A leading region in the fields of research and innovation, the Côte d’Azur offers companies exceptional potential thanks to a pool of expertise that is constantly progressing and evolving. Strong professional networks stimulate cross-fertilisation between companies and universities, between R&D centres and highly specialised public research laboratories, between start-ups, SMEs and large companies.

An area that executives are demanding

According to a study carried out by the Regional Agency for the Innovation and the Internationalization of companies in 2015, 72% of French management professionals consider the PACA region to be France’s most attractive region (PACA mode d’emploi 2015)

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A breeding ground for innovation

The Côte d’Azur University has been acknowledged as one of the best in France, winning its place in the government program “IDEX” which aims at developing world-class transdisciplinary universities in France within 10 years. The Côte d’Azur University brings together 8 institutions under the codename UCA “JEDI” for “Joint Excellent and Dynamic Initiative”.

Thanks to the IDEX program, the University Côte d’Azur has been awarded 46 million euros for accredited projects in order to create new research and engineering infrastructure and to increase its international visibility and reputation

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E-drh Côte d'Azur, a devoted platform of recruitment

To facilitate company recruitment and respond to the challenges faced by human resources, a number of tailored services have been put in place by the Côte d’Azur’s economic development partners.

This initiative from the Directors Club of Sophia Antipolis was implemented with support from the CCI Nice Côte d’Azur, Team Côte d’Azur and numerous trade partners. The ‘e-DRH’ facility equipped Human Resource Directors in Sophia Antipolis with pooled ‘human resource’ services and tools, aimed at recruiters and acted as interface of getting in touch with the talents available on Côte d'Azur.

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