Partner Incubator: Belle de Mai

About Belle de Mai :

“Explore, innovate, initiate” Belle de Mai incubator is there to support your start up project!

Belle de Mai Incubator is the only French incubator to be labeled by the Department of National Education, the Department of Research and Technology, in the specific field of digital industries and contents. It is a national non-profit organization which hosts and stands along projects coming from France and from abroad.

Acting from the starting point of the economic projects, even before the incorporation, Belle de Mai incubator acts as a real starter in the firms’ structuring process by developing for itself, as well as for the projects it supports, a culture of cooperation and exchanges.

True center of technological transfers, the Incubator is the permanent and privileged interface between projects and research laboratories whose skills and results are valorized. Through the creation of innovating firms, its missions are to innovate in digital technologies; to create and anticipate new practices; to control the transfer of knowledge and know-how; to valorize research.

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Ecosystem: Aix-Marseille
More information about Aix Marseille
Creation: 1999

Startups incubated: 157

Currently incubated: 15

Maturity stage:
#Proof of concept


Services included with the incubation


  • A monthly meeting of 2 hours is fixed from the beginning of the incubation period and can vary according to the needs. A less formal follow-up is always possible thanks to the configuration of the Incubator and the proximity of the team: "The door is opened for daily exchanges"!

Business Services

  • Our services are customized: It begins with a full diagnosis approaching all the start-up topics (IP, market, HR, financing, techno/product, legal, communication). An action plan is set up with objectives to achieve.
  • The monthly meeting allows to check the progress, the timing and to lift the constraints and the bolts to be raised. Benefit from your experimented team on the following subjects:
    • HR focus: structuring equips, method of management, psychology of the project leader …
    • Market focus: marketing strategy, product positioning, benchmarks …
    • Financing focus: business Model, Business Plan, public & private funds Technology / Products Focus: market survey, UX design, collaboration with the research institutes, demodays…
    • Legal focus: IP, shareholders' pact …
    • Communication focus: communication strategy, PR, events…
  • Facilities at The Pole Media Belle de Mai: 433 m² of offices: coworking space, equipped meeting rooms, individual or shared offices High-speed Internet.