With a network of over 400 players consisting of major companies, SMEs, research centres and higher education establishments, the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique cluster contributes to the economic development of France’s maritime sector. The Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique acts as:
- Initiator: It stimulates the maritime economy by supporting innovation. Over the past 16 years the Pôle Mer has officially recognised over 460 groundbreaking projects, proof that it is a real springboard for maritime innovation.
- Facilitator: It encourages the emergence of pioneering projects and helps them secure funding by networking to ensure the transfer of skills between businesses and research labs.
- Catalyst: It supports SME growth as companies seek to invest in R&D, access new markets for their products and develop internationally.
Player: It works to secure recognition of the maritime sector in France and Europe, so that its themes are identified as part of priority programmes, thereby positioning cluster members in emerging markets.