University Innovation Pole (PUI)
Booster Innovation Montpellier
Since 2020, the University of Montpellier has invited project leaders in the early stages of maturation to participate in the Montpellier Innovation Booster (BIM); a scheme open to researchers from the University of Montpellier's 120 laboratories as well as the 16 partners of the ISITE Excellence Program (PEI). The aim of this event is to support innovative project leaders in the early stages of maturation, during two days of training, with potential funding at stake. At the end of the two days, a jury made up of I-SITE partner members will evaluate the projects and guide them to find the best way to valorize them.
Companies on campus
Since 2018, the University of Montpellier and its partners in the ISITE Program of Excellence (PEI) have been encouraging the establishment of partnerships between Research structures and companies with the "Companies On Campus" call for projects.
The objective? To facilitate the establishment of company personnel within the research units of the IAP partners by allocating funding to organize the material conditions essential to this type of project (fitting out of premises, equipment, staff reinforcement, etc.).
Since its inception, the "Companies On Campus" call for projects has already supported 26 winning projects, mobilizing more than €1.25 million in funding.
Launched following the continuation of the I-SITE Excellence Program and the awarding of the Pôle Universitaire d'Innovation label, the University of Montpellier incubator offers future innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit whose project meets one of the three key challenges of "Nourish", "Care" and "Protect", all the skills, services and support necessary for the creation of a company (team building, business model, intellectual property, financing, networking, etc).
Researchers, students or young alumni with an entrepreneurial desire? Join the Initium Incubator!