In collaboration with its partners and under the auspices of the French Ministry of Higher Education
and Research and the Ministry of Ecology, Genopole® is organizing the second edition of its competition
for innovative biotech business startup plans focused on the environment, agronomy and industry.
The competition is intended for those who have an innovative project or business idea that they wish to
develop and industrialize.
Genopole®, located in greater Paris, is the first French biocluster to create a biotech startup competition for
the environmental, agronomic and industrial sectors, a grouping that is central to innovation development
and job creation in France. Magpie Polymers (capture of pollutants and precious metals) and PicoSeq (DNA
sequencing) were the laureates of the first edition held in 2011.