Territorial Ecosystem

Nice and Sophia Antipolis, Côte d'Azur, France

The Côte d'Azur offers an optimum environment for high tech business, R&D, research and higher education. DS4H benefits from this very rich industrial and innovation ecosystem including world-class companies, SME, start-ups and competitiveness clusters.

  • Nice is the first European city to have deployed a bouquet of services based on mobile contactless technology (NFC). Numerous experiments are being implemented on its territory by world leaders (Cisco, IBM, Orange, ErDF, Schneider Electric, etc.) on the theme of the intelligent city, as well as e-health and the Silver Economy.
  • The Plaine du Var’s Eco-Vallée is listed as a "national interest operation", and is set to position the Côte d’Azur as an international leader in the fields of cleantech and sustainable development.
  • Sophia Antipolis is Europe's leading technopole. It brings together world leaders, researchers, SMEs and start-ups in an exceptional natural environment of 2,400 hectares. The Sophia Antipolis Science Park is a place of innovation, providing companies with cutting-edge technologies and expertise in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies, in particular the Internet of Things and the Connected Vehicle, Biotechnologies and Earth and Energy Sciences.