Soft-landing à Paris-Saclay

EPA Paris-Saclay


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Service description

This 2-weeks service is offered to EIC beneficiaries interested in connecting deeply with the deep-tech ecosystem of Paris-Saclay, including its technical, technological, and scientific competencies and expertise of some of the more than 300 public laboratories and research teams, and its industrial players. Paris-Saclay is a world-class deep-tech ecosystem, specialising in cross-cutting technologies as AI, and six industrial verticals: i) Health-Biotech; ii) Cleantech; iii) Mobility; iv) Digital Technologies; v) Aerospace, defense and security; and iv) Foodtech. Supported by the SATT Paris-Saclay (local TTO), the EPA Paris-Saclay will assist the beneficiary in navigating the complex ecosystem of Paris-Saclay and its array of industrial players, academic and entrepreneurial actors, with a primary focus on the sector(s) and technologies of interest. Furthermore, the SATT Paris-Saclay will work on identifying competencies, projects, and/or laboratories present in Paris-Saclay, based on the beneficiary's needs, translating into at least 2 qualified meetings with research and technology transfer teams, with technical support from the SATT in at least one of the meetings. This service includes a full day of preparation work and a full day of support by the SATT Paris-Saclay. Also, the EPA Paris-Saclay will provide a workspace in the Playground Paris-Saclay for the beneficiary to work in the heart of its ecosystem and to facilitate its interactions. Finally, the EPA Paris-Saclay will organise at least 3 qualified meetings with industrial players in the territory to explore some business opportunities.

Sector agnostic
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

This service does not include travel costs to or from Paris-Saclay, nor any accommodation support. This service includes a “terms & conditions” document which will be disclosed to the beneficiary, upon admission. The dates for the provision of the service must be agreed with the EPA Paris-Saclay. The agreed-upon meetings are exploratory in nature, so the results that may arise are independent of the work carried out by the EPA Paris-Saclay and the SATT Paris-Saclay. Depending on the period of provision of the service, the beneficiary could be invited to participate in events organized by the EPA Paris-Saclay and its ecosystem. The workspace provided by the EPA Paris-Saclay in the building “Playground Paris-Saclay” will be presented during the first meeting with the beneficiary, and it is only available for the time of the provision of the service (2 weeks maximum).

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