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Éa éco-entreprises
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France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Valérie El Merini
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Overview

About us

Éa éco-entreprises is a French cluster of éco-enterprises located in the Région SUD, representing around 160 actors working on circular economy topics such as: water, waste and energy, biodiversity, sites and pulloted soils, Nature Based Solutions…

Éa éco-entreprises aims to assist its member SMEs at all stages of their economic development.

The cluster is also active in EU funded projects (EISMEA, Interreg Med, Marittimo) as partner or as coordinator.

Established - 09 December 1996
Staff in the management team - 6-10

Cluster composition

  • 163
    Cluster Members
  • 134
    SME's
  • 10
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 18
    Large Companies
  • 9
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 1
    Other Ecosystem Actors
  • Main achieved results:
  • Policy papers&MOUs
  • Regulatory studies
  • Waste cararacterisation
  • Networking
  • Sharing best practices
  • Joint strategies & action plans
  • Support for SMEs
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Romanian Russian
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
No

Management team

Valérie El Merini
Cluster Manager
Picture Cristina Colonna d'Istria (Casian)
Cristina Colonna d'Istria (Casian)
ECCP Responsible Person
Sommier Margaux
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E36 Water collection, treatment and supply - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery - Construction:F42 Civil engineering
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Water collection, treatment and supply:E3600 Water collection, treatment and supply - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery:E3832 Recovery of sorted materials
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries Ecosystems:Textile
Technology fields
C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Treatment of water, waste water, sewage, or sludge
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Coastal & maritime tourism - Digital transformation:Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks and low energy computing - Nature & biodiversity:Biodiversity - Nature & biodiversity:Ecotourism - Social innovation:Social innovation with regard to environmental issues - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable land & water use - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable production & consumption - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

We are a network of actors bringing together entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers with a common goal:

ACCELERATE THE ECOLOGICAL AND ENERGY TRANSITION FOR THE BENEFIT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS.

We are strongly convinced that eco-companies, no matter their size, are a perfect tool towards more virtuous businesses and circular economy models. Their creativity, praxis and know-how, as well as their willingness to commit themselves to new sustainable models must be articulated with public authorities, expert and scientists to make the ecological transition happen.

We wish to boost sustainable development by comparing the points of view and expertise of the territory’s major actors, and are convinced that these exchanges will give birth to INNOVATIVE, PRAGMATIC and OPERATIONAL ACTIONS.

We advocate a cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach that encourages the emergence of new business models which integrate all regulatory, legal and technical issues

Since 2010, Éa éco-entreprises is the regional delegation of Aqua-Valley (National Water cluster) in Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region. At a national level, Éa éco-entreprises is the vice-president of the Association for Promotion and Export Development of French Eco-technologies (PEXE) and also the representative of French SMEs at the French Water Partnership.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 CIP/COSME INTERREG EIT KICs Other

Name & description

Éa éco-entreprises have been supporting/coordinating several projects involving its members (companies, research centres and local authorities…):

  • FILIDECHETS, regional call for new recycling activities. Project in the National / regional call for innovation (involving SME’s & research centres),
  • Project in the National call for Single Inter-ministry Fund (involving SME’s, Group, Local authorities, research centres),
  • GECMED project- studies and expertise related to Marine and costal biodiversity,
  • Project APRF (Regional call for innovation: involving SME’s, local authorities and research centres),

Project name

Éa éco-entreprises have been supporting/coordinating several projects involving its members (companies, research centres and local authorities…):

  • MED 3R /ENPI CBC MED project (involving EA’s members into MED cross-border cooperation). This project aims to contribute to the reduction of waste in the Mediterranean using the triple concept 3R "Reemploy to extend the products lifespan, Reduce the production of waste, Recycle waste".
  • [email protected](FP7) is based on the ambition to create an open European platform for EU excellence in water efficiency in urban water management. This European platform will enable the participating clusters and regions to bring together knowledge and innovation potential by collaborating and mutually learning in a trans-national basis.
  • BLUEISLANDS (Interreg MED)  14 partners from 8 countries working together in a systematic effort properly identifyaddress and mitigate the effects of the seasonal variation of waste generation on MED islands as an effect of tourism.
  • The finMED (Interreg Med) main objective is to boost the financing of innovation in green growth sectors through improved delivery of policies and strategies and the introduction of innovative cluster services in the MED area.

  • TRIGeau (Interreg Marittimo, reduce flood risks as an effect of climate change and cities urbanisation by using green infrastractures and nature based solutions as well as an efficient gouvernance.

  • Stratus (Interreg Marritimo), sustainable tourism and competitiveness of SMEs.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Côte d'Ivoire
Mexico
Morocco

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Italy
Spain
Romania
Denmark

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
PEXE
Water Cluster (Pôle Eau)

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 09.11.2020
Ea éco-entreprises participates at the European Cluster Conference !
News Published: 07.07.2020
Éa éco-entreprises is proud to become a member of the EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform!
Achievements Document Published: 22.06.2020
Nature Based Solutions Handbook
Achievements Document Published: 22.06.2020
Nature Based Solutions Handbook for Decision Makers (FR)

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