The Technopole of the sea
The developing science park of the sea is one of the levers of Toulon urban conglomeration’s economic development, centred on sea related activities and researches.
Articulated around the natural harbour, a strategic anchor point, the science park of the sea specializes in the fields of security, maritime safety and sustainable development basing on marine and submarine high technologies. Consequently, Toulon and the municipalities of TPM are among today’s most attractive European economic sites.
A showcase of local know-how regarding naval and defence issues, this project, piloted by TPM Aménagement is a considerable asset for DCNS and PACA area sea pole. Companies outside Var department have already announced their interest and their installation is already scheduled.
In terms of development, Toulon Provence Méditerranée conurbation has been developing a 32 hectare zone over Ollioules municipality. The objective is to welcome 210,000m² of technological activity spaces, research, education and dedicated services.
A first phase of 94,000m² includes a 30,000m² tertiary set to welcome DCNS, office buildings, among which a business incubator hosting companies, spaces dedicated to research and production planning, a day-care centre, a business-to-business restaurant, an apartment hotel residence and Euromed management’s research and education premises. This first phase should be completed at the beginning of 2015.