Minor DeepTech Entrepreneurship

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


Online synchronous sessions + asynchronous




English: B2


30 students

About this minor


Learning Outcomes

  • ​​Consider start-up creation like a path of scientific research valorization
  • 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 program 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.​ 

  • Florent Genoux: Management of innovative projects, Bpifrance
  • Michel Callois: Head of Department Business Development, CCI Nice Côte d’Azur
  • Mélissa Michelet: Project Manager, Arm
  • Galena Pisoni: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) coordinator, Université Côte d’Azur
  • Catherin Brun-Page: Development Officer, BPMed
  • Sophie Monteil: Project Manager, Incubateur Paca-Est
  • Dominique Vian: Expert of the ISMA360 Method, Professor for Skema Business School
  • Dimitri Taile: Project Manager, Incubateur Paca-Est 
  • Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Wiley Desktop Editions. Authors Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur. John Wiley & Sons, 2010
  • The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company, Volume 1. Au- thors Steven G. Blank, Bob Dorf. K&S Ranch Publishing LLC, 2012
  • Ries, E. (2011). The lean startup: How today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses. Currency.
  • Website of the World Intellectual Property Organisation : https://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/
  • Report on global innovation : https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_gii_2021.pdf 
  • PMBOK: Project Management Body of Knowledge 
  • Online attendance (20% of the final grade)
  • Online multiple-choice questionary: April 25th (15 minutes - 80% of the final grade)

SCHEDULE Spring 2024

Mind the evaluation time and modalities in the "Evaluation" tab below.
Date Time Course Title Lecturer Location
29/02/2024 9h00-12h00 Deeptech Entrepreneurship Overview  Florent Genoux   Online
7/03/2024 9h00-12h00 Intellectual Property Strategy  Michel Callois   Online
14/03/2024 8h00-11h00 Project Management for disruptive innovation Melissa Michelet  Online
21/03/2024 9h00-12h00 Production Challenges  Dimitri Taile  Online
28/03/2024 9h00-12h00 Developing relevant and innovative business model  Galena Pisoni  Online
4/04/2024 9h00-12h00 Financing your Startup  Catherine Brun-Page  Online
11/04/2024 9h00-12h00 Identify the right market for your Innovation  Dominique Vian  Online
18/04/2024 9h00-12h00 Creating a Pitch  Sophie Monteil  Online
25/04/2024 Evaluation Online