Sophia Antipolis is a multicultural, multidisciplinary community focused on innovation, which has served as the model for competitiveness clusters in France. It is home to the most forward-looking industries and value-creating businesses of the future, on the cusp of the knowledge economy.
Ahead of its time and in constant evolution, Sophia Antipolis is regarded as one of the world's most prestigious references for voluntary integrated economic development.
During the international real estate show for professionals which took place in Cannes in March 2012, SYMISA (a Sophia Antipolis based public-private partnership that brings together public authorities and local companies responsible for the future of the technology park) unveiled its forward-thinking discussions about an innovative approach to the planning and sustainable development of Sophia Antipolis by 2030, started with the State (land owner of almost one hundred hectares with urban development potential in this region) through the current work of three large multi-disciplinary, Parisian teams all working on this subject at the same time, managed by REICHEN & ROBERT, TER and TVK TREVELO & VIGER-KOHLER respectively.
At Sophia Antipolis, the fabric of multinational companies, innovative SMEs and high-tech start-ups .attract a community of talents, in which over 70 nationalities are represented.
Sophia Antipolis' extraordinary human capital and vibrant professional networks promote synergy and cross-fertilization between the different fields of science and technology.
The many training and higher education institutions further reinforce synergy between academic research and business, through technology partnerships..
Today, Sophia Antipolis is among the leading R&D hubs in Europe and remains as appealing as ever to companies and research facilities specialized in information technology, life sciences, environmental sciences and fine chemicals. The park includes eight competitiveness clusters and attracts a range of skills that is unique in Europe, alongside major public research organizations, such as INRIA Sophia Antipolis, INRA Sophia Antipolis and INSERM.
5,750 acres (1/4 of Paris)
170 companies with foreign capital
40% of companies involved in R&D activities
53% of high qualified jobs
More than 5,000 students
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