CMA CGM to Set Up Its Own Start-Up Incubator

Image Courtesy: CMA CGM/Sébastien Ferraro

French container shipping company CMA CGM is planning to create its own start-up incubator in Marseilles, and to attract start-ups from around the world, Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM, announced at the Salon des Entrepreneurs trade fair in Marseilles.

“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,” Saadé said.

CMA CGM said that the project complements its various initiatives, including support for the Carburateur, the incubator for the northern districts of Marseilles, along with partnerships with Aix Marseille French Tech, a digital innovation player, The Camp, a campus bringing together companies, start-ups, teachers and researchers, and Infosys, a global IT company, to accelerate the transformation of its information system.

This also complements the initiatives implemented through the corporate ventures fund, CMA CGM Ventures, the company added.

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