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The Shaker: From The Idea To The Project

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The Shaker call for applications is open!

Apply now!

The Shaker is a chance to:

  • Join the equipped shared-use Biotech Lab,
  • Benefit from an introduction to entrepreneurship to define and refine a business strategy,
  • Integrate the Genopole ecosystem,
  • and gain access to the biocluster’s technological platforms: mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, synthetic biology, imaging, cytometry, histology-anatomic pathology and more.

Who is the shaker for?

University and PhD students, workers, job seekers and anyone else who is looking to develop an innovative project in the biotechnologies sector can apply for the Shaker program.

What is the Shaker’s objective?

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The Shaker seeks to address the needs of those who have an innovative concept in biotech (health, environment, agritech/foodtech, bioindustry, bioeconomy, computational genomics…) but lack the premises and means needed to advance the project.

As a Shaker laureate, you will join the ecosystem of Genopole, a biocluster where entrepreneurs and researchers work and live together by design.

There, you will be able to refine your work thanks to the materials (furnished labs with supplied consumables (classic and specific to your project)), technological platforms and state of the art equipment made available to you, while also benefiting from an initiation in entrepreneurship.

The six-month objectives:

– Validation of your technology
– Development of your business project

How do I join?

There are two shaker sessions per year.
The first starts in April and the second in October.

Laureate selection for the Shaker comprises three steps:

A call for candidates

Registration from May 3 to July 5, 2021 on our application platform

Selection by an expert jury

8 & 9 September 2021

Start of the program

October 1st, 2021


Don’t hesitate, the Genopole Business team will be happy to welcome you to class 9 !!

We thank our two partners IPAZ and Pôle Emploi for their contribution to the program!

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The Shaker: your first step toward success!

Eight of the 25 projects admitted to the Shaker between September 2017 and end-of-year 2019 resulted in created businesses.

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