THE HEART OF CROSS-FERTILISATION
Sophia Antipolis was designed from the outset as a mecca for “fertile” high-tech, focusing on coexistence, diversity and multi-disciplinarity to unify efforts and foster creativity, helping to bring about the major innovations of tomorrow.
AN INNOVATION LABORATORY
Today, Sophia Antipolis is an innovation laboratory where private R&D centres share the arena with public laboratories and training sectors to encourage the exchanging of ideas and scientific and technological innovation among researchers, industrialists, students and educators.
On the basis of this collective intelligence and partnerships forged over the years, Sophia Antipolis has showed an exceptional capacity for adaptation in response to economic crises and technological revolutions.
Local research activities take the form of partnerships between the various research institutions (Mixed Research Units) in all major scientific domains. Several MRU laboratories are located in the Sophia Antipolis technology park, active in the fields of health (IPMC), information sciences and technologies and engineering (I3S), telecommunications (LEAT), physics (INPHYNI, INLN), materials and semi-conductors (CRHEA, CEMEF), human and social sciences (GREDEG), agriculture and the environment (ISA) and geosciences (Géoazur), etc. (Non-exhaustive list)