Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of the CMA CGM Group, has announced plans to launch a start-up incubator in Marseilles to help develop new companies.
The project will support Le Carburateur, another incubator in Marseilles’ northern district which CMA CGM also assists with.
Speaking at the Salon des Entrepreneurs trade fair in Marseilles, Saadé said: “”With this project, CMA CGM wishes to play a leading role not only in the economic development of the territory but also in the development of start-ups.
“The incubator complements the Group’s digital ecosystem to accelerate its transformation and benefit from the best in the world, in the interests of our customers, the society and the territory.”
The project will partner with three other companies: digital innovation firm French Tech Aix-Marseille, business community The Camp, and global IT firm Infosys.
Aside from these the project will also compliment the initiatives of the company’s own corporate ventures fund, CMA CGM Ventures.