THE CAMPUS OF TOMORROW’S TALENT
The CAMPUS SOPHIA TECH project strives to increase investment in training for engineers (scientists and high-level executives) to offer solutions to the major societal challenges of today and tomorrow
In the context of the Sophia Antipolis Urban Community territory the project’s goals supported by UNIVERSITE COTE D’AZUR are manifold
- To improve living conditions
- Façonner la société et son avenir
- To innovate and create wealth for the good of all those involved
SUMMARY TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE PROJECT
The project involves doubling the engineering workforce at POLYTECH NICE SOPHIA to reach 2,500 students and is based on increasing staff numbers working on high demand topics such as computer sciences, data sciences, embedded electronics, natural resource management, etc. or ones with a high potential for the region:
➢ Stand-alone systems
➢ Artificial intelligence
➢ Biological engineering
➢ Sustainable development
➢ Intelligent buildings
➢ System security
New spaces and new equipment are required. The plan is to add a 3,000 m2 property development to the existing SOPHIATECH CAMPUS (2 x 1,500 m2 across 2 floors) with coworking rooms, classrooms, scientific and technical equipment rooms, offices for educators and a small restaurant area (3rd student residence). The project provides for an onus to be placed on distance-learning tools such as audio/video equipment enabling online recording, streaming broadcasts, multicasting, etc. As well as this building, an additional car park would also be necessary on the site of the current roundabout opposite the north entrance (route des Dolines, route des Lucioles and route des Colles roundabout).
By increasing the number of product engineers in the area, the project will provide further impetus to the entire territorial economy in terms of housing, business, leisure, restaurants and culture, and more besides. The school will pass from 42,000 annual training hours to 60,000, and the ecosystem will therefore be more heavily solicited, with development co-constructed with companies (associate professor contracts, company-school job opportunities in the context of professional mobility, professorships, temporary teaching contracts, etc.), the university and research organisations.
2021 > 2025
- Sophia Antipolis Urban Community (CASA)
- SUD Region
- French State
- Université Côte d’Azur
- Alpes Maritimes Departmental Council
By increasing the number of product engineers in the area, the project will providefurther impetus to the entire territorial economy in terms of housing, business, leisure, restaurants and culture, and more besides. The school will pass from 42,000 annual training hours to 60,000, and the ecosystem will therefore be more heavily solicited, with development in the context of professional mobility, professorships, temporary teaching contracts, etc.), the university and research organisations.
This co-construction will also translate into stepping up the number of work-linked training coursesin order to meet requirements. Work-linked training, where students are also employees, offers young engineers early maturity, increased focus on completing their studies, and more importantly, brings company projects inside schools, making lessons match needs more closely and making companies more invested in training.