Support structures for innovative projects


Because innovation requires a specific kind of support, several actors can guide you in incubating your project and validating your market.

  • SquareLab
    SquareLab is a support structure that provides a method, tools, knowledge, a culture and a network to make your entrepreneurial venture a success. – +33 (0)4 73 98 24 24
  • BUSI
    provides support for innovative business creation projects in the following sectors: life sciences, engineering science, information and communication technologies, humanities. – +33 (0)4 73 64 43 57
  • CocoShaker
    CocoShaker is an incubator providing support for the emergence of economic projects with a social, societal or environmental purpose. – +33 (0)9 81 04 60 81
  • Le Damier incubation mission
    Le Damier, a cluster of companies in the creative industries, offers incubation.
  • AlterIncub
    This incubator supports the creation of economic social innovation projects within the framework of the Social and Solidarity Economy and especially cooperatives.
  • La Compagnie Rotative
    La Compagnie Rotative, run by Groupe Centre France, is an incubator aimed at mature startups that are starting to have traction and are looking for human and material support to grow their business.
  • IPO – Michelin incubator
    The Incubator Program Office (IPO) involves projects connected with three of Michelin’s four strategic areas (excluding tires): Experience, Services and Solutions and High Tech Materials.


  • Le Bivouac
    Le Bivouac, a startup booster, supports startups in an acceleration phase of their growth. Stemming from a one-of-a-kind public/private partnership, Le Bivouac gives access to special experimental facilities, opens up market opportunities thanks to its partners and provides top level growth-generating expertise.
  • Clermont Auvergne French Tech
    What is FrenchTech in Clermont Auvergne Métropole?
    • A genuine, professional commitment by Olivier Bernasson, founder of, a local success story, to the FrenchTech dynamic
    • Actively involved entrepreneurs, a local ecosystem that is united and mobilized to foster the growth of startups
    • Operational and financial support from Clermont Auvergne Métropole
    • Concrete action to promote the territory’s attractiveness and to give it internationally-recognized expertise on the topic of mobility (creation of a Mobility chair)
    • Support tools for startups with the ambition of making them scale-ups, thanks in particular to the setting up of a 15 million euro investment fund.