The Region Sud has identified eight key sectors of activity in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and has launched the OIR strategic sector program to give them competitive advantages and boost their innovation, growth, and job creation potential. An elected regional official and a business leader co-chair each of the eight strategic sector programs. They bring together public and private stakeholders who work together to identify and support high-impact companies and projects for the sector.

risingSUD plays a vital role in the strategic sector program and provides customized support to the selected companies and projects.

Our eight
strategic sectors

Our stratetic sector program has three objectives: 

1/ Mobilize €2 billion in public-private investments

2/ Attract 500 foreign direct investment projects

3/ Create or maintain 80 000 jobs in the region

I want to develop a structural project

What is it?

Within the framework of the OIR strategic sector program, risingSUD's experts provide customized engineering services to strengthen all aspects of a project: legal structuring, economic modeling, business plans, etc. This expertise has already facilitated the acceleration of 162 major projects across the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region.

Do you represent a local government, a company, or an economic stakeholder with a major project for the region that will impact one of our eight strategic sectors? If so, this program is for you! This program is for you!

What are the advantages?

  • Gain access to regional and sector-specific expertis 

  • Benefit from specialist advice to carry out technical, commercial, and legal assessments

  • Receive support from an integrated team, in partnership with EY


Operated by risingSUD and EY, the acceleration platform reinforces the agency's expertise in financial and legal engineering. It offers tailor-made assistance to major projects in the region in order to accelerate their launch and development (economic returns, investments, jobs).
Today, this program has a strong impact on both the region and national scale as it acts as a catalyst for public and private investment, thanks in particular to the CoFI investment program (see below).

structural or collective projects

supported with €526 million secured since 2016

companies supported

with €80 million secured since 2020

Your expert

Joachim Queyras
Deputy Director Business Acceleration and TerritoriesContact Us

I am looking for financing

What is it?

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

They Trust Our Services

Your Expert

Joachim Queyras
Deputy Director Business Acceleration and TerritoriesContact Us