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CCI Pau Béarn


Invest in Pau Pyrénées

Launched in 2011, as part of a territorial development strategy, Invest in Pau Pyrénées is at the service of local economic development.

Member of the network of the Agency of Development and Innovation in Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes and local correspondent of Business France, their vocation is to promote the territory to welcome international investors.

The multilingual team of Invest in Pau Pyrénées is committed to providing personalized, free and confidential support to make any project a success. A professional and responsive service for project owners and companies of all sizes to meet every need.

The city of Pau is the perfect example of the city on a human scale able to reconcile economic activity and quality of life. The ecosystem of companies, research laboratories, training and competitive clusters offers an ideal location for industrial establishment.

The geographical location of the city between ocean and mountains, its road connection and its educational and recreational facilities make it an ideal destination to settle and live.

The geosciences sector

Geosciences -  the exploitation of the subsoil for the purposes of economic development - weigh heavily in the Béarnaise economy. This sector brings together an international community of thousands of key players: geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, trainers, researchers and students of Earth Sciences. The large network of companies (oil services, instrumentation, equipment) benefits from a unique ecosystem in Europe around research and technology transfer centers, simulators, Public and private training institutions including the French School of Drilling which enjoys an international reputation. Proof of the importance of the geosciences sector in the department, Pau receives each year about fifty foreign delegations in search of research and innovation.

Key Facts

  • 5,000 direct jobs 
  • 600 M € of direct economic impact 
  • 5 international training centers
  • 10 laboratories of research
  • 61 companies and establishments form the sector in the department

Technological excellence in petroleum engineering

Total is a global and global energy group, one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, the world's second largest solar energy company with SunPower. Its 100,000 employees are committed to a better, safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to the greatest number of people. Present in more than 130 countries, Total strives to ensure that its activities are accompanied by positive economic, social and environmental benefits.

Jean Féger Scientific and Technical Center
To achieve Total's objectives in Exploration-Production, the Jean Féger Scientific and Technical Center (CSTJF), located in the heart of Pau, is a center of technological excellence gathering on a single site the scientific expertise and the means of Exploration-Production (EP) study of Total. State-of-the-art laboratory technology, the power of the HPC high-performance computing center (Pangea supercomputer inaugurated in 2013 with an original power of 2.3 petaflops which has just been increased in 2016 to 6.