THE “SMART CITY INNOVATION CENTER” IS A PROJECT FINANCED WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION WITH THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND. THE PROJECT ALSO BENEFITS FROM PUBLIC CO-FINANCING OF THE NICE CÔTE D’AZUR METROPOLE, THE ALPES-MARITIMES DEPARTMENT, THE PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR REGION AND THE FRENCH STATE, PARTICULARLY IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE “INITIATIVE D’EXCELLENCE” OPERATION OF THE “INVESTISSEMENTS D’AVENIR” PROGRAM
Smart City Innovation Center
Collaborative technological platform
Creation of a technological platform dedicated to the Smart City to promote innovation and transfer to businesses and contribute to the creation of jobs in the territory.
The Smart City Innovation Center (SCIC) is a technological platform that allows for the materialisation, on an industrial scale, different key concepts and technologies for the Institute’s Strategic Activity Areas. It is a place of experimentation, training and demonstration for the Smart City of the future.
The technology platform is an economic development tool based on an offer of resources (equipment, personnel and associated services) open to the training and research stakeholders of the Université Côte d’Azur and to partner companies, with the goal of fostering innovation and knowledge transfer and contributing to job creation and territorial competitiveness.
The SCIC develops most of its activities under research collaboration contracts, but also provides business services such as catalog services, tailor-made services, animation and technological demonstration services.
The SCIC also supports academic research (scientific production) and participates in training students to use equipment and technologies.
Strategic Activity Areas
Pierre-Jean BARRE, IMREDD
(January 1st 2018 – December 31st 2020)
The investment in scientific equipment of the Smart City Innovation Center represents €5.7 million over the 2015-2020 period, including €3.75 million in co-funding from public partners and €1.3 million in direct business investment:
European Union – ERDF : €1.5 million
French State : €0.4 million
Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur : €0.6 million
Département des Alpes Maritimes : €0.5 million
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur : €0.75 million
The Regional Programming Committee of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur territory has allocated € 1.5 million to IMREDD for the development of the Smart City Innovation Center development ( SCIC), a technological platform dedicated to the Smart City.