Bring your start-up projet to life
in the best conditions

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September 26th - October 26th, 2022

Call for application

December 5th and 7th, 2022

Selection committees

December 9th, 2022

Annoucement of the winners

RISE in few numbers


Start-up per batch



Customized coaching services



Partners to support your start-up


Experts to help you structure your project

RISE in few words

RISE is CNRS Innovation's start-up creation support program.

The CNRS RISE program, led by CNRS Innovation, aims to support deeptech start-up projects designed to exploit the technologies developed in the CNRS’s 1,000 laboratories, from the idea to the structuring, to the creation and the first phases of financing.

Open to all start-up projects and young start-up involving the CNRS, the RISE program allows carriers to benefit from the expertise and network of CNRS Innovation, and to bring out their project in optimal conditions, by benefiting from an effective one-year upstream support, provided by a team of dedicated experts and mentors to support them in all their development stages.

4 areas of intervention

Are you planning to create a start-up to promote a CNRS technology or your research work? Would you like to become an entrepreneur, CEO, scientific advisor, or take a stake in a start-up?

CNRS Innovation, in collaboration with your Institute and the CNRS Regional Delegations, becomes your privileged interlocutor and your first point of contact to promote your project, support you and answer all your questions, during all your first stages of development.


Would you like to train to become an entrepreneur, and acquire all the business skills necessary to support and develop your start-up project?

CNRS Innovation, in partnership with recognized training organizations, supports you during your training, to help you ask the right questions, refine your strategy and business plan, and put all the chances on your side when creating your start-up.


Do you need to structure and develop your project and make sure your start-up is ready to go?

CNRS Innovation provides you with a dedicated team, made up of its 50 experts and business managers, to support you in all stages of structuring your start-up, from defining the IP strategy to identifying your market, from modelling your business plan to recruiting the right team, from finding financing to selling your first products.


You need to have a clear visibility of the ecosystem and its actors (incubators, financiers, service providers, etc.), and to identify the relevant partners for your project?

CNRS Innovation mobilizes its network and expertise to help you identify, according to your needs, the right partner, put you in touch with the right person, benefit from privileged access to save you time and energy, and devote yourself to the essential.


How we support you:

Patent studies and mapping

Intellectual property strategy

Team building and researcher status

Mentoring & networking with entrepreneurs

Business model and business plan challenge

Incorporation and licensing

Application for contests

Entrepreneurship training and incubator research

Communication relay (press and events)

Slide deck and pitch training

Search for public and private financing

Connection with partners

Benefit from regular follow-up by a tailor-made team, and join our Slack Rise and our community of incubated

Meet the RISE team
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I exploit or aim to exploit a CNRS technology

I contribute or plan to contribute to the development of the start-up, either as a founder, or by providing scientific support or by taking shares.

I have been creating a start-up for less than one (1) year or I have a project to create a start-up in the coming months.

I am developing a deeptech technology that requires significant R&D time and funding.

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