UCOPIA Communications offers security, mobility management and convergence solutions, for voice, video and data applications on wired and wireless networks. These solutions, which are particularly aimed at companies, hotels, schools, hospitals and local authorities, allow users to safely connect to the network, and to use business applications, internet and telephony in a simple and safe way.
UCOPIA Communications was created in 2002 by Didier Plateau, Guy Pujolle, Stephen Cunningham and François Bancilhon.
The management team gathers a significant entrepreneurial and technological experience, with several businesses successfully founded and developed over the last 15 years, in the fields of software, internet and cable television.
UCOPIA Communications fact sheet
- Over 7500 customers in all sectors
- A network of over 150 European partners
- 180 million users on our portals in 2012
- A 50% increase in sales figure, doubling internationally
UCOPIA, an industrial dispersion of UPMC
UCOPIA was created in 2002 upon observing a double opportunity:
- A commercial opportunity, relating to the ever growing need of professional organisations for mobility, ubiquious internet accesses, information systems and business applications.
- A technological opportunity, with the emergence and industrial development of wireless networks and their security.
Amongst the 4 UCOPIA founders, Guy Pujolle, professor at the Pierre et Marie Curie University backed by his research team at the LIP6, brings to the project a certain know-how in key technologies for UCOPIA product development at the LIP6 of the Pierre et Marie Curie University
UCOPIA then spent its first years (2003-2004) within the UPMC, created its R&D core with UPMC engineers and doctorates, and produced the first industrial version of its solution.
Since then, UCOPIA has taken flight, and moved into commercial premises, but technical exchanges are maintained thanks to Guy Puiolle. Several R&D projects (ANR, OSEO, Europe…) were carried out.
- 1st French university on Shangai’s international ranking; 5th European university on Leiden’s ranking ; 1st university in the world for maths; in the « top 5 » for chemistry ; in the « top 10 » for physics, engineering, material science.
- The largest medical and scientific complex in France: 30 000 students, of which 6 000 are international; over 1 000 high-level athletes in 20 years; 6 000 employees of which 1950 teachers and teaching hospital staff ; 475 000 sq. meters premises; 4 museum collections.
- Excellent and society-oriented research: 470 million € dedicated to research..
- 6 600 publications per year (which equates to approx. 8% of French production) ; 122 research structures associated with large research institutions and reknown partners such as CNRS, l’INSERM, l’IRD, l’IFREMER, CEA and CNES ; 20 doctorate schools hosting 3 500 doctorate researchers ; 700 doctorates delivered every year (10 to 12% of French science theses), of which 200 in partnership with foreign universities ; 300 research agreements signed every year.
- 4 research poles : modelling and engineering ; energy, matter and Universe ; living earth and environment ; life and health.