Innovation in life sciences and technologies is supported by public research carried out by centres of excellence structured around the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC), the Mediterranean Centre for Molecular Medicine (C3M), the Institute of Biology Valrose (IBV), the Institute of Research on Cancer and Ageing in Nice (IRCAN) and the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA).

Digital Health & Silver Economy

This sector, at the forefront of oncology, central nervous system diseases, nutrition and metabolism,dermatology and eye disorders, is naturally open to Digital Health. Not only does it benefit from the ICT expertise concentrated in Sophia Antipolis but it also exploits the opportunities of the Côte d’Azur’s “silver economy” which is a rich ground for clinical studies and experiments.

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Why the Côte d'Azur ?

  • A strategically positioned and attractive, international and well-connected region offering exceptional access to the entire European and Mediterranean market
  • A prosperous, elderly population attracted by the coast, which benefits from the high density of health establishments and expertise developed on the Côte d’Azur
  • The innovative capacity of Europe’s leading technology park at Sophia Antipolis and the presence of major organisations involved in both the ICT and health sectors
  • Priority financing for your R&D thanks to the research and development tax credit, the best innovation financing in Europe

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Research & education interconnected

Due to the uniquely French relationship between research and education, which is strengthened by the Côte d’Azur’s ecosystem, students, as well as companies, can often take direct advantage of this academic excellence. There are some 3,400 medical students and 3,700 science students in Côte d’Azur universities, but health specialists from all over France also come to enjoy the French Riviera’s lifestyle and working conditions. Consequently the PACA region boasts the highest density of doctors, dentists and pharmacists.

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