Signing of the partnership between the incubator and the BPCA.

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The Paca-Est Incubator and the Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur are going into partnership to help finance the creation of innovative companies.

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The Paca-Est Incubator and the Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur are going into partnership to help finance the creation of innovative companies.

A major player in the creation of innovative companies in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var region, the Paca-Est Incubator (IPE) is very familiar with the main concerns of young designers.

Creating confidence to find more support from funders, starting with banks, is among the most recurrent.

Aware of the importance of its role, the Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur (BPCA) is committed to the incubator.

Fostering the creation of innovative companies by making it easier to finance them

On 17th March 2010, at the International Centre for Advanced Communication (CICA) in Sophia Antipolis, the BPCA and the IPE formalised their partnership agreement.

To what end?

To show that funding has become a tool for creating businesses.

The idea is simple: the BPCA is building on experience in terms of supporting IPE projects to inspire confidence in the incubated companies and offer them preferential terms.

More specifically?

The BPCA is offering companies supported by the IPE a preferential offer of professional account management, preferential terms for electronic banking, preferential terms on social engineering products, preferential terms for financing, preferential terms for insurance products...a formula guaranteed to get them off to a good start!

About the Paca-Est Incubator

The Paca-Est Incubator (IPE) is a support structure for the creation of innovative companies.

The IPE is accredited by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var.

Created in 2001, the IPE is funded by the Ministry of Research, Europe, the PACA region and General Councils 06 and 83.

Founded and supported by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, The Université du Sud Toulon-Var and INRIA Sophia-Méditerranée, its goal is to develop skills and the transfer of technologies from university laboratories and public research organisations through the creation of innovative companies and the creation of jobs with high added value throughout the area.

At the end of 2009, the IPE was responsible for 400 direct jobs and created 63 businesses. www.pacaest.com

About the Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur

The Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur, traditionally the professional’s bank of choice, occupies a leading position in financing business recovery. Its status as regional cooperative bank and its 104 contact points throughout the Alpes Maritimes and Var are major assets to become familiar with our region’s economy and to provide useful advice to our customers.

The Banque Populaire Côte d’Azur supports IPE project managers by providing them with solutions suited to their needs. A welcome offer has been specially reserved for them. www.cotedazur.banquepopulaire.fr