Commissioning of the High Service Level Bus:
High Service Level Bus: From the underground to the Technology Park in 5 minutes!
Within the framework of the Aix-Marseille Université Campus scheme, Marseille Provence Métropole Urban Community has funded the implementation of a High Service Level Bus (BHNS) on the Etoile site, linking La Rose underground terminal to Marseille Provence Technology Park and Malpassé station to Saint-Jérôme campus.
The B3B line served by the Very Large Bus now connects the Technology Park to the terminus of line 1 of the “LA ROSE” underground in under 10 minutes. Night service is also provided: Last departure at 00:03.
Further information on routes and schedules at : http://www.rtm.fr/b2b3
Higher Education and Research:
Installation of the new Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory, LMA – September 2015
The Mechanics and Acoustics Laboratory is now set up in the Château-Gombert Technology Park. This operation, under CNRS contracting authority, covers some 8,000sqm of usable space. As a result, 140 new researchers have joined the mechanics-energetics research centre of the Fabri de Peiresc Federation, which already brings together IRPHE (Non-Equilibrium Phenomena Research Institute), IUSTI (University Institute of Industrial Thermal Systems) and M2P2 (Mechanics, Modelling and Green Processes) to form the 1st research cluster in this field after Paris.
Polytech’Marseille’s extension work on the Château Gombert site was completed by early 2014. This new building accommodates the Microelectronics and Telecommunications Department (MT), the IM2MP Laboratory and the Microeletronics Training National Centre; it is built on a 4,200-sqm land next to the current UNIMECA and IUSTI premises, which already bring together the Mechanics, Energetics and Civil Engineering departments of the Polytech’Marseille school.
Supported by the OPTITEC competitive cluster, the Optopolis project intends to anchor French photonics in this site, to make it visible internationally and to speed up its economic development toward rapidly expanding markets.
- to unify and structure the French photonics sector by developing the synergies of the industry players’ competencies (major groups, Middle-Market Companies, SMEs) and coordinating clusters and territories,
- to shape tomorrow’s photonics markets by supporting competitive, high-risk projects,
- to increase the growth of the photonics industries by implementing tools capable of turning R&D into economic and industrial opportunities
- to increase international visibility of the photonics clusters and territories.
The commercial success of Héliopolis I has prompted its developer, the Lazard Group, to launch the 2nd phase of this operation. Héliopolis II, the new 7,085-sqm real estate mixed programme (industry & offices) is set up on a 14,000-sqm plot close to the head office of the Cybernétix Company, in the north of the Technology Park. This project was designed by the Cardete & Huet firm represented by Blaise Perisson and David Colas.
Marketing and information
Servicing of the Einstein sector:
The Einstein sector, which lies on 4.9 hectares, will provide 25,000 sqm usable space. Businesses will be able to either purchase property (company-owned buildings), or rent turnkey premises for intellectual service providers or industries. Servicing work will commence in December 2012, marketing has already been launched. Further information
Extension of the Joint Development Zone:
The City of Marseille has launched a study on the extension of the Technology Park’s Joint Development Zone over a 30-hectare area.