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Pôle Mer Méditerranée - Business & Innovation Sea Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
21-30
Regions: 
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité (National level)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Blue Tech Cluster Alliance
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Colin
RUEL
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 489 33 00 89
ruel@polemermediterranee.com
Male
Patrick
BARAONA
Cluster Manager
+33 489 33 00 73
baraona@polemermediterranee.com
Male
Eve
RAYMOND
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 489 33 00 88
raymond@polemermediterranee.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Marine Science
Wind energy
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aquaculture
Blue renewable energy
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Maritime safety and security; Renewable Marine Energies; Naval and Yachting; Marine Biological Resources; Marine environment and coastal planning; Harbours, infrastructures and shipping
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
446
Number of SME members: 
221
Number of larger company members: 
81
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
79
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
65
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
TVT Innovation
Incubator
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Naval Group
Larger Company
Veolia
Larger Company
Ifremer
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Pôle Mer Méditerranée is a sea innovation cluster located in South of France. Its ambition is to contribute to the sustainable development of the maritime and coastal economy in the Mediterranean basin, in Europe and across the globe. It stimulates and encourages innovation trough collaboration around 6 Strategic Business Areas:  • Defense, maritime safety and security • Naval and yachting • Marine mining and energy resources • Marine biological resources • Maine environment and coastal valorisation • Harbors, logistics and shipping In 2020, its network involves 446 members including majors companies, SMEs, research institute and academic. Pôle Mer Méditerranée provides a wide range of services to its members related to access to funding, interntaional activities, business growth, collaborative R&D projects

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Australia
Indonesia
Malaysia
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Italy
Norway
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique (France)
TMA Blue Tech (US)
Cornwall Marine Network (UK)
MSE (UK)
Forum Oceano (Portugal)
Marine Institute (Ireland)
Oceans Advance (Canada)
GCE Ocean Technology (Norway)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: