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Business growth path

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The PACA Region has published a call for expression of interest (AMI in French) in order to meet one of  the Regional Innovation Strategy’s directions :  To identify and support growth of high potential and rapid growth innovative  companies during their development phases especially research and innovation.

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur,  PACA Innovation, the network of  innovative business counselors dedicated to companies assistance, structures almost every assistance solutions and gathers more than seventy regional organizations which are involved in the whole innovation chain (incubators, accelerators, clusters and  PRIDES our Regional Innovation Clusters) and that will benefit from this AMI.

Growth Paths : Who are they for ?

Growth paths are aimed to high growth potential business.

Those companies are a strategic target. Several studies show that they are behind a majority of job creations. In France, 7% of  rapid growth companies create 58% of jobs ( source : Banque de France survey, 2012).

The “Growth Path” call for expression of interest aims to:

Detect high growth potential SMEs

thanks to the PACA Innovation network supporting structures

Establish and enhance original growth paths

devoted to high growth potential SMEs identified by PACA Innovation to help them reach a development stage and start a growth process.

In practical terms, these companies will benefit from a specific assistance,  an authentic development plan to boost their growth.

ARII assistance to companies

To secure

business growth paths during their creation then monitor the process

To be the sole representative

capable to point to relevant organizations


The different business growth paths

Perform PACA

This program is promoted by  a consortium of six innovation supporting structures in Bouches du Rhône and Alpes Maritimes – Contact : Bertrand Bigay

Futurs Champions

This program is promoted by TVT Innovation – Contact : Nicolas Laruelle

Boost MI Croissance

This program is promoted by Marseille Innovation – Contact : Laurence Bricteux


This program is promoted Eurobiomed – Contact : Marianne Morini


This program is promoted Novachim – Contact : Patricia Guiraudie