Sophia: Altix, the first start-up of Lucent?s incubator
Lucent, the American service provider has decided to launch the UMTS incubator at Sophia Antipolis on 2,300 sq. metres at the Algorithmes. It will open next November 2nd, with the new comer, Altix-EDS. This start-up from Bastia will inaugurate this project, which became a European Centre for telecom innovation. Altix-EDS, employing seven people, launched on the ASP market (Application Service Provider). It offers management applications for rental on the Internet to small and medium-sized companies and industries. The start-up, currently located on the Science Park of Bastia will relocate its sales department and one part of its development service at Sophia. Within the next months, it plans to reinforce its team of developers and to double its surface area. CICOM Organisation, which was given the mission by Lucent to make this new incubator work, announced that other companies should rapidly do the same.