Laetitia, you are working at TVT Innovation, Stéphane is responsible for System Factory. What is behind all that?
Laetitia: "First of all I wanted to thank you for inviting me for this interview! It’s always a pleasure for TVTs team to connect with NEXT MANNHEIM to enhance its knowledge of the ecosystem and foster more interactions. To answer your question about our Tech Hot-Spot, we are indeed lucky to be working within one of the top French metropolitan area : Toulon Provence Méditerranée in the city of Toulon surrounded by beautiful highlands and right next to the Mediterranean Sea.
With the involvement of its key public & private stakeholders, TVT Innovation, the Metropolitan Economic Development Agency of Toulon Provence Méditerranée and Business Innovation Center, we build a quite active innovation ecosystem. Through the engagement of our entrepreneurs bidding major industrial compagnies like NAVAL Group, THALES and startups, the economy has grown and is now structured around key clusters like the digital entrepreneur’s 43.117 Network helped by the French Tech Toulon Label, the Sea Business Cluster Pôle Mer Méditerranée and the high-tech solutions System Factory platform managed by Stéphane Claisse.
We manage business support services for local and international SMEs within our business incubators and 2 coworking spaces, the brand new one is located in Chalucet the Creative District of Toulon and is a member of the European Creative Hub Network.
We are delighted to have connected with Mannheim’s ecosystem and to have this very strong partnership with NEXT MANNHEIM, to help SMEs from both side in their international development."