Pays d'Aix

The Provence Start-up Fund (DAP)

The Provence Start-up Fund (DAP)

Have you got an innovative technological project ? 


We help you get it off the ground. 

Personal loans available from the Dispositif d’Amorçage de Provence (DAP) up to € 40, 000 for the creation of innovative technological projects. Since its creation, the DAP has comitted nearly € 3 MN for over 90 projects.

What is the DAP ?


The Dispositif d’Amorçage de Provence, DAP :

Personal loans from the DAP for up to € 40 000 to fund technological and marketing research, patents, prototypes, wich lead to the company’s creation.


The DAP is co-funded by the government, Pays d'Aix, regional banks and private business. The DAP, managed by Pays d’Aix Développement, is allocated before the company’s creation.

  • Must be a future entrepreneur
    in innovative technological projects.
  • Projects must be set up in one of the 42 districts involved .

  • The company must not yet exist.

The eligible municipalities

Carte DAP
  • 1 Aix-en-Provence
    2 Beaurecueil
    3 Bouc-Bel-Air
    4 Cabriès
    5 Châteauneuf-le-Rouge
    6 Coudoux
    7 Eguilles
    8 Fuveau
    9 Jouques
    10 La Roque d'Anthéron
    11 Lambesc
  • 12 Le Puy Sainte-Réparade
    13 Le Tholonet
    14 Les Pennes Mirabeau
    15 Meyrargues
    16 Meyreuil
    17 Pertuis
    18 Peynier
    19 Peyrolles
    20 Puyloubier
    21 Rognes
    22 Rousset
  • 23 Saint Antonin
    24 Saint-Cannat
    25 Saint-Esteve Janson
    26 Saint-Marc Jaumegarde
    27 Saint-Paul lez Durance
    28 Simiane Collongue
    29 Trets
    30 Vauvenargues
    31 Venelles
    32 Ventabren
    33 Vitrolles
  • 34 Belcodène
    35 Cadolive
    36 Gardanne
    37 Gréasque
    38 La Bouilladisse
    39 La Destrousse
    40 Mimet
    41 Peypin
    42 Saint-Savournin

How does it work ?

  • A selection committee


    evaluates eligible projects. It is composed of several supporting organizations, including development agencies, incubators, banks and networks.

  • A second comittee


    validates the conditions for funding applications.

    A steering committee


    monitors the funded projects on an annual basis.

  • Contact :


    Pays d’Aix Développement

    Les Patios de Forbin

    9bis place John Rewald

    13100 Aix-en-Provence

    +33 (0)4 42 17 02 32

    dap@provence-pad.com

Launched projects

Pays d'Aix Economic Development