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The ENS de Lyon provides an inspiring environment for budding entrepreneurs:
  • top-notch facilities and resources (networks, technological platforms, labs)
  • support and privileged access to our school's researchers
  • networking opportunities with more experienced entrepreneurs, as well as private or public players in the field of corporate finance
  • access to the start-ups within our incubator, to familiarise students with the ins and outs of business creation.

The ENS de Lyon incubator

  • brings projects to fruition, turning research results and student initiatives into promising businesses
  • creates local and highly skilled jobs
  • strengthens public research by funding theses and post-doctorates and pooling research resources
  • encourages research partnerships
  • highlights the value of public research and promotes its applications in society.

The incubator currently hosts 5 start-ups working across very different fields: biotechnologies, computer science, chemistry, medical technology and geography.
3 more start-up projects are underway for 2016. [More about our start-ups]

Student entrepreneurship

The ENS de Lyon supports students' projects and actively takes part in promoting entrepreneurship within the Université de Lyon, for example hosting the UdL's 2015 jury for student entrepreneurship.

Students and young alumni who want to hone their skills in entrepreneurship and innovation can benefit from the support of a PEPITE, a student hub for innovation, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Within the Université de Lyon, this hub is called Beelys and brings together higher education institutions, businesses and associations.

Student start-ups at the ENS de Lyon
  • Adeline
    A database management application to simplify and secure the information needed to run a non-profit organization or a network of associations.
  • Seety
    An app designed for joggers eager to learn more about their city as they run, and whose content is constantly enriched by its users

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69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
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