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Pôle Aqua-Valley

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 23 October, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Languedoc-Roussillon
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
FRANCE WATER TEAM
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Mylène
DESMONTS
Project Manager
+33634669347
m.hache@aqua-valley.com
Yvan
KEDAJ
Cluster Manager
+33760415657
y.kedaj@aqua-valley.com
Emilie
FILLOL
Internationalisation Responsible
+33434883446
e.fillol@aqua-valley.com
Antonin
AZAIS
Project Manager
+33434883440
g.nourrit@aqua-valley.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Drinking Water
Industrial Water Treatment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Sewerage
Waste collection, treatment&disposal activities, materials recovery & remediation activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
240
Number of SME members: 
183
Number of larger company members: 
30
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
33
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Aqua-Valley has three main goals :

  • Dévelopement and competitiviness of firms especcially of SME's
  • Innovation
  • Internationalization

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Côte d'Ivoire
Peru
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Czech Republic
Germany
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
(UE) Zinnae
(UE) BalticNet-PlasmaTec
(UE) Nanoprogres
(UE) Ea éco-entreprises
(UE) Dream
(UE) Hydreos
(UE) Eco Origin
(UE) Eau, Milieux, Sols
(USA) Water Concil
(ASIA) Singapour National Water Agency
(UE) France Water Team
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
CIP/COSME

INNODROP : INNOvation and Development in clusteR excellence and cOoperative Partnerships

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

INNOVATION

  • Emergence of innovative projects : Integry'Mem, DAAC, IRON-LEG
  • Labelisation of projects : MATRICS, NEOPHIL, IRRIALT'EAU, SAPO'FIX, SIRHYUS, SMS, ... More than 50 projects since 2010

EVENTS :

  • 2014 : Hydrogaïa, Mempro 5, ...
  • 2015 : Hydrogaïa, 1st edition of "Water and Defense day", Membranes days, ...
  • 2016 : Hydrogaïa, 2st edition of "Water and Defense day", ...
  • 2017 : Water and Energy, Water and Risk, Desalinisation, ...
  • 2018 : Water and Agriculture, Water and digital, ...