The Sophia Antipolis Foundation supports two types of projects:
- Developmental projects
- Umbrella projects
Since its creation, the Sophia Antipolis Foundation has enabled a number of projects to be undertaken and has participated directly or indirectly in the success of many of them. Furthermore, the Sophia Antipolis Foundation extends beyond the Sophia Antipolis territory as it undertakes many projects overseas through a wide network of academic, institutional, private and association partners.
WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECT?
A developmental project is one which consolidates the structure of an existing system. In this case – for the Sophia Antipolis Foundation – the ecosystem and the Sophia Antipolis technology park. For the Sophia Antipolis Foundation, a project is referred to as being developmental when it meets 3 main criteria:
1. Being part of a growth dynamicand acting as a driving force for Sophia Antipolis and the Alpes Maritimes department, and by enhancing the global reach
2. Mobilising and federatingseveral local players (public, academic, private, institutional, business networks, etc.)
3. Being part of the general strategy defined by the Sophia Antipolis Foundation’s Board of Directors and in particular, its values and the scope of its strategic actions
VALUABLE PROJECT ASSISTANCE
The Sophia Antipolis Foundation supports technological and scientific innovation and research projects serving mankind and our environment. For this to happen, the Foundation has established several priority areas including:
Content under development
Content under development
safe cluster projet
Content under development
DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS/RESILIENT TERRITORIES
THE INNOVATION CLUSTER:
AN EMBLEMATIC SITE IN THE TECHNOLOGY PARK
A welcome centre and gateway to the technology park, the innovation cluster hosts companies and key players of the ecosystem, attractions and events, and boasts an area dedicated to digital art. It will also house AI House [Maison de l’I.A].
It aims to be a hub of cross-fertilisation, by inviting researchers, entrepreneurs, students, employees and assistance stakeholders to embark on collaborations within its 10.000m² area
SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS URBAN COMMUNITY (CASA)
INNOVATION ANALYSIS & TERRITORIES
THE INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION ANALYSIS & TERRITORIES has a twofold function: toprovide the territories with an observation and analysis tool for technological and industrial development in the regions and support for public policies.
SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL – UNIVERSITE COTE D’AZUR
ECONOMICS, LAW & MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION GRADUATE SCHOOL (ELMI)
SOPHIA TECH THE CAMPUS OF TOMORROW’S TALENT
- To improve living conditions
- To shape society and its future
- To innovate and create wealth for the good of all those involved
UNIVERSITE NICE COTE D’AZUR –ALPES MARITIMES DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL – REGION SUD – STATE –SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS URBAN COMMUNITY
INNOVATION SERVING PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM AMD
Thanks to Inria expertise and support from renowned experts, Inria proposes two research and development projects which will lay the foundations for new solutions for patients.
The two projects focus on diagnosis and visual aid, with something in common: reading. Reading is one of the priority areas for patients suffering from AMD
Project partner: Inria SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS MEDITERRANEE
FROM SPATIAL PROTON IRRADIATION
TO PROTON FLASH IRRADIATION
The idea is to create France’s first proton irradiation platform with 2 aims:
1. Aerospace research, identifying strategies for radiation protection from space particles (very low rate)
2. To improve the treatment of cancer using FLASH phototherapy (very high rate)
Project partner:UNIVERSITE COTE D’AZUR
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RARE DERMATOLOGICAL DISEASES
The first INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RARE DERMATOLOGICAL DISEASES will bring together the most renowned scientific minds from academic and industrial fields to:
>> Raise awareness of the diseases
>> Compile knowledge
>>Enable research and development of therapeutic solutions for patients
Project partner: NUVISAN PHARMA SERVICES
BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE COMMUNICATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED
Inclusion of brain-computer interfacesin the daily lives of disabled individuals to improve their daily livesby enabling them to communicate with loved ones, for recreation and to control their environment and testout solutions in the home environment.It is a multi-disciplinary, technological and scientific innovationand research project serving the physically disabled
Project partner:Inria SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS MEDITERRANEE
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HOSPITAL STAYS AND ENHANCING PATIENT WELLBEING
This project is divided into 2 areas. On the one hand, it involves improving the quality of hospital stays and on the other, enhancing patient wellbeing by improving facilities at the INSTITUT ARNAULT TZANCK :
> “ZEN beds”
Music, CDs, light and essential oil diffusers
> Using touch computers
Access to amusing, recreational and educational media applications
Project partner : INSTITUT ARNAULT TZANCK – MOUGINS
ACCESS TO THERAPEUTIC INNOVATION
This project, proposed by the INSTITUT ARNALUT TZANCK, offers patients – whose diagnosis permits it – access to therapeutic innovation as part of exceptional medical treatment which is not currently covered by social welfare and which, in certain cases, is the only therapeutic alternative to implanting a simulator.
Project partner :INSTITUT ARNAULT TZANCK – MOUGINS
SUPPORTING HEALTH INNOVATION
This project, developed by the INSTITUT ARNALUT TZANCK, supports health innovation by replacing equipment in the institute’s coronary angiogram room. This ambitious project plans to replace the equipment in one of the three interventional cardiology rooms. The Institut Arnault TZANCK cardiology cluster is a centre for excellence recognised in France.
Partner project : INSTITUT ARNAULT TZANCK – MOUGINS
The Sophia Antipolis Foundation
A FOUNDATION FOR THE PROVISION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES SINCE 2004
The Sophia Antipolis Foundationhas been a foundation for the provision of research facilities since 2004. Consequently, theSophia Antipolis Foundation can create, around research and innovation projects in particular, research foundations under its auspices which can benefit from the provisions of the patronage law and therefore facilitate funding. The Sophia Antipolis Foundationreceives and manages assets entrusted to it by founders (physical or legal persons), according to a contractual framework, for general interest purposes. It then manages the assets on behalf of the founders of the foundation or on behalf of the individualised fund.
Since 2004, THE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS FOUNDATION has had the pleasure helping to run and develop the CIGREFumbrella foundation.
Thanks to its reputation and its many international networks across 5 continents, the Sophia Antipolis Foundation is one of the gateways to Sophia Antipolis, open to the world. Since its creation, it has been involved in many activities and partnerships abroad with a significant number of institutional and academic partners, companies and associations.
A PLAYER OPENING THE TECHNOLOGY PARK TO THE WORLD
Its numerous initiatives in connection with the park’s stakeholders to host foreign delegations and its conferences with European and international decision-makers, have enhanced the reputation of the Sophia Antipolis model as an ecosystem which encourages innovation and which therefore appeals to the talented individuals required for the 21st century economy.
The Sophia Antipolis Foundation is a founding member of the international technology park network IASP– International Association of Science Parks and boasts many international partnerships.
A BRAND AND A STRONG INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY
CONSOLIDATED GLOBAL REACH
For four decades,the Sophia Antipolis Foundation has affirmed and reinforced its international policy based on knowledge and innovation linked closely to its territory.Sophia
Antipolis’ visibility and internationalisation are central to its genetic makeup and constitute a recognised brand, which is promoted abroad. What makes this strategy so original is the implementation of a consultative approach and co-construction with all players involved: relations with international organisations, cooperation agreements, participation in international conferences, organisation of international networks, bilateral and multilateral cooperation, welcoming foreign delegations, etc.