The CEEVO (Val D'Oise Economic Expansion Committee), as economic development agency of Val d'Oise County Council (« Conseil General »), has been serving companies in the département and those wishing to move there since 1973. Its work is organised around four key missions:
- opening up the Val d'Oise and its companies to the world,
- strengthening the département's industrial and technological vocation,
- developing networks of entrepreneurs, research scientists and institutions,
- promoting diversity in the département.
These all rest on a single principle: making formalities in the département easier for all existing and potential stakeholders.
MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER IN THE VAL D'OISE!
The work done by the CEEVO is valuable both for companies in the Val d'Oise seeking to develop exports and establish relationships with other countries, and for French and international companies wishing to locate to the Val d'Oise.
ASSISTANCE, ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES
The CEEVO keeps in contact with institutions and economic organisations. This comprehensive grasp of all relevant information enables the CEEVO to advise people setting up businesses and company heads. CEEVO's teams are available at all stages of the company life cycle: creation, expansion, research and innovation, internationalisation, transfer, acquisition and so on, working in partnership with other organisations involved in local development (consular assemblies, employers' unions, government departments, technopoles, incubators, business incubators, entrepreneurs' clubs, and others).
MANAGING AN ECONOMIC OBSERVATORY
The CEEVO gathers and uses economic and statistical information relating to the situation and business of companies in the département. This data is processed and published to provide a reliable decision-making tool for company heads and economics officers.
ECONOMIC PROMOTION FOR THE VAL D'OISE
The CEEVO regularly organises lectures and conferences and attends professional exhibitions in France and abroad. It instigates a large number of economic events and technical forums as well as running a « Val d'Oise Companies Information » point in the TGV station at Charles-de-Gaulle airport and offices in Osaka, Japan and Shanghai, China.
SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES LOCATING TO THE VAL D'OISE
A regularly updated computer database (www.implantation95.com) has been compiled to provide a quick information service for company managers seeking land, premises or offices. The information is supplied on technical sheets sent to French and foreign companies looking for somewhere to locate their premises. The CEEVO can also accompany entrepreneurs visiting selected sites, putting them in contact with property developers or local authorities.
SUPPORT FOR EXPORTS
Events and support organised under the auspices of the département's exports Committee, « Val d'Oise International » include day seminars on export techniques, conferences presenting external markets, administrative assistance for companies, approaches to foreign markets and participation at industrial shows worldwide.
The CEEVO is heavily involved in economic development agency international networks in Europe (EURADA) and worldwide (World Cities Alliance).
Technopole business parks
The technopole approach initiated and supported by the Conseil Général, the CEEVO and led by the ACCET follows the American example of clusters which define sites where the synergy of the different players (companies, research centres and experts) is symbolic of technological added value. This approach brings together the different organisations involved in technology, innovation and research in the département.
The Parc Saint-Christophe Technopole, in Cergy-Pontoise, is one of the first business parks to have been recognised as a Technopole. The Parc Saint-Christophe Technopole includes several companies with high technological added value working in electrical engineering, IT and telephone networks, telecommunications, remote bank transactions, oil, gas and transport. The ITIN (Training Institute for computer science, networks and telecommunications) has also chosen this site for its student campus.
The Sarcelles-Villiers le Bel technopole business park, close to Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport, brings together a network of companies, mostly SMEs, working in diverse industries including mechanics, baggage-handling subcontracting, public works, transport, printing, scenery logistics for the Comédie Française, and so on. It has a top-level infrastructure (roads, signing, safety). It is the second business park to be recognised as a Technopole in the Val-d'Oise.