Bridging Southern California & South of France Biotech Business Networks
Implement real and lasting partnership and economic development actions in the Life Science sector between the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) Region and Southern California, concretizing an action program initiated from the PACA Region 2 years ago towards the United States, especially with California and San Diego, considered as a territory of excellence for Biotechnologies.
Who are the members of the Alliance and when was it officially created?
French BioBeach has welcomed a regional economic mission from the PACA region (South-East of France) in San Diego, California, on the occasion of the “2014 BIO International Convention”, that took place from June 23 to 26. Beyond the Biotechnology industry, it was also the occasion to identify opportunities for economic exchanges in other sectors, and the terms of partnership.
Led by Patrick Allemand, 1st Vice President of the Region and President of the new Regional Agency for Innovation and Internationalization of Companies (ARII), Dominique Esteve, President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) and Jacquie Berthe, Chairman of the Competitiveness Cluster Eurobiomed, this mission involved all regional economic actors involved for several years in trade with San Diego, and gathered under the “South Bio Alliance” label: the economic development agencies Provence Promotion and Team Côte d’Azur, the competitiveness cluster / PRIDES Mediterranean Sea (Pole Mer), the Southeast Technologies Transfer Accelerator Society (SATT South East).
(Video about South Bio Alliance In French)
2015 – April 27th-30th - French BioBeach / Biocom facilitates a US Delegation going to the South East of France, welcomed by PACA's South BIO Alliance.
In the press:
" Our trip to the south of France was incredibly interesting and productive. We have identified multiple collaborative projects and will be building on the introductions made while we were there. I completely expect that in a few months, we will have several mature collaborations and partnerships ongoing as a result. A wonderful experience all around."
Bradley Messmer, Founder, ABREOS Biosciences
" This was a very productive trip for ACEA Biosciences, which should facilitate business on both sides of the pond. In fact, we already have a few opportunities in motion."
Mike Honeysett, Vice President of Global Commercialzation, ACEA Biosciences
" I was very positively impressed by the brilliance and abilities of the entrepreneurs , scientists and administrators we met during our visits to Provence and Cote d‘Azur. These synergistic capabilities coupled with our common goals provide us with the platform for CVAC Systems, Inc., Provence and Cote d’Azur technologies to meet the requirement of the financial community in France to develop intellectual property which can reside there in France. This collaboration can benefit the entire world. My appreciation is expressed to all involved in the organization and facilitation of this initiation to a potential very valuable collaboration."
Allen Ruszkowski, President & CEO, CVAC Systems
2015 February 9th-13th PACA's South BIO Alliance Delegation in San Diego
2015 February 10th - BIOCOM Medical Device Breakfast on "European expansion and regulation"
2014 June 23rd-26th – PACA's South BIO Alliance Delegation in San Diego
2013 Nov 12th-15th – French PACA Delegation
2013 Jun 16th – French BioBeach BIOCOM US delegation to France
2012 Nov 27- From the San Diego Diagnostic Beach to the French Mediterranean Diagnostic Bay
CCI International PACA is the local team in the consular network. 25 team members present throughout the region and entirely dedicated to accompanying businesses in their international development. CCI International offers a complete range of services thanks to the geographic and industry experts that make up the team: Detection and analysis of companies’ needs and the macroeconomic data of their geographical territory; Organization throughout the region of information meetings, training courses, specialized workshops and forums; Individual, personalized advice and information adapted to the maturity and needs of the company (structuring of the offer, performance indicators, action plans, financial organization etc…); Organization of trade missions in foreign markets, professional trade fairs abroad, business conventions, BtoB.
Created by the Alpes-Maritimes Departmental Council, the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, the purpose of Team Côte d’Azur is to promote the region on international markets and help new, French or foreign companies to establish offices in the area. The agency gives investors access to a comprehensive range of services so they can discover the Côte d’Azur, a leading, innovative and international region, and ensure the best success for their teams based here.
Provence Promotion is one of the leading economic development agency in France for the attraction of inward investments and the creation of new jobs in sectors such as Aeronautics, IT, Health, Energy and Logistics. It is a joint initiative of the County Council and the Chamber of Commerce of Marseille Provence. Provence Promotion has experience in helping corporations evaluate the potential of Marseille (second city of France) and the Provence County for their business set-up and expansion.
SATT Sud Est (French for South East), “Accelerator of Technology Transfer” is your one-stop shop for transfer and commercialization of innovative technologies. The Company is a key player of economic development through innovation. It develops public research and technology transfer towards the market. It intertwines with researchers and has strong roots in the economical fabric of the region.
Created in 2005, Pôle Mer Méditerranée is a business and innovation world class sea 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. The network of the Pôle Mer Méditerranée involves 360 members including majors companies, SMEs, research institutes and academic.
Biotech in Côte d'Azur – a Biocom visit – Union Tribune
Biotech from Nice to Marseille - Union Tribune
Biotech's new French connection – Union Tribune
French biotech: A return visit – Union Tribune
Biocom in France: Part Deux – Union Tribune