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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: 
Tuesday, 23 February, 2016
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) PRIDES (Regional level)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Colin
RUEL
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 494 03 89 03
ruel@polemermediterranee.com
Patrick
BARAONA
Cluster Manager
+33 494 03 89 03
baraona@polemermediterranee.com
Eve
RAYMOND
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 494 03 89 03
raymond@polemermediterranee.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Aquaculture
Fish / Fisheries / Fishing Technology
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: 
395
Number of SME members: 
202
Number of larger company members: 
75
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
75
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
43
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
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:  • Maritime safety and security • Ship and nautical industry • Marine energy resources • Marine biological resources • Environment and coastal planning • Ports, Infrastructures and shipping In 2016, its network involves 395 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
Singapore
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: 
France
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?: 
Maritime Alliance San Diego (USA)
DLTM (Italy)
Schleswig Holstein cluster (Germany)
Oceanopôle of Tan Tan (Morocco)
ONIP (Brazil)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: