The Startup Awareness office
The SuAw office designs and operates strategic educational programs to boost the transformation of research into innovation and to foster future entrepreneurs. It aims at connecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in France (or other countries) with potential innovators. It also provides the necessary training for supporting their innovations.
The SuAw office is placed under the responsibility of the Education Department of Institut Pasteur. It works in close coordination with the MAASCC (the Office in Charge of the Integration and Career Guidance of Scientists) and the DARRI (the Research Applications and Industrial Relations Department).
- To scout for ideas and projects that can serve as a base for startup creation
- To provide diverse training programs aimed at perfecting entrepreneurship and technical skills
- To connect with the existing entrepreneurial ecosystems (fundraising, incubators, accelerators, venture-capital investors, business angels, etc)
- To coordinate with national and international innovation partners
Supporting potential innovators on the initial stage
Listen to students who have creative ideas, projects or results and are interes ted in innovation
Identify their needs
Introduce them to targeted trainings
For Pasteurians, connect them to the specialized DARRI services
Startup Breakfast (SuB)
The SuB is a motivational event with a seminar format. Every month, the SuAw office invites a high profile entrepreneur or an innovation actor such as a manager, a businessman, an investor, a director from various accelerators, a government representative, a lawyer, etc. Participants will be inspired by the entrepreneur success story or learn innovation ecosystem by innovation actors. It consists of an informal interactive presentation and free discussion.
Motivational talks by successful business people with tips and tricks for the initial stages
Process of funding startups at the beginning and later on
Values offered by incubators
Unmet needs, innovation and Marketing access
Legal and regulatory issues
When: 9:00 – 10:30 am, one day a month, usually on Thursday of each month
Two days training workshop aiming to stimulate the creation of startups in Life Sciences. This event is for PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and engineers who are interested in learning entrepreneurship and creating their startups. Participants will learn entrepreneurship and startup creation from experts and receive hands-on training for creating a startup.
This training consists of expert talks sessions in the morning and practice sessions in the afternoon. In the practice sessions, participants will work in teams under the supervision of mentors. They will practice how to create a startup from the initial business idea. At the end of the training, each team will pitch their projects in front of a jury. Participants will work either on their own project or on selected business cases provided by the organizers.
Duration: Two full days (each year)
Start-me up 2023: June 8 & 9, 2023 at Institut Pasteur
We are happy to share with you the experiences of the previous participants.
1. Maxime Mistretta, PhD from Institut Pasteur (2021)
2. Valerio Laghi, PhD student & Research engineer
3. Mirko Sadi, PPU PhD student
IP-ESCP Online Certificate in Healthcare Entrepreneurship
The Certificate in Healthcare Entrepreneurship, in partnership with ESCP, is a new high-level program on innovation management, business development, and entrepreneurship in the different fields of life sciences and health.
Duration: 3 months
Place: Distance learning
Certificate: IP-ESCP Diploma
Starting from September 2023
Application close: September 15, 2023, and March 15, 2023
DU.GBM (Diplôme Universitaire de Génie Biologique et Médical : Valorisation de la recherche et de l’innovation biomédicale)
This DU.GBM is a professional training and university diploma on biomedical research and on innovation and industrial valorization. It is co-organized by the Faculty of Medicine of the Sorbonne University, the AP-HP, Institut Pasteur and Medicen. This training provides a good overview of the French innovation ecosystem.
Duration: about 12 full days (between January and March)
Place: Faculté de médecine Sorbonne Université - 91 boulevard de l’Hôpital 75013 Paris
Calls for projects and candidates 2023
If you have any questions, please contact to Medicen ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
JongEun Ihm, Head
Dominique Franco, Advisor