Test your eligibility for the 14th wave of the i-Nov Competition

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What is the i-Nov Competition?

The i-Nov Innovation Competition aims to support innovation projects with particularly strong potential for the French economy operated by Bpifrance and ADEME. Projects from start-ups and SMEs with the potential to become leaders in their field with an international dimension are particularly sought after in this competition.

This call for projects has been recurrent for the past 7 years, with 2 application rounds per year.

La 14e wave of the i-Nov Innovation Contest will open in summer 2024.

The i-Nov Competition provides funding of 35% to 45% of the cost of your project in 2 forms:

  • 75% of grants,
  • 25% of recoverable advances.

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What was the big news in the 13th wave of the i-Nov competition?

Unlike previous times, there is no longer a PowerPoint file to provide in pre-filing but you'll need submit a complete file including a Word file to present the project and a detailed financial appendix.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Company : French start-ups and SMEs
  • Individual project whose tax base expenditure is between €1 and €5 million
  • Project duration : between 12 and 36 months
  • Themes : Digital; Health; Transport, mobility, sustainable cities and buildings; Energy, resources and natural environments
  • Character innovation, economic impact and environmental performance of the project

Testimonials and feedback on the i-Nov Competition

Since 2021, G.A.C. has had a success rate of 45% on the files submitted to this competition with an average amount of aid obtained of 620k€!

G.A.C. accompanies Zaion in all matters related to the public financing of our innovation: CIR, Call for projects. It is important for us to be able to exchange in confidence on our projects, our strategy and to have, beyond the realization of missions, a real partner.

Read the feedback from Zaion, winner of the 7th wave of the i-Nov Contest.

Zaion is a start-up from the Paris region that specializes in voice-based customer relations based on artificial intelligence. Zaion was winner of the 7e i-Nov competition wave with the Smart Coaching project and has raised more than 1M€. thanks to the support of G.A.C.

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