The territory

Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur – The land of innovation

In the east of the territory, a dozen research, training and healthcare establishments now herald the emergence of a European city of health. In the west, a vast space suitable for inventing the city of the future offers major projects. The Grand Arénas district is set to become an international business center, including a multimodal exchange center and a 65,000 m2 exhibition center, connected to the international airport. The Nice Méridia district already has all the characteristics of an urban technopole dedicated to technological activities, research, training, and experimental pilot sites for building a smart city. These two eco-districts form the bridgeheads for the Plaine du Var National Interest Operation, which reinforces the image of an interconnected sustainable metropolitan area.

Metropole Nice Côte d’Azur’s main objective is to provide the best possible support for entrepreneurial success and to maintain and create jobs in the territory. With the regeneration of economic activity sites, the development of structures hosting start-ups (CEEI incubator, business hotel, etc.), increased aid for business, support for international attractiveness and for businesses moving to the area in conjunction with the promotion agency Team Côte d’Azur, Metropole Nice Côte d’Azur is today an attractive territory both in terms of quality of life and for business. It offers its partner ecosystem a range of experimental conditions in one place: the sea and the mountains, rural and urban, ports and ski resorts. The metropolitan innovation policy makes it possible to test projects on the coast and then, in a second phase, deploy them in the rural areas and the mountains. In this respect, Nice has become an open-air innovation laboratory, a full-scale “living lab”.

Key figures

563.000 inhabitants

1.400 km²

49 communities

Riche des contrastes de son territoire, la Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur est la première métropole de France.
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