"French Tech" is the collective name to identify all the actors of the French ecosystem of start-ups : the contractors but also all those who make a commitment and who contribute to the growth and to the influence of start-ups, investors, engineers, designers, developers, students, associations, bloggers, media, public operators, etc.

French Tech, an ambition

" French Tech, it is at first an ambition : Build a big movement of collective mobilization for the growth and the influence of the French digital start-ups. The objective, it is to make every effort that the Google next ones are born and develop here, in France and in Europe ! " Fleur Pellerin, Vice-minister of SME, Innovation and digital Economy, in November 27th, 2013

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Carte French Tech Côte d'Azur

Site locations

The French Tech Côte d'Azur gathers the contractors and the actors of the digital technology of Côte d'Azur mainly concentrated in the geographical areas of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Grasse and beyond.

The digital sector develops in an environment extraordinarily favorable to innovation. The strengthening of the pole of higher education (Campus SophiaTech), the presence of big actors of the search (Inria, CNRS, Eurecom, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines, labex Ganex and UCN@Sophia), the activity of the agencies of International standardization (ETSI, W3C), the collaborative projects organized and financed through the poles of competitiveness of which one of the world level (pole SCS), the closeness of industrial leaders (Huawei, Orange, ST, Amadeus, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Schneider Electric, Thalès to quote from it only some) are so many factors which create some emulation, stimulate the innovation, favor the collaboration between start-ups, SME and big groups and accelerate the technology transfer between public search and private applications.

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A common project

The Metropolis Nice Côte d'Azur, the Conurbation Sophia Antipolis, the Conurbation of the Countries of Lérins, the Conurbation of the Countries of Fat, the General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Nice Côte d'Azur chamber of commerce and industry united their strengths so that Côte d'Azur obtains the label of "Metropolis French Tech", with the gathering of big groups, growing companies (start-ups and SME), poles of competitiveness, universities and research laboratories, structures of higher educations, entrepreneurs' communities and the institutional of the territory, livened up by the same ambition: make of Côte d'Azur a territory of innovation.

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