CEA supports business start-ups
Categorie(s) : Industry, Life @ MINATEC, MINATEC, News
Published : 1 October 2012
Just a couple more weeks to go until we find out which ten or so projects have been selected for the First Step Challenge! This initiative, introduced by the CEA Tech scientific committee and CEA technology transfer department, aims to identify the most promising start-up ideas based on CEA Tech technology and to promote an entrepreneurial culture within the organization. The Challenge is open to all CEA Tech projects; winners get training and financing—up to €150,000—to help them transform their business plans into a viable company.
Team members of the projects selected for this inaugural year of the Challenge will attend two intensive seminars, and then present their business ideas to the jury, who will decide how much funding to grant each one. This trial-by-fire approach is designed to prepare budding entrepreneurs for the CEA business incubation process.