Partner Incubator: Plaine Images

About Plaine Images :

Through its incubation & acceleration programs, Plaine Images fosters the creation of innovative & creative companies in the field of digital images & creative industries (serious games/E-learning, videos games/animation, audiovisual/media, communication/digital marketing, music/digital sound, virtual reality...)

The Plaine Images incubator provides support to entrepreneurs for 6 to 18 months before the creation of their company. In addition to a shared working space & prime facilities, entrepreneurs are supported in every aspects of their project incubation: grants, workshops, one-to-one sessions with experts in various business or technical fields, networking with investors and corporations. The incubator offers the ideal conditions to nurture the business idea and make it a reality by elaborating the business plan, ensuring technical feasibility and raising fund. At the end of the incubation phase, Plaine Images offers its startups an acceleration program to secure the growth of the newly created company.

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Ecosystem: Lille
More information about Lille
Creation:  2010

Startups incubated: 49

Currently incubated: 18

Maturity stage:
#Proof of concept

#Virtual/augmented reality 
#Digital publishing

Services included with the incubation


  • Weekly project review: (15 à 30 min)
    • progress report, KPI follow-up
  • Monthly meetings (1h30)
    • Help incubees build their project on every aspect of business development (Development plan, Technical feasibility & development, Market studies, CANVAS matrix, Business plan drafting, Financial strategy, Financial planning & day-to-day follow-up, Training Pitch, Networking with technical & business partners, experts, financial services)
  • Bi-annual follow-up committee

Business services

  • Experts services
  • Permanent access to a shared office (in an open space), furnitures, network connection…
  • Weekly expert sessions (with lawyers, accountants, consultants…) on Intellectual property & IT law, Corporate law, Accounting & general, Management, Fund raising, Innovation strategy & funding, Commercial strategy, IT management, IT Security
  • Premium access to the tech research platform: virtual reality cave projection system, eye tracking…
  • Monthly expert panel : Information meetings with experts & entrepreneurs
  • Monthly experience exchange: open discussions between incubees about their experiences, pitches
  • Workshops/Trainings (3x 2-day sessions): in groups of 8-10: oral business plan presentation, creation & animation of a community, lean startup
  • Exclusive offers from Plaine Images business partners: OVH, Amazon, MaPreuve, Captain Contrat
  • Plaine Images events:
    • Breakfast sessions: entrepreneurship or creative industries sector themed sessions
    • Friendly lunch to get together between Plaine Images entrepreneurs
    • Game Drinks: evening sessions dedicated to the regional gaming studios
    • Meetups: About Virtual Reality, quantified self, Unity user group, Design thinking

Services not included with the incubation
(extra costs)

  • Premium access (negotiated rates) to fablab at ESAAT (School of further and advanced education in Art, Design, textile) and at “Meuh lab” in the “Condition publique” (place of cultural production and distribution).
  • Playtest Premium access (negotiated rates) to the playtest lab from “Play in Lab”, videogames user tests specialist & focus group.