The scientific engineering of 3IA Côte d’Azur supporting partnerships and innovation in artificial intelligence.

Mission and objectives

In May 2021, 3IA Côte d’Azur set up a team of data scientist engineers named the “3IA Techpool”, experts in digital technologies and data science whose mission is to be involved in R&D projects with 3IA Côte d’Azur researchers and companies with engineering needs in artificial intelligence or data analysis (statistics). The duration of their involvement varies according to the project (for a maximum period of 6 months renewable).
The project must include a researcher holding a 3IA Chair, a researcher from the team of a 3IA Chair, or a researcher belonging to one of the members of 3IA Côte d’Azur (UCA, CNRS/EURECOM/Inria/INSERM/SKEMA). This requirement ensures that the 3IA Techpool is not in competition with private software and digital services companies that could undertake the project without a public research partnership.
If the project is carried out in collaboration with a public or private partner, it should result in contractualization and co-financing by the partner or support from the 3IA Start-it-up program. The 3IA Techpool thus enables researchers to:

  • conduct a feasibility study for a research or technology transfer project
  • provide technological support to an existing research project
  • support the technology maturation of research results.

The engineers of the 3IA Techpool are recruited, trained and supervised by the 3IA Côte d’Azur team and report to its Executive Committee.



  • Data processing
  • Statistical analyses
  • Engineering and software development
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning (NLP, computer vision)
  • Programming languages: Python, C++, R, C, Java, JavaScript, and SAS


Fanny Simoes
Responsible for 3IA Techpool
Caroline Stehle
Benjamin Navet

Stéphane Petiot
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