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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 9 December, 1996
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
No
Please Specify: 
-
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
PEXE
Water Cluster (Pôle Eau)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Valérie
El Merini
Cluster Manager
+33 4 42 97 14 92
valerie.elmerini@ea-ecoentreprises.com
Cristina
Casian
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 4 42 97 14 92
cristina.casian@ea-ecoentreprises.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Recycling, Recovery
Wastewater Recycling
S3 EU priority areas: 
Eco-innovations
Waste management
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Biodivercity, sites and polluted soils, sustainable urbanism
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
128
Number of SME members: 
102
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
12
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
9
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Aix Marseille Université
University
Veolia Eau
Larger Company
SERAMM
Larger Company
Labex Serenade
Research Organisation
Irstea
Research Organisation
Société du Canal du Provence
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

• Sharing best practices between existing technologies,

• Sharing members existent technologies & expertise,

• Improving our members’ visibility,

• Implementing technology demonstrators,

• Considering possible future cooperation between our experts and other project beneficiaries,

• Contributing to a long term sustainable development of PACA region and strengthening transnational cooperation between our member SME’s, public authorities and research bodies.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Details of support services: 

Ea éco-entreprises cluster aims at assisting its members at all stages of their development, with the objective to foster emerging innovative solutions to measure, prevent, minimize or compensate the impacts of human activities on the environment.

Since 2010, Éa éco-entreprises is the regional delegation of the pole Eau (international Water cluster) in Provence Alps Côte d’Azur region. At a national level, Ea 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 SME-SMI at the French Water Partnership.

Éa éco-entreprises developed international partnerships with similar organizations such as: AMEPA (Moroccan Association for Drinking Water and Sanitation); AEPA (Chilean Association for Environment); ADOCAL (Colombian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering) and Polo de Excelência em Inovação Ambiental (PEIA) of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Expected benefits:

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Côte d'Ivoire
Mexico
Morocco
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: 
Denmark
Malta
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Trade Missions for our members in Brasil &Mexique.
The cluster participated to Water Connect Conference.
Participation with 4 SMEs to Watec 2015 Istrael.
Participation with 4 SMEs to Malta Water Week in 2015.
Participation to Smagua 2014 &2016.
Participation with our members to national international fares: Hydrogaia and Polutech

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ZINNAE
Migal
CD2E
AVAESEN
CLEAN
Water Alliance
Capenergies
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
FP7
CIP/COSME
Other

Ea 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",
  • Project in the EU Competitiveness Innovation Program Eco-innovation (SME & Research centre).
  • WE@EU project, FP7 (Water Eficiency in European Urban Areas).

 

Ea 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 in the EU Competitiveness Innovation Program Eco-innovation (SME & Research centre).
Relevant Project References: 
MED3R (ENPI), WE@EU(FP7)
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Ea éco-entreprises is a network of experts representig the triple helix actors, they can share within the new partneships their expertise, know how and technologies.

The previous projects outputs could also be  capitalised.