On the 24th of November, 2016, M. Amara, the president of the University of Pau and the Pays de l'Adour welcome a group of twenty entreprenuers and economic leaders for the launch of the enterprise club of the University of Pau and the Pays de l'Adour: CEPyA, Cluster des Entreprises des PYrénées Adour or Pyrénées Adour Enterprise Cluster.
CEPyA is closely tied to the ambitious E2S I-Site proposal. President Amara laid out the primary goals for the university's development, and in particular the creation of a new model for public/private collaboration.
In the center of the photo, Mohamed Amara, president of the UPPA, surrounded with the members of CEPya
CEPyA is intended to bring toether representatives of industry and organization tied to economic activity who are, or wish to be, involved in the University's activities: research, training, valorization. The club will help create and strengthen the relationships between the academic and research community and the private, professional community (industry, technical centers, technopoles, local government...).
Numerous enterprises from the area have expressed their intention to join the new Cluster, and some of them have already signed the charter, which is concrete proof of the shared ambition for multiple goals:
- accompany the evolution of the university and the world of industry
- foster a culture of entreprenuership within the University by favoring the creation of startups
- unite the resources ready to move ahead for the future of the region.
The next step will be for the members of the club to give it a structure and to initiate fruitful new partnerships that will benefit the entire area.