Start up of the Future

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The brief

Start-ups are created everyday in this fast-paced century. What are their needs in terms of buildings and digitalization? What are the trends abroad, and more specifically in highly competitive regions such as the Silicon Valley or Asia? Which best practices could be implemented in Sophia Antipolis?

The background

Located 20 km from Nice Côte d’Azur international airport and Cannes business airport, the Sophia Antipolis Tech Park is a 6000-acre preserved area. The University of Côte d’Azur and economic players are also involved. Sophia Antipolis is an area dedicated to excellence and welcomes an important higher education with 5000 students and research centres based around the University (Sophia@tech Campus, engineering school), public research labs which employ 4000 researchers as well as the Skema Business school and the EURECOM Institute. A global competitiveness cluster, Sophia currently has 2,230 companies that generate around 36,300 direct jobs in leading-edge scientific research in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT), multimedia, life sciences (medicine, Biochemistry and agronomy), energy, water management, risks and sustainable development. There are new start-ups created everyday in Sophia Antipolis. We would like to know their specific needs in terms of building and numerical access.

The problem

We live in a world where everything is fast-growing with leading edge technology. Start-ups are created everyday with growing needs in terms of buildings and numerical access . We would like to know what the trends are in these domains abroad in the US or in Asia and how they work.