world-class competitiveness cluster Secure Communicating Solutions
SCS is a world-class competitiveness cluster dedicated to digital technologies.
Created in 2005 in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region in the South of France, it brings together an ecosystem of almost 300 industrial players, large multi-national groups, SMEs and startups, research laboratories and leading universities in their fields. They are working together to develop and market products and innovative services to generate growth and jobs in high growth markets.
LEADER IN THE FIELDS OF MICROELECTRONICS, INTERNET OF THINGS, DIGITAL SECURITY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BIG DATA.
SCS has built a leading European ecosystem in this 4 strategic priority areas.
SCS Key technologies for the Internet of Things are focused on security of objects, networks, cloud infrastructures and Big Data and AI technologies essential to the development of these markets.
SCS Cluster Missions
ENCOURAGING COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
To achieve ambitious goals of innovation and growth for its companies, SCS has deployed a winning strategy:
- involve the best industrial and academic partners in innovative R&D or industrialization projects and support them towards the best French and European financing programs
- connect promising SMEs and startups with the best large group for experiments, projects and business relationships
- position its players in the most important sector initiatives to give them publicity and opportunities and make the ecosystem essential in the strategic orientations of France and at European level
- internationally, SCS implements partnerships with major multi-national groups and leading foreign clusters
ACCELERATE THE GROWTH OF SMALL COMPANIES
Helping startups and SMEs to develop in their markets is a strong mission of the SCS Cluster, through value-added support. Through expertise and funding, the SCS Cluster supports SMEs in growth and job creation in order form them to become future mid-cap companies in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region.
With more than 320 projects funded and more than 1 billion euros R&D investments made by 455 companies and 161 research laboratories, the SCS cluster acts as a catalyst for innovation.
MAKE OUR DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM ESSENTIAL
The role of the SCS Cluster is also to position its members in the most important sector initiatives to bring visibility and opportunities to our ecosystem. The aim is to make it essential in the strategic orientations of France and at European level.
AN INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
SCS Cluster provides funding and support for its members to attend and exhibit in the largest trade shows such as the Mobile World Congress. Through major SCS partnerships with large international corporates, SMEs can access foreign markets. SCS builds networks of partners with European clusters and industrials to work on funding and business opportunities at a European scale.