I-LAB is a French competition supporting the creation of innovative technology companies.
I-LAB is born from the wishes of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research to strengthen support for the creation of innovative companies, better support the development of start-ups and encourage entrepreneurial spirit, especially among young people in higher education.
Initiated in 1999 by the Ministry of Research in the framework of the law on innovation and research, the national competition for the creation of innovative technology companies was renewed every year, with the stakes :
• detect and bring out business creation projects based on innovative technologies;
• promote the transfer of research results to the economic world.
The competition will help to create Deep Tech start-ups up to 20 million euros this year. The grant, intended to finance the research and development program for the finalization of the product, process or innovative technological service, can reach up to 600,000 euros. For this 21st edition, the national jury has distinguished 75 laureates among the 468 completed applications.