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Partner Incubator: iPEPS-ICM 

About  iPEPS-ICM :

The iPEPS-ICM Bioincubator opened its doors in 2012 and is the first innovation accelerator dedicated to brain diseases in France. We are located inside the Brain and Spine institute (ICM) in the center of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital campus which is the largest neurological hospital in France (>90000 patients per year). Our structure offers more than 1000sqm of office/lab space, access to 7000sqm of technological platforms and a unique environment with more than 600 researchers and physicians. iPEPS-ICM aims at accelerating the transformation of ideas into products, by providing an ideal context for the development of breakthrough projects. Thereby, all our startups are engaged in a strong relationship with ICM and a team of science-business experts supports you throughout the whole incubation process.

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Ecosystem: Paris
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Creation: 2012

Startups incubated: 27

Currently incubated: 14

Maturity stage:
#Proof of concept

#Medical devices

Services included with the incubation


  • A weekly meeting with our startup and logistic managers (30min) to cover organizational and logistical topics.
  • A monthly business meeting with our startup manager (1-2h) to monitor the progress on the project
  • A quarterly meeting (2h) with all our staff (director, startup manager, head of private equity investment), and the scientific team involved to evaluate the progress of the project, discuss key issues and next steps.


Business Services

  • Bimonthly conference with hand-picked experts on a broad range of topics from early stage financing to market access
  • Access to our network of investors, scientific partners, experts
  • Support from our grant office for European financing opportunities
  • Support from tech transfer office for industrial partners
  • Access to our Living lab, a user-centered innovation lab with strong involvement of patients and medical staff
  • Collaboration with a FabLab for prototyping and tech expertise.