About Montpellier BIC

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

An incubator recognized worldwide

Over the years, we have built a network based on trust and composed of business and institutional partners, incubators, investors and business angels, universities, and research labs, as well as 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 second-leading startup incubator in the world in 2018 and in the TOP 5 in 2019 by UBI Global, a Montpellier French Tech partner, BIC propagates Montpellier’s expertise in assisting innovation.
Un incubateur reconnu au niveau mondial : le BIC de Montpellier

Montpellier BIC

Cap Omega Rond-Point Benjamin Franklin

34000 Montpellier

+33 (0)4 67 13 00 00

Do you want to start a cutting-edge business to develop creative and original projects but don’t know where to turn for help?
BIC Montpellier is the place to find help implementing your ideas and turn them into a sustainable and profitable business.
At BIC Montpellier we thrive toward respecting people and the environment. Our business philosophy emphasizes the wellbeing of the general public, to offer equal opportunity to all candidates and continuous support of our users.
Original projects aiming to partake in societal and environmental betterment are a plus in our selection process.
BIC Montpellier is here to assist business with strong growth potential that will create local jobs while maintaining a balance between profitability and general interest.

Isabelle Prévot,
Director of the Montpellier BIC.

More than 800

company creations assisted

since BIC launch in 1987
More than 5 600

direct jobs created

since BIC launch in 1987

companies viability rate after 3 years

(72% nationwide)

A tight-knit 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 range of services built on thirty years of experience, including
: innovative acceleration programs, hosting at incubators specifically devoted to innovative young companies, and practical tools such as the Montpellier Business Plan software application.

The BIC Advisory Board

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, Montpellier University, Paul Valéry University, CHU Montpellier, IES, Alès Ecole des Mines Incubator, IAE Montpellier, i-site MUSE, 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, pôle DERBI, Aqua-Valley, pôle Optitec, Push Start, Vinseo, etc.
Soutien aux initiatives locales
Banks, financial organizations, and investors
Région Occitanie, Créalia, Bpifrance, Méliès Business Angels, Réseau Entreprendre, and most of national capital investment funds, including Irdi Soridec, Sofilaro, IT Translation, Breega, Cap Horn, CM-CIC, Newfund…
Le BIC de Montpellier est cofinancé par l'Union Européenne, Montpellier Méditerrannée Métropole et la Région Occitanie.