial Forum.

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    CMR SAS (Contrôle Mesure Régulation)

    A firm that designs, develops and sells a comprehensive range of instrumentation and automation products and systems.

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    CNIM (Constructions Industrielles de la méditérranée)

    A mid-sized industrial firm that manufactures waste recovery and smoke treatment systems, military systems, and concentrated solar power systems.

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    CNRS- DR 12 (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

    The French National Centre for Scientific Research is a public research body under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It produces knowledge and harnesses this knowledge for the benefit of society. Many eminent researchers have worked at CNRS’s laboratories at some point in their career. With 16 Nobel Prize winners and 11 Fields Medal holders, the CNRS has a long-standing tradition of excellence.

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    CNRS-DR 20 (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

    The regional delegation is responsible for managing and supporting laboratories, representing the institution, and leading and coordinating the scientific community. It also manages property development projects and maintenance and upgrade work on the CNRS’s assets.

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    COMMUNAUTE D'AGGLOMERATION POLE AZUR PROVENCE

    The Communauté d'Agglomération de Bastia (Bastia Urban Community) was created on 31 December 2001 from the former District of Bastia, founded in 1966. The Communauté d'Agglomération de Bastia has five member communes (from north to south): Santa Maria di Lota, San Martino di Lota, Ville di Pietrabugno, Bastia, and Furiani. Its president is Mr. Emile Zuccarelli, former minister and Mayor of Bastia. The Council – the community’s decision-making body – has 24 delegates from the member communes. It meets once per quarter.

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    COMMUNAUTE D'AGGLOMERATION POLE AZUR PROVENCE

    Founded in 1966, the Urban District of Carpentras (the predecessor to the COVE) is one of the oldest inter-communal organisations in France.

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    COMMUNAUTE DE COMMUNES PROVENCE D'ARGENS EN VERDON

    CCLDV’s main missions are to spur development, to enhance quality of life and solidarity, to secure universal buy-in for projects in the community interest, and to pool resources and services.

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    COMMUNAUTE DE COMMUNES PROVENCE D'ARGENS EN VERDON

    The community’s goal is to foster solidarity and to promote joint development and planning projects.

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    COMMUNAUTE DE COMMUNES PROVENCE D'ARGENS EN VERDON

    The Communauté d'Agglomération Pôle Azur Provence (Azur Provence Cluster Urban Community) has a different remit than a commune, generally dealing with matters of “community interest”. The Community Council is responsible for determining the powers that fall within the community’s remit in each area of intervention (economy, planning, housing, etc.), and which powers rest with the commune (i.e. individual town halls). Where a power is transferred to the urban community, the commune loses its authority on this subject.

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    Commune de la Croix Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer, a town of 3,404 people in 2011, is located in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region. It stands in the foothills of the Massif des Maures mountains, in Cavalaire-sur-Mer bay, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez. Its main attractions are its stunning environment and its quality of life. Covering an area of 22.28 km², it is under the administrative authority of the Arrondissement of Draguignan and the Canton of Saint-Tropez. Dr. François Gimmig is serving his first term as mayor of the town, following his election in March 2008.

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    Compagnie Insulaire d'Engins Légers

    A company that designs, builds and operates airships.

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    COMPAGNIE NATIONALE DU RHONE

    France’s leading producer of 100% renewable energy (water, wind, sun), and concessionary of the Rhône for hydroelectricity production, river transport and irrigation for agricultural use.

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    Conseil Départemental 13

    Its remit covers a wide range of sectors, including social action, transport, education, economy, environment, roads and culture. In fact, the Departmental Council’s powers cover, directly or in part, every aspect of daily life for people living in the Bouches-du-Rhône department.

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    Conseil général 04

    The Alpes de Haute-Provence department is divided into 30 cantons, each represented by a departmental councillor, elected by universal direct suffrage for a term of 6 years. Half of the departmental assembly is up for election every 3 years.

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    Conseil général 06

    In 2009, the Departmental Council had to stand up to the crisis, protect jobs and secure the future of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The council drew up a wide-ranging departmental action and recovery plan, with heavy investment to safeguard jobs and build infrastructure.

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    Conseil général 83

    The Var department is divided into 43 cantons and therefore has 43 departmental councillors. Each canton is an electoral district for councillor elections, although it has no formal legal status. The size and population density of the department determine the number of cantons.

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    Conseil général 84

    The Vaucluse Departmental Council works to support competitiveness clusters and PRIDES: - governance support - support for joint action by clusters in Vaucluse - support for small businesses and SMEs in Vaucluse to carry out innovation projects certified by clusters Web address: www.aides-entreprises.vaucluse.fr

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    Conseil régional PACA

    Regional authority. Directorate for Regional Economy, Innovation, Higher Education and Research

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    CORSE BIOENERGIES

    A project to collect waste cooking oil and turn it into agricultural fuel, plant oil seeds to turn the oil into agricultural fuel, and to transform it into old diesel.

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    CORSE HABITAT SOLAIRE

    Corse Habitat Solaire is a company based in Bastia (Haute Corse). It offers a wide range of renewable energy products and services, with a particular emphasis on solar power.

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    Corsica Sole

    A company that specialises in power generation, and developing solar power plants and electric mobility infrastructure.

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    COURTOIS ENERGIES CONSEIL (CEC)

    A consulting firm that focuses on reducing energy and fluid consumption in the manufacturing and construction sectors.

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    CPA

    The Communauté de Communes du Pays d'Aix (Pays d'Aix Intercommunal Authority) was created in 1993, encompassing six communes. The authority gradually expanded over time, reaching 33 communes in 2001, when it became the Communauté d'Agglomération du Pays d'Aix (Pays d'Aix Urban Community, or CPA). The addition of Mimet in January 2002 took total membership to 34 communes.

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    Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence

    Regional Federation of Crédit Agricole Mutuel PACA Services (in the banking sector).

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    CRISTOPIA Energy Systems SAS

    CRISTOPIA Energy Systems, a subsidiary of CIAT and UTC, designs, manufactures and sells heat energy storage systems for tertiary-sector air-conditioning and industrial cooling. It also develops and sells regulation and supervision solutions (M2M) for energy machines and systems.

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    CROSSLUX

    A company that develops and sells transparent, photovoltaic glazing to provide additional energy to buildings.

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    CSMR-CIMAT (CONTROLE SECURITE MAINTENANCE REGULATION)

    CSMR-CIMAT is a FOSELEV subsidiary that specialises in nuclear maintenance.

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    CSTB Sophia (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment)

    Focusing on innovation in the construction sector, the Scientific and Technical Centre for the Construction Sector (CSTB) carries out four key activities: research, expert assessment, evaluation and dissemination of knowledge, which have been organised to respond to sustainable development challenges in the construction sector.

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    CU MPM

    The remit of the Urban Community of Marseille Provence Métropole (CU MPM) is defined in the act of 12 July 1999 on the strengthening and simplification of intercommunal authorities. According to article L.5215-20 of the French General Local Government Code, MPM’s powers cover six areas: - Economic development - Land use planning - Public service management - Protection and enhancement of the environment - Social balance in housing across the territory - City policy in the community

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    CYBERNETIX

    Created in 1985, Cybernetix is a world leader in integrated control solutions and complex robotic systems for safe and effective operation in hostile environments. Cybernetix is a leading player in the energy sector, and particularly in the oil and nuclear industries.

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    D3E DELTA Electricité Electronique Etudes

    Comprehensive electricity, low-power, automation and supervision solutions.

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    DALKIA Méditerranée

    Dalkia, an EDF subsidiary, is a global leader in energy services, providing innovative solutions to drive sustainable growth of cities and businesses.

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    DATA SCIENCETECH INSTITUTE

    Higher vocational education in data science Data ScienceTech Institute is a private vocational training and higher education school.

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    DCNS

    The DCNS group is one of Europe’s leading players on the world market for naval defence systems. To meet customer demands for more comprehensive and integrated systems, DCNS acts as prime contractor for naval shipbuilding, integration and support by combining its own development, marketing and production capabilities with those of selected partners.

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    Demeter Partners

    Demeter Partners is an independent management company specialised in the management of private equity funds dedicated to eco-industries (water, waste, air, soil, etc.) and eco-energy (renewables, energy efficiency, clean transport, etc.).

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    DIRECCTE CORSE

    Corsican Regional Directorate for Enterprises, Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment The DIRECCTE is responsible for coordinated, integrated deployment of public support policies in the following areas: • business development • employment and job growth • better working and employment conditions • competition regulation.

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    DIRECCTE PACA

    The Regional Directorate for Enterprises, Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment, formed in 2010, is a single regional administration that encompasses 8 government divisions or departments (Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, and Ministry of Labour, Employment and Health).

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    DOMOCAP

    A company that installs renewable-energy heating equipment.

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    DRIRE PACA

    The French government created Regional Directorates for the Environment, Land-Use Planning, and Housing (DREALs) to manage and implement central government sustainable development policy in accordance with the priorities of the Grenelle de l'Environnement (the French government’s environmental round-table). During the general public policy review (RGPP), the government clarified how these new directorates would be organised, based on the previous functions of the Regional Directorates for the Environment (DIRENs), Regional Directorates for Infrastructure (DREs) and Regional Directorates for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIREs) (excluding industrial development and metrology remits). It also laid down a general framework for future changes to local government reorganisation (Prime Ministerial circulars of 19 March, 15 May and 17 July 2008), in accordance with decisions taken following the Grenelle de l'Environnement .

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    DRRT Corse (Délégation à la Recherche et à la Technologie)

    The Regional Delegations for Research and Technology (DRRTs) are task forces in charge of conducting decentralised state work on research, technology and innovation and spreading scientific and technical culture by interacting with socio-economic operators and the general public.

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    E-CUBE STRATEGY CONSULTANTS

    A consulting firm that specialises in energy, transport and infrastructure.

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    E3D-Environnement

    A company that works with local and regional authorities to generate, support and sustain behaviour changes to help drive sustainable development and promote more harmonious co-existence.

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    EA 1784 - LBME (Laboratoire Biogénotoxicologie et Mutagenèse Environnementale)

    Characterisation of exposure to environmental carcinogens. Early detection of geotoxic and mutagenetic effects (biosurveillance) among employees exposed to harmful carcinogens in the workplace. Design and development of genotoxic exposure and mutagenesis biomarkers (in vitro and ex vivo): applications to complex hydrocarbon mixtures, heavy metals and nanomaterials. Development of susceptibility biomarkers (genetic polymorphism) and applications to biosurveillance of environmental cancer risks. Development of in vitro and ex vivo approaches to the genotoxicity of environmental harm to human reproduction.

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    EA 3155 - LCMOM (Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Organiques et Métalliques)

    Surface treatments for organic and metal materials, conductive polymers, polymers as rheology modifiers, chemical risks, paper, textiles, biotechnologies, fire control, vehicle exhaust materials, aerospace turbine blade matrices, piezoelectric and piezomagnetic actuators, vibration and shock absorption, high-impact shock absorption, composite nanomaterials, dental prosthetics, implant prosthetics.

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    EA 3820 - i3M (informations, milieux, médias, médiations)

    Since its creation in 2004, the I3M laboratory has been led by Drs. Paul Rasse and Michel Durampart. It encompasses the majority of information and communication science research fellows (CNU section 71) from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) and the University of Toulon (UTLN) – around 50 research fellows in total, plus more than 70 PhD students and post-docs.

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    EA 3834 -LPCM3 (Laboratoire Physico Chimique du Matériaux et du Milieu Marin)

    Our research focuses on the development of divided solids using soft chemistry processes. Our work involves the synthesis of new or known phases, but requires a specific preparation method tailored to the morphology of the final product. The solids may be prepared by thermolysis (ambient air or controlled atmosphere), using various precursors (minerals, organometals, gels) containing one or more metallic elements. The laboratory also conducts reactions in molten salt media. These methods involve the preparation and characterisation of the precursors, analysis of the mechanisms involved in transformation from the precursor to the solid, and the physical and chemical characterisation and study of the phases produced. Much of the laboratory’s research is carried out on NaSICON (Natrium Super Ionic CONductor), with a view to future use of this membrane in the energy sector. The aim of our work is to develop an original soft-chemistry synthesis method to obtain NaSICON with a known composition and in pure form, and to use this method to synthesise new NaSICON compositions. We have carried out a systematic study of ceramics with a composition selected from the NaZr2P3O12-Na4Zr2Si3O12-Na4Zr1.25P3O12 isopleth (from the Na2O-SiO2-ZrO2-P2O5 quaternary system), looking at the physical and chemical properties of the ceramics. We found that these properties could be modified by replacing the Zr element with other elements (Hf, Ti, etc.). The precursors used are organometal complexes. Development and characterisation of cement matrix “thermal barrier” materials: The research work involves synthesising and characterising the precursors of refractory oxides (hydrogels, foams, etc.) that could lead to ceramifying processes. Laboratory manager: Pierre Satre Laboratory

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    EA 849 - LPS (Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale)

    The Social Psychology Laboratory (EA 849) was founded more than 40 years ago. It comprises 15 research fellows, 9 associate members and 32 PhD students.

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    ECHY

    ECHY is a natural lighting system that uses fibre-optic technology. Our patented solution diffuses natural light inside buildings.

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    ECO CO2

    Eco CO2 is an innovative new company that specialises in energy management for individuals, local authorities and businesses.

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    ECO DELTA

    Eco Delta is a company that promotes, develops and operates electricity production projects based on renewable energy, with a focus on wind and solar.

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    Ecole Centrale de Marseille

    Ecole Centrale de Marseille (also known as Centrale Marseille) is one of 210 engineering schools in France accredited to issue engineering degrees. It is located in the 13th arrondissement (district) of Marseille, in the Château-Gombert technology park. The school is recognised as a scientific, cultural and vocational public institution. In its current form since 2006, it was previously known as the École d'Ingénieurs de Marseille (founded in 1891) and is now part of the Ecoles Centrales Group.

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    Ecole des Mines de Paris

    MINES ParisTech is a “Grande École” with a strong research culture. It covers all fields of scientific knowledge, working under innovative partnerships across five major disciplines at the interface of the business world. MINES ParisTech’s Sophia Antipolis campus has five research centres.

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    ECOTEC

    A company that specialises in energy management, electrical engineering and lighting.

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    EDF

    EDF’s “One River, One Territory” programme aims to support the development of innovation and future business projects in the water, energy and environment sectors, harnessing local skills and providing its own expertise and support.

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    EDF EN France

    Develops, builds and operates renewable power plants (chiefly wind and solar).

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    EDF Optimal Solutions

    Designs, deploys and operates innovative solutions for low-carbon installations in the public and private tertiary sectors and in industry.

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    EDF R&D

    EDF R&D plays a key role for the group and its customers. Working on projects defined by the group’s overall strategy, R&D helps to optimise the operating performance of all businesses, clarifies future possibilities, and prepares the drivers of our growth. The development of low-carbon electricity is R&D's core focus, building on the revival of nuclear and the promotion of renewables.

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    EDF SEI

    Électricité de France – Islands Energy Systems Division.

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    EDF SEI Corse

    Électricité de France (EDF) is France’s main electricity producer and supplier. EDF was founded on 8 April 1946, as a result of the nationalisation of 1,450 energy producers, transporters and distributors[4]. Until 19 November 2004, EDF was a state-owned corporation, but it is now a limited-liability corporation under private law after its status was changed by statute in the wake of a European directive of June 2003.

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    EDF Store and Forecast

    EDF Store & Forecast develops and markets software solutions to forecast solar and wind production and consumption. Energy optimisation software to manage sporadic renewables.

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    EFFICIENT INNOVATION

    Efficient Innovation is one of the top innovation management consulting firms. With more than 17 years of experience, we worked on more than 850 assignments in 2015 for clients of all sizes, including leading players in the French energy sector. We have a responsive team of 70 consultants across multiple locations (Paris, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, and São Paulo).

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    EGC

    Air conditioning/heating.

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    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION PROVENCE

    A major construction firm working on new build and renovation projects for the residential and infrastructure sectors, as well as renovation of occupied social housing.

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    Electranova Capital

    Electranova Capital is a venture capital fund specialising in “cleantech” energy start-ups. The fund is managed by Idinvest Partners and enjoys a strategic partnership with EDF.

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    EMGM PLOMBERIE

    A small business specialising in general plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

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    ENECO FRANCE

    Through its experience acquired since 2008 and sustained investment, Eneco France has become an established name in the solar power production market. The company currently operates 15 MWp of roof-mounted solar power plants. Eneco France is now turning its attentions to energy flexibility services (buildings and networks).

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    ENEDIS

    ENEDIS is a public service company that manages France’s electricity distribution network. It develops, operates and modernises the grid and manages the associated data. It handles customer connections, provides a 24-hour call-out services, reads meters and carries out all technical work. It is independent from the energy suppliers that sell and manage electricity supply contracts.

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    ENERGIE DEVELOPPEMENT SERVICE DU BRIANÇONNAIS

    A local public-private company (SAEML), with Briançon communal authority as the majority shareholder and EDF as the minority shareholder.

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    ENERGIES 2050

    ENERGIES 2050 was founded in October 2009 as an international exchange network. In March 2011, it became a non-profit organisation working exclusively in the public interest. According to its statutes and its corporate purpose, ENERGIES 2050 is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) because it does not work in a specific geographical area.

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    ENERPLAN

    Enerplan, founded in 1983, is the professional organisation for the solar energy sector. It works to promote and develop solar energy and represents a fast-growing sector. Enerplan encompasses all commercial and industrial firms operating in the sector in France, including manufacturers, assemblers, engineering firms (active members), fitters, architects, and Espace Info Energies (associate members), and energy engineers (honorary members). Enerplan works in partnership with ADEME, the public authorities and other professional organisations on solar thermal and photovoltaic matters. Enerplan’s activities cover three main areas: - Representing solar power professionals - Coordinating and organising the solar sector - Enhancing demand

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    ENGIE

    ENGIE is a leading global energy player with expertise in three domains: - electricity - natural gas, and - energy services.

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    ENOGIA

    Enogia designs and manufactures modules to convert unused heat into electricity, using the Organic Rankine Cycle.

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    ENSAM CORSE (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers - Paritech)

    Arts et Métiers ParisTech’s Coriscan institute is a leading centre for education and research in renewable energies. The institute’s senior management is tasked with developing research in partnership with the University of Corsica, as well as carrying out technology transfer, and devising new vocational programmes.

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    ENTREPRISE BOUTEILLER SARL

    General construction firm.

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    ENVIROEARTH

    Enviroearth is an engineering firm that specialises in developing renewables and installing and operating environmental stations. We carry out projects at some of the planet’s most remote locations (Greenland, Tristan Da Cunha), and we also work at more conventional sites.

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    Eon Motors France

    Light electric vehicle manufacturer.

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    ERGISOL-INDREN

    The ideal contact for your project in India – export, sourcing, new business set-up.

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    ERM Automatismes Industriels

    - ERM Energies Division: Designs solar, wind and hybrid solutions to bring electricity to remote sites and for self-consumption. - ERM Education Division: Educational solutions for technical and vocational training programmes.

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    ETIENNE MORI PLOMBERIE

    ETIENNE MORI PLOMBERIE works in the specialist construction work sector.

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    Evergrid Solutions & Systems - SASU

    An engineering firm that designs and operates renewable energy conversion systems and manufactures converters.

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    FCE

    A company that manufactures, designs, maintains and tests all types of mechanical and hydraulic device.

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    FGI

    Technical engineering firm.

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    FILIATERRE

    FILIATERRE is an engineering firm that specialises in eco-materials, applying them to property development in the residential sector.

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    Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

    The Foundation aims to act as a catalyst for environmental projects and solutions. It encourages sustainable and balanced management of natural resources and places mankind at the centre of its projects. It supports the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main areas: climate change, biodiversity and water.

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    FORMATION ET METIER

    A non-profit organisation (under the French act of 1901), Formation et Métier has two facets that make it unique. Formed from the merger of the Association des Amis de l’Apprentissage and the Association pour la Sauvegarde de l’Enfance, Formation et Métier reflects a strong entrepreneurial ambition to provide vocational qualifications for young people. It also has a social mission – to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged people. Founded in 1949, the organisation has expanded and now has strong ties with Marseille and the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Formation et Métier at a glance: - 14 offices in Marseille - 23 training sites throughout the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region - 2,000 students, apprentices and trainees - 4,500 adult job-seekers - 400 young people and adults living with disabilities - 450 employees: teachers and trainers, educational staff, maintenance staff, inclusion councillors, managers, medical and social care staff, and administrators.

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    FORTIL

    Fortil is an engineering firm in Toulon. Our expert services focus on two key themes: design and development, and technical expertise.

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    FRANCK ANTOINE PERETTI

    Thermal and fluids engineering firm.

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    FRE 2761 - Géologie des Systèmes Carbonatés

    This is the only laboratory in France that focuses exclusively on platform carbonates (marine deposits at a depth of between 0 and around 200 m). The laboratory has two teams and four research disciplines, covering the multiple spatial and temporal dimensions of carbonate sedimentation – from the production of limestone particles through biological, sedimentary and genetic process, to the recording of global oceanographic, climatological and geodynamic phenomena that can control the evolution of biodiversity through biological crises. The laboratory analyses the phenomena and events that have shaped the history of reefs, platform carbonates and the surrounding basins, from biological and sedimentological angles, for key periods of the Mesozoic (Jurassic and Cretaceous) and the Cenozoic (Neogene and Quaternary), using current models and analysing varied sites (Mediterranean, Near and Middle East, Central Europe, Indian and Pacific Oceans, South America). The majority of its research work is conducted under major French (CNRS) and international programmes: DYTEC (Earth and Climate Dynamics), VARIENTE (Earth Environment Variability), PNRCO (National Coral Reef Programme), PNEC (National Coastal Environment Programme), CRISEVOLE (Crises, Evolution and Environment), PERITETHYS (Mapping of epicratonic margins in the north and south Tethys Ocean), European Union Environment and Climate Programme, Ocean Drilling Program-ODP (Shallow Water Systems theme). The unit’s work reaches beyond academia. It regularly enters into research contracts and agreements with businesses, especially oil companies (Total-Fina-Elf, Shell) interested in carbonate systems as potential “reservoirs”.

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    FRE 3416 - LCE (Laboratoire de chimie de l'environnement)

    The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory’s (LCE) scientific activities cover theoretical and applied research in three environmental disciplines (atmosphere, water and soil). In its work, the laboratory seeks to address major societal concerns such as environmental chemistry quality and natural and man-made ecosystem management.

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    FYNERGIE

    Fynergie is a thermal engineering firm that offers audit and consulting services to optimise the energy efficiency of existing residential, tertiary and industrial buildings. It provides technical solutions and helps its clients apply for post-work energy performance grants.

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    G-MET TECHNOLOGIES

    G-MET TECHNOLOGIES is an engineering firm that specialises in design, analytical calculations and digital simulation. G-MET TECHNOLOGIES works with companies (SMEs and major groups) that want to develop or optimise a high-tech product or industrial process.

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    GEOFOR

    Heating, heat pumps, renewable energy, aerothermal and geothermal energy, water borehole work, pump installation and well construction.

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    GIORDANO Industries

    A manufacturing firm in the renewable energy sector, specialising in the production of thermal systems.

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    GMT

    GMT has been working with transformer manufacturers and industrial firms for around 20 years, harnessing its extensive experience in equipment protection and environmental conservation. GMT is ISO 9001 certified for on-site equipment design and installation, offering a range of products and services to contain transformer oils and PCBs and keep staff safe in the event of a fire. GMT's range of fire protection products is approved by major testing and certification laboratories and installed in several countries throughout Europe (France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Benelux, etc.) as well as Africa, Brazil and North America.

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    GRDF-DT PACA

    Gas distribution network concession-holder.

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    GreenCom Networks France (ex UBINODE)

    GreenCom Networks is a Franco-German company founded in 2011, providing an SaaS software platform for energy management.

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    GreenGT Technologies SAS

    GreenGT is a proactive, independent firm that designs, develops and sells propulsion systems for zero-carbon mobility.

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    GRIDBEE COMMUNICATIONS S.A.S

    Hardware and software solutions for wireless communication between industrial objects.

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    GRIDPOCKET SAS

    Energy efficiency software.

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    Groupe ONET

    ONET is an engineering and services group that works in the nuclear power and building energy efficiency sectors.

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    GRTgaz

    GRTgaz is one of European’s leading natural gas distribution firms and a global expert in gas distribution networks and systems. In France, GRTgaz owns and operates 32,320 km of buried pipelines and 27 compressor stations to distribute gas between suppliers and consumers (distributors or industrial firms directly connected to the gas network).

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    GUGLIELMI ET FILS

    Solar thermal and aerothermal sales and installation.

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    H3C-Energies

    H3C-Energies works with project owners in the energy sector. It is a trusted partner of local authorities and businesses, helping them with projects across thermal renovation, high-performance building construction, operation and maintenance, audits, and energy management. …

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    HELIOCLIM

     Helioclim develops, manufactures and sells thermal technologies for buildings – a reversible solar-powered air conditioning system, and an energy-efficient thermodynamic boiler.

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    HOMEPULSE

    Domestic energy consumption research and analysis; R&D, tools, analysis, and sale of IT solutions.

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    HYDROM SAS

    Design, production and installation of miniature hydroelectric power plants.

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    HYDROPTION

    HYDROPTION buys renewable energy from small-scale producers and sells this “green” electricity to SMEs/SMIs via a regulated market. HYDROPTION’s brand Électricité de Provence works to encourage local renewable energy consumption.

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    HySiLabs

    Founded in 2015 by Vincent Lôme and Pierre Emmanuel Casanova, HySiLabs is a start-up that emerged from Aix-Marseille University and is based at the Arbois Mediterranean Environment Technology Park in Aix-en-Provence.

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    IBS (Ion Beam Services)

    Equipment and services for the manufacture of electronic components.

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    ICPS

    ICPS helps your business develop prototypes, handling all or part of the pre-market product production process. The firm can also manufacture small or medium-sized batch runs on request. Our aim is to help you develop your concept and adapt to the needs of your target market.

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    I’MTECH SARL

    Telecoms and energy performance.

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    Incubateur Technologique Territorial de Corse

    I2TC is an incubator like no other, arising from a close partnership between the Corsican authorities, the Ministry for Higher Education and Research, and the Ministry of Employment. It is both a financial support mechanism and a hub that pools skills and builds connections with other project support schemes. I2TC is a new operator that aims to support projects that involve the development of new technologies or uses across all disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the sectors targeted by the regional innovation hub: - information and communication technologies - composite – aerospace sector - food processing industry - perfumed, aromatic and medicinal plants - aquaculture - renewable energy.

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    INITHERM

    INITHERM designs, manufactures and fits air diffusion (heating and cooling) systems in high-ceiling buildings (hypermarkets/supermarkets, shopping centres, sports halls and concert venues, factories, etc.). . The firm primarily installs high-induction ducts and/or diffusers, designed specifically for each project. High-induction technology promotes effective distribution of ambient air, helping to deliver uniform temperatures and gas content within a given space. This, in turn, improves thermal comfort for occupants, enhances air quality, and delivers significant energy savings (around 30% on average). The engineering principle is based on an attempt to limit the winter layer stratification phenomenon. Uniform gas content promotes better fresh air distribution across all occupied areas.

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    Innovacom

    Innovacom is one of France’s leading venture capital firms with an international reach (offices in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Stockholm and San Francisco). We work across a variety of digital sectors, focusing in particular on energy, transport, telecoms and health technology. We are also engaged with more theoretical research (materials and processes) that can add value for society and organisations.

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    INOVADEA

    Inovadéa develops innovative building energy efficiency solutions for professionals and members of the public.

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    INOVALIA

    An innovative company that helps optimise construction-sector projects.

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    INOVSYS

    Inovsys is a multi-partner platform that promotes innovation among high-potential SMEs working with high-grade, value-added mechanical technologies and systems. Inovsys’ mission is to deliver hands-on solutions to the immediate problems facing businesses in the mechanics sector, while making sure they are prepared for future challenges. Inovsys offers access to the cutting-edge equipment and pooled expertise of its partners (mostly university and Grande École campuses), helping businesses – especially small firms – that cannot afford to invest heavily and lack the broad expertise they need to remain competitive. Inovsys therefore helps businesses boost their industrial performance and develop stand-out technologies.

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    INPI

    INPI is a fully self-funded public body under the authority of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry.

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    Institut Carnot STAR

    The STAR Carnot Institute (Science and Technology for Research Applications) encompasses 13 academic research laboratories. It uses interdisciplinary, integrated methods to carry out cutting-edge theoretical research. Uniquely, the STAR Carnot Institute works with experts in human and social sciences on partnership projects that address pressing societal challenges.

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    IPENERGY

    IPenergy specialises in IT network and security and has a dedicated division working in this field.

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    IRA (Institut de Régulation Automation)

    Continuing education centre focusing on command and control technologies.

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    IRD

    The Institute of Research for Development (IRD) is a French research body and the only organisation in Europe that focuses on research for development.

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    IRFEDD (INSTITUT REGIONAL DE FORMATIONS A L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET AU DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE EN PROVENCE)

    The Regional Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development Training in Provence (IFREDD) is a public-interest cooperative company (SCIC) created at the initiative of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) Region. Its board of directors comprises public organisations (PACA Regional Council, AREA, ARPE), businesses and chambers of commerce and industry, such as the Regional Chamber of the Social Economy (CRESS) and the Regional Chamber of Trades and Crafts.

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    ISULA TECH

    Isula Tech is the leading firm in the miniature thermodynamic solar power plant sector. Driven by our values of relevance, effectiveness and safety, we meet all your needs using modern technologies and our skilled, professional workforce.

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    ITEMS International

    ITEMS International, a company founded in 1994, provides strategic consulting and marketing services, as well as organising international events for players in this market.

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    IUT d'Aix en Provence

    The Aix-Marseille University Institute of Technology (IUT AM) was founded by decree on 29 October 2012, through the merger of the IUTs of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Provence. Spanning 8 separate sites, it has 5,500 students on undergraduate and vocational courses.

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    IUT Digne les Bains

    The first University Institute of Technology (IUT) in the Alpes de Haute-Provence department.

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    IUT GEII Nice - Licence professionnelle EER (UNSA)

    The University Institute of Technology (IUT), attached to the university, combines core teaching and technology disciplines, with a mixed team of research fellows, secondary-level teachers and business professionals.

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    IUT Marseille - AMU

    The Aix-Marseille University Institute of Technology (IUT AM) was founded by decree on 29 October 2012, through the merger of the IUTs of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Provence. Spanning 8 separate sites, it has 5,500 students on undergraduate and vocational courses.

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    JOALLAND Biocombustibles sas

    Distribution of wood pellets, mainly for heating, and similar pellet products.

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    KALLISTE ECO FORET Ingénierie

    Our company supplies an innovative material – a patented “solid wood block”. Patents issued in the United States, Canada, EU, PCT and PCT Contracting States. We also work on other, complementary processes and technologies in the simple energy sector.

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    KIC INNOENERGY SE

    KIC InnoEnergy was founded in 2010. The firm finances innovation, entrepreneurship and education in the energy sector in Europe. It has six offices in Europe and was founded in 2010 by EIT and key players from the European energy sector. It has a network of more than 200 partners.

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    KN Systemes

    - Professional Electronics - Electrical measurement - On-board electronics.

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    la tour du valat

    La Tour du Valat is a research centre that focuses on the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands. Our 30-strong team of expert scientists develops research programmes that look at wetland processes and tests management methods. Each of La Tour du Valat’s programmes includes a “transfer” component, to ensure that all wetland stakeholders benefit from the research outcomes. The outcomes are transferred through training, publication and innovative projects in conjunction with various partners. La Tour du Valat offers: Training modules: course design, trainer training, training session design and delivery (e.g. trainer’s guide) Technical publications on Mediterranean wetland conservation.

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    LE GALET

    Design, development and production of the world’s first hybrid mopeds.

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    Lumi'iN

    Designs and manufactures solar-powered street lights for local authorities and businesses.

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    MADE-SA

    MADE specialises in the development of bespoke materials, and has a reputation as a leading provider of quality products to major players in the energy and telecoms sector.

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    MAIA-EOLIS

    MAÏA EOLIS is a full-service wind power company, covering wind farm design and operation. MAÏA EOLIS develops, finances, builds, operates and maintains all of its wind farms using its own in-house resources (22 wind farms in France, with 120 turbines totalling 240 MW).

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    Méditerranée Investissements

    Business angels network in Nice.

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    MeteoPole

    MeteoPole is an engineering firm that specialises in pre-development research for wind farm projects (to reduce uncertainty), and the optimisation of operating wind farm output (loss reduction). It also develops digital wind characterisation systems for new wind farm or optimisation projects. Offices in Marseille (France), Beijing (China), and Hyderabad (India).

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    MGH SAS - Deep sea Energy storage

    MGH® develops an innovative, deep sea energy storage solution with excellent growth prospects and minimal environmental impact.

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    Mini Green Power SAS

    Electricity and heat co-generation through small-scale biomass gasification. Design and production of small-scale power plants to produce local green energy from plant waste.

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    MIOS

    Design, manufacture and sale of wireless and radio communication modules (hubs, gateways), multi-energy remote meter reading solutions (all fluids), and web-based data collection and management software.

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    MURA sarl

    Plumbing/heating and air conditioning.

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    NAWATechnologies

    A company that develops innovative systems for applications in the energy, transport and environment sectors.

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    NetCeler

    NetCeler designs, sells and deploys innovative monitoring solutions for power grids (IVPower), parking (IVPark), the pharmaceutical industry (IVTracer), and smart buildings (IVEnergy/IVSystem).

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    OMNES CAPITAL

    Omnes Capital, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012, when the company broke away under 100% employee ownership. Omnes Capital is a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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    OPTIMISE sarl

    An engineering firm specialising in fluid mechanics, industrial heating, combustion and industrial thermal process optimisation. Modelling and simulation of complex phenomena within our areas of expertise. We provide innovative solutions to complex industrial problems within the sectors and areas that we cover. We carry out thermal and energy audits at major industrial sites and develop innovative technologies for sustainable development.

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    Optimum Tracker

    A firm that designs, sells and deploys products, services and projects for energy production.

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    Optitec / PopSud

    POPsud is an organisation founded in 2000 to coordinate and promote the optics and photonics sector in south-eastern France and to strengthen synergies and partnerships between research, industry and higher education. The OPTITEC competitiveness cluster, run by POPsud, focuses on optics and photonics, from optical components through to image and signal processing. POPsud was formed from a grassroots initiative to create an optics and photonics community in south-eastern France and to spur growth of the sector through innovation and R&D. In the first phase (2000-2004), POPsud sought to build a network of members, offer technology coordination tools, and accredit and support pooled equipment. In 2003, POPsud initiated plans to develop a skills cluster, known as Optitec. The cluster was officially accredited by an inter-ministerial committee for regional development (CIACT) in December 2003. In 2005, POPsud submitted a winning bid for Optitec to become a competitiveness cluster. Between 2006 and 2008, the Optitec cluster continued to grow by launching new projects and driving growth in the sector (an average of 10% per year). The competitiveness cluster received a positive assessment in June 2008 and the accreditation was renewed for a further three years (2009-2011), under a performance contract with the government and local authorities.

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    OSMOSE

    Energy optimisation, climate engineering and industrial ventilation.

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    OVEZIA

    OVEZIA is an energy management consulting and services firm working with businesses and local authorities.

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    PARC NATUREL DU LUBERON

    Luberon was officially classified as a “regional nature park” in 1977. The classification was renewed for a further 12 years by the decree of 20 May 2009. The Luberon Regional Nature Park covers 185,000 hectares and encompasses 77 communes (with a population of 170,000 people), each of which has approved the Luberon Regional Nature Park Charter.

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    Parc Naturel régional des Préalpes d'Azur

    The Préalpes d'Azur Regional Nature Park seeks to boost local businesses and the economy by preserving and promoting the area’s natural, cultural and landscape heritage. The Préalpes d'Azur Regional Nature Park was born out of an initiative by local government representatives to galvanise the local economy while protecting its landscapes and natural environment and promoting its heritage.

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    PARC NATUREL REGIONAL DU VERDON

    Like all regional nature parks, the Verdon Regional Nature Park exists to protect and restore local heritage, contribute to economic, social and cultural development, promote high-quality services, educate and inform members of the public, contribute to land use planning, and carry out experiments and innovative initiatives.

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    PEGASE

    Pégase is a competitiveness cluster and PRIDES in the aviation and space sectors.

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    PELLENC ENERGY SAS

    The firm designs, manufactures and sells high-tech batteries for industry.

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    plomberie gravini

    Specialist construction work.

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    PLUS DE BORNES

    Plus de Bornes is a firm that specialises in the installation, operation and maintenance of a network of electric vehicle charging points on public land, as well as on private land open to the public.

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    PÔLE EMPLOI

    Pôle Emploi’s missions: • to help and register job-seekers • to pay benefits to eligible job-seekers • to support job-seekers until they find employment • to provide career guidance and training to job-seekers • to prospect the labour market and contact businesses • to help businesses with their recruitment processes • to analyse the job market Pôle Emploi’s ambition is to act as a leading public service that can adapt to its users’ needs, to innovate, and to work closely with its partners. The Pôle Emploi 2015 strategic plan reflects this ambition, providing more help for those who need it.

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    pôle SCS

    The SCS Cluster’s purpose is to: Foster innovative and collaborative projects across its core themes: - Connectivity - Identity - Mobility - Traceability Help project initiators and support projects through to the certification phase Foster SME involvement in cluster projects Safeguard R&D activities for the long term by: - creating pooled technology platforms to boost innovation - creating innovation and practice centres and technology showcases that represent the cluster’s key markets – health, tourism and logistics – to expand our global reach Help build a structured ecosystem to support the development of new information and communication technologies.

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    POLYTECH MARSEILLE

    Polytech Marseille, Aix-Marseille University’s engineering school, is located at one of France’s leading higher education and research campuses. It is a public school and member of the Polytech schools network. It offers a comprehensive range of engineering courses, taking in students from post-baccalaureate level onwards.

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    POWERSYS

    POWERSYS sells digital simulation software for electrical engineering, along with associated products and services such as training and engineering studies.

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    PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO - DEEU

    Ministry of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development. Led by the Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, the duties of the Ministry include: Public works Urban development Property constructions The environment Urban amenities, parks & gardens and quality of life The maintenance of State property Land, maritime and air transport authorities Control of public service concessions

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    PROVENCE PROMOTION

    Provence Promotion is the Bouches-du-Rhône economic development agency, founded by the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Departmental Council. It provides free, confidential support for project initiators and businesses, both in France and abroad, looking to invest in the region: • Business set-up support: general and economic information about Bouches-du-Rhône and information about current legislation… • Financial engineering: help applying for funding, organising meetings with potential financial backers • Human resources engineering: staff recruitment support • Land and property engineering: help identifying land and property solutions • Mobility scheme: support for employees moving into the area to help them integrate into their new environment. The agency works closely with economic actors from across the department to provide these services.

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    PROVIRIDIS SAS

    PROVIRIDIS supplies natural gas for vehicles and operates stations for land-based transporters. From our site in Rousset, Provence, we aim to expand the natural gas for vehicles network within our region.

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    PYTHEAS TECHNOLOGY

    Pytheas Technology develops and designs a slow generator suitable for renewable energy.

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    QUALISTEO

    Qualisteo is a leading player in energy efficiency and energy consumption measurement.

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    RAFFALLI ET CIE

    The Raffalli Group is a regional group of seven trading companies founded in Corsica from 1964 onwards, and more recently in the Alpes-Maritimes department (1996). As at 31 December 2006, the group had consolidated turnover of €18 million and employed 158 people. Originally specialising in electric cable construction, the group now covers many other areas of civil engineering, including infrastructure and industrial facilities, pipelines and networks (water supply, sanitation, telecommunications, industrial effluents, street lighting), construction, earthworks, roadworks and urban renovation (photo below), and trade in associated supplies and materials. To support its trade services, Raffalli Group has a specialist unit, Corse Materiel Electrique (CME), that buys and sells electrical equipment. CME has considerably expanded its offering since 2006, targeting the civil engineering, renewable energy, roads and utilities and construction sectors. CME now fulfils two key, complementary functions: It acts as the group’s central purchasing organisation It sells its products and solutions to construction and civil engineering professionals and utility companies. This synergy gives the group an important competitive edge and ensures that CME has a bright future head, as it looks to establish a position as a major players as a multi-specialist in Corsica and Alpes-Maritimes. In addition to its core areas of business, Raffalli Group decided, in 2004, to expand its service offering to businesses and local authorities, as a solutions integrator in its target sectors (renewables and ICT).

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    RAGNI SA

    Designer and manufacturer of street lighting equipment.

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    RENER

    - Engineering firm focusing on energy savings and energy audits. - Research and development into renewable energy.

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    RESISTEX EXPLOITATION

    Founded in 1937, Résistex has been a player in the lighting sector for more than 70 years. Résistex is constantly innovating and developing new technologies, bringing energy-efficient lights to lighting-sector professionals.

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    Rolls Royce Nuclear Services France

    Rolls-Royce has extensive expertise in equipment and component surveillance and inspection, ageing phenomena and metallurgical analysis, particularly in the nuclear industry.

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    ROSSI GERARD

    A plumbing and heating firm that specialises in energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning equipment.

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    RTE

    Transport network operator.

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    S2E

    A renewable energy firm founded in 1997, that specialises in heating and air-conditioning installation work.

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    Saint Paul Emplois Association

    Saint Paul Emplois Association represents the Municipal Employment Office of Saint Paul Lez Durance, a village in Bouches du Rhône, Provence. Situated in the north of the department, is has close geographical ties to the Durance, Verdon, Luberon and Var employment catchment areas, including the Cadarache nuclear facility and the international ITER project.

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    SANITAIRE CHAUFFAGE BALDOCCHI sarl

    The company carries out general plumbing, sanitation, heating, air-conditioning and renewable energy work.

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    SC GMS

    Engineering firm.

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    SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FRANCE

    As a specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric’s connected technologies bring new ways of thinking to industry, transform cities, and enrich local residents’ lives.

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    ScpA Sistemi Intelligenti Intergrati Tecnologie - SIIT

    Liguria Cluster Agreement with Capenergies

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    SELERYS

    Selerys develops and installs weather radars for real-time storm cloud location and assessment. The product was originally developed to manage hail risks in the agricultural sector. For hail protection system to be effective, storm clouds need to be located and assessed for hazard and short-term development. The software developed can be used to make short-term forecasts and ensure that hail protection systems are effective.

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    SERHY Ingénierie

    SERHY Ingénierie is a long-standing player in the hydroelectric power sector, operating 40 hydroelectric power plants in France (from the Alps to the Pyrenees) and producing more than 230 million kWh per year.

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    SERN BALL VALVES

    A firm that designs and manufactures high-pressure valves for oil and gas applications.

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    SERPE SASU

    A specialist in natural space management and biomass recovery.

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    SETEC Industry Solutions

    An engineering firm in the industry/energy sector (process engineering, mechanical design) that also provides post-work services.

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    SGAC

    Created by the decree of 10 May 1982, the General Secretariat for Regional Affairs (SGAR) comes under the authority of the region’s Prefect. Since the act of 13 May 1991, giving Corsica local authority status, the Corsica SGAR has been known as the General Secretariat for Corsican Affairs (SGAC). The SGAC helps the Prefect of Corsica to fulfil his regional duties. Its remit includes two key roles: to execute government powers to manage relations with the local authority and employers.

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    SHEMA

    Société Hydraulique d'Etudes et de Missions d'Assistance (SHEMA) is a 100% subsidiary of EDF group. SHEMA currently owns more than 50 hydroelectric power plants. SHEMA also holds a 67% stake in FHYM, which owns a further 20 plants.

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    SILICON MOBILITY SAS

    Silicon Mobility is a semiconductor fabless company enabling the design of cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and markets Flexible, Real-Time, Safe and Open semiconductor solutions for highly demanding and critical embedded systems such as automotive, aeronautics, drones and railways applications. Silicon Mobility products are at the heart of engine electrification, hybridization, autonomous and driverless vehicle control. Silicon Mobility is a semiconductor fabless company enabling the design of cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and markets Flexible, Real-Time, Safe and Open semiconductor solutions for highly demanding and critical embedded systems such as automotive, aeronautics, drones and railways applications. Silicon Mobility products are at the heart of engine electrification, hybridization, autonomous and driverless vehicle control. - On-demand products (ASIC) developed in its proprietary 'Fast2SoC' design environment.

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    SINETIC SARL

    Technical engineering firm: - ELECTRICITY - HVAC - PLUMBING - Renewable ENERGY

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    SLK Ingénierie

    Engineering and consulting firm specialising in project support and studies in the following areas: - Sustainable development - Environmental quality of construction and planning operations - Thermal and energy performance of new and existing buildings - Management of trade organisations and activities - Management of building support and operations services.

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    SMART BUILDINGS ALLIANCE

    The Smart Buildings Alliance (SBA) was founded in 2012. The only organisation of its kind, it represents the entire construction and Smart City sector. Its membership currently comprises around 100 organisations working to develop the “Smart Buildings” sector and to spur building value for all stakeholders (owners, users and local authorities).

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    SMEG

    Electricity, gas, and urban heating and cooling supply in the Principality of Monaco.

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    SNC (Laboratoire Systèmes Navals Complexes)

    Naval Systems: modelling, simulation, robotics, hydrodynamics, mechanics, materials, IT, communications. Experimental testing facilities (workshop, boats, underwater base).

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    SNEF

    Electrical engineering solutions integrator.

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    Société du Canal de Provence

    A public-private company that specialises in water system development.

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    SOLABLE

    We have created a series of disruptive domestic energy efficiency solutions. Our frugal solutions are more effective, more simply designed, easier to use and less expensive to build than other, comparable solutions.

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    SOLACOR

    Electricity (production, distribution, supply).

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    SOLAIRE 2G

    Design, manufacture and sale of innovative photovoltaic/thermal solar panels.

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    SOLECO

    Solar thermal and aerothermal sales and installation. Soleco specialises in renewable energy, with extensive expertise in thermal and photovoltaic solar power. Soleco, founded in 1982, specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems. Soleco has installed more photovoltaic systems in Corsica than any other operator (at remote sites or connected to the EDF grid).

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    SOLERTIA INGENIERIE

    A technical engineering firm that specialises in building environmental quality and energy management in the construction sector (new and renovation).

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    STOREWATT

    - Development and sale of innovative renewable energy solutions - Two approaches in parallel 1. Sale of existing innovative solutions (Heliex screw expander) 2. Development and sale of our own innovative solutions (NeriaLis, Nemo, desalination)

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    STORYBIKE

    Assembly, sale and rental of electrically assisted bicycles.

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    SUD CONCEPT

    Sud Concept provides renewable energy solutions for your home, such as photovoltaic, wind and air-conditioning. Connected to the grid, your equipment will generate income through feed-in tariffs paid by EDF.

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    Sunpartner Technologies

    Sunpartner Technologies was founded in 2008. It is an engineering firm that specialises in new energy technologies. It develops transparent and invisible photovoltaic solutions that can be integrated fully with no visual impact.

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    SYNDICAT HORTICOLE DU VAR

    Syndicat Horticole du Var is an independent, professional union that represents the entire horticulture sector across the Var department. Founded in 1983, it works to defend and promote the profession, working closely with the public authorities.

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    Tangram Architectes

    Architecture firm. The agency’s project methodology involves context analysis, scheduling and cost control for sustainable new-build and renovation constructions.

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    TEAM CÔTE D'AZUR

    Alpes-Maritimes promotion and economic development agency.

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    TECHNICA INDUSTRIES

    The firm specialises in preventive and curative maintenance for rotating machines, working in France and abroad. Our staff can be deployed anywhere in France to work on energy production facilities (thermal, nuclear, hydroelectric and wind), and on all technologies, makes and power ratings. As a professional industrial maintenance firm, we also provide mechanical services and handling operations for heavy, bulky or fragile equipment.

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    TECHNOFI

    Innovation management and funding for regulated value chains.

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    TELECOM ParisTech Sophia

    This public engineering school is part of the Institut Mines-Télécom and comes under the authority of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector. Télécom ParisTech teaches students how to be innovative and entrepreneurial in a digital world, delivering engineering degrees, PhDs and life-long vocational qualifications. Some 55% of students come from outside France.

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    TEMISTh SAS

    TEMISTh is a major player in France’s energy transition, developing customised thermal solutions for businesses, using digital design and rapid prototyping technologies.

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    TOPLINK INNOVATION

    Toplink Innovation is a Var-based company that specialises in consulting and services for high-tech businesses. Its head office is located in the Toulon area, between the Sophia-Antipolis and Aix-Marseille technology hubs.

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    TOTEM MOBI

    TOTEM mobi rents Twizy vehicles for periods of 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. The Twizy cars can be accessed on a car-sharing (self-service) basis. TOTEM mobi also offers an innovative urban advertising service, renting out advertising space on its vehicles and in its smartphone app.

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    Toulon Provence Méditerranée (TPM)

    The Toulon Provence Méditerranée (TPM) urban community was founded in 2002 and encompasses 12 communes: - Carqueiranne - La Crau - La Garde - Hyères - Ollioules - Le Pradet - Le Revest-les-Eaux - Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer - Six-Fours-les-Plages - La Seyne-sur-Mer - Toulon - La Valette-du-Var

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    TRANSENERGIE

    Transénergie is a technical engineering firm that specialises in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, both in France and abroad. Transénergie combines expertise and innovation to remain at the cutting edge of sustainable development engineering.

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    Transfix

    Design and manufacture of MV/LV transformers and sub-stations.

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    TRANSVALOR S.A.

    A firm that develops scientific software to simulate metal and polymer forming.

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    TRIPLE-S sarl

    Innovative cooling systems and heat pumps.

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    UIMM - Provence-Alpes

    The Union of Metalworking and Mining Industries (UIMM) is a professional organisation that aims to help create a favourable social climate to support the competitiveness of technology industries, by harnessing its network of partner unions, services and resources.

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    UMR 1163 – BBF (Biodiversité et Biotechnologie Fongiques)

    Since its foundation, this joint research unit (UMR) has acquired unique expertise within INRA in fungal enzymes from lignocellulose degradation.

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    UMR 180 - LMBEC (Laboratoire de Microbiologie et de Biotechnologie des Environnements Chauds)

    The laboratory’s research focuses on the microbiology of hot environments (mainly deep-sea hydrothermal systems and oil environments). It studies how microbial structures have adapted to an increasingly oxygen-rich environment. Its main research interest centres on the comparison between thiosulfate reduction and thiosulfate reduction, seeking to describe and characterise functional biodiversity present in the target environments, then to analyse the mechanisms that allow these micro-organisms to survive in increasingly oxygen-rich settings (carbon and energy sources, metabolic pathways, mechanisms to protect cells against oxidative stress), and the transition from anaerobic conditions to low-oxygen-content conditions. - Marseille 9th

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    UMR 6134 - SPE (Laboratoire des Sciences Pour l'Environnement)

    The Environmental Sciences (SPE) Laboratory is located at two far-removed sites in Corsica – one in Vignola (Ajaccio) and the other at the University of Corsica in Corte. The laboratory studies and models physical environmental systems. Its research themes encompass renewable energy, water, biomass, risks, geophysical fluids, acoustics and hydrobiology. Its strong interdisciplinary culture makes it a somewhat unusual laboratory.

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    UMR 7093 - LOV (Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche sur mer)

    This new unit comprises a team of around 30 researchers covering various disciplines of pelagic oceanography – biology, biogeochemistry, geochemistry and physics.

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    UMR 7138 - sae (Systématique, adaptation, évolution)

    The research team is located at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and is part of a joint research unit (UMR) tied to Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris. It is therefore under the joint authority of the universities of Nice and Paris, as well as the CNRS, MNHN and IRD. The team studies symbiotic cnidaria (corals, gorgonians and sea anemones) involved in the formation of coral reefs that house one-third of the world’s marine biodiversity.

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    UMR 7246 - MADIREL (MAtériaux DIvisés, interfaces, Réactivité, ELectrochimie)

    The laboratory houses specialists in the development of divided materials, interface thermodynamics and liquid- and gas-phase adsorption, the electrical properties of materials, electrochemistry, and interface phenomena modelling.

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    UMR 7248 - LEAT (Laboratoire d'électronique antennes et télécommunications)

    The Laboratory of Electronics, Antennas and Telecommunications (LEAT) is a joint research unit between the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the CNRS (UMR no. 7248). Its research activities are divided into three themes: Modelling and Design of Communicating Object Systems (MCSOC) Antenna Design and Modelling (CMA) Detection and Imaging Systems and Associated Antenna Systems (S2DS2A) The laboratory conducts research with a view to developing applications in the telecommunications, radar, e-health, security, smart buildings, earth observation and sustainable development fields.

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    UMR 7249 - IF (Institut Fresnel)

    The Institut Fresnel, now known as UMR 7249, houses 140 researchers, research fellows and PhD students conducting research in photonics, electromagnetism, and signal and image processing.

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    UMR 7250 - ARTEMIS

    Our research unit was founded in June 1999 when the CNRS-University of Paris-Sud XI team (having initiated the Virgo project in France) came to the Côte d'Azur Observatory. Initially specialising in optics and lasers, it has since attracted astronomers and researchers with expertise in a range of fields, including signal analysis. Its researchers now work on cutting-edge research across a number of disciplines. • Physical theories: alternative theories, relativity, gravitation, astrophysics, modelling • Optics and lasers: research into complex, short- and long-term ultra-stabilised laser systems, design of ultra-low-noise optical cavities, optical modelling of Gaussian beams and Hypergeometric-Gaussian beams. • Gravitational waves: research for terrestrial and spatial gravitational wave observatories, signal analysis, noise analysis, optical modelling to improve the sensitivity of gravitational-wave antennae. On the strength of its multi-disciplinary research and the scientific and technical excellence of its work, Artemis acts as the scientific lead on several major projects involving research centres around the globe. The two main projects are Virgo (on Earth) and Lisa (solar orbit), which are intended to discover the gravitational signals produced by some of the most violent phenomena in the cosmos, which cannot be detected by other observation methods. Harnessing their scientific and technical skills, researchers and engineers work together on various other major projects in astronomy, geophysics and R&D, on subjects with key applications such as laser range-finding, fibre systems and theoretical physics.

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    UMR 7256 - Laboratoire Information Génomique et Structurale (IGS)

    A CNRS research unit that focuses on functional and structural genomics. Its research work primarily focuses on the biology, adaptation strategies and evolution of intracellular parasites, with a particular emphasis on large DNA viruses such as Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus, which was first analysed in this laboratory.

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    UMR 7257 - AFMB (Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques)

    The Architecture and Function of Biological Macromolecules (AFMB) Laboratory conducts research into the three-dimensional (3D) structure of proteins. Its work focuses in particular on pharmacology applications: study of the proteins of pathogenic bacteria, the tuberculosis bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and various viruses.

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    UMR 7263 - IMBE (Institut méditerranéen de biodiversité et d'écologie marine et continentale)

    The Mediterranean Institute of Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE) is a joint research unit (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS 7263, IRD 237, Avignon University) created on 1 January 2012. The IMBE was founded through the merger of two other units (IMEP and DIMAR), and was further strengthened by the addition of an EA 1784 team exploring the relationship between environment and health.

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    UMR 7265 - BVME (BIAM)

    The BIAM (formerly IBEB) is divided into 7 laboratories, 2 technology platforms and one microscopy platform. It has around 100 permanent staff (around 150 people in total). It is located at the CEA Cadarache centre and the Aix-Marseille University's Luminy campus in Bouches du Rhône and is a joint research unit (UMR) no. 7265-BVME (CEA-CNRS-AMU).

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    UMR 7271 - I3S (Informatique Services Sécurité Systèmes)

    The I3S laboratory is a joint research unit (UMR) between the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNS) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). It mainly comprises research fellows from UNS (71) in sections 27 and 61 of the National Council of Universities (CNU), working primarily in the IT and Electronics departments of Polytech Nice Sophia and UFR Sciences, as well as in the IT, Networks & Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering and Industrial IT departments of the IUT. Within these teaching units, they have various leading roles, with responsibility for sectors, specialisations, year groups or departments. The laboratory also includes 18 researchers from CNRS, in section 07 of the National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS), as well as 11 researchers from INRIA[1], alongside hard-working, skilled and effective technical and administrative staff. This melting pot of teaching and research – central to the UMR system – is what helps to make the laboratory so dynamic. With a number of PhD students on board, this reflects the laboratory's key role in teaching. Our research lies at the core of information and communication science and technologies, covering almost the entire spectrum of CoNRS section 07 (IT, automated systems, signals and communication). This broad disciplinary reach is an important asset for the unit, allowing us to establish a wide network of partnerships and collaborative (French and international) programmes, which support and structure our activities. The I3S laboratory is involved in a number of competitiveness clusters, chiefly: SCS ( Secure Communicating Solutions) PEGASE (aviation and aerospace cluster) MER PACA PASS (Perfumes, Aromas, Smells and Tastes) Our teams are also regularly involved in projects run by the French National Research Agency (ANR) (29 ongoing in October 2009) and various types of European project (7 ongoing in October 2009). The laboratory also carries out internal interdisciplinary research at the interfaces with other disciplines or targeting specific applications (telecommunications, security, robotics, biology, health, etc.), as well as theoretical methodology work encompassing multiple disciplines but with a common theoretical base (optimisation, modelling, discrete mathematics, graphs, combinatorics, dynamic systems, etc.). Our work involves regular switching between theoretical and applied research, as we seek to find real-world outlets for our findings and methods through partnerships with socio-economic actors[2].

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    UMR 7272 - ICN (Institut de Chimie de Nice)

    The LCMBA is part of the Nice Institute of Chemistry (ICN). Our research work focuses on three key themes: “Bioactive Molecules”, “Fine Chemical Aromas/Perfumes” and “Molecular Modelling and Recognition”.

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    UMR 7273 - ICR (Institut de Chimie Radicalaire)

    With 1,000 undergraduate students, 150 research fellows, 50 CNRS researchers and 100 technical and administrative staff from ANU and CNRS, the department is involved in major research work in conjunction with École Centrale Marseille.

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    UMR 7281 - BIP (Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines)

    The Bioenergetics and Protein Engineering (BIP) research unit explores the diversity of energy metabolism processes in micro-organisms and their applications to bioenergy and the environment. BIP brings together biologists, chemists and physicists, developing an original approach that harnesses the latest research in structural genomics, functional proteomics and molecular biophysics. This multi-disciplinary approach means that the unit can look at energy conversion processes from an integrated angle, from the physiological level to the molecular bases responsible for the enormous variability of substrates and reactivity among the enzymes and supramolecular structures involved. It also enables the researchers to trace the evolution of the systems from the oldest bioenergy mechanisms through to their current diversity. Demonstrating metabolic diversity, understanding how micro-organisations adapt to and resist extreme conditions, and unlocking the secrets of fundamental metabolic processes are extremely important questions. Understanding these questions at the fundamental level can also help drive key biotechnology innovation in finding new energy sources for sustainable development: biogas and hydrogen production, biomass, bioremediation, bioconversion, and bacteria-environment interactions. BIP has an outstanding reputation for its environmental microbiology work and is one of the leading players in the Capenergies competitiveness cluster. It has also established successful and productive partnerships with industry (Hélion, Areva, Veolia).

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    UMR 7283 - LCB (Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne)

    The Laboratory of Bacterial Chemistry (LCB) conducts research into prokaryotic cell processes, from the perspective of a cellular model and a demonstration of living organisms’ ability to evolve and adapt. The LCB is unique because of the sheer diversity of bacterial systems that it studies. LCB’s current research projects focus on enterobacteriaceae Escherichia coli, soil bacteria Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium and Myxococcus, marine bacterium Shewanella, fresh water and salt water cyanobacteria, acid-resistant bacteria Thiomonas and Acidothiobacillus, marine magnetotactic bacteria, plant pathogenic bacterium Erwinia chrysanthemi, and animal pathogenic bacterium Salmonella. The unit therefore studies many different facets of microbiology research – theoretical, environmental, biotechnology and pathogenesis.

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    UMR 7293 - Laboratoire Lagrange

    The laboratory boasts unique experience acquired on the Côte d'Azur in the 1970s by the pioneers of optical interferometry and its applications in astrophysics. The laboratory has internationally recognised expertise in this field, with the Fizeau laboratory involved at various levels in several major projects: •Design and installation of VEGA (visible spectrograph and polarimeter) for the American CHARA array •Design and deployment of the MATISSE spectrograph and imager (VLTI second-generation instrument) •The future SPHERE exoplanet imager for the VLT: instrument simulation with CAOS, development and deployment of the Lyot cornograph, data processing algorithms •Processing of data from AMBER, the spectro-interferometry instrument combining signals from three near-infrared telescopes at the VLTI array, for which the laboratory supervised the design and deployment •The laboratory also retains its pioneering spirit, working on astronomy in the Antarctic, where it is responsible for qualifying the Dôme C site. Fizeau also leads the European Network for Astrophysics in Antarctica (ARENA). The laboratory’s work on these projects harnesses its R&D activities, developed upstream of instrument projects. The Fizeau laboratory is also actively involved in university teaching, from the first year of undergraduate degrees through to PhD programmes, as well as a specialist Masters-level astrophysics module.

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    UMR 7294 - Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanographie (MIO)

    The Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) is an oceanography research unit based at OSU Institut Pytheas, under the authority of Aix-Marseille University, the University of Toulon, the CNRS and the IRD. The laboratory was formed through the merger of research units at the Marseille Oceanography Centre, the LSEET, and one researcher from the IRPHE and the LMBEC.

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    UMR 7296 - LSIS (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes)

    Founded in 2002, the Information Sciences and Systems Laboratory (LSIS) is a joint research unit (UMR 7296) under the joint authority of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Aix-Marseille University (AMU), the University of Toulon (ULTN) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM). It has sites at the Saint-Jérôme and Luminy campuses in Marseille, at the University of Toulon campus, and at the ENSAM campus in Aix en Provence.

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    UMR 7313 - ISM2 (Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille)

    The Marseille Institute of Molecular Science (ISM2) is a multi-disciplinary chemistry research centre working at the interface with biology. Under the authority of Aix-Marseille University, the CNRS and Ecole Centrale de Marseille, the unit has expertise in a number of core disciplines, supported by four research teams.

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    UMR 7317 - LEST (Laboratoire d'économie et de sociologie du travail)

    The Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology (LEST) is a joint research unit between the CNRS and Aix-Marseille University. Originally, the LEST was a CNRS in-house research unit. It was founded in 1969 to strengthen French theoretical research into labour and labour trends.

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    UMR 7321 - GREDEG

    The Research Group on Law, Economics and Management (GREDEG) is a research laboratory run jointly by the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the CNRS (UMR 7321).

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    UMR 7325 - CINaM (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille)

    The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre of Marseille (CINaM) is a CNRS joint research unit (UMR 7325), run in conjunction with the Universities of Aix-Marseille II and III. It has a staff of around 180 people (60% permanent staff, 20% PhD students, 10% post-docs, and 10% visitors and interns). The Centre is divided into 5 departments: - Molecular Engineering and Functional Materials - Nanomaterials and Reactivity - Temporary Sources and Probes - Nano-object Science and Technology - Theory and Digital Simulation

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    UMR 7330 - CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement)

    The European Centre for Research and Education in Environmental Geosciences (CEREGE) is a multi-disciplinary research unit focusing on Earth and environmental sciences. It covers a broad spectrum of disciplines: a) palaeoclimatology and palaeooceanography (including one Collège de France chair) b) geodynamics and associated fluids (Collège de France chair) c) soil, water and waste dynamics (CEREGE is the leader in research into the impact of manufactured nanoparticles on ecosystems and man) d) morphogenesis and natural risks e) palaeontology and surface geophysics f) evolution of tropical soils, water resources on the Mediterranean coast.

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    UMR 7332 - CPT (Centre de Physique Théorique)

    The Centre for Theoretical Physics carries out multidisciplinary research, focusing on the fundamental laws of physics and complexity. CPT’s research is structured into three thematic groups, each working on several research themes: * Fundamental interactions and field theory (particle physics, quantum gravity, symmetries and physics, cosmology and astroparticle physics, noncommutative geometry) * Statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics (statistical mechanics, probability theory and disordered systems, mathematical analysis and interface with biology, theoretical condensed matter physics and nanophysics) * Classical and quantum dynamics (ergodic theory, nonlinear dynamics and applications, including biological system modelling, propagation and transport, Coulomb systems, open systems, algebra, geometry and quantification).

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    UMR 7334 - IM2NP (Institut des Matériaux, de Microélectronique et des Nanosciences de Provence)

    The IM2NP is a joint research unit (UMR 7334) run by the CNRS in conjunction with two universities (Aix-Marseille University and University of Toulon) and three engineering schools (Polytech Marseille, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, and the Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN)). It is linked to three CNRS institutes – the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Chemistry, and the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences.

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    UMR 7335 – INLN (Institut Non linéaire de Nice)

    - Physics of non-equilibrium phenomena and nonlinear dynamics: Spatial-temporal dynamics, excitable systems, localised structures, solitons, lasers, random lasers, dynamic systems, physics of instability, Crystal growth, nonlinear optics, biological system modelling, liquid crystals. - Statistical physics: Finite temperature field and non-equilibrium theory, classical and quantum statistical physics, strong long-range interactions, quantum systems with a small number of particles. - Atomic physics: Cold and ultracold atoms, cold fermions, Bose Einstein condensates (BEC)

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    UMR 7336 - LPMC (Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée)

    Synthesis of high-performance fluids, Anti-vibration systems, Active shock absorber systems, Surface treatment, New materials research, Solar flux control research, New liquid crystals, Micro- and nanotechnologies, Solvents and additives research, Rubber research, Medical and industrial imaging, Fibre optic research, Antenna research, Random laser research, Simulation of telecommunications networks, Polymer dielectric constant research, Production of semiconductors, Light diffusion measurement Development of hybrid lasers, New components for optical telecommunications, Development of memory parts, Magnetic field sensor, Earthquake forecasting, Economic bubble models

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    UMR 7340 - M2P2 (Laboratoire de Mécanique, Modélisation et Procédés Propres)

    The joint research unit is attached to Aix-Marseille University, the CNRS Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) and Centrale Marseille. It is also a member of the STAR Carnot Institute, the Mechanics & Complexity Excellence Laboratory, and the Fabri de Peiresc Federation.

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    UMR 7341 - LP3 (Laboratoire Lasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques)

    The LP3 laboratory is a joint research unit run by the CNRS and Aix-Marseille University (UMR 7341).

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    UMR 7342 - IRPHE (Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre)

    The IRPHE is a multi-disciplinary joint research unit run by Aix-Marseille University, the CNRS and École Centrale Marseille. Its work focuses on the modelling of complex macroscopic systems, with applications in aerospace, environment, energy and biomechanics.

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    UMR 7343 - IUSTI (Institut Universitaire des Systèmes Thermiques Industriels)

    The University Institute of Industrial Thermal Systems (IUSTI, UMR 7343) is a joint research unit run by Aix-Marseille University (main authority) and the CNRS. The laboratory takes its name from the IUSTI engineering school, in which both entities were heavily involved. In 2000, the school became the Mechanics and Energy department of Polytech Marseille, a member of the national Polytech university network.

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    UMR 7345 - PIIM (Physique des interactions ioniques et moléculaires)

    The Laboratory of Physics of Ionic and Molecular Interactions (PIIM) is a joint research unit run by the CNRS and Aix-Marseille University (UMR 7345). The laboratory’s physicists and physical chemistry experts study diluted media (gases, plasmas, ion, atom and molecular beams) and their interactions with matter.

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    UMR 7346 - CPPM (Centre de physique des particules de Marseille)

    The Centre for Particle Physics of Marseille (CPPM) is a laboratory of the CNRS’s National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3). It is a joint research unit run by the CNRS/IN2P3 and Aix-Marseille University. The laboratory currently has a team of around 35 researchers and research fellows, 75 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, plus around 30 PhD students, foreign visitors and several interns.

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    UMR 7351 - Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné

    The laboratory is a joint research unit (UMR 7351) under the authority of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNS).

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    UMR 7353 - LATP (Laboratoire d'Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités)

    Applied analysis Biological Evolution and Modelling Discrete Random Structures (Number Theory) Pure Mathematics Probability and Statistics

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    UMR 7635 - CEMEF (Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux)

    CEMEF is a joint research unit of (CNRS UMR 7635) and one of 18 MINES ParisTech research centres. It is currently located at the Sophia-Antipolis technology park (Alpes-Maritimes).

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    UMS 3538 – LSBB (Laboratoire souterrain à Bas Bruit)

    The LSBB, located beneath 518 m of karst rock formation, offers a unique combination of high-spec equipment and a low-noise environment, making it truly unique. In this location, the rock’s radioactivity is reliable, the earth tremor spectrum is close to the global theoretical minimum, and the standard gravity is among the best in the world because there is no mass transfer in the surrounding environment. The armoured, fully shielded capsule for firearms officers has an electromagnetic interference of above 50 Hz of 2 fT/√Hz (100 times less than the noise made by the human brain during the quietest sleep phase). These conditions, which are permanently monitored, make it possible to determine the nature of an abnormal event, and to identify whether the event is due to a process occurring within the system or an external environmental disturbance. Recent examples of developments include: - applications in electroencephalography - research into dark matter. This ability to determine the origin of an abnormal event is key to the development of ultra-sensitive instrument protocols to detect and understand rare events.

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    UNIGRID SOLUTIONS

    UNIGRID is the developer behind WESBY, a custom energy management solution.

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    UNIPER FRANCE POWER

    E.ON France has in-depth knowledge of the French market stretching back more than 10 years and acts as both a producer and supplier of electricity, natural gas, and energy solutions. It is a pioneer in the eligible customer market, with the capability to meet the needs of its customers throughout France (major companies and industrial firms, SMEs/SMIs, joint ownership associations and local authorities). As a major player in the production of mid-merit and peak load electricity, E.ON France plays a central role in bridging the gap between supply and demand in the French market.

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    UNIVERSITE DE CORSE

    The university has an extensive research community, consisting of three CNRS-accredited units comprising research fellows and permanent CNRS researchers: · CNRS UMR 6134 - Environmental Sciences Laboratory (SPE) · CNRS UMR 6240 - Places, Identities, Spaces and Activities (LISA) · CNRS Research Federation 3041 - Environment and Society (FRES).

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    Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

    A regular feature in the Shanghai ranking of the world’s top 500 universities and higher education institutions since 2005, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) has jumped up the list this year, and is now one of Europe’s leading universities and is in the top 15 institutions in France. Our university’s prestige and global reputation are based on its outstanding research laboratories and the added value that its degrees confer. Our research fellows and professional teachers work in disciplines at the cutting-edge of knowledge.

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    UNIVERSITE DE TOULON

    Founded in 1968 and independently managed since 1 January 2012, the University of Toulon (UTLN) places attractiveness at the core of its long-term strategic plan. Well-established throughout the region, the University of Toulon works closely with the region’s social and economic institutions to tailor its academic programmes and research activities to their needs. The University of Toulon is an interdisciplinary institution with 5 campuses. The University offers around 100 different degrees (excluding medical) and operates 15 Research Units.

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    UPR

    Like MEDEF and CGPME, the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur Regional Employers’ Union (UPR PACA) is a regional representative body where local business leaders discuss and consult. It also carries out coordinated initiatives. We present a unified front, providing economic development policy recommendations to politicians. Articles of Association: Association founded in 1969 The Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur Regional Employers’ Union (UPR PACA) comprises business and economic actors from across the region MEDEF, CGPME, regional professional federations, qualified individuals, business representative organisations, and the following departments: Alpes de Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Vaucluse. The UPR amended its Articles of Association on 31 May 2001 to act as the resource structure for MEDEF PACA and CGPME PACA. Team 1 Chief Executive 1 PA to the Chief Executive 1 Regional Vocational Training Coordinator 1 Project Officer

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    UPR 10 - CRHEA (Centre de Recherche sur l'Hétéroépitaxie et ses applications)

    Located at the Sophia Antipolis technology park, the laboratory’s work focuses on the heteroepitaxy of semiconductors (mostly wide-bandgap) in thick and thin films, hetero-structures and quantum nanostructures (wells, strings and boxes). CRHEA uses a comprehensive range of techniques to synthesise and characterise these materials (see our activity). These materials are then used for theoretical physics and optics experiments, or to produce components. Often, this research is carried out in partnership with other laboratories in France or elsewhere in Europe.

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    UPR 7051 - LMA (Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique)

    Heterogeneous Materials and Structures (MESH) Team Behaviour of heterogeneous materials and structures Resistance and surveillance of composite structures Digital Models (MN) Team Behaviour of elastomers Behaviour of heterogeneous materials and structures Multiphysics coupling in mechanics Nonlinear vibrations Modelling in Contact Mechanics (MMC) Team Contact, friction, interfaces Dynamics and contact Acoustic Simulation, Active Control, Stochastic Dynamics (SACADS) Team Vibroacoustics Active Control and Real-Time Feedback from Sound Environments Nonlinear vibrations Propagation and Imaging (PI) Team Ultrasound Imaging Waves and vibrations in porous media Underwater Acoustics and Seismic Waves (ASMOS) Team Seismic wave interaction-interfaces in complex geological contexts Underwater Acoustics in shallow environments Interface methods Psychoacoustics (PA) Team Perceptive acoustics and sound environment quality Music informatics: synthesis, digital audio effects, interpretation Modelling, Synthesis and Control of Sound and Musical Signals (S2M) Team Modelling, Synthesis and Control of Sound and Musical Signals Physics of Musical Instruments

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    UPR 7251 - CRMCN (Centre de Recherche en Matière Condensée et nanosciences)

    The Centre for Condensed Matter and Nanosciences Research (CRMCN) was created in 2004 following the merger of two condensed matter physics laboratories: the Centre for Crystal Growth Mechanisms research (CRMC2, UPR 7251), founded and directed by Raymond Kern (1975-1987). Initially housed in university premises at the Saint Jérôme campus, it moved to the Luminy campus after the CNRS built new premises. Its subsequent directors were Michel Bienfait (1988-1995) and Jacques Derrien (1996-2003). the Condensed Matter Physics Group (GPEC, UMR 6631: CNRS/Aix-Marseille University 2), founded by Jean Hanus (1971-1987), who was succeeded by Jean Marie Debever (1988-1995), Frank Salvan (1996-1999) and Viatcheslav Safarov (2000-2003). This initial merger brought together experts in material development (semiconductor metals and insulating oxides), structural characterisation, and electronic and chemical properties. The new unit had a clear emphasis on nanosciences and inter-disciplinary research, building on the reputation of the two previous laboratories – experimental and theoretical research in small-scale systems (surfaces, aggregates, adsorbed films, etc.), and expertise in atom-scale characterisation techniques (electron microscopy, near field microscopy, etc.). This inter-disciplinary approach brought about new research themes at the interface between physics and biology.

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    USR 2164 - LABM (Laboratoire Aérodynamique et de Biomécanique du Mouvement)

    LABM, founded in January 2000, has two key aims: to carry out cutting-edge research in fluid mechanics and the aerodynamics of motion to promote and develop an inter-disciplinary programme, with the dual aim of enhancing knowledge and understanding of human motion through the prism of fluid/solid mechanics and biomechanics, and using this as a generic model for sporting activity to push the boundaries of these disciplines. Key research themes: 1. The first theme is a continuation of fluid mechanics and aerodynamic theory 2. The second theme contributes to theoretical research in the biomechanics of biomaterials and joints.

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    VAL DE DURANCE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

    The association has a simple aim: to foster social and economic development in the Val de Durance. Rather than focusing solely on environmental conservation, the association seeks to promote truly symbiotic solutions that are sustainable and improve the lives of everyone.

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    VALENERGIES

    A major player in three areas of the energy transition: solar photovoltaic energy, energy efficiency, and smart grids.

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    VALORPACA

    SATT PACA Corse was founded by 10 research institutes, each of which became a shareholder – the three Universities of Aix-Marseille, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the University of Toulon, the University of Avignon, the University of Corsica, Ecole Centrale Marseille, the CNRS and INSERM. It also has two founding, non-shareholder partners: Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille and Nice University Hospital. The University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II coordinated the SATT PACA Corse project, replaced by Aix-Marseille University in 2012 when the three Aix-Marseille universities merged. SATT PACA Corse is a regional body that fosters public research enhancement and technology transfer, working in tandem with incubators and competitiveness clusters.

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    VAUCLUSE DEVELOPPEMENT

    The agency’s missions are to: - Help and support project initiators - Promote Vaucluse in France and abroad - Provide a forum for discussion and strategic thinking - Provide economic intelligence for local businesses and partners

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    Vedalis - Groupe Bassetti

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    VEGATEC

    Research and production of thermal and chemical treatment equipment. Special fluid network installations.

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    Ville d'Ajaccio

    Together with Bastia, the city is Corsica’s economic, commercial and administrative hub. The urban area has a population of around 90,000 people and covers a large part of the Corse-du-Sud department, straddling the Gulf of Ajaccio and stretching up to the Gravona valley. Its activities focus primarily on the tertiary sector.

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    VILLE DE CANNES

    Cannes is a testing ground for the Agenda21 sustainable urban development programme.

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    Ville de MANOSQUE

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    VILLE DE NICE

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    VILLE DE ROCBARON

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    VINCI Energies France Infras Méditerranée Centre-Est

    VINCI Energies France Infras Méditerranée Centre-Est is a holding company for VINCI Energies’ infrastructure operations in the PACA, Languedoc, Corsica, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne Franche-Comté regions. It has turnover of €320 million and 1,450 employees.

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    VU Log

    VU LOG develops turnkey software and hardware solutions that can be used to run car-sharing services.

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    WATT&CO

    A company that designs electric and electronic connectivity solutions for the general public.

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    winergia

    Energy efficiency consulting firm.

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    WiSEED

    WiSEED uses the power of online and social media crowdfunding to help build the business models of the future, harnessing collective intelligence for the benefit of sustainable development. Its mission is to give private investors a way to fund start-ups, carefully vetted for their growth potential. The firm targets innovative (mainly French) SMEs with a strong entrepreneurial culture, high-potential technology assets, and an ambition to become future leaders in their markets. WiSEED is involved at various stages in the growth process.

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    WIT SA

    Supplier of technical and energy performance improvement solutions for buildings: technical and energy management of buildings and smart building management.

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    WOIC (Welcome Office for International Companies)

    The Welcome Office for International Companies (WOIC) is an office devoted to ITER and renewables. A joint initiative of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region economic development agencies, it provides guaranteed added-value services to businesses looking to set up operations in the region: “A unique, comprehensive insight into the region’s assets, giving businesses the information they need to choose the right place for their growth.”

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    Yncrea Méditerranée

    Yncrea is a federation of engineering schools that want to drive social and regional growth through five areas of action: digital technologies and uses, inter-disciplinary research, innovation in teaching and learning, international reach, and R&D. Yncrea is the first privately run cluster of French engineering schools. Yncrea has three regional associations: Yncrea Hauts-de-France, Yncrea Ouest and Yncrea Méditerranée, each encompassing engineering schools within the region. Yncrea Méditerranée now issues the ISEN-Toulon engineering degree, with students taking classes at the Toulon and Marseille sites. It also has a training site in Nîmes. Yncrea Méditerranée produces extensive scientific output, with a large number of full-time PhD-holding research fellows and teaching fellows with research supervision accreditation (HDR). In 2015/2016, Yncrea Méditerranée had 37 permanent and temporary research fellows, including: - 2 CNRS research supervisors - 21 PhD-holders - 7 with additional HDR accreditation. Research fellows at ISEN-Toulon also supervise around a dozen PhD theses. ISEN-Toulon’s R&D activities focus on the following areas: • Smart Cities (smart home/smart buildings, multi-energy, smart grid, etc.) • Smart Objects (IoT (Chair), communicating objects, security, telecommunications technologies, robotics) • Cloud computing/big data • Micro & nanotechnologies (micro and nanoelectronics, nanoelectronics/nanoscience) • Biomedical and electronics and biometrics • Teaching, learning and innovation technologies (sociology of digital practices, co-design) • Marine technologies (underwater acoustics, underwater communications) Chair, • Rapid protoyping (MIT-accredited Fab Lab). Most of these staff are members of research institutes such as: - The Institute of Materials, Microelectronics and Nanosciences in Provence (IM2NP, CNRS UMR 7334), which has been awarded the CARNOT label and has a four-year contract with ISEN-Toulon: around 20 people (researchers, engineers, PhD students); the IM2NP laboratory hosts two CNRS researchers working at the Toulon site. - The Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology (LEST, CNRS UMR 7317): 2 researchers - The Information Sciences and Systems Laboratory (LSIS, CNRS UMR 7296): 1 ISEN-Toulon researcher works at this laboratory ISEN-Toulon’s research strategy is reflected in the R&D centre, which it has built up since 2010, and in its active involvement in three competitiveness clusters: Mer Paca, SCS and Eurobiomed (it will soon be involved in a fourth cluster, Capenergies). Its strategy is very much applied and business-oriented, although it maintains a focus on theoretical research (laboratories). Its aim is to capitalise on and transfer its innovative work, including in its curriculum (ICILab and FabLab).

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    ZETA

    ZETA is a major player in the energy transition and the circular economy, converting waste collected by local authorities into pellets for heating.

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