Our company France Labs was established in 2011. Its founders come from SAP Research in Sophia-Antipolis, and they love open source and innovation. France Labs is the only startup that was accepted at the two incubators of Sophia Antipolis. We aim at creating the best enterprise search solution with Datafari, as well as being the recognised leader in France on Apache Lucene/Solr and Elasticsearch expertise.

  • Aurélien Mazoyer Search expert - Cofounder Aurélien is an expert in search, specialised on Apache Lucene/Solr, Apache ManifoldCF, Elasticsearch and security.

    He has been working at SAP Research on innovative projects, as developper. He has a "French IT Engineer" degree from Polytech'Nice. Learn more about Aurélien on his Linkedin profile.
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  • Cédric Ulmer President – cofounder Cedric has been working for ten years at SAP Research. He holds several patents, and likes technoligical challenges related to companies. He has a deep knowledge on innovation and industrial research.

    Cedric holds a "French engineer degree" from the Grande Ecole Telecom SudParis (promo 2001), as well as a certificate on “Essentials of Management” from the University of Sankt Gallen (2009). Learn more about him on his Linkedin profile.
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  • Olivier Tavard Search expert - Cofounder Olivier is an expert in search, specialised in Apache Lucene/Solr, and Datafari.

    He holds an IT expert degree from SupInfo Paris, and a certificate in management and markerting in IT from the Dominican University in California. Learn more about him on his Linkedin profile.
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  • Julien Massiera Datafari Expert Julien is managing the consulting services on Datafari. He is a search expert, specialised in Datafari and Elasticsearch.

    He has been working for 2 years at Orange as technical lead. He holds a IT MsC (MIAGE) from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
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Our ecosystem

Telecom Valley

Giving life to the local digital ecosystem

Telecom Valley is an association focused on the riviera, in the IT domain. It gathers companies, labs and public services around topical groups, managed by volunteers. France Labs takes care of the Open Source groupe, that regularly organises lunches, IT workshops and use cases presentations, and since 2015 we take care of SophiaConf, the largest IT conference on the riviera.

French Tech Côte d'Azur

To scale up the local startups

French Tech Côte d’Azur is a concept, supported by enterpreneurs and by all the associations that promote the creation and growth of IT startupse. France Labs is part of this movement.