Partner Incubator: Telecom Bretagne - Brest

About Telecom Bretagne - Brest:

Telecom Bretagne is one of the top engineering schools in France: with 430 researchers in 9 departments, it conducts leading-edge research in all areas of information technology and communication. Since 1998, the school runs a business incubator dedicated to encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship among the project holders in connection with the lab subjects. From the idea to the first phases of growth, it offers entrepreneurs: office spaces within premium facilities, custom mentorship, business basics and startup oriented education, access to partner investment funds, R&D expertise and regular meetups to help you set up your solutions, secure your business venture and digital manufacturing.

Telecom Bretagne incubator, Brest campus, is a facility surrounded by top level research team, especially in sea & earth observation and digital health. In this privileged area are working together big organizations, SMEs, public universities and enablers. Very close to the students and the searchers, the team is able to ease relationships with each other thanks to its position in the management of some of the best techno platforms (3D Fovea, Vigisat, Latim, Experiment’Haal), in the governance of the most influence making clusters (IEF aero, Pôle Mer, Morespace Boozter…) and at the origin of some of the beautiful stories start-ups in the domain (CLS, Quiet Oceans,…). That way, invited start-ups are ensured to be accelerated in best conditions in contact with such an ecosystem, enlarged by national and worldwide network operated by Mines & Telecom Institute. 

Ecosystem: Brest
More information about Brest
Creation:  1998

Startups incubated: 126

Currently incubated: 11

Maturity stage:

#Proof of concept

#Ocean/Environment Observation

Services included with the incubation


  • Individual follow-up:
    • weekly 15 minutes meeting
    • monthly 1-hour meeting

Business services

  • A variety of services available:
    • Office space, either in private offices or open space, according to team size and nature of projects;
    • Access to resources: HD videoconferencing meeting rooms, showroom, recreation and restoration area, access to Fablab (hardware self-service and training workshops), scientific library, etc.
    • Upon arrival at the incubator: in-depth review of the project and inventory of short- and medium-term needs (R&D, technical and business partnership, finance, HR...)
    • Specific coaching (by incubator manager, researchers, mentors), introduction and networking, student projects on the startups’ subjects.
    • Regular scrums meetings  along with the other incubator entrepreneurs
    • Access to the network "Telecom & Mines Institute": entrepreneurs, experts, investors specialized in digital, key accounts and international academic researchers.
  • According to needs, various R&D resources can be considered:
    • Access to the Telecom Bretagne research teams in each field (Latim & Bretel)
    • Access to experimentation and prototyping tools and facilities (eg. Vigisat, 3DFovea, Fablab...)
    • Access to classes and workshops mixing populations
    • Invitation to suggest startup-related projects to student groups
    • Possibility of co-organizing hackathons related to the startup’s project
    • Evaluation and funding advice relative to R&D program