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i-Nov innovation competition: awards for 4 laureates from Montpellier

Information updated on 21/02/23

The 9th wave of the i-Nov innovation competition recently recognized the achievements of four Montpellier-based companies, all alumni of the Montpellier Mediterranean Metropole BIC: Phost’In, WeFight, Vaonis, and Yoo Soft.

Concours i-Nov

Funded by the French government through France 2030, the i-Nov competition is run by Bpifrance in collaboration with ADEME. Its mission is to support projects led by startups and SMEs throughout France. For the past six years, this prestigious competition has been helping to achieve France 2030’s goal of supporting emerging players.

183 applications were submitted for the 9th wave of the i-Nov competition. On January 10, 2023, 53 winning projects were awarded a total of 56.3 M€ in funding covering several areas: digital, health, transportation, mobility, sustainable cities and buildings, and energy, resources and natural environments.

Of the 53 national winners, nine are from the Occitanie region and four are from Montpellier, all Montpellier BIC alumni: Phost’In Therapeutics, WeFight, Vaonis, and Yoo Soft.

The 4 winning startups received more than 4 M€ to develop innovative solutions in the strategic and promising fields targeted by France 2030!