PARTNERSHIP – The Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur joins THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative

Country: Europe
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ANIMA Investment Network and the Région Sud are committed to promoting Innovation in the Mediterranean.

Renaud MUSELIER, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and Member of the European Parliament, and Khalil LAABIDI, President of ANIMA Investment Network, announced their joint commitment to develop innovation in the Mediterranean during the conference “The Mediterranean of the Future – Act II”, which took place on 13 November 2018 in Marseille, France. Through this partnership, the Region Sud has joined THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative led by ANIMA. 

As a founder and historical member of the ANIMA network, the Région Sud - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur wished to join THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative. This partnership is part of its new Euro-Mediterranean cooperation strategy which aims to boost the economic, cultural and academic exchanges between the Region Sud and the Mediterranean basin.

Through this partnership, the Région Sud and ANIMA are committed to:

  •  Mobilising innovation ecosystems in the Region Sud, particularly the competitiveness poles and clusters to develop technological and business cooperation with South Mediterranean ecosystems.
  •  Supporting innovative entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean to develop their solutions.
  •  Developing THE NEXT SOCIETY Club by associating major public and private stakeholders who will contribute to the sustainability of the initiative.
  •  Implementing the «Hackathon for the Mediterranean». Created by the Région Sud and launched on the occasion of the “Mediterranean of the Future – Act II” conference, this challenge aims at developing entrepreneurial solutions to meet the “Zero plastic waste in the Mediterranean” challenge.


For more information, download the press release here (only available in French).


To know more about the challenge “Zero plastic waste in the Mediterranean”, click here

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