/ SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

GREEN SECTORS AND ECOTECHNOLOGIES

A Committed Region

Dedicated Funds
Call for projects

Available Biomass

Diversified natural resources

Tidal Energy

1,700 MW of production potential

Solar Energy

Europe’s largest solar park

Four Reasons to set up in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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  • Co-products of forest, agricultural and food industries
  • Solar exposition
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrokinetic (sea, estuary, river)
  • Wind (coastal zones,720 km of coasts)
  • Gas
  • Terra Energie, an investment fund of €15 million (ultimately) for renewable energy
  • Initiatives encouraged and supported through calls for projects
  • 20% of the energy needs of the region are covered by renewables (5 points above the national average)
  • Croissance Bleue, a sector with potential supported by the Region and Europe (e.g.: Neptune accelerator)
  • Skills across the entire energy mix: smart grids, hydrogen, batteries of the future, complete value chain in solar, biogas, marine energy (offshore wind farms, estuary and river hydrokinetic plants, tidal generators), geosciences
  • Many experimental initiatives, including river turbines in Bordeaux
  • Top-level training
  • Complete value chains
  • Batteries of the future
  • Estuary and river hydrokinetic plants
  • Key events: Grand Pavois, Forum de la Croissance Verte

Companies Doing Business Here

velexys
Uvgermi
Schneider
pearl
ouateco
seche
fonroche
ecogelec
bertin technologies

Specialized Partners for Your Project

Several organizations specialized in innovation, research and development are present in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. This dynamic ecosystem provides a vector of opportunities for businesses in the implementation of their project and their business! Networks, partners, product innovation support, are among the many services and areas of expertise provided by these stakeholders to support the development of your business.

Laboratories

  • GEMH: Civil engineering, wood
  • GRESE: Water, soil, environment
  • LCSN: Chemistry of natural substances

Technology Platforms

  • NOBATEK: Sustainable construction and development
  • CEA TECH: Solar, hydrogen, hydrogen fuels
  • FCBA: Institute for forest, cellulose, wood-construction, furniture technologies
  • CERTIPOS: Integration of solar systems in the building industry
  • INEF 4: Decarbonized energy in the construction sector
  • ODESSOL: Water, waste, soil
  • CTMNC: Energy-saving construction materials
  • APESA: Recovery of materials and energy from biomass and waste

Competitiveness Clusters

  • AVENIA: Geosciences
  • S2E2: Energy efficiency (electrical grid storage, intelligent buildings)
  • Xylofutur: Wood materials for sustainable building, energy, CO2 storage

Other Clusters / Business Networks

  • CREAHd[1]Sustainable construction and development accelerator
  • Cluster Eclair: Eco-construction
  • Cluster Eskal Eureka: Eco-construction
  • Pôle éco-industrie Poitou-Charentes: Energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste recovery
  • Cluster éco-habitat Poitou-Charentes Limousin: Sustainable development, materials, passive habitat
  • Pôle Environnement Limousin: Water, air, soil, renewable energy
  • Cluster énergie marines:  Off shore hydrokinetic farms
  • Cluster éolien aquitain: Wind energy
  • Cluster eau & climat: Management of water resources
  • SYSOLIA: Industrial photovoltaic systems
  • Aquitaine croissance verte: Sustainable development
  • DEMAIN: Innovative materials from renewable resources (agricultural and forestry)
  • Cluster énergie et stockage: Energy storage (in development)

  • SUP’REHA: Graduate school in housing rehabilitation
  • Bois P.E: Eco-construction, wood
  • University courses on energy performance, development of resources
  • ENSIL: Engineering school – specializing in water and environment
  • OIEau: Developing skills to improve water management
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Poitiers: Environmental protection
  • Ecole d’Ingénieurs La Rochelle: Energy and environment

Selection of Sites Dedicated to green sectors and ecotechnologies

Our Services to Companies

| Business Environment

We will send you the information you need to study the feasibility of your project in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (supply of raw materials, market data, subcontractors, R&D partners, etc.).

| Real-Estate Solutions

We look for, select and present real-estate offers suited to your specifications. You can send us your search criteria and we take care of the rest in strict confidentially!

| Financing and Public Aid

Various programs are available to obtain the financing necessary for your business set-up. We can introduce you to our experts in financial engineering who will study the available public or private solutions.

| Networking

We open our network and put you in relation with the key stakeholders for your project. Our proximity to regional partners will enable you to fast-track the execution of your business set-up!

| Administrative Procedures

We know that certain procedures can be complex, so we activate our network to facilitate your installation. We mobilize various players according to your needs and your timetable.

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An Accessible Region

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, on the Atlantic coast and bordering Spain, is strategically located on Europe's North-South logistics itinerary. With extensive, modern transportation infrastructures, the region is easily accessible from European economic capitals, putting companies close to their markets:


Airports
  • 11 airports, 7 serving international destinations
  • Over 60 international routes with daily or weekly service
  • Growing number of low-cost airlines
Road and Rail Network
  • LGV SEA (Bordeaux - Paris in 2 hrs.)
  • North-south and East-West expressway networks
Ports
  • 4 ports of trade
  • Links to 300 ports worldwide