The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis has accompanied
the development of the Cadarache cluster since its creation
Created on the initiative of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and combining research and development, the Cadarache cluster represents real added value for the metropolitan area in terms of attractiveness and competitiveness.
This is why the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis has supported all the projects that have been developed since its creation (ITER, the Cité des Énergies, En’Durance Energies, …) :
– Through direct subsidies to projects (75 million euros for ITER, more than 7 million euros for the Cité des Énergies between 2011 and 2021…)
– By working to improve the accessibility of the site and the conditions of reception of the companies. The extension of business parks dedicated to industry in La Roque d’Anthéron, Pertuis and Peyrolles-en-Provence are part of this dynamic.
In order to participate in the continued development of the Cadarache cluster, the Metropolis, together with the CEA, aims to continue the development of En’Durance Energies. The aim is to host research and development partner companies, demonstrators and collaborative platforms on a site of almost 15 hectares. The aim is to promote technology transfer to the business world. The estimated completion date for the two phases of work is 2024.
Six sectors of excellence that generate jobs in the Metropolis
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis is a land of innovation and projects of national and international scope.
Six sectors of excellence have been identified in the region, in the following areas : Health : 92,000 jobs ; Maritime and logistics : 61,000 jobs (transport and logistics) + 43,500 (port sector) ; Aeronautics and mechanics : 19,000 jobs ; Tourism and art of living : 70,000 jobs, including 24,000 for tourism ; Environment and energy: 38,500 jobs ; Digital and creative industries : 56,000 jobs.