Competitiveness Clusters

Avec 10 “pôles de compétitivité” retenus par le Gouvernement, la région PACA confirme son excellence dans les secteurs de l’économie les plus innovants.


CAPENERGIES : Energies non génératrices de gaz à effet de serre

CAPENERGIES : Energy generation with no greenhouse gases

6500 jobs

Capenergies focusses on future energy solutions, encouraging, supporting and promoting projects that aim to control consumption and save energy.

EUROBIOMED : Sciences et technologies du vivant

EUROBIOMED : Life Sciences and Technologies

4000 jobs

Eurobiomed is the competitiveness cluster for the healthcare sector and combines the ORPHEME competitiveness cluster and the Holobiosud and Biomediterranee clusters.

PÔLE MER PACA : Pôle de compétitivité à vocation mondiale

PÔLE MER PACA : Competitiveness cluster with a global reach

9500 jobs

This cluster brings together corporate players involved with research and training in security and safety, and sustainable development. Its aim is to manage the marine environment and associated environment risks, and to develop relevant services.

PASS : Pôle Arômes, Senteurs, Saveurs

PASS : Scents, Fragances, Flavours

5000 jobs

This cluster brings together all the key processes in this sector including aromatic plant farming, extraction, yhe making of perfumes and aromas and final products (cosmetics and agriculture/aromatics).

PEGASE : Solutions aéronautiques et spatiales

PEGASE : Aeronautical and space solutions
This cluster brings together the key industrial players (such as Eurocopter, Dassault, Thalès Alenia Space, Areva), research institutions (ONERA, INRIA, Université Paul Cézanne Marseille, Ecole Central Marseille) and small and medium enterprises. It is dedicated to developing the aeronautical and space sector through the construction of particularly inventive « flying machines ».



2500 jobs

This is the fruit and vegetables cluster includind all stages from agricultural production to processing and retail.

Gestion des risques


12 000 jobs

This cluster identifies ans structures the risk management sector, bringing together companies research units, associations, small and medium enterprises and industries, trade bodies and local authorities with the aim of providing operational and innovative products ans services around the observation, study, prevention and management of risks.

SCS : Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées

SCS : Secured Communicating Solutions

12 000 jobs

This cluster brings together the key players in microelectronics, software, multimedia telecommunications and ICT services and uses in the PACA region.



9000 jobs

This covers a number of application markets, including the space industry, earth instrumentation and observation, underwater optics, medical imaging, bio-photonics, laser processes, nuclear fusion, and microelectronics.


The TRIMATEC competitiveness cluster aims to re-establish France as a world leader in nuclear energy.