Incubator PACA-EST was founded after the national call for incubation programs in 1999 launched by Ministry of Research and got started in April 2001. Its main goal is to highlight Public Research by helping to create innovating businesses (settled in Alpes Maritimes and Var departments) that come from or are supported by French research centers and public organizations. The Incubator is a non-profit organization which was founded by both Nice-Sophia Antipolis and Toulon Universities and also INRIA (National Institute for Computer Science Research). It is funded by Ministry of Research, the Regional community and association of metropolitan areas. For a 24 months length, the Incubator brings its support to grow innovating businesses projects which are related to IT, engineering sciences, life sciences, human and social sciences.