Our partners

These enable us, for example, to offer students additional training in web development through the Wagon Nantes Bootcamp, to establish internship agreements under SNEE status with the PEPITE Pays de le Loire for students in the IMPULSE program, or to be put in touch with the Centrale Audencia ENSA Incubator.

The Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator: nurturing young innovative companies

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Among business and management schools, Audencia was a pioneer, being part of the first wave of schools to create an incubator in the early 2000s. Since 2015, this system has been merged with Centrale Nantes, and since 2016, it has been extended to the alliance with ENSA Nantes.

The Centrale-Audencia-Ensa Incubator supports innovative projects led by students and graduates of Alliance schools who want to accelerate their business development and establish themselves in the Pays de la Loire region.

The synergy, unique in France, between three nationally and internationally recognized teaching and research institutions in the fields of engineering, management, communication, design and architecture, allows incubated projects to benefit from exceptional development conditions:

  • Housing at the incubator premises
  • A support program tailored to the maturity of their project (workshops, office days, conferences, and more)
  • Customized coaching from a dedicated program manager and a community of experts and mentors
  • Funding support through schools' seed funds and access to a community of funders
  • Increase of visibility within our ecosystems: events, competitions, partnerships
startups currently incubated
jobs created since 2003
companies supported


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The goal of the Pays de la Loire PÉPITE (Pôle Étudiant pour l'Innovation, le Transfert et l'Entrepreneuriat) centre is to raise awareness of entrepreneurship among higher education students during their studies.

The PÉPITE defends the idea that entrepreneurship is a path to integration in itself and that the skills developed by student entrepreneurs facilitate their integration. It enables young people to combine studies and entrepreneurship through accredited actions offered in local institutions.

Several commitment committees are held each year, during which students can apply for the National Student-Entrepreneur Status (SNEE), particularly necessary for those who wish to complete an IMPULSE internship.

The Cantine Numérique

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La Cantine Numérique is the network for web and innovation stakeholders in the Pays de la Loire region.

On a daily basis, La Cantine helps streamline the exchange between entrepreneurs, employees, project managers, freelancers, investors and institutional stakeholders who are attracted to the field of innovation.

Le Wagon Nantes

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Le Wagon Nantes has partnered with Audencia for several years to offer coding courses as part of its programs.

The Pôle Entrepreneur partners with Le Wagon Nantes each year to offer the Web Development Bootcamp to 8 sponsored entrepreneurs or winners of the Audencia competition. Full-time and face-to-face training takes place in Nantes over 9 weeks.