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ARCSIS is an organization in charge of strengthening the microelectronics and communicating objects industries of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. These two conferences are an additional opportunity to develop the working relationships between the major and various actors involved in the industry. ARCSIS also manages a major collaborative research and development program – CIM PACA (PACA Integrated Microelectronics Center) which groups together the microelectronics community around three interconnected platforms: Design, Characterization and Micro-PackS.

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French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A stakeholder and operator committed to the development and promotion of the French Riviera and its companies, the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry has 4 main activities:

Economic observation, analysis and information enabling economic actors and companies to take the most appropriate decisions.
This mission is accomplished through our two observatories: SIRIUS-CCI economic observatory which follows economic trends and analyses economic clusters,   and the housing and corporate real-estate observatories.

Coordination and support services to increase the performance of the French Riviera companies and enable the exchange of best practices and intelligence information.
Our teams of specialists inform, advise and train local managers in the different skills needed for corporate development. These include:
  • services for setting-up, taking-over or financing a company;
  • support for development – from economic intelligence, commercial performance, quality procedures and conquering new markets to transmission of a company. We help businesses at each step of their development and provide specialist assistance and coaching for start-ups. Our experts have experience in the management of innovative projects and are specialised in the fields of ICT, Micro-electronics, Energy, Smart grid, Health care …
  • a wide range of services to foster and speed up local and international development: market analysis, strategic positioning, patent analysis, identification of commercial or technical partners, competitive intelligence, sales development, fund raising, individual coaching and networking.
  • Specific programmes aimed at improving retail, helping industrial and innovative companies become more competitive, promoting the Information Technologies sector, developing business tourism. Most of the programmes are set up in collaboration with local actors.
Training and education:
The French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry has set-up and is running schools at the service of our companies: as well as specific apprenticeship programmes and also specific institutes like the International School of Nice, the Aeronautics Training Institute, the automobile training institute and health and pharmaceutical training institute.

Management and affiliates:
Manager of the ports of Nice, Villefranche, Cannes, Golfe Juan, and also shareholder in the French Riviera airports of Nice and Cannes - Mandelieu:
The CCI helps increase the attractiveness of the region through running such facilities whilst offering a range of services to its clients (cruising, yachting, tourism activities, logistic activities…)

The SKEMA Business School, resulting from the merger of CERAM and Lille School of management enabling students to understand and meet the challenges of the knowledge-based economy, within a world of opportunities.

Team Côte d’Azur

For full information about CCI services, training and economic news:
Tel : 0 800 422 222


Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes Imprimer

LE CONSEIL GENERAL DES ALPES-MARITIMES is a decision-making and executive political institution, created over 200 years ago. The Conseil général is involved in economic development, supporting the establishment of innovative companies and growth of excellence areas, IT and Telecom related activities being a key sector of the Alpes-Maritimes, with a high concentration of known worldwide industrial and academic leaders.

In the frame of the new French government initiative that has led to the set up of 71 Competitive clusters, the Conseil général supports the 8 Competitive clusters located in the Alpes-Maritimes, amongst which the world class "Secured Communicating Solutions" is a major player.

Design Automation Conference (DAC) Imprimer

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the leading technical conference and tradeshow on electronic design and design automation. DAC features 175+ exhibits and over 300 presentations consisting of technical sessions, panels, keynotes, tutorials, workshops and co-located events covering the latest in design methodologies, embedded software and EDA tool developments.

48th DAC, June 5 – 10, 2011, San Diego, CA

European Commission Imprimer

Innovation is at the heart of Europe's strategy for a strong and sustainable recovery from the crisis. The European Union is implementing an ambitious roadmap to make Europe a thriving "Innovation Union". Microelectronics is a prime example of an area with strong potential, which the Commission is supporting through its policy initiatives as well as through its financial support instruments for regional development, research and innovation.

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IEEE CAS Society

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) gathers 39 technical societies dealing with electricity, electronics, automation, computers and information technologies. It has 375,000 members around the world. It is represented in France by its Section with 3,200 members. Among the different chapters in the France section, IEEE CAS is an active society. Its fields of interest are: The theory, analysis, design (computer aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing. The coverage of this field includes the spectrum of activities from, and including, basic scientific theory to industrial applications.

Région Provence Alpes Côte d'azur Imprimer


Thanks to the dynamism of its economic and institutional actors, The Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is recognized today like one of the international poles of excellence in the field of the microelectronic design: the Secured Communicating Solutions Cluster is gathering Research, Universities and Companies for innovation and emergence of a new value chain. It became one of the vectors of the technological and economic dynamism of our territory. The SAME 2010 Forum acts as a showcase for regional companies and facilitates the development of this industrial sector.

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SCS Cluster: “The Future’s in good hands”

A World Class Cluster which federates Microelectronics, Telecom, software and multimedia key players in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. It symbolizes a dynamic network of more than 260 companies (Small, Medium Business and big groups), laboratories and training centers, strongly involved in innovative projects. Our ambition is to design and develop new solutions integrating components, networks, software and systems to exchange and process information in a reliable and secure way. Our principal objectives are to foster and encourage new, innovative, competitive projects, to help SMEs to grow and develop and to participate in the creation of suitable ecosystem inside the regional TIC. The SCS cluster is endorsed by world-class industry leaders based in South of France: Amadeus, Atmel, Extelia, Gemalto, Orange Labs, HP, IBM, Inside Secure, ST Ericsson, SAP, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Thales Alenia Space ( ...) Since 2006, we have 288 projects certified, representing € 860 M R&D spending. A big part of those projects received more than 181 M€ of subsidies for 450 M€ spending in R&D.

SCS Cluster activities are also centered on support & market intelligence, business development support for SME’s, communication, animation, training and international relationships in order to help his members to increase their development and business. SCS Cluster proposals for the creation of National Reference Centers in the fields of RFID and e-Health were selected by the Ministry of Industry: the headquarters are now located in the PACA Region. SCS Cluster initiated and supported a Platform Telecom which aim is to develop a new generation of innovative and contactless solutions for Telecom Industry. In September 2010, this project was pre selected by public financiers.

Team Côte d'Azur Imprimer


Team Côte d'Azur is the promotion and economic development agency of the Côte d'Azur region. It is a joint initiative of the county council and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Its mission is to promote the Côte d'Azur territory towards international markets and help foreign companies establish themselves successfully in the region. Team Côte d'Azur provides a full range of services (confidential and free of charge) enabling investors to discover the Côte d'Azur - a leading, innovative and highly international territory and to establish successfully their business here. The Côte d'Azur and its major science park, Sophia Antipolis, are widely recognised as the leading French region for R&D investments of foreign companies. Furthermore, a new hub for headquarters and green industries named Eco Valley is under development around Nice Airport.

Your contact :
Jean-François Chapperon, Inward Investments Manager,
IT business,
Tel : 58
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Telecom Valley Imprimer

Telecom Valley is an innovative community witch dynamises IT technology, in the health, the Eco-technologies, and the tourism fields.
Telecom Valley is a non-profit, business-driven association, created in 1991 and based in Sophia Antipolis FRANCE, the largest Science Park in Europe.
It brings together players from the IT value chain i.e. over 100 actors who are companies (big firms as well as SMEs), research laboratories, standardization institutes, university and schools, public institutions.
Operating by projects - each managed and composed by volunteers - and pooled in Committees and Themes (Innovation, Open Source, Business Development, Employment, m-tourism...), Telecom Valley galvanizes technologic innovation in the IT industry on Sophia Antipolis.
Its vision: become the Euro Mediterranean community of reference for Internet, Mobility and Usages.


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