Whatever your sector of activity, the size of your company, or the scope of your development projects in the South of France, risingSUD will provide custom support through its range of programs. 

I want to grow and structure my business

in partnership with

What is it?

SUD Accélérateur is the #1 regional program dedicated to SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) that are preparing to grow and expand.This program helps companies to reach their full potential and supports their transformation towards sustainable performance.


Operated by risingSUD in partnership with Bpifrance and the Region Sud, SUD Accélérateur is aimed at regional companies that employ more than 50 people and have a turnover of more than €5 million.

Do you want to boost your strategy, your organization, your governance, and your operational performance? Apply now!


Our experts will provide two years of dedicated support to identify your drivers of growth and ensure the sustainability of your business model by focusing on human capital.

companies supported

by risingSUD since 2016, through the SUD Accélérateur program

What are the business benefits?

  • 24 months of personalized support from an experienced and respected team
  • Access to expert knowledge and training in collaboration with an internationally renowned educational institution

  • Regional and national networking

  • National visibility for business leaders from the territory

in turnover (+€105M)
in export turnover (+€3M)
in direct jobs in the region

*Impact study conducted in 2021 with SUD Accélérateur companies (2019-2021)


See the list of companies accelerated by risingSUD:

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Your expert

Laure Avignon
Business Acceleration - Sud AccélérateurContact Us

I want support for human resources

What is it?

risingSUD assists you with all your human resources needs: your recruitment of future talents, information about the labor market, networking with qualified stakeholders in the employment sector...

What are the advantages?

  • A single point of contact to support your HR projects
  • Experienced contacts with experts and organizatrions in the fields of employment and training
  • Recruitment support from local employment agencies including Pôle Emploi and APEC
  • Information on the job market in the South of France
  • The identification of HR programs and tools adapted to your needs

These companies trust us

Success Stories

The establishment of an HR network is essential but SMEs are often isolated as they go about their business. The ability to create a “time to breathe and share ideas" is very useful!

Alexa Milanini
Director of HR, ARFITEC

Your Expert

Anne-Charlotte Debarbieux
Deputy Director Attractiveness, Export & InternationalContact Us

I want to find financing

Every year, risingSUD organizes two special financing committees on behalf of Region Sud. These comittees are meant to connect companies active in the region’s strategic sectors with both public and private investors (banks, business angels, foundations, investment funds) so they can move ahead with major projects or expansions.

These day long events are called “CoFIs” and they include:

1. A "project" sequence where leaders from companies with major  projects for the region’s strategic sectors make pitches to both local and national financial backers.


2. A "business" sequence where representatives of regional companies in the process of raising funds present their business plans to private investors to convince them to invest.


Are you a project leader or a company manager raising funds for a major project or expansion? We help you to: 

  • identify and leverage public and private financing

  • structure your project’s economic documentation

  • accelerate the closing of financing deals for your project


Are you a financer? The CoFIs are an opportunity to: 

  • enjoy access to high-potential projects

  • receive insights into the companies and major projects that will shape the region’s strategic sectors

  • to participate in a collective engineering project uniting financial backers from the public and private sectors

These companies trust us

Your expert

Joachim Queyras
Deputy Director Business Acceleration and TerritoriesContact Us