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Gene.iO: a complete program to valorize biotech start-ups!

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Call for applications open!


Gene.iO is Genopole’s new start-up acceleration program. Replacing the Booster program and enriched by entrepreneur feedback, Gene.iO addresses the pragmatic needs of biotech start-ups looking for initial funding.

Gene.iO is a program for innovative start-ups seeking investors and/or commercial partners to enable market entry and the development of novel products or services in Genopole’s strategic sectors:

  • innovative therapies (gene and cell therapies, biotherapies, immunotherapies, diagnosis, etc.)
  • bioeconomy (synthetic biology, bioproduction, greentech, foodtech, agritech, etc.)
  • computational genomics (programs, data analysis/management, AI, etc.)

Why “Gene.iO?”

The program’s name unites gene, to signify the targeted field of activity (genetics, genomics, biotechnologies), and IO, computing lingo for input/output, which reflects the program’s transformation of the arriving start-ups (input) into consolidated and funded companies (output).

Gene.iO: a pragmatic and personalized acceleration program

Gene.iO Valuation process

The Gene.iO program begins with a meticulous, 360° assessment of the start-up to determine the latter’s strengths and weaknesses and thereafter to elaborate a personalized strategy.

That strategy will implement all of the program’s components:

Gene.iO's values

Freedom: Gene.iO demands neither access to your company’s equity nor sharing of your intellectual property
Effectiveness: a pragmatic program to reach the objective of funding
Trustworthiness: strict and guaranteed confidentiality for your strategy
Proximity: continuous accompaniment by a mentor and a project manager
Agility: an offer adaptable to your needs and desires
Conviviality: benevolence, sharing, mutual aid and a teamwork spirit

How to apply for Gene.iO

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


Call for candidates

from 1 June to 16 July 2021


7-8-9 September 2021

Program startup

1 November 2021
With the support from