Economic development - attractiveness

The Welcome Office for International Companies (WOIC) is a regional one stop shop to support business development in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, either on Iter project or on renewables & building energy efficacy. Our core mission is to foster foreign investment, through prospective key actions, detection and support of abroad project leaders and promotion of regional energy ecosystem in order to enhance international influence. The WOIC is a public body and services are free of charge.


What we offer

Welcome Office for International Companies give you support with:
- Understanding the economic context of RE in the south of France
- Finding business opportunities
- Identifying partners (Labs, SMEs, Major Companies)
- Understanding the public involvement for smart building and energy efficiency development
- Obtaining the keys and contacts to develop your activity in France

To make the business process easier, the WOIC coordinates various public and private partners in the region, guides you towards the right contacts and supports the progress of your project as it develops.

Networking with :
• Ongoing innovation from public research Labs
• Industrialization of mature technologies: technical platforms, clean energy international cluster CAPENERGIES, other technical and professional organisms: CSTB, Envirobat Méditerranée, & BDM, IMQ, ENERPLAN, SER, Effinergie, SCS Cluster…
• 2 certified eco cities: Eco Vallée Plaine du Var & Euroméditerranée
• A wide range of education and training in clean technologies
• A network of public and private economic players: public bodies, international groups, medium companies, start-ups, engineering office…..
• RE public incentives dedicated to professionals and households
• A dedicated support network to support strategic foreign projects for implementation in Provence, south Alps and French Riviera areas.

What we are looking for

Main mission goal is to identify players showing an interest for regional, French and european market.

Many possibilities : implementation projects, connecting people, industrial partnerships, regional eco systems visit (education, training, R&D, industrial and academic economic players)


  • Security and safety
  • Sustainable environment
  • Building
  • ICT
  • Smart grids
  • Communication


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