Entrepreneurial DNA



Innovation and collaborative spirit are at the core of any undertaking, linked by the same drive for creativity and achievement, whether designing new products, new services, new procedures or new organizations.
In a competitive environment, innovation, or leveraging new forms of entrepreneurship, is not only the key to competitiveness, but a condition for the survival of the business.
Born of the absolute priority of having a visionary policy to build the Business School of the future, INSEEC U. embodies this entrepreneurial DNA.


In 2015, INSEEC U. set up INSEEC U. INNOV, an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, which aims to tap into the inventiveness of its students and alumni to convert their ideas into innovative businesses. INSEEC U. INNOV has 6 incubators situated in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, London and Geneva with 3,000m2 of dedicated space, 2 FabLabs in Paris and Lyon combined with partnerships with other incubators : La Ruche, Savoie Technolac and Citris Foundry at Berkeley University. We organize Learning Expeditions to our campuses in London and San Francisco, cradles of innovation and entrepreneurship. Internationally renowned sector professionals in major technology companies lead and coach our groups of participants.


INSEEC U. INNOV develops projects benefiting Tech for Good and female entrepreneurship through La Ruche, as well as breakthrough innovations in the medical field or cleantech through Citris Foundry in Berkeley. Our Chair of Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence, the AI Summit and our symposiums at the French “Assemblée Nationale” are further examples of our commitment to contributing to societal change; they are designed to be sources of inspiration and incentives for innovate entrepreneurship. A collection of published works completes our strategy for disseminating the results of the work and reflection carried out within these frameworks.


Our three shareholders support our innovations ecosystem: Cinven Partners, who have opened the gateway to international alignment and new disciplinary fields, BPI France, active partner in innovation, and the INSEEC association, which supports our projects through its endowment fund. INSEEC U. can also rely on key actors such as Agorize, the platform that connects companies with 5 million innovators, Jacoop, a market place gathering all cooperation services between companies, or the French Tech, the government initiative to support the French startup ecosystem in France and internationally.