The École polytechnique incubator is continuing its network events, Ecosystem Days, on 14 December, with a focus on dilutive financing. Come and take part, it's an opportunity to share expertise open to all those involved in innovation!
The École polytechnique incubator is launching its 1st network events, Ecosystem Days, themed and open to all innovation players. On 30 November, the first event will focus on intellectual property and legal issues. We look forward to seeing you there!
Nicolas Cruaud (X2016), co-founder of Néolithe, won the Ivy 2023 prize, and David Henri (X2013), co-founder of Extrotrail, was one of the finalists. Two distinctions that underline Ecole Polytechnique's dynamism in entrepreneurship and innovation.
École Polytechnique has hosted the seminar for the first French Tech 2030 class. It gathered the program's institutional partners and the 125 winning start-ups, of which 16 from Ecole Polytechnique’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. At the same time, a ranking by the the French newspaper Le Figaro confirmed Ecole Polytechnique’s strong entrepreneurial dynamism.
The founders of two start-ups incubated at École Polytechnique’s incubator, X-Up, took part in the European Venture Program organized once a year as part of the EuroTech Universities Alliance, which includes École Polytechnique. This year’s edition of this entrepreneurship boot camp took place from August 2 to 9, 2023. It embarked the participants on a journey to discover the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Eleven start-ups from École polytechnique took part in the 2023 edition of Spring, the Paris-Saclay Cluster innovation and entrepreneurship event, held on June 1 and 2 on the HEC Paris campus. The program included project presentations and meetings with investors.
Gustave Ronteix (X 2014), leader of the Orakl project (1st prize), Léonie Schröder (Télécom SudParis), leader of the HUVY project (2nd prize ex aequo), Hugo Weidmann (M 2021) and Alexander Dmoch (M 2022), leaders of the Noctua Care project (2nd prize ex aequo) won the 2023 Bertrand Pivin Awards. They were rewarded for their innovations in the healthcare field, which the jury choosed to highlight this year.
The start-ups included in the 2023 Next40 /FrenchTech 120 lists were unveiled on February 19th. Ten of tte 40 Next 40 start-ups were created or co-founded by École polytechnique alumni. One out of five French unicorns - start-ups valued at more than $1 billion - also originated from the X entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.
The Engineering for Health (E4H) Interdisciplinary Center of Institut Polytechnique de Paris, of which École polytechnique is a founding member, is opening a new creative and collaborative space dedicated to bioengineering projects’ prototyping.
The 2023 edition of the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the world's largest tech exhibition, took place from January 5 to 8 with a smaller delegation of French start-ups, including three young companies supported by the Drahi-X Novation Center, the incubator of the École Polytechnique, as well as Valeo's R&D center, which has been working on safer, cleaner, smarter mobility for several years.
For their third edition, the X-Impact Tech Awards, organized by the graduates of the X Executive Master's program with the support of the École Polytechnique Foundation and the X-UP incubator, have rewarded three projects among the eight finalists selected.