Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique

Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique


Clusters aim to enhance the capacity of companies to innovate, to stimulate growth and to increase employment on high-growth markets. Created in France in 2005 and firmly established in Bretagne - Pays de la Loire, bringing together almost 350 players consisting of major companies, SMEs, research bodies and higher education establishments, the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique cluster contributes to the economic development of France’s marine and maritime sector.

Identifying innovative projects, supporting project developers from the very first idea until placing new products, services and processes resulting from research on the market, creating a genuine network effect through synergy between those involved in research, education and business, enhancing Research and Development investment in SMEs and developing an authentic culture of innovation, these are the Pole’s missions. As the Pole stimulates innovation and accelerates transitions, its members become highly visible and this beyond the region: showrooms, international partnerships, BtoB events, lobbying, interclustering on a European and international scale.

The Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique is the representative cluster of the outstanding maritime territory of Brittany – Pays de la Loire, having certified 323 projects since 2005, with an overall budget of 894 million euros and 270 million euros of public funds.

The skills that Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique cluster possesses are organized into six strategic areas. Common to the Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Mer Méditerranée clusters, these strategic areas cover emerging needs identified by their members on the following themes related to blue economy :  maritime safety and security, shipbuilding and leisure boatbuilding, marine energy and mining resources, marine biological resources, environmental and coastal planning and development, maritime ports, infrastructure and transport


Contact Information

Dr. Phil Monbet

Deputy Director

525 avenue Alexis de Rochon

29280 Plouzané France

+33 2 98 05 63 17


«Le Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique joue depuis sa création en 2005 un rôle décisif en tant qu’animateur et catalyseur de l’innovation maritime. Facilitateur, gage de crédibilité, accompagnateur, voire accélérateur, le Pôle Mer se positionne au centre de l’échiquier pour ouvrir aux porteurs de projets des perspectives d’avenir ambitieuses au profit de la croissance bleue»
"“Ever since it was created in 2005, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique has played a key role in animating and catalyzing sea innovation. Enabling and accompanying even accelerating the process, a guarantee of credibility, the Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique’s central position in the business ecosystem opens up bold future prospects for projects holders in favor of Blue Growth.”
-Patrick Poupon, Directeur du Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique

« Au sein du Pôle Mer, nous avons trouvé une équipe vraiment compétente, réactive et à l’écoute de nos besoins de PME. Ces démarches de projet de recherche développement collaboratif avec des laboratoires ne sont pas notre quotidien. Nous n’aurions jamais pu faire cela seul, encore un grand merci au Pôle! »

“The team we met at Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique was genuinely skillful, reactive and attentive to our needs as a SME. Engaging partnerships with laboratories for collaborative development research projects is not our daily work, we could not have managed the process by ourselves! Many thanks to the Pole again!”

 -Georges Bernard, Director of Chantiers Navals Bernard