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Gene.iO

Gene.iO: one year to successfully complete a fundraising initiative or commercial agreement! 


Discover also: The Shaker: From The Idea To The Project The ATIGE Program

Call for applications open!

Candidate!
a €20,000 repayable advance
Diag 360°
financial assistance for localization

Gene.io is a programme that speeds up the process of obtaining initial financing or signing a first commercial agreement. Initial fundraising is a crucial step for innovative biotechs and a key condition for developing a new product/service and entering the market.  

Who can apply?

A Call for Applications is launched each year. Applicants can be biotechnology companies (post-POC) seeking investors or business partners in Genopole’s priority sectors:

  • Biotherapy: gene therapy, cell therapy, etc.
  • Bioeconomy: greentech, foodtech, agri-agrotech, energy, cosmetics, biomaterials, textiles, etc.
  • Digital genomics: software, data analysis/management, AI, etc.

What does Gene.iO offer?

Starter kit:

  • A full audit identifying strengths and weaknesses to design a tailor-made action plan.
  • A repayable advance of €20,000 paid at the start of the programme
  • Financial support for on-site setup
  • Support from a Genopole project manager
  • A dedicated mentor
  • An entry card to the Genopole ecosystem
  • Access to 25 shared tech platforms.

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4 Expertise packs

Each company selects the Expertise packs according to its needs:

  • Market access
  • Fundraising
  • Key Account partnerships
  • Communication

Innovation valuation process

Training is provided over the course of the year by external consultants with expertise in bio-innovation. The aim is to:

  • Confirm the potential of the startup
  • Implement the economic model to reach the target markets
  • Strengthen teams
  • Build a phased financial strategy for company development

What are the Gene.iO values?


Trust: strict confidentiality is guaranteed
Independence: no capital investment by Genopole
Proximity: project managers are on hand and available
Agility: adjustable roadmap according to risks
Goodwill: support from an experienced mentor
Freedom: designing the offer according to wishes and needs
Efficiency: there is one goal, raising funds

How to apply for Gene.iO

You will find all necessary information on our call for candidates platform.

What is the schedule for this second edition?

Call for Applications

17 May to 15 July 2022

Audition

7,8 and 9 September 2022

Program start

1 November 2022. 
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