Startups & Innovation Day

Meet 70 innovative French startups at the second edition of the Startups & Innovation Day organised by Airbus Développement.

On October 7, 2022 from 09:00 To 13:00

During this event, Centrale Nantes will award an Innovation Prize to one of the selected startups.

On the programme for this student entrepreneurship morning:

A marketplace with 70 innovative French startups in the fields of:

  • industry of the future
  • health of the future
  • energy transition
  • social innovation
  • digital sector
  • artificial intelligence and the circular economy

► A dozen professional partners who support innovation and entrepreneurship.

► A job-dating "Startups are recruiting" organised by Les Entreprises s'engagent en Loire-Atlantique.

► Prize-giving and pitching of the winners: overall endowment of €30,000 + funding for a POC.

Centrale Nantes will present one of the winners with an Innovation Award


  • 9.30-10.15 am: Student entrepreneurship
        Support systems and testimony from student entrepreneurs.
  • 10.15-11.00 am: Benefits and challenges of Open Innovation
    EDF, DAHER, IDEA round table illustrated by examples of collaborative projects between companies and startups.
  • 11.30-12.15 am: Manufacturing Factory: pitches by the winners of season 5

An "Apprentice Entrepreneurs" Escape Game workshop for students

An escape game led by the Nantes Université entrepreneurship team, from 10:30 to 11:45 am, register here
Times: 10.30am to 11.45am
Hosted by the Nantes Université entrepreneurship team.

Practical Information
Friday 7 October from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at IUT de Nantes, Campus La Fleuriaye in Carquefou
Public registration

The event is organised by AIRBUS Développement, EDF, Nantes Métropole, Nantes Université and Nantes IUT.
In partnership with: Agefiph, Armor Group, Atlanpole, BPGO, Centrale Nantes, Daher, IDEA, IMT Atlantique, Kimya, l'École de Design Nantes Atlantique, Le Journal des Entreprises, Les Entreprises s'engagent en Loire-Atlantique, Nantes Rezé Métropole Volley, Total Energies and WIS

Published on September 27, 2022 Updated on September 5, 2023