French Tech is a collective trademark launched in 2014 by the government. Its ambition is to kindle tech champions, promote French know-how abroad and attract foreign investors.
With companies like Voyage Privé, Allo Pneus, Auto Escape, Forge Animation, Digital Virgo, DNX Corp … or HighCo, the territory has a recognized expertise in e-commerce and digital development. This sector has a dynamic local ecosystem, illustrated by the presence of support structures (incubators, research platforms, fab labs, datas centers, business angels …) and a strong innovation (startups, digital technologies, digital content … ).
The excellence of the digital center of the Pays d’Aix and the metropolitan area was recognized in 2014, when they obtained the label Aix Marseilles French Tech.
A synergy of territories…
The digital industry in Aix-Marseilles represents several thousand employees. The sector also weighs heavier than the port industry! Beyond the “Tech Champions” of the Pays d’Aix, the proximity of the Pôle Média Belle de Mai (incubator, film studios and startups of artistic digital content), support the idea of a common destiny in excellence.
… And a future e-district in Aix-en-Provence
The Pays d’Aix decided to reinforce this image by creating an area dedicated to the digital economy. Near the city center and the Vasarely Foundation, it will house specialized companies, SMAC (Scene of Contemporary Music – digital arts), an incubator for e-commerce businesses and co-working spaces