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What is WOIC?
WOIC: Welcome Office for International Companies
A specific support for proposed relocation of business involved with ITER and renewable energy.
► a single point of contact
► a gateway to the entire region and an interface with all the participants
► an extensive range of services that support all stages of your projects
► tailor-made investigations and support to suit your needs
► free and confidential service
WOIC‘s role is to understand your needs and help you find appropriate solutions.
WOIC’s strength is its network:
► 10 economic development agencies distributed throughout the region with teams of experts experienced in supporting investors.
► direct contacts with participants in ITER: ITER Organization, Agence ITER France, CEA Cadarache, ITER Industrial Committee
► links with regional clusters and in particular Capénergies specialising in energy sources that do not produce greenhouse gases
► direct contact with local bodies: Regional Government, PACA Regional Council, Departmental Councils, Local Authorities, etc.
► an interface with the regional economic environment, CCI, Federations, major groups, small and medium-sized business
Is this your first approach, a medium or long term project, or are you actively searching?
Make us part of your project, and we will answer your questions and look for solutions suited to your needs. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Help with setting up
You want to set up your activity in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region?
Our network of economic development agencies can help you.
Our service, at each step of your project, is confidential, personalized and free.


Your start-up project :

Understanding the economic environment

Finding your area

Structure the financing of your project

Identify your partners

Finding human resources

Launch and develop your activity

Help your staff mobility

Three companies offering relocation services have been selected by Agence ITER France (AIF) and the Welcome Office For International Companies (WOIC).
Chosen for their experience and their strong knowledge of the ITER site surroundings, they propose effective solutions to find accommodation offers. They can also assist you with visas and immigration issues.
Any foreign companies planning to work on the ITER site or to set-up an activity in the region nearby can ask for their support.

• Interdean:
Amelie Wilcken
Interdean Relocation Services
France Regional,
T: +33 4 4297 5330
D: +33 6 60 92 67 43
F: + 33 4 42 97 53 49

• CSE- Mobilité:
Délégation Sud-Est
6 Place Jeanne d'Arc
T: +33 4 42 97 56 30
F: + 33 4 42 24 26 16

• The Provence:
Laurence Claisse-Ebbo
The Provence
1130 Ch de la Blaque
F-13090 Aix En Provence
M: +33 6 13 84 87 57

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The energy of the future in PACA region
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is THE region where the energies of the future are designed, tested and developed.

Historically, hydraulic and fossil energy were the support of the regional economy. More recently, this region became leader of the photovoltaic solar energy production. Today, the whole range of energies is developed here, making up the energy mix of tomorrow.

Thanks to the shared know-how of the regional economic players of the high-tech economy: microelectronics, optical systems, sea technologies…, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region hosts the energy revolutions of the future.

For example:
- ITER is the most important international cooperation for a nuclear fusion research program,
- Megasol: the French platform to test photovoltaic solar farms,
- Premio: the 1st European smart-grid,
- Astrid: experimentation of the nuclear fission 4th generation
- Capenergies: a competitiveness cluster for energy generation with no greenhouse gases, 500 members among which the major players of the energy sector.

The region concentrates the most up-to-date international skills of the energy sector.

This fruitful environment gave birth to international cooperations between research organizations, companies, training centers.

Public institutions are supporting the sector with incentive policies and huge investments that create new markets for companies.

In the end, since the future for energy production is located in the South-mediterranean  countries, in particular for solar and wind energy, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is the ideal front door for investors.

We can give you further information on specific topics that may interest you. Please contact us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sites available

Thanks to the operational work of the local economic development agencies that have a comprehensive knowledge of land and real estate opportunities, the WOIC can identify for you the building land, the office or industrial premises available in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Contact us if you wish to get precise specifications for your site research: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The main economic sites
Sites available in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


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