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X-Novation Center

Are you a student, a researcher, a start-up, and carrying a technological project?

Our X-FAB prototyping space trains you and supports you in the realization of your prototype

Discover X-FAB

Are you a start-up or carrying an entrepreneurial project?

Our incubator X-UP offers you several support packages with accommodation, depending on your progress and your needs

Discover X-UP

Are you an organization looking for a place of innovation?

We offer accommodation for your teams and networking with the Ecole polytechnique's innovation ecosystem

Discover X-NOV

Welcome to the Drahi-X Novation Center, the Ecole polytechnique's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation!

Located at the entrance to the Ecole Polytechnique campus, the Drahi X-Novation Center is a place of innovation on the Paris-Saclay plateau of more than 5000m2.

  • It was created in 2015 thanks to the patronage of Patrick Drahi, former student of the École polytechnique (1983) and president of the Altice group.

Drahi-X Novation Center supports each stage of the innovation continuum by 

  • raising awareness of our students about innovation through learning-by-doing,
  • acculturating researchers to the challenges of business creation and support them upstream of their project,
  • incubating technological early-stage start-ups with programs adapted to their maturity and needs,
  • connecting innovative players in the Ecole polytechnique and IP Paris ecosystem.

Our support offers for innovative teams and entrepreneurs










Our interdisciplinary centers, facilitating access to innovation stemming from research

Student Space Center of the Ecole polytechnique
Energy for Climate Interdisciplinary Center
Engineering for Health Interdisciplinary Center
Interdisciplinary Center for Defense and Security

Incubation for tech start-ups and open innovation opportunities for corporates