CEA Magellan accelerator to get a dozen new ventures a year off the ground

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Published : 1 February 2021

The CEA kicked off its Magellan startup accelerator in June 2020 with the goal of launching more startups faster nationwide.  The organization has set a target of 150 startups by 2030. Magellan was inspired by former support programs like the First Step Challenge, but is broader in scope. Employees from all CEA divisions are eligible to apply for support.

Each year, two calls for proposals will provide a pool of potential projects. Those selected will receive support, including training, consulting, and assistance securing funding up until the startup is formed. The current cohort of thirteen projects, eight of which originated in Grenoble, are focusing on product maturation and prototyping. The next round of selections from the existing pool will be in March; a new call for proposals will be issued in June.

Submit a project online at: https://magellan.intra.cea.fr

Contact: jean-michel.goiran@cea.fr

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