Modules of Program

BLAST provides a modular acceleration program with dedicated streams for mature deep-tech research projects and pre-seed start-ups in ASD fields.

Those six modules will help and boost around 20 start-ups annually. This “à la carte” program will provide tools and proper support for the applicants depending on the stage of growth and needs.

Entrepreneurship class

Provide necessary skills to create a ASD start-up from scratch (from the idea/row technology to the 1st structure investment pitch).

Module leader: Ecole Polytechnique
Means: Deep-Tech Entrepreneurship Certificate for ASD market
Duration: 7 months


Market class

Train entrepreneurs to master trends specificities of ASD markets (value chain, main players, public market, certifications, etc.).

Module leader: Starburst
Duration: 8-10 workshops

Expertise and test means

Support project leader with ASD Deep-Tech expertise and providing cutting-edge testing facilities.

Module leader: ONERA
Means: 100 hours of expertise + 30 hours access to testing facilities per project
Duration: 1 year


IP and technological enhancement

Set-up with the project leader their IP strategy and roadmap. Connect leaders with relevant technologies developed within the ecosystem.

Module leader: SATT Paris-Saclay
Means: Group and individual trainings
Duration: 1 year

Ecosystem Discovery

Help project leaders to strengthen their knowledge of the local and national ecosystem with dedicated networking actions.

Module leader: Starburst
Means: Learning expeditions and networking events
Duration: 1 year


Acceleration Boot-Camp

Provide intensive support actions to mature start-ups in order to enable them to seed fundraising. Enable the project leaders to raise Seed funds by providing intensive support actions. (Value-proposition challenge, mentoring, business development, communication, etc.). Module to end with a demo-day in front of investors and corporate.

Module leader: Starburst
Means: Class, mentoring, demo-day
Duration: 13 weeks


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