Sophia Antipolis - South Alps
Established 30 years ago in the olive groves located between Nice and Cannes, Sophia Antipolis is Europe's largest and permanently expanding science and technology park, with 1 450 establishments and 31 000 jobs.
At a time when the world economy is facing the rough ride that we know all too well, Sophia Antipolis remains a site where technological advances are developed to produce new applications, new tools and new forms of business.
Telecommunications and Information Technology on the Côte d'Azur and in Sophia Antipolis cover a wide range of industries -- from computing and multimedia to telecom, wireless communications, microelectronics, ITS/embedded systems, space, information processing, on-line services and networking. Sophia Antipolis has a world-renowned reputation in this field and the presence of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, the World Wide Web Consortium and The Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMI-C), encourages many companies to locate here. It is no surprise that a list of Côte d'Azur companies reads like a Who's Who in Information Technology from multinational firms to high-tech start ups.
Active involvement in the community
EURECOM has always used its strengths to play an active role in the local community and in regional development.
EURECOM is an active member of the major associations of Sophia Antipolis, such as Telecom Valley, Persan, and Club des Dirigeants.
EURECOM is a founding partner of the future IT Campus of Sophia Antipolis in association with INRIA, CNRS [the French National Research Center] and UNSA, among others. The project is supported by the Alpes-Maritimes Department and the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur and by the French Government.
EURECOM player in the Secured Communicating Solutions - SCS Cluster
EURECOM is heavily engaged in the operative part of the cluster "Secured Communicating Solutions". This involvement is reflected by an association in several projects, especially with industrial partners and its participation in committees and on the board of the association of industrial and academic partners.
They represent :
- 26% of the companies based in Sophia Antipolis,
- 49% of the jobs
- 29% of the park's premises.
These figures are proving that this sector remains a spearhead factor in the development of Sophia Antipolis.