La French Tech Paris Saclay


The “French Tech” movement represents the vibrant start-up community in France, creating a unique ecosystem that connects start-ups, investors, decision-makers, and community builders.


Paris-Saclay is a world-class scientific and technological innovation centre and a residency that combines urban centres with qualitative natural and agricultural landscapes. Its dense and diversified ecosystem includes 15% of public research and 15% of industrial R&D activities in high technology sectors. Major groups such as Airbus, Air Liquide, Danone, EDF, GE, Ipsen, JCDecaux, Renault, Safran, Servier,
Thales, Total, etc., are active participants that collaborate with all innovation communities: start-ups, SMEs, investors, academic clusters, national research organisations, and innovation sites. Their goal is to intellectually enrich the region to meet the challenges of a global economy undergoing core changes with
an adaptation to the innovation models of the 21st century.


La French Tech Paris-Saclay is a non-profit organisation of innovative entrepreneurs representing the interests of the start-up community, scaleups and project developers based in the Paris-Saclay region, Yvelines, and Essonne on local, national and international levels.

La French Tech Paris-Saclay aims to unite this community to defend, promote and support start-ups that share common values, focusing mainly on producing disruptive innovations (“Deep Tech”) without geographical or sectoral compartmentalisation.

  • To cultivate an active and thriving community of local entrepreneurs, spanning all sectors and scales, by structuring and animating the start-up community in the Paris-Saclay region to
    strengthen their connections and facilitate experience exchanges. This initiative fosters knowledge sharing among entrepreneurs, creating a collaborative environment.
  • To develop an international scope and enhance start-up visibility alongside their territorial project holders by promoting the national and international development of start-ups nationally and internationally, as well as through the representation of these start-ups to public authorities and private actors. We aim to create links between “French Tech” labelled capitals and other communities ;
  • To strengthen the region’s attractiveness for French and foreign start-ups, particularly by facilitating the incorporation of talents and start-ups in the Paris-Saclay region, offering and simplifying access to prototyping and pre-industrialisation platforms, and promoting links between start-ups.

Twelve members make up The French Tech Paris-Saclay Board: ten start-ups that portray the community’s diversity (more than 600 start-ups) and two very involved catalysts. Together and individually, they embody the French Tech at a Paris-Saclay territory level.

Corina Numbela – President

CEO – Spin-Ion Technologies

Cécile Chevalier – Vice President

CEO Diagante

Emmanuel Icart – Treasurer

CEO Scale-1 Portal

Elodie Morgan – Secretary

Co-founder CTO Spotlight

Alix Gicquel

CEO Diam Concept

Valerian Giesz

CEO Quandela

Gary Anssens

CEO Alltricks

Anne-Laurelle Aurelle

Communication, Marketing & Partnership Manager SATT Paris-Saclay

Arthur Bataille

CEO Pr0ph3cy

Arnaud Peltier


Arielle Santé

Director Incuballiance

Damien Fauvet

CEO Turbotech

Nadia Benallal

General Delegate

Héloïse Simonson

DeepTech Project Manager