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Support for transition and innovation

Innovating, investing in new, more efficient, more affordable solutions, and becoming more competitive are major issues for any entrepreneur.

Besides innovation, combating climate change has become a massive challenge for each of us. And companies have an important role to play here:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint,
  • Improving your energy efficiency,
  • Reducing your consumption,
  • Recovering your coproducts…

>> These are all areas in which our agency and partners can help you.  

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Euraénergie

Euraénergie is both a centre of excellence for the territory’s transition and innovation and a 4,400 m2 innovation park. Their team provides support for innovative projects in the territory, particularly in relation to energy issues and the circular economy.  

Whether you’re a start-up, SME, major group or an entrepreneur, you can benefit from this innovation-promoting ecosystem: public and private stakeholders and partners, a business incubator, engineering schools, labs and tech spaces on site.

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Ecopal

Experts in industrial and territorial ecology (ITE), Ecopal’s advisers will know just how to help you manage your resources, recover your waste and thus improve your competitiveness.

Recognised nationwide, there’s no doubt that they will be able to advise you on your flow inventory, diagnosis, shared collections, staff awareness, etc. More than 100 companies have become part of the transition process. Why not join us today?

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Dunkirk region has more than just one string to its bow! In fact, it is part of one of the few economic basins to be recognised by the French government for being an: 

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DUNKIRK: A SUSTAINABLE PORT

For many years now, the Grand Port Maritime of Dunkirk (GPMD) has been taking action to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and lower the impact that port activities have on the environment through:

  • The production of a Management and Sustainable Development Plan for the port area (PA2D).    
  • Natural area and species protection management. The Grand Port Maritime of Dunkirk has integrated efforts for the protection and enhancement of habitats.
  • The modal shift towards non-road transport is over 50% in the port area.
  • Solar park facilities (40 MW currently planned).
  • The reclassification of port sites as solar parks (40 MW currently planned).
  • Support for the construction and running of the future heat recovery network in the industrial-port area.
  • Cold ironing which allows container ships in port to shut down their auxiliary engines.
  • LNG ship bunkering to complement the LNG tanker loading station. The container terminal has received the “LNG Ready Terminal” accreditation.  

SPECIAL FUNDING

Financial engineering isn’t the easiest stage in managing a project. You also need to make sure your innovation is protected and that’s why getting help is essential!  

Based on the typology of your project, the amount of your investment and the innovative nature of the technology deployed, you could obtain funding via national or European calls for projects, BPI France subsidies or get local or regional aid. Let us guide you in full confidentiality.

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TEAM. WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU NOW!

Meeting one of our advisers means meeting an expert in project support.  Find out more about the people you will soon be working with. Together we can build the roadmap for your investment in Dunkirk.

Patrick Petit

Patrick Petit

Patrick held several responsible positions during his 20 years in an international logistics group, gaining solid experience in the fields of transport and industrial supply chains in contact with French and foreign companies. He joined Dunkerque Promotion in 2004 and very soon became its Deputy Director and since 2018 its General manager. In addition to his leadership duties, Patrick will assist you in your project, even if he is specialised in logistics and particularly involved with the food industry and packaging sectors, he will be able to support your project whatever your field of activity.

Distinguishing features: Patrick is an amateur photographer, and his sense of observation and analytical skills mean you can be sure of building a long-term partnership. For Dunkerque Promotion, supporting you in the long term is a real priority.

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Florine Ringot-Moyon

Florine, notre dernière recrue, a un parcours orienté technique : elle est titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur en mécanique énergétique et a travaillé cinq ans en Allemagne: d’abord dans le secteur de l’aéronautique sur le dimensionnement technique de propulseurs d’avion, puis dans le domaine de l’hydrogène en tant que cheffe de projet de R&D pour le développement de piles à combustible.

A son retour en France, Florine a dans un premier temps travaillé à l’ADEME (agence de la transition écologique), sur la thématique de la décarbonation de l’industrie et a pu accompagner les industriels des Hauts-de-France dans leurs projets de transition énergétique. Elle a ensuite rejoint l’équipe de Dunkerque Promotion début 2022 en tant que chargée de mission. Elle aura à cœur de vous aider dans le déploiement de vos nouveaux projets, et aussi de vous accompagner sur les thématiques des énergies nouvelles ou de l’économie circulaire.

Signes particuliers : Florine est intéressée par les technologies qui viendront apporter des solutions pour notre futur, mais en tant que grande amatrice de gastronomie française (ce qui lui a manqué en Allemagne !), vous pourrez aussi la retrouver derrière les fourneaux, se lançant des défis culinaires.

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Emilie Rigaud

Emilie Rigaud

Emilie joined our team after twelve years spent in China. She successively held the positions of responsible for setting up take-out points of sale in Shanghai, then director of a charity program within a professional integration organization. She then joined the Decathlon group in China, combining her passions for sport, well-being for all and ecological transition as a communication and event manager. Emilie thus reinforces the language capacities of the agency with the current practice of Mandarin. Whether you are a small business or a subsidiary of a large group, there is no doubt that the experience acquired during his international career will enable him to provide you with valuable advice and to carry out your project.
Distinguishing features: Passionate about travel and Asia, Emilie has discovered a special interest in traditional medicines. Today, she takes advantage of her return to France to rediscover her country of origin, hiking as soon as she can on the nature trails of the Opal Coast and Hautes de France. If she’s not out for a walk, you’ll probably find her in a gym or trying out a nautical activity by the sea.
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Bruno HALIPRÉ

Bruno HALIPRÉ

If you have a project in the service sector, metallurgy or new technologies, Bruno is your man. The setups of the OVH datacentre, the Capdune customer relations centre of the Arvato Services Group (500 workstations) and, more recently, the assembly plant of the Japanese firm Kubota, all testify to his efficiency and the care he will bring to your project. He is also Quality Manager for the agency, which has been ISO 9001 certified since 1999, and can advise you at each stage of your development.

Distinguishing features: Marathon runner and high-tech enthusiast!

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Fabienne Manceau

Fabienne Manceau

After her studies in project management, Fabienne spent three years in Barcelona where she began her career in communications. Self-taught, energetic, and committed to her work, she has handled the management of press trips and international events. Fabienne is also convinced that her home city of Dunkirk offers many advantages, which she stresses at every opportunity.

Distinguishing features: A lover of outdoor sports, Fabienne runs regularly and rides in the nearby countryside with her cycling club. With her warm and dynamic personality she will ably promote your business and make your firm known in the region and beyond.

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CYRILLE GAILLARD

CYRILLE GAILLARD

When Cyrille came to Dunkirk for the first time, he little thought that he would settle here permanently ten years later. As he has had an extremely varied and versatile career, our team very soon nicknamed him “the Swiss army knife”! Having first joined the agency to develop and promote Dunkirk’s attractiveness to German companies, Cyrille is just as comfortable with entrepreneurs who speak English or Spanish. Passionate about the world of business, new technologies and sustainable development, he will give you invaluable advice about your project, whether it’s in the energy sector, green chemicals or any other line of business. And if you have a workshop or offices available that might be of interest to a company director, he will be happy to come and visit with a view to adding them to our property database.

Distinguishing features: Very busy but always available! He enjoys jogging along the Malo-les Bains seafront, but if the weather’s bad – which is extremely rare in Dunkirk – you’ll find him at the cinema.

 

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Laurence Synaeghel

Laurence Synaeghel

Laurence worked in the Paris area for several years before returning to her home region. Her job covers a range of fields in management control and budgetary and financial monitoring: figures hold no secrets for her!

Distinguishing features: Laurence is the smiling face of the agency! Dynamic and always cheerful, she will arrange everything to ensure your visit to us is both useful and enjoyable.

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Patrick Petit

Patrick Petit

General director
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Florine Ringot-Moyon

Business Developer
Emilie Rigaud

Emilie Rigaud

Business Developer
Bruno HALIPRÉ

Bruno HALIPRÉ

Business Developer, Agency Quality Manager
Fabienne Manceau

Fabienne Manceau

Communication Manager / promotion
CYRILLE GAILLARD

CYRILLE GAILLARD

Business Developer
Laurence Synaeghel

Laurence Synaeghel

Administration Manager
Support for transition and innovation

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