ISU Campus hosts alumni start-ups in new incubator

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The Strasbourg region offers an attractive environment for technology-based startups. It is France’s second largest student city after Paris and is well known for its top-level research and development capabilities in areas such as bio- and medical sciences, chemistry, new materials, robotics, optics, geographic information systems and image processing, business administration and more.

Since 2019, the ISU Campus is hosting start-ups offering services based on the use of remote sensing and navigation data (see details here).

These start-ups decided that ISU’s campus is a good launching site for their business for a variety of reasons:

  • Local, regional and national policies are favorable to satellite applications businesses and offer dedicated funding schemes.
  • ISU alumni find a natural environment on Campus, as they are already in the space sector and they already know how much their new business idea can benefit from the space expertise available on campus.
  • Start-up ideas emerge from the increased emphasis on entrepreneurship in virtually all ISU programs, through dedicated lectures and workshops.

To help respond to requests for information from ISU alumni and other entrepreneurs, a dedicated permanent section in ISU’s webpage is now presenting:

  • How the ISU incubator works
  • What the recommended legal forms for start-up registration are
  • How to prepare a good “pitch-deck” business plan.

For any queries, please contact Mr. Yannick Lafue:, ISU alumnus and manager of the RhineSpace start-up booster, one of the financial support schemes available locally.

Photo: ISU students discussing with Dr. Sonja Behmel (centre), founder and CEO of Watershed Monitoring – one of the pioneer start-ups on ISU’s Campus. Credits: Jerome Bourque / Femmessor

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