SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS FOUNDATION

Sophia Antipolis Technology & Science Park

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

Our vision

To develop an inspiring vision of society for future generations by contributing to positive innovations for the benefit of humanity and the major planetary challenges

Our mission statement

A recognised public-interest organisation, the Sophia Antipolis Foundation leads strategic and operational missions in France and abroad, to foster the development and awareness of the technopole in economic, scientific, and societal terms

Our values

Universality
Openness
to the world
Humanism
Sophia Antipolis Technology & Science Park

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

Governance

The Sophia Antipolis Foundation was recognised as a public-interest organisation by a ministerial decree of 29 March 1984. It is made up of a board of directors with 11 members – organised into 4 colleges – and a Government Commissioner.

The four colleges:

College of Founders
College of Industrial Partners
College of Qualified Personalities
College of Sponsors

The Sophia Antipolis Foundation is presided by Mr Jean Pierre Mascarelli, Delegated President of the Sophia Antipolis Joint Syndicate Vice-President of the Sophia Antipolis Urban Community

Operational team

Philippe METAIS
Head of Partnerships
& Resources

Philippe SERVETTI
CEO

Sylvain ROUGET
Head of Development

Philippe MARIANI
Head of International
Affairs & Cooperation

Valérie GOORIS
Head of IT
& International Networks

Patricia LAY
Head of Life Sciences
& International Networks

Board

Mr Jean Pierre Mascarelli, President
Representative of SYMISA, College of Founders

Mr Claude Giafferri, Vice-President
College of Qualified Personalities

Mr Bernard Kleynhoff, Secretary
Representative of the Sud Region,
College of Institutional Partners

M. Bernard Tomasini, Treasurer
College of Qualified Personalities

Mr Jannick Brisswalter,
Representative of Côte d’Azur University,
College of Institutional Partners

Administrators

Mrs Janny Plessis,
Representative of the association Les Amis de la Fondation,

Mr Bernard Boucault,
College of Qualified Personalities

Mr Michel Lazdunski,
College of Qualified Personalities

Mrs Anne Sattonet,
Representative of the Departmental Council
of Les Alpes Maritimes, College of Institutional Partners
.

Mr Georges Faivre,
Representative of the Banque des Territoires,
College of Institutional Partners

The Government Commissioner

Portrait d’une technopole

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

1984

Creation

The Sophia Antipolis Foundation and International Association of Science Parks are founded

2004

Status

The Foundation is granted official status as a host foundation for research

2017

The brand

The brand is integrated into the Foundation’s new articles

2023
New Governance

The Foundation adopts a new governance and a new roadmap

The Sophia Antipolis Foundation

MISSIONS

Fondation's missions

To endorse
the Sophia Antipolis
brand

To foster the awareness of Sophia Antipolis in France and abroad through strategic alliances with innovative territories and scientific parks

To guide all the public and private actors leading development and investment projects within the technopole ​

To promote the development model of the technopole
– responsible innovation and technological excellence
– cross-fertilisation among academic research, higher education, and businesses
– visionary eco-friendly planning

To support exemplary general-interest and high-impact projects through sponsorship

Sophia Antipolis Technology & Science Park

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS