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DeepTech Entrepreneurship



With Deeptech Founders
Format: Small Private Online Course (SPOC)


  • Rani Dang, Maître de Conférences (Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, GREDEG), Chargée de mission Entrepreneuriat, Directrice Master IMT (Innovation et Management des Territoires)
  • Deeptech Founders

Programme conjoint UCA et Deeptech Founders : programme de Hello Tomorrow, en partenariat avec Bpifrance et sous le patronage conjoint du ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, et du Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances.


In the last few years, the public and private sectors have been heavily investing in innovative projects by stimulating ecosystems that generate innovations. In this context, disruptive innovations come mainly from scientific research. Considering that highly technological projects are the probable basis for a new cycle of significant growth, generating employment and economic sustainability, it seems relevant to densify exchanges between the worlds of research and business.
The challenge we wish to take up here is to contribute to this dynamic by training managers to be capable of evolving in uncertain and changing technological environment. The deeptech innovative projects are logically particularly risky, as they last over a long period of time, with often unidentified markets, and require heavy investments. These projects require specific knowledge and skills to emerge, raise money and grow. The purpose of this courses is to train managers able to understand and deal with this complex world and these new issues.

The purpose of this programme is to introduce the participants to the world of entrepreneurship, increase entrepreneurial spirit without distinction of discipline.
A focus is given on deeptech (or deepscience) in order to address the most complex challenges and the newest issues related to entrepreneurship. The programme will allow you to :

  • Consider start-up creation like a path of scientific research valorisation
  • Understand the issue of disruptive innovation
  • Understand the links between industry and research
  • Know how to assess the economic potential of a scientific asset
  • Master the keys of academic spin-off
  • Master the essentials issues of intellectual property
  • Communicate about your project and funding issues
  • Train managers able to evolve in highly technological environment
  • Apprehend the territory in the development of its deeptech ecosystem
  • Train managers able to manage an agile company




The programme consists in 8 sessions of 3 hours in SPOC in order to obtain the basics and fundamentals of deeptech entrepreneurship. Each SPOC is built of one hour introductory session followed by two case studies presented by an entrepreneur.

  • 15/10/20 - Session 1: Introduction to agile methodology and SCRUM
  • 22/10/20 - Session 2: IP strategy for founders
  • 05/11/20 - Session 3: Introduction to business model generation
  • 19/11/20 - Session 4: Team and HR - Introduction to HR finance and accounting
  • 26/11/20 - Session 5: Finance and Equity (1) - Introduction to fundraising
  • 03/12/20 - Session 6: Finance and Equity (2) - Introduction to fundraising
  • 10/12/20 - Session 7: Introduction to production & scale up
  • 17/12/20 - Session 8: Introduction to investors