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Le Havre Developpement

Le Havre Developpement

CHCI – World Trade Center
182 quai George V
Tél : 0033 (0)2 32 74 00 37
Fax : 0033 (0) 2 32 74 00 29


1/ Agency introduction

Le Havre Development is the economic development agency of Le Havre Region. LHD was created in 1995 and its founders are City of Le Havre, the Port of Le Havre authority and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Le Havre Agglomeration authority.

The action area of Le Havre Development is composed of the territories of Le Havre Agglomeration authority and grouping of local authorities of Fécamp and Caux Estuaire.

The main missions of Le Havre Development are to:

- support all practical aspects of economic projects
- promote the region and economy of Le Havre in France and abroad and organize partnership communication actions
- detect and prospect investors
- support implantation and development projects
- promote the leading sectors of the economy of Le Havre
- promote the technology transfer and key sectors
- promote infrastructures of the area
- support innovative entrepreneurial initiatives.

Le Havre Development is labellised BIC (Business Innovation Centre).

Le Havre Development is member of RETIS and EBN (European Business Network).

2/Tools/Services :

Involved in a political development of innovation, territory actors - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Le Havre, Havre Agglomeration authority and University of Le Havre – created INOCEANE, the technopolitan innovative entrepreneurship network in Le Havre region.

Animated by Le Havre Development, INOCEANE is the supporting innovative projects tool makes a link between local partners and the entrepreneurs.
INOCEANE offers and provides advices as:

- management of the innovative process (patent, label, laboratories);
- access to funding;
- business development support for innovative projects.

In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Le Havre several kind of housing are dedicated to the innovative companies and companies in development (offices ranging from 15 to 100m² and warehouse ranging from 70 to 300m²).

INOCEANE incubator, moreover the housing from the CCI of Le Havre, accompanies innovative project managers during the first steps of the start-up life. Each project uses space adapted to the evolution and needs of the company and take benefit from the attractive purposes.

3/Main strategic economic sectors:

The leading sectorsin Le Havre region are :

- automotive and aeronautics (competitive cluster Mov’eo / cluster Normandy Aerospace)
- chemical and petrochemical industries
- logistic (competitive cluster Nov@log)
- energy (wind energy, waste treatment and valorization of CO2)
- tertiary (banking, insurance, customer relationships)
- sustainable construction
- composites materials.