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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, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
PEXE
Water Cluster (Pôle Eau)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Valérie
El Merini
Cluster Manager
+33 4 42 97 14 92
valerie.elmerini@ea-ecoentreprises.com
Female
Cristina
Casian
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 6 59 22 31 51
cristina.casian@ea-ecoentreprises.com
Female
Hélène
Rizzotti
Project Manager
+33 6 61 02 30 30
helene.rizzotti@ea-ecoentreprises.com
Female
Sandy
Argoud
Internationalisation Responsible
sandy.argoud@ea-ecoentreprises.com
Female
Languages spoken: 
Arabic
English
French
Italian
Romanian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Environmental Engineering / Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Eco-innovations
Waste management
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Biodiversity, energy, air& odours, sites and polluted soils, sustainable urbanism, waste, water, circular economy
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
155
Number of SME members: 
134
Number of larger company members: 
18
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
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
Suez
Larger Company
Antea Group
Larger Company
Labex Serenade
Research Organisation
INRAE
Research Organisation
Société du Canal du Provence
Larger Company
BRGM
Research Organisation
EUROFINS
Larger Company
IMBE
Research Organisation
Voltalia
Larger Company
EDF
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The network aims to be a space for meetings and exchanges between all the stakeholders interested in projects combining economy, ecology and innovation.

STRENGTHEN THE COMPETITIVENESS OF OUR MEMBERS AND PROMOTE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF TERRITORIES.

  • Promoting eco-companies
  • Developing innovation
  • Networking
  • Job development
  • Supporting green growth
  • International development
  • Improving our members’ visibility
  • Implementing technology demonstrators
  • Strengthening transnational cooperation between our member SME’s, public authorities and research bodies
  • Implementing actions on behalf of French Région SUD

 

    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.)
    Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
    Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
    Details of support services: 

    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.

     

    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: 
    Germany
    Italy
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Spain
    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?: 
    ZINNAE
    Migal
    CD2E
    AVAESEN
    CLEAN
    Water Alliance
    Capenergies
    IVACE
    Envipark
    Terralia-Pass
    Safe Cluster
    Aqua-Valley
    Support Programmes
    Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
    European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)
    FP7
    CIP/COSME
    INTERREG
    EIT KICs
    Other

    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.

    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),
    Relevant Project References: 
    MED3R (ENPI), [email protected](FP7), TRIGeau (Intereg MED) BLUEISLANDS (Interreg MED) finMED (Interreg MED)
    Promotion
    Success Story / Achievements: 
    • Main achieved results:
    • Policy papers&MOUs
    • Regulatory studies
    • Waste cararacterisation
    • Networking
    • Sharing best practices
    • Joint strategies & action plans
    • Support for SMEs
    Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

    Éa 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.