The PACA Est incubator on the right road
The PACA Est incubator for technologic companies should be open early 2001. Supported by both Nice Sophia Antipolis and Toulon Var universities, by the INRIA Sophia and the councils of departments of both Alpes-Maritimes and Var, in a partnership with technologic companies from Sophia, societies and companies clubs as well as by research organisations, there is already somebody at the head. A director has been nominated : Nadine Marchandé, 30, who has made up a thesis about incubators and who is ending a contract in Germany where she was in charge of a valorization in universities.The incubator, which is still looking for premises, has a general ambition. It applies to everyone who has a project coming from a university, an engineering school or a company. However, a priority : applications in the field of NICT (New Information and Communication Technologies), health, environment, special chemistry, agriculture and food. First, five to six projects could benefit from its support and services.