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Disrupt Campus: €900,000 to support educational programs in digital innovation and entrepreneurship

The INVENT@UCA project submitted by the Université Côte d’Azur was a winner of the “Disrupt Campus” call for proposals financed by the French Program of Investments for the Future (PIA) launched under the auspices of the French Public Investment Bank (BPI) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation. This ambitious plan will benefit from funding of €900,000 over 3 years to support companies in their digital transformation and train students in innovation and entrepreneurship.

What are the UCA Jedi Excellence Initiative courses that will launch in September?

In September 2018, the Université Côte d'Azur will offer more than ten training programs as part of the IDEX UCAJedi. These are a new genre of educational program, designed to meet the multiple needs of their environment and to support intensive research or to contribute to economic development of the region. Erwan Paitel, Executive Director of IDEX UCAJedi Education, explains the features and operation of these new programs.

David Simplot named director of the Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée research center

David Simplot was appointed by Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria (the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation), and took up his duties as the head of the Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée research center on 1 January 2018. He succeeds Gérard Giraudon, who had been director since June 2006.

The 2018 call for proposal is now open !

Deadline for the submission of the project proposals: April 5, 2018 | 12:00pm (noon) EST