The Young Enterprise Initiative Start in France program will take place in Paris in March 2020. It enables artificial intelligence-based start-ups to participate in an immersion week in France. For the 1st time, Norwegian start-ups can apply.

You are a norwegian start-up with fewer than 30 employees and less than 20 millions NOK in annual revenue;

  • You are developing a new technology based on Artificial Intelligence in any industry.
  • You are looking to explore the French innovation ecosystem, with focus on R&D;
  • You are young: your project is in its early-stage of developement (seed phase or series A).
  • Your project is deeptech, based on a scientific discovery, an advanced technology, a complex engineering process or an existing technology – Your idea is really innovative in a way that your project lies in the latest of the art.
  • Apply until October 31st

YEi Start in France provides an immersion week, March 9-13, 2020, in France that includes training sessions, networking and a personnalized agenda of one-on-one meetings that will allow each laureate to benefit from an extensive customized R&D, business network and connections to the best resources in France and in Europe (academia and industry). Why France? France is a dynamic, innovative environment centrally located in Europe with attractive incentive packages for foreign investors, entrepreneurs and young businesses.

Thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Europe and foreign affairs and the Research Council of Norway, four Norwegian start-ups will be selected to participate to the program, together with 32 laureates coming from 10 differents countries.

Applications are open from October 1st to 31st, 2019. Your roundtrip and accomodation costs will be coverded in addition to your partcipation to the program.