Founded in 2002, UCOPIA was the brainchild of high-level research at the world-renowned Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and the vision brought by the founders: Didier Plateau, Guy Pujolle, Stephen Cunningham and François Bancilhon. UCOPIA spent its early years nurtured by Professor Pujolle and his LIP6 research team of R&D engineers and doctorate students.
The four founders brought to the table a significant entrepreneurial and technological experience gained through several successful business creations in the fields of software, Internet and cable television.
In 2004 UCOPIA started commercial operations with a mature product and well-prepared for the world market.
In a short time, the small French team has become a respected leader in the European guest access market with over 12,000 solutions deployed around the world.
UCOPIA has grown a solid network of resellers and distributors worldwide and and from its headquarters in Paris now manages operations in Denver, London, Milan and Köln. With over 450 million users connected on UCOPIA portals last year alone and a steady financial growth of 50% year over year, UCOPIA’s place as a Pure Player in access management is secure.
UCOPIA has managed to hold on to its academic roots and small-team feel albeit it’s growing numbers. Its values of academic excellence, team spirit and technical merit are as ever-present today as they were when it began.