256 companies have been created with the help of Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies (French acronym: SATT)* since 2012. 74% of them were supported by Bpifrance through various innovation financing schemes, including Fonds national d'amorçage (FNA), managed as part of the Program of investments for the future (French acronym: PIA).
The €250mn call for projects "Dispositifs territoriaux pour l'orientation vers les études supérieures" (Territorial schemes for graduate education studies), managed by Caisse des Dépôts on behalf of the State, was launched on 6 April as part of the 3rd Programme of Investments for the Future (French acronym: PIA 3).
On 23 March, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the General Secretariat for Investment and Caisse des Dépôts announced the launch of the call for expressions of interest Academic and Research Companies, endowed with €400mn under the 3rd Programme of Investments for the Future.
LCA60T project, which concerns the development of an airship for the transport of heavy loads and represents an R&D investment of €61mn over 4 years, is financed €25mn by the Programme of Investments for the Future led by the General Secretariat for Investment and operated by Bpifrance within the framework of the R&D Structuring for competitiveness call for projects.
On 2 February in Saint-Affrique the inauguration of a residence for students from The Village, the school of animation and ambiance techniques (Emata), took place. The project benefits from a €900,000 financing under the Programme of Investments for the Future (Frenc acronym: PIA) and a €1.347mn social rental loan from savings funds out of a total amount of €2.687mn.
On 3 May, investment funds Hivest I and Major GO Amorçage II raised respectively €120mn and €60mn, the 1st one in favour of French SMEs and ETIs, the second one in favour of the innovative start-up in the French Grand-Ouest region. Bpifrance participated in these operations both in equity and within the framework of the Program of Investments for the future (PIA).
The 1st fundraising of Advent France Biotechnology Seed-Fund I (AFBSF I) amounts to €64,75mn. It was subscribed by Fonds nationale d’amorçage (FNA) managed by Bpifrance within the framework of the Program of investments for the future (PIA), European InnovFin-Financement de l’innovation and the European Investment Fund (EIF).
The higher education institutions of Paris-Saclay University, a global centre for training, research and innovation, launch an investment fund intended to favor the creation of technological and services start-ups. Paris-Saclay Seed Fund has just made its first closing for €50mn, in particular from Bpifrance via the National Seed Fund (French acronym: FNA) managed within the framework of the Program of Investments for the Future (PIA).