About Montpellier BIC

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) is an exceptional advisor and catalyst for innovative companies.

An incubator recognized worldwide

A trusted network has been building locally over the past many years, comprising business and institutional partners, incubators, investors and business angels, universities, and research labs, along with major companies and competitiveness clusters.

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole BIC is at the heart of the network, accelerating the creation and emergence of innovative companies and stimulating their growth.

Ranked as the world’s second-leading startup incubator in 2018 and listed in the TOP 5 in 2019 by UBI Global, a Montpellier French Tech partner and member of the startup incubator network Réso IP+ by AD’OCC, BIC propagates Montpellier’s expertise in assisting innovation.

Montpellier BIC recently launched its new podcast channel, “Connect me with the BIC, behind the scenes with startups”, featuring advice and practical tools to help grow your business.
Un incubateur reconnu au niveau mondial : le BIC de Montpellier

Montpellier BIC

Halle de l’Innovation, 10 Place Françoise Héritier

34000 Montpellier

04 67 13 69 82

Montpellier BIC’s approach is fully in line with dynamics that respect people and the environment. All of our missions are based on providing a public service that follows our guiding principles: general interest, continuity of service for users, fair and equal treatment, and neutrality.

We are fully dedicated to supporting the social and environmental commitments made by innovative company startup projects, and we take those aspects into consideration when evaluating candidates.

Our goal is to assist companies with high growth potential and help them expand and create jobs locally while building the right balance of economic performance and general interest.

Isabelle Prévot,
Director of the Montpellier BIC
More than 800

company creations assisted

since BIC was launched in 1987
More than 5,600

direct jobs created

since BIC was launched in 1987

of assisted companies still in business after 3 years

(72% nationwide)

A solid team to help your company succeed

Do you have an innovative project? An innovative company? Let Montpellier BIC help you with its motivated team of 20 people dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs.
Project leaders benefit from a complete range of services built on thirty years of experience helping startups, including: innovative acceleration programs, hosting at incubators specifically dedicated to innovative young companies, and practical tools such as the Montpellier Business Plan software application.

The Montpellier BIC Strategic Committee

Discover some of our Cap Managers working diligently for your success

Karine Puget, CEO of Genepep

Pierre-Emmanuel Thuret, founder of Innobiz

Stéphanie Gottlib-Zeh, co-founder of Techsia

Stéphane Reboud, GM France and Dell Montpellier site director

Arnaud Pradel, Vice President of Horiba Medical

Bruno Meline, founder and CEO of Diadom

Jean Cottave, former regional director of EDF

Christophe Carniel, founder of Netia and Vogo, President of Transferts LR

Claudia Zimmer, co-founder of Aquafadas

Philippe Nahoum, founder and General Manager of Choosit

Gaël Bonnafous, founder of Scimob

Salomon Botton, Regional Delegate for Orange

Alain Guillemin, former CEO of Royal Canin, former GM of the Terrena cooperative group


Every effort united for success

Education et orientation scolaire
Higher education and research
Satt AxLR, Institut Agro, Cirad, CNRS, Montpellier National Higher School of Chemistry (ENSCM), EPF Montpellier, INRAE, Polytech Montpellier, University of Montpellier, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier CHU, IES, Alès Ecole des Mines Incubator, IAE Montpellier, MUSE i-SITE, etc.
Développement économique
Accelerators and competitiveness clusters
Accelerators: Dell For Entrepreneurs (DFE), WeSprint, Village by CA, Axeleo, …
Clusters and competitiveness clusters:  French Tech Méditerranée, Digital 113, Aerospace Valley, Eurobiomed, Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation, DERBI cluster, Aqua-Valley, Optitec cluster, Push Start, Vinseo, etc.
Soutien aux initiatives locales
Banks, financial organizations, and investors
Région Occitanie, Créalia, Bpifrance, Méliès Business Angels, Réseau Entreprendre, and most French capital investment funds, including Irdi Soridec, Sofilaro, IT Translation, Breega, Cap Horn, CM-CIC, Newfund, and more.
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