France has many technology leaders who are located throughout the country and in general focus on a development policy.

French Tech is a unique opportunity to bring together public authorities and these leaders from the private sector for the aims of growth of innovation.

Through a unique co-construction program between public teams and representatives from private manufacturing, #AMFT does what is needed to synchronize the best of both worlds in order to bring economic development to our region.

Whether by reinforcing the visibility of our startups, sharing the experiences during numerous meetings, or working together at exhibitions, bringing together companies is simply giving them an additional opportunity to succeed !

Bringing the industries of tomorrow from a national market of 70 million to an international market of 7 billion allows us to establish our talents, investors, and entrepreneurs, and to communicate positively about the leaders of our regional industry. It also enables entrepreneurs to set off on their course with the pragmatic assistance from support systems that are adapted to each stage of their development.

Important dates

Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013

Formation of institutional/private work groups. Search for tech leaders mobilized around the French Tech movement.

Dec. 2013 & Jan.-Feb. 2014

2 Public/Private meetings at 2 Tech Champions’ offices (Voyage Privé and Jaguar Network) in order to align 5 domains of strategic activity :

  • Connected Objects > Rousset microelectronic cluster
  • E-health > Luminy Biotechnologies cluster
  • Cloud computing/Big Data > Existing infrastructures in Aix-Marseille
  • Smart City > Aix-Marseille metropolitan program
  • Digital Contents/Digital Marketing > Belle de Mai media cluster

Janv. 8th, 2014

Aix and Marseille in Paris Bercy for the French Tech presentation at the AMGVF.

Feb. 12th, 2014

Information and advocacy meeting of the greater ecosystem (90 people).

Feb. 2014

CCI Marseille Provence survey of the greater ecosystem.

Feb 21st, 2014

David Monteau (Director of French Tech mission) visits Aix-Marseille.

Mar. 19th, 2014

Aix-Marseille is the first territory to submit its application to the French Tech mission !

April 2014

Meetings between economic leaders and piloting committee.

May 26th, 2014

Visit from the French Tech missions and launch of the co-construction phase !

Aug 4th, 2014

Visit from the French Tech mission :

Sept. 23rd, 2014

Finalization & officialization of candidacy at the Palais du Pharo.

Nov. 12th, 2014

Aix-Marseille is officially awarded the “French Tech Metropolis” label ! Médaillon AMFT

Nov. 24th, 2014

Celebration of French Tech labeling at the Vasarely foundation in Aix-en-Provence.