The twelfth edition of the NETVA program will happen with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Bpifrance, partners again this year.
Call for applications : Open from February 1 to March 15
Apply on : www.netvafrance.com/application
The NETVA program is targeted at early-stage projects. Projects in the fields of health, artificial intelligence, agritech, energy, aerospace, quantum technologies and the film industry are encouraged, without however prohibiting the support of original projects in other fields.
Companies will be pre-selected by a jury of French experts on April 7, 2021. The final selection will be made in May after interviews by committees of American regional experts.
The winners of the competition will participate in a personalized program in 2 phases:
1. An intensive training seminar in Paris from June 22 to 24, 2021
This seminar will provide a first approach to North American markets. It will combine workshops, group and individual sessions to discover the fundamentals of the North American high technology market and meet investors.
2. An immersion trip to the United States in the fall of 2021
The 2021 edition will be held in Atlanta, bringing the number of innovative ecosystems open to the winners to seven:
Boston and the Northeast Coast,
San Francisco and Silicon Valley,
Los Angeles and Southern California,
Chicago and the Great Lakes region,
Houston and Texas,
Atlanta and the Southeast region.
During the immersion week, founders will participate in seminars to confront their business model to the North American reality, one-on-one meetings with key players in their field of activity and will be invited to participate in events that will allow them to showcase their project.
The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs is supported by its partners for the implementation of the NETVA program, first and foremost the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Bpifrance, which in January 2019, under the impulsion of the public authorities, has initiated a Deeptech Plan whose objective is to double the number of start-ups resulting from scientific research.
For more information :
Contact us: [email protected]
Anne Puech – Attaché for Science and Technology – Consulate General of France in Boston
Yann Méheust – Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology – Consulate General of France in Atlanta
Bpifrance press service :
Laure Schlagdenhauffen – [email protected] – 01 41 79 85 38