Startups

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Tailor-made support for startups

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From development to deployment, let's accelerate your innovation.

HeXplora, your project accelerator

HeXplora is a tailor-made support programme that meets the needs of your innovation and the challenges of your startup.

Designed to help you at every stage of your project, the programme supports you from the development of your innovation to its implementation on the industrial market.

Technical resources, advice from recognised engineers, help with financing: a wide range of services to support your innovation.

Our fields of innovation
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Mobility

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Environment & Energy

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Medtech

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Industry of the future

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Nouveaux matériaux

Our support services

Innovators, take part in a tailor-made programme

A set of services to accelerate the development, industrialisation and marketing of your solution.

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Technical expertise

benefit from SEGULA Technologies’ expertise, skills and technical resources, particularly in terms of design, structural calculations, topological optimisation, prototyping, industrialisation studies and industrial production

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Financing

Get in touch with partners specialised in financing innovation and raising funds, or join a collaborative project and benefit from obtaining non-dilutive financing

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Market access

Prescribing your solution to our clients and to SEGULA’s business lines on the basis of how well your innovation matches their needs.

Visibility

Take advantage of the reputation of a leading engineering group and its media power; and participate in community events. You will be able to make yourself known to the Group’s partners and industrial clients.

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Our support services

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Technical expertise

  • Engineering Studies
    • Conception
    • Style
    • Simulation/calculations
    • Production of prototypes
    • Industrialisation
    • Production
    • Sizing of your factory
  • Technical Due Diligence
    • Technical audit of product design
    • Feasibility study and consistency of technical choices
    • Industrial risk analysis
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Financing

  • Assistance with fundraising
  • Business Plan and Pitch Deck Review
    • Putting together a non-dilutive financing package
  • Aid for financing innovation (CIR, JEI, etc.)
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Market access

  • Access to over 300 industrial customers 
  • Multi-sectoral business opportunities
  • International scope 
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Visibility

  • Amplify your media coverage 
  • Participation in community events 
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Hosting

  • Monthly hosting (provision of an open space in one of our offices in France or abroad, and the possibility of having a desktop PC)
  • Possibility to include a CAD and/or calculation station
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Coaching

  • Technical coaching for a period to be determined together
  • Access to the expertise of recognised engineers
Our selection process

Admission in 5 steps

01. Form

To apply, nothing could be simpler: complete and send this form.

02. Study of your file

As soon as we receive your application, our selection committee will study your file, taking into account several criteria: the intensity of the technical innovation, the potential impact of the innovation on the market, the suitability of the innovation for SEGULA’s businesses and skills, and the quality and complementarity of the management team.

03. Feedback on your application

Within one month of submitting your application, we will inform you whether or not you have been selected for the HeXplora programme.

04. Exchange with our business experts

Once you have been selected, a discussion will be held with SEGULA Technologies’ operational management to identify your expectations and offer you our most relevant services.
Let’s get started for a year of active collaboration with our sales and technical teams!

05. Collaboration

After these 12 months with us, we will agree together on the renewal of our cooperation: you may decide to extend your collaboration with SEGULA Technologies or to break away from it.

Our labels

Obtaining a HeXplora label

LABEL HEXPLORA

One startup selected at the end of the selection process will be awarded the HeXplora label. Two other levels of certification, Silver and Gold, which will entitle them to additional services, will be offered to startups that have a strengthened partnership with SEGULA.

Label HeXplora SILVER

This first level of certification gives the right to a business development service, including a connection to SEGULA Technologies’ clients as well as international support.

The solution provided by a startup with the HeXplora SILVER label will also be promoted in the Group’s business offer documents. Finally, a commission model will be implemented as soon as the Group concludes a sales contract with one of its clients integrating the startup’s innovation. The amount of this commission depends on the turnover generated within the framework of the contract signed with the client.

Selection criteria:

  • The startup’s activity must fall within SEGULA Technologies’ field of expertise and be aligned with its strategy.
  • The solution must be robust.
  • The startup has already secured initial funding, either through grants or equity.
  • The value proposition of the innovation has been demonstrated in the framework of the experimentation project, with a first diffusion on the market.

Label HeXplora GOLD

This second level of accreditation gives rise to a financing study by SEGULA Technologies, with a direct participation in the startup’s capital.

The young company also benefits from all the services of the Hexplora programme (including the HeXplora SILVER label).

Selection criteria:

  • The startup has entered into a technical or commercial collaboration with SEGULA Technologies as part of an industrial partnership.
  • The startup is experiencing rapid business growth.
They talk about us

Testimonials

Jacky Hochner

co-founder and CEO of MIKAJAKI
Mikajaki

“We first called on SEGULA’s engineers to refine the design of our Eyelib ophthalmic analysis platform and to master its industrialisation. In less than two and a half years, we were able to successfully complete the prototype development phase and create an innovative process to generate an intelligent report of great medical value. SEGULA is now working with us on the production of over 600 units. It is a great satisfaction to see such an ambitious vision and project materialise in such a short time.”

Wind My Roof

“Our rooftop wind turbine project has evolved enormously in the space of a few years, thanks in part to the support of SEGULA’s engineers. We have been able to benefit from real support and expert advice.”

 

Yanis Maacha

co-fonder of Wind My Roof

Fabien Treillaud

Sales Director at Senseye
Senseye

“We are proud to be able to collaborate with SEGULA, a major technological player recognised in France and internationally. By opening the doors to a vast network of locations, this partnership allows us to leverage our strengths and integrate our predictive maintenance solution seamlessly with industrial companies.”

Frequently Asked Questions

HeXplora is an accelerator for industrial innovation projects carried out by startups and technological SMEs as well as by ETIs and large groups. The programme offers a platform of tailor-made support services for the entire innovation value chain. A true innovation hub, HeXplora is a facilitator of meetings and collaborations that encourage the development and integration of new innovative solutions. 

The 12-month programme, coordinated by SEGULA Technologies’ Open Innovation team, takes place in several stages: from the identification and selection of innovative start-ups or SMEs to the establishment of partnerships, via contact with the Group’s business experts who will listen to you and respond to your needs.  

To make itself known to the Group, a startup can submit an application at any time by filling in the form available here.

The Open Innovation team selects startups by evaluating several criteria: intensity of technical innovation, potential impact of the innovation on the market, quality and complementarity of the management team.  

Depending on the stage of your startup’s life cycle (prototyping, seed, development/take-off…), and on your core business, if your start-up is selected, you will have access to a range of services designed to accelerate your business:  

– access to the technical expertise of an engineer (design, calculations, prototype production, industrialisation, etc.);  

– access to SEGULA Technologies’ client portfolio;  

– access to a fundraising assistance service and to HeXplora’s partners specialised in innovation financing;

– visibility of your brand and your solutions thanks to the Group’s media coverage (communication campaign on social networks, press release, accommodation on the SEGULA stand at specialised trade fairs, etc.) and your participation in HeXplora community events (Hexplora Meetings);

– SEGULA Technologies may take a stake in the startup’s capital.  

Yes, you have access to accommodation on our premises.  

The confidentiality of information communicated to SEGULA Technologies by selected start-ups will be the subject of an NDA signed by both parties. In the event of a commercial partnership or technical collaboration, a specific contract will be drawn up between the startup and SEGULA to define the obligations and interests of each party.