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Julie Dugast - 4/11/2019

Fit Your Tech boosts startup projects

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On October 25, Inria and the CEA launched the Fit Your Tech constest to detect and support future technology startups leaders. Open to scientific students and/or entrepreneurs, Fit Your Tech is a new access to research in digital Deeptech - data science, AI and IoT - as well as to the entrepreneurial support networks of the two Paris-Saclay institutions.

Scientific students and startuppers who have a desire and/or idea for a startup in data science, artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things can submit their project, from now until November 20 on the challenge-link.fr/fityourtech platform.

Emergence and support of projects in "sprint" mode

The two best projects will win 6 months of scientific mentoring and strategic and technological support with the support of the FING : supervision by experienced researchers, access to technologies from the Inria and CEA centres, engineering, and hosting within the organizations themselves (maximum 3 people). The following winners will gain a personalised orientation towards the most relevant partner support structures with advice, additional coaching, direct contact, market expert meetings.... 

The Fit Your Tech contest is a strong signal. Inria is strengthening to welcome profiles who know how to combine scientific excellence and strong entrepreneurial ambition.

Tania Lasisz, Head of Startups at Inria Saclay - Île-de-France

Submission of ideas until November 20

To encourage as many idea leaders as possible to submit their applications, the online platform was designed to be particularly easy and quick to complete. Who can participate? Everyone. The contest is open to master's, doctoral and PhD students trained in entrepreneurship who already have an idea of a startup or an entrepreneurial ambition, and to entrepreneurs who need to be strengthened and/or differentiated by technology. Applications must be submitted to challenge-link.fr/fityourtech until 20 November 2019.

Innovation and entrepreneurship at Inria

Inria has acquired a unique expertise in supporting technological startup projects, with the creation and support of more than 170 startups, from the institute or not, through the creation of seed and ultra-technological seed funds, and its internal support systems. Today, Inria wants to scale up with the ambition of supporting, by 2023, more than 100 Deeptech digital startup projects per year. The creation of Inria Startup Studio is at the center of this ambition. This action is part of the partnership between Bpifrance and Inria announced on July 5, 2019, and a part of the broader Deeptech Plan launched in January 2019 by Bpifrance to bring out and grow Deeptech startups from research laboratories.

What is a Deeptech startup?

According to BPI France, this term refers to startups that offer products or services based on breakthrough innovations and have the ambition to tackle the major challenges of the 21st century: a new technology to fight cancer or climate change, for example. All fields are concerned. The interest in Deeptech is global and France can count on the excellence of its research to shine in this field.

Scientific students and startuppers who have a desire and/or idea for a startup in data science, artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things can submit their project, from now until November 20 on the challenge-link.fr/fityourtech platform.

 

Emergence and support of projects in "sprint" mode

The two best projects will win 6 months of scientific mentoring and strategic and technological support with the support of the FING : supervision by experienced researchers, access to technologies from the Inria and CEA centres, engineering, and hosting within the organizations themselves (maximum 3 people). The following winners will gain a personalised orientation towards the most relevant partner support structures with advice, additional coaching, direct contact, market expert meetings.... 

Keywords: Inria Saclay - Île-de-France CEA Innovation Startup

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