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3IA Côte d'Azur is one of the four "Interdisciplinary Institutes of Artificial Intelligence" that were created in France in 2019. Its ambition is to create an innovative ecosystem that is influential at the local, national and international levels, and a focal point of excellence for research, education and the world of AI. Its main objective is to make AI expertise, algorithms and tools available to academia, companies, and the community, in order to have a significant impact in terms of economic value but also in the everyday life of the public 

 The 3IA Côte d'Azur institute is led by Université Côte d'Azur in partnership with major higher education and research partners in the region of Nice and Sophia Antipolis: CNRS, Inria, INSERM, EURECOM, ParisTech MINES and SKEMA Business School. The 3IA Côte d'Azur institute is also supported by ECA, Nice University Hospital Center (CHU Nice), CSTB, CNES, Data Science Tech Institute and INRA. The project has also secured the support of more than 62 companies and start-ups. 

An ambitious project

3IA in numbers

3IA Côte d'Azur

  • A budget of € 50M

  • 20% of the highly-cited researchers in computer science are located in Nice-Sophia Antipolis ( ranking)

  • 4 strategic axes

  • 28 current Chairs and 20 Chairs to come

  • + 60 partner companies for a total amount of € 18.7M

Sophia Antipolis: the biggest technology park in Europe

  • + 2200 companies

  • + 36 000 employees

  • 4000 researchers

Université Côte d'Azur and its members

  • More than 33 000 students

  • 131 different nationalities

  • + 5000 international students



Laboratories and research groups

Université Côte d’Azur-CNRS
- LJAD: "Probabilités et Statistique" et "Algèbre, Topologie et Géométrie"

- Data Science
- Digital Security
- Communication Systems

Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée Research Centre
- In particular : Abs, Athena, Chorale, DataShape, Epione, Hephaistos, MathNeuro, Morpheme, Stars and Wimmics

MINES ParisTech

OCA/CNRS/Université Côte d'Azur
- Lagrange

Université Côte d'Azur/Inserm
- C3M

UCA Côte d'Azur/CNRS/Inserm
- iBV