La Paillasse is a worldwide known
transdisciplinary laboratory focused on accelerating scientific startups &
research programs. We position ourselves as an alternative to classical
academic research centers by opening the lab to entrepreneurs, designers or
artists, thus enabling a creative environment to experiment at the interface
between disciplines. Hence, La Paillasse puts openness, transdisciplinarity
& empowerment as key values of its ecosystem.
we base our actions on the general interest and we push forward startup
projects that tackle big issues of our time in sectors such as healthcare,
bioeconomy, cleantech and low-tech. Whatever the technology used (wetware,
hardware, software), La Paillasse helps these early-stage startups make their
first proof-of-concept, find their business model & meet future partners
through its full-equipped space & its vibrant ecosystem of industrial
companies, high-skilled scientists & successful entrepreneurs.
Startups accelerated within La
Paillasse benefit from a close and regular follow-up from the team on:
Business topics (business
model, partnerships development, networking)
Technical issues (biology,
When needed, we do our best to
link startups with specialized advisors from our enlarged and
transdiscplinary community to ensure that no issue remains unanswered.
Our follow-up takes place on a
weekly basis for quick updates on the project, as well as on a monthly
basis for a one-hour meetup to deep dive into the issues faced by the
As part of the French Tech
Ticket package, we offer acceleration and hosting service to the selected
A privative desk
Access to office services
(wifi, printer, coffee & kitchen)
Dedicated sessions with
Privileged networking with our
Access to our entire ecosystem
(public events on science & entrepreneurship, thematic communities,
social network groups).
Services not included with the incubation (extra costs)
Access to technical platforms (biology
laboratory & fablab) as additional services.
BioLab: shared bench in a full-equipped L1 (French first level of
containment standards out of 4) biology laboratory, including tissue
culture equipment, centrifuges, microscopes, plate readers & cold
Fablab: access to the fablab, including a desk, electronics equipment
& basic plastic, metal and wood working equipments. An additional
hour-based fee is required to use the laser cut & 3D printer.