Published on 25 January 2019

For you, the Paris-Saclay Urban Community (CPS) is organizing a business idea competition. Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Do you have a new business project or an idea you would like to test? This competition is a great way to get started!

Who can participate

To participate, all you need is a business idea or project that hasn’t been registered yet, live within the urban community and be 16 years or older. This year, CPS is opening this competition to all students from higher education institutions in its territory.


There are four categories of competition: “Young entrepreneurs” (under 26), “Women entrepreneurs”, “Professional conversion” and “Innovation”. A jury prize will also be awarded by a group of stakeholders involved in business creation.

The winners will receive personalized support to start their business, as well as an iPad and a financial subsidy of €2,000*. They will also benefit from six months of free access to a coworking space in the premises of Trente or in one of the WIPSE** incubators.

Feel free to test your idea by submitting your application between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

*On presentation of proof of business creation within one year of the date of the award ceremony.

**Depending on availability. In both cases, the headquarters of the newly established business must be located within the territory of CPS.

How to participate

The competition of ideas for the creation of a company is placed under the control of a bailiff. Applications submitted before December 1, 2018 and after March 31, 2019 will not be processed.

Apply before March 31, 2019

Apply before March 31, 2019