Nice is located on the south-east coast of France, in the French Riviera. With a little over 1 million inhabitants, it is the 7th largest city in France and one of the largest on the French Riviera. Over the past decades, the city has become a European leader in information and communication technologies (ICTs), biotechnologies, e-tourism, e-energy and the silver economy.

The Riviera is often seen as a global leader in the use of ICT. Yet, its status has recently been jeopardized. In 2013-2015, the region witnessed the departure of a series of global leading tech companies, such as Texas Instruments and Samsung. 

Consequently as a result of these firms’ exits, the region faced a sudden shortage of digital talents – a crucial loss of highly skilled workers. Whilst other large companies, like Intel and Huawei, soon moved into the Riviera and replaced them, the departures reinforced the need to develop forward-looking policies, responsive to the rapidly developing digital sector.  

Nice, therefore, aims to become the ultimate destination for companies seeking to invest in the silver economy. 

Nice was a mentor city in the DCC.

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Poznań
Poznań
Poland
  • Core
Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
  • Core
Kisumu
Kisumu
Kenya
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Mentor
Aarhus
Aarhus
Denmark
  • Core
Brno
Brno
Czech Republic
  • Mentor
Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
  • Core
Ventspils
Ventspils
Latvia