Projects leaders can apply at any time. If interested, candidates (academics or startups) apply to the programme by submitting an application form. According to their specific needs, applicants may benefit from several steps of the programme.
Non-French European applicants can apply if they can prove that they have collaboration with French partners (academic team or company).
Preselection pitches :
Once the application file has been submitted to MATWIN, the project is pre-selected for a pitch presentation before a multidisciplinary jury meeting in November in Paris.
The projects selected by the experts will then be submitted to the MATWIN International Board members (on the basis of the application dossier), who will be the ones deciding which projects can be included in the programme.
The written comments of the MATWIN Board members will be sent to all applicants by end of January.
On the basis of experts assessments, projects are invited or not to continue the process (coaching) for a possible presentation at the MATWIN International Board meeting at the end of the process. Projects are not competing against each other, only intrinsic value and development potential are taken into account.
The pre-selection pitches take place in Paris in November every year!
Composition of the pre-selection jury:Composition of the pre-selection jury:
Coaching sessions :
Individual work sessions are frequently organized to optimize projects’ structuring and industrial orientation. Technology transfer offices are associated and included in the process. They are invited to participate in every working session organized by MATWIN next to the project leaders to benefit from the feedback.