Sophia Antipolis is Europe’s leading technopole. It brings together world leaders, researchers, SMEs and startups in an exceptional natural environment with a geographical size of 2,400 hectares. Sophia Antipolis science park is a place of innovation, which makes available to companies cutting-edge technology and expertise in the fields of Information Technology and Communication, in particular the Internet of Things and Connected Vehicles, Biotechnologies and Earth and Energy Science.


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Join global leaders located in Sophia Antipolis:
an environment where manufacturers, academics and experts from around the world share information and innovate.

Provide your employees and their families with excellence, by joining a multicultural community in Sophia Antipolis. Take advantage of the wonderful service, health, education, culture and sport infrastructure and a priviledged lifestyle in Sophia Antipolis.

Just 20km from Nice International Airport, Sophia Antipolis Park is an exceptional 2,400 hectare natural park, ideally located between the sea and mountains. Two thirds of the technopole’s 2,400 hectares are dedicated to green spaces and to jogging, walking, tennis and golf. The park extends across the municipalities of Antibes, Biot, Mougins, Valbonne and Vallauris, at the heart of an area home to 1 million inhabitants.

  • The development of Sophia Antipolis is guaranteed by partners within the Sophia Antipolis Mixed Union (SYMISA) and with the Sophia Antipolis Urban Community, the Alpes Maritimes Department, the Nice Cote d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the SUD Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and Mougins town.
  • Set up in 2002, the Sophia Antipolis Urban Community (CASA) brings together 24 municipalities around the technopole, including Antibes, Vallauris, Valbonne, Villeneuve Loubet, Biot etc. The world’s top specialists find fulfilment, a multicultural environment and an exceptional quality of life; ensuring creativity and productivity.


For the last 50 years, Sophia Antipolis has been attracting industrial leaders, engineers and reasearchers from around the world. Each year, 800 new jobs are created on average in the technopole, which has become the reference destination for localising R&D activity or that with a high technological content.

The information technology sector represents 20% of all companies and 42% of jobs and represents the core of Sophia Antipolis’ expertise; connected specialities can be found in the fields of health, chemistry, life sciences and the environment.

After obtaining the 3IA label on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the technopole intends to become France’s leader in terms of R&D and Artificial Intelligence.
Furthermore, 20% of French specialists in this field work in Sophia-Antipolis and in Nice – more than in any other French city.

In every sector, SMEs and startups rub shoulders with global leaders: Amadeus, Cisco Systems, Dassault Systems, Orange, Hewlett Packard, Nvidia, Intel, Symantec, Air France, American Express, Toyota, Samsung, Huawei, and more besides.