The Gers Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded in 1900 and is a Local Public Organisation under French law located in Midi-Pyrénées Region. The mission of CCI-Gers is to:
Encourage the economic development of the Gers, in particular its local development.
Represent and stimulate the 7500-large SME community with respect to their participation in trade, industry, public procurements and services in the Gers.
The CCI has 30 permanent employees and 36 employees in three external services: “CRITT Agro-Food” (Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer), “Gers Développement” (Agency for economic development) and “CCI Formation” (Training Centre).
The CCI also created a Technological Centre in Geomatics, the Teleparc centre (www.teleparc.net). It consists of a R&D department specialised in Geotraceability (geographic traceability of food products), a department of training in Geomatics in cooperation with the Paul Sabatier University, and a Business Incubator (BIC Gers Gascony for start up Geomatics services with five new SMEs).
The Gers CCI has a strong expertise and experience in EU and national-funded collaborative projects.
It has coordinated:
4 European Research projects of the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme (FP): “GeoTraceAgri” (IST -2001, www.geotraceagri.net), “GTIS CAP” (Food Safety 2004, www.gtis-cap.net), “PETER” (Food safety 2006, www.eu-peter.org ) and “GeoFairTrade” (KBBE-ENV-2008, www.geofairtrade.eu).
The Gers CCI has participated:
7 European Cooperation projects INTERREG: “Red Local Plan” (INTERREG III B "Atlantic space"), “PYRED” & “PYRED 2” (Interreg IIIA transborder France Spain), “Crea Business Idea” & “Crea-Net” (Interreg IVB SUDOE), “E-Incorporate” & E-Incorporate 2” (Interreg IVB SUDOE)
Gers CCI coordinates the Regional GeoSpatial Information Centre (“CRIGEOS”) of the Midi Pyrénées region and it animates the Network of Regional Geographic Information Centres (“Réseau des CRIGEs”, which gathers 19 French regional platforms of geographic information). It is also associate member of the NEREUS association, the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies.
The target groups: Independent Entrepreneurs, SME, public organisations, economic agencies, net-entrepreneurs , artists.
Contact person :
Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du GERS
Place Jean David - 32004 AUCH cedex