Chercheurs-Entrepreneurs Challenges and I-PhD competitions are teaming up to promote doctoral entrepreneurship!
A closer look at doctors who create value!
From Researchers-Entrepreneurs Challenges to i-PhD: the AEF info Group is associated with the i-PhD innovation competition, announced in June 2019 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Bpifrance and the Future Investment Programme, to encourage the emergence of robust and innovative start-ups, backed by Public Research.
85 finalist researcher-entrepreneurs, 5 editions and already some great successes
Since 2014, the Research-Entrepreneurs Challenges have been distinguishing profiles combining public research work and entrepreneurial audacity:
- the Doctors-Entrepreneurs competition is open to doctoral students and doctors under three years of age who are carrying out an entrepreneurial project based on their thesis;
- Start-up Connexion concerns more experienced researchers who have already created their start-up for more than a year.
In total for the past 5 years, a community of 85 innovation carriers, from all over France, coached by experts and selected by an exceptional jury, with some great successes already achieved.
Stanley Robotics (class of 2015, PSL): the valet robot that moves vehicles and now optimizes Vinci car parks in Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Gatwick in Great Britain
IQSPOT (Class of 2015, University of Bordeaux): intelligent management of the energy performance of buildings... A second fundraising of 600,000 euros and office equipment in Ile de France (70,000 m2)
Daumet (class of 2017, Paris Saclay): the whitest gold in the world, "sustainable" and incubated by LVMH
Icohup (class of 2017, University of Lyon): an accessory to measure radioactivity with your smartphone, presented at the CES in Las Vegas and certified by IRSN
The i-PhD innovation competition is....
The implementation of a structural support system for young doctor entrepreneurs, born of the will of Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and set up by Bpifrance with the support of technology transfer structures (SATT, subsidiaries or structures of research organizations).
The i-PhD innovation competition and Research-Entrepreneurs Challenges join forces to go even further
Les Chercheurs-Entrepreneurs Challenges and i-PhD join forces to go even further with:
- the development of regional finals, to identify the best projects at the heart of establishments and laboratories, and to encourage vocations
- a joint national ceremony, with the selection of 50 finalists, and the possibility for the winners to benefit from the prizes of the two competitions.