Air Liquide has today launched a new subsidiary dedicated exclusively to deeptech start-ups in line with its open innovation strategy.

Inaugurated at the French corporation’s Paris Innovation Campus, new entity Accelair will host start-ups developing breakthrough technologies in areas related to energy and the environmental transition, industry 4.0, aerospace, agribusiness and healthcare.

It will welcome approximately 20 start-ups, which will benefit from dedicated workspaces such as individualised experimentation laboratories, collaborative spaces, a fab lab and a pitch zone.

This new accelerator will include a personalised support programme with Air Liquide experts and partners, aiming to enable start-ups to reduce the time required to industrialise their offer.

“Our innovation strategy leverages our footprint in the ecosystems where we evolve,” said François Darchis, Senior Vice-President and member of the Air Liquide Group Executive Committee.

“Our Paris Innovation Campus, located on the ‘Plateau de Saclay’, benefits from numerous collaborations with academics, industrial companies and start-ups.”

“The welcoming of deeptech start-ups on our campus reinforces and completes our overall approach. More than ever, it demonstrates how embedding innovation within local territories is a key factor of success.”

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Source: Air Liquide