Minor DeepTech Entrepreneurship

Coordinated by: Nicolas Bruno, Pedagogical Coordinator of the Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE) 


Small Online Private Course (SPOC)
+ remote interactive debrief
+ replay available




English: B2


30 students

About this minor


Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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 course 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.

  • Sebastien Biehler, Operational Director of the IDEX Innovation Program 
  • Michel Callois, Head of Department Business Support and Economic Recovery, Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur
  • Norbert Faure, Head of Innovation Venture Capital Funds, Crédit Agricole
  • Florent Genoux, Management of innovative projects, Bpifrance
  • Melissa Michelet, Project Manager, Arm
  • Sophie Monteil, Project Manager, Incubateur PACA-Est
  • Galena Pisoni, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) coordinator, Université Côte d’Azur
  • Dominique Vian, Expert of the ISMA360 Method, Professor for Skema Business School
  • Attendance (20% of the final grade)
  • Online multiple-choice questionary: April 20th (80% of the final grade)

SCHEDULE SPRING 2023 (updated Jan, 18)

Mind the evaluation modalities and deadlines in the "Evaluation" tab above.


Time slot

Course title



23/02/2023 9h00-12h00 Deeptech Entrepreneurship Overview  Florent Genoux   Online
02/03/2023 9h00-12h00 Intellectual Property Strategy  Michel Callois Online
09/03/2023 9h00-12h00 Identify the right market for your innovation Dominique Vian Online
16/03/2023 9h00-12h00 Production Challenges Sebastien Biehler  Hybrid (Espace Vernassa / Zoom)
23/03/2023 9h00-12h00 Developing relevant and innovative business model  Galena Pisoni Online
30/03/2023 8h00-11h00 Project Management for disruptive innovation  Melissa Michelet Online
06/04/2023 9h00-12h00 Financing your Startup  Norbert Faure Online
13/04/2023 9h00-12h00 Creating a Pitch  Sophie Monteil Online