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For those of you interested to get an overview of the high tech activities
in south of France (Sophia Antipolis etc..), the program below could be of
interest. They used to organize field trip to Silicon Valley but due to the
complication of US entry they decided to do it in France this time.
I hope that in the future a swiss tech tour could be organized since I am
convinced that it would provide an excellent way for those of you interested
to come back to CH. Do not hesitate to express your support to this idea to
Laurent Miéville, PhD, MBA
Unitec - Office of Technology Transfer
University of Geneva
T. +41 22 379 73 69
F. +41 22 379 72 30
mailing list Unitec: http://www.unige.ch/unitec/english/?mailing.html
From: Henk Slettenhaar [mailto:henk_at_siliconvalley.ch]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 2:34 PM
Subject: Telecom Valley Tour 2004
It is a pleasure to inform you about this year's high-tech study tour to the
French "Telecom Valley", organized by the (Swiss) Silicon Valley Association
in collaboration with Côte d'Azur Development in Nice.
France's Telecom Valley is situated between Cannes and Nice on the Riviera,
a foremost region specializing in communication technologies and services
spread out in several clusters. The largest one is in Sophia-Antipolis where
10,000 people work in more than 60 high tech companies of national and
Provisional Program Highlights (22 Feb 2004)
Sunday 9 May - Individual travel to Nice-Côte d'Azur and transfer to hotel
Windsor, Nice. Time to relax and explore Nice. We will all meet for dinner
in a local restaurant.
Monday 10 May - Introduction to Telecom Valley organized by Côte d'Azur
Development in Nice. Evening dinner with guests from International companies
established in area.
Tuesday 11 May - Visit to IBM Research in La Gaude situated in the foothills
25 kms from Nice. We will explore the region after lunch with a visit to
Vence (Chapel decorated by Matisse) and the Maeght museum in St-Paul.
Wednesday 12 May - Morning visit to W3C-INRIA-ERCOM in Sophia-Antipolis;
afternoon visit to Hewlett-Packard.
Thursday 13 May - Morning visit to Amadeus in Sophia-Antipolis; afternoon
visit to Equant.
Friday 14 May - Day visit to Sophia-Antipolis organized by Côte d'Azur
Development dedicated to education, incubation, start-up ventures & finance;
this includes visits to Eurecom, CERAM & CICA. Farewell dinner in the
Saturday 15 May - Morning visit to Alcatel Space in Cannes, afternoon
sightseeing in Cannes which is hosting the 2004 Film Festival. Individual
About the tour
Accommodation in Hotel Windsor in Nice with breakfast, this is a beautiful
three star hotel with a splendid exotic garden and pool. See
The cost of this tour is CHF 1'690-/Euro 1'090-. The price includes single
accommodation, local transportation and several meals (tour with shared
accommodation is available for CHF 1'090-/Euro 700-). Travel expenses to and
from Nice are NOT included and participants make their own travel
The maximum number of participants will be 20. A number of registrations
have already been received, so early booking is advised.
For further information and registration please visit
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Received on Wed Feb 25 2004 - 04:59:30 PST