Capenergies Competitiveness Cluster

who we are

Originally set up in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Corsica, the Capenergies competitiveness cluster now brings together more than 570 stakeholders from industry, research, finance and training in the PACA region, Corsica, Guadeloupe, Reunion Island and Monaco.

Capenergies focuses its activity in three strategic areas:

  1. The energy efficiency of buildings, industry and transport
  2. Island territories, peninsulas and energy supply to isolated areas
  3. Production of low-carbon energy

Right from the start Capenergies positioned itself to promote the development of energy systems to supply real solutions for the replacement of fossil fuel.

In line with this policy and its geographical positioning, the Capenergies strategy has been built around 7 main lines of action:

  • Development and promotion of innovation to improve the competitiveness of energy systems,
  • Design, assessment and use of integrated energy solutions in architecture,
  • Programmes to structure the development of national energy system channels,
  • Close partnerships with national and regional political stakeholders with respect to planning and desirability of regions,
  • Target international sales and scientific and technical partnerships with countries around the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean and Central America.
  • Strong input into education and vocational training programmes to meet the needs of the emergence of these new technologies,
  • Active collaboration with other competitiveness clusters.
what we offer
  • The Capenergies Network bringing together over 570 members: companies, 90% of which are SMEs, training and research institutions, and financiers across four geographical areas: PACA, CORSICA, GUADELOUPE AND REUNION ISLAND,
  • Support and coaching during design and development stages of innovative projects focusing on non-greenhouse gas producing energy and energy usage management,
  • Orientation of projects towards appropriate financing (the state, the regions, Europe),
  • Access to financing reserved for competitiveness cluster members (FUI...)
  • Services to boost growth of companies:
    • Support for the implementation of the industrial strategy,
    • Facilitation of access to national and international markets,
    • Promote consolidation of book value through fundraising,
    • Adapt the HR strategy to business objectives
    • Offer training modules that meet the needs of the business
  • Access to a collaborative Internet platform; communication tool to enable:
    • promotion of business know-how,
    • the search for partners,
    • submit projects,
    • access information on:
      • regional, national and European tenders,
      • current affairs,
      • projects promoted by the cluster,
  • Promotion of innovative products and services via international trade missions
  • A place on the Capenergies stand at trade shows which the cluster attends


Bâtiment Henri Poincaré
Avenue Louis Philibert
Europôle du Petit Arbois
13857 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 3

Tel: +33 (0)4 84 30 05 70
Fax: +33 (0)4 84 30 05 70

Thierry Lacroix
General Secretary
Bernard Mahiou
Executive Director
Bernard Besnainou
Deputy Director
Vincent Morfouace
Project Manager International
Tel.: +33 (0)6 37 19 97 87
Céline Auger
Project Manager International
Tel.: +33 (0)4 84 30 05 76
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