Call for entrepreneurs: launch your Digital Deeptech startup with Inria !

Changed on 24/05/2022
The Inria Bordeaux – Sud-Ouest research centre is opening a call for entrepreneurs. Apply to benefit from support adapted to your project in digital deeptech with Inria !
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Who is it for ?

Do you have an innovative idea and a digital technology with high added value? Do you have a project in the field of digital deeptech

Can you commit full time to your project from September 2021?

Then this call is for you!

Apply and come and boost your project with the Inria Startup Studio program at the Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest centre!

The program leads the future entrepreneur to the creation of the startup. It lasts at least 6 months, depending on the time needed, and allows to accompany the rise of the project, to help the entrepreneur to become autonomous and to finance the pre-creation. Project leaders are supported jointly by the Inria Startup Studio team and the innovation team of one of the 8 Inria research centres. They benefit from an introduction to the fundamentals of creating a technological company :

  • A product and associated technology.
  • A first implementation in the form of a proof of concept.
  • A market access approach. 
  • A strategy for the company in the making.
  • And above all, a team that enters the dynamic.

The construction starts with the funding and the positive tension of the project towards the creation phase. This is the heart of codesign. During the codesign, an original model of co-elaboration, the teams do everything possible together to find the way from the software idea to the market.

Learn more about the Startup Studio support

Why you shoud apply ?

Open to anyone with a digital deeptech startup idea, this call for entrepreneurs offers you the opportunity to join Inria Startup Studio in September 2021, Inria's digital deeptech entrepreneurship support program, and to take your startup project to the next level !

You will get :

  • strategic framework and operational support for the construction of your project (coaching, workshops, training, networking, etc.) ;

  • An employment contract of up to 12 months and up to two promoters per project ;

  • budget for the purchase of materials useful for the development of your project ;

  • Accommodation at the Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest research centre ;

  • Access to Inria tools ;

  • Possible support from an Inria project team.

How to apply ?

After having read the rules of the call for projects, you will have to fill in this application file and send it by email to the address indicated in the file.


  • The submission of applications is open from 8 to 28 April, so let your creativity speak for itself!

  • From 28 April to 15 May pre-selection of projects.

  • From 15 May to 15 June Exploration work with shortlisted candidates to qualify projects.

  • Inria Startup Studio committee on 29 June for projects selected after qualification.

  • From 01st September: start of the accompaniment of the selected candidates following the committee.

Any questions ? 

You can contact us at the following e-mail address:


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