European Business and Innovation Centre of Nice Cote d’Azur

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The Business and Innovation Centre was set up by the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis with the aim of promoting sustainable innovative businesses in the metropolis. Based at the heart of the Eco-Vallée Operation of National Interest, the BIC offers premises and support to project initiators and SMEs under development.

The BIC also provides a platform for interaction between businesses and other stakeholders: universities, research institutions, incubators, competitiveness clusters, business creation partners, international partners, financing networks, pooled resource centres, chamber of commerce networks and so on.

The Nice Côte d'Azur BIC provides:

  • A tailored platform of integrated services, including the finding, selection, strategic orientation and support of innovative projects,
  • And serves as an interface between the needs of SMEs and the specialised services available.
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The incubators mission is to:

  • support entrepreneurs with businesses that have existed for less than three years
  • facilitate the integration of the company into the local economic fabric
  • participate in the establishment of new companies
  • help entrepreneurs to find access to training and develop their business

 Entrepreneurs enjoy:

  • premises at reduced rent
  • appropriate support (consultancy, follow-up and help with the preparation of applications and so on)
  • the synergy created between the various occupants of the incubator
  • facilitated networking with various institutional partners and local business creation stakeholders

 The services on offer from the BIC

Support and coaching:

  • Help in setting up management and financial control apparatus
  • Personal follow-up meetings
  • Training workshops
  • Support on request from qualified experts selected by the BIC from its 'Talent Pool'.


  • Modular surface areas
  • Offices and workshop areas
  • Accessible and secure
  • Preferential rents to suit startups
    • Secure IT and telephone networks compatible with all operators


  • Networking with business creation partners and other businesses in the area
  • Dedicated networking events: Innovation Café, professional trade shows (Industria, Les Entreprenariales, Innovative City and so on).
  • Communication

 Shared facilities

  • Facilities include:
  • 4 meeting rooms, equipped with a video-projector
  • Photocopying
  • Relaxation area
  • Documentation
  • Press
  • Show-room

Forthcoming: Premises dedicated to Soft Landing support (development abroad)


Metropole Nice Cote D’azur

1, Boulevard Maître Maurice Slama
06200 NICE cedex 4

Tel NCA : +33 (0)4 89 98 10 00
Fax NCA : +33 (0)4 89 98 10 33

2 sites for the BIC:

 Nice Premium

Immeuble Nice Premium
1, Boulevard Maître Maurice Slama
06200 NICE cedex 4

 Nice La Plaine

Marie-Christine VIDAL
Tel.: +33 (0)4 89 98 23 45
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