Sophia Antipolis campus - Sophia Antipolis
Sophia Antipolis technology park
The first technology park in Europe
Sophia Antipolis, located on the Côte d'Azur, is the largest and first technology park in France and Europe, founded in 1969 by Pierre Laffitte.
Recognised today as a leading hub of technological innovation, the technology park houses 2,500 companies, 40,000 jobs, around 5,500 students, and 4,500 researchers of more than sixty different nationalities.
Sophia Antipolis was designed as a place of cutting-edge technology to meet the current and future challenges.
Its identity is digital and based today on artificial intelligence and key areas such as biotechnology, cyber security, yachting, Blue Tech, or even the autonomous and connected vehicle.
Attractiveness of the environment
Around 20km from the international airport in Nice, Sophia Antipolis is a protected site of 2,400 hectares, located between the sea and the mountains.
Two-thirds of the technology park is dedicated to green spaces to benefit from an exceptional quality of life.
Each year, more than 1,000 new jobs are created at the technology park.
The talents, researchers and entrepreneurs from all over the world unite in this diverse culture to create the world of tomorrow. The Sophia Antipolis region promotes the sharing of knowledge and mutual aid between stakeholders.