PSL supports innovative projects by researchers and students through a number of funding mechanisms and by accompanying projects to national, European and international funding schemes.
PSL Innovation & Entrepreneuriat funding initiatives
PSL Innovation Fund: operated by Elaia Partners and PSL Valorisation, supports and finances entrepreneurs and researchers in the incubation and acceleration phases of their high value-added technological projects.
PSL Tech Seed: operated by PSL Valorisation, supports and finances entrepreneurs and researchers in the incubation and acceleration phases of their high value-added technology projects.
Prématuration et maturation: operated by PSL Valorisation, supports and finances young researchers in the emergence and incubation phases of their projects.
iPhD: operated by Bpifrance and MESRI, in conjunction with PSL Valorisation and other players in the field of technology transfer, trains, supports and finances young researchers in the emergence phases of their projects.
AAP PSL Pépite: operated by PSL's student entrepreneurship cluster, trains, supports and finances students, recent graduates and young researchers in the emergence and incubation phases of their projects.
An example of a project combining different PSL ecosystem support mechanisms: ENERGO
The Energo start-up aims to develop and exploit coupled plasma-catalysis technologies for biogas methanization and CO2 recovery. It is co-developing innovative processes with Michael Tatoulian's "Procédés, Plasmas, Microsystemes" team (École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL -IRCP). The project has benefited from intellectual property support from PSL Valorisation (LIEN), funding from the Tremplin Carnot IPGG Microfluidique (LIEN), accommodation at the new Chimie Paris Innov incubator (LIEN), and generally from the PSL ecosystem and its environment.