At the beginning of January 2021, Starburst, ONERA, SATT Paris-Saclay and Polytechnique joined forces to launch BLAST, the first French incubation programme designed for deep tech companies in our sector.
Members representing the BLAST consortium:
Christelle Astorg-Lepine (Starburst),
Xavier Apolinarski (Ecole Polytechnique),
Bruno Martinaud (SATT Paris-Saclay)
and Nicolas Guérineau (ONERA)
The launching of this innovative programme, unprecedented in France, began with a call for applications in spring, and 50 candidates - researchers and start-ups - applied.
After a thorough analysis by the programme partners, 12 start-ups and 8 researchers have been selected and constitute the first group of deep tech players to be supported and boosted under this programme.
ONERA is proud to have 4 researchers from its laboratories among these lucky winners.
Armin TAGHIZAD, DTIS
Development of a concept of cargo drone, for transporting heavy loads over large distances
Nicolas PELLETIER, DMPE
Development of a reliable system for measuring very high heat flows
Guillaume DRUART, DOTA
Development of multispectral gas-emission-detection cameras for Security and Defence applications.
- Enabling Technologies
Guillaume VAUDAUX RUTH (doctoral student) and Adrien CHAN HON TONG, DTIS
Development of algorithms for monitoring the physical training of sportsmen and women from a video stream.
Aviathor, Beyond Aero, CAPS, Delfox, Hybrid Propulsion for Space, ICE Innovative Circular Engineering, Miratlas, SEA PROVEN, StatInf, Venture Orbital Systems, Xinetis
BLAST (Boost and Leverage AeroSpace and defence Technologies) is a programme aimed at developing and supporting around twenty start-ups a year. It will also bring together all the players in the ASD ecosystem, from major industrial clients to investment funds. The purpose of this programme is to consolidate a pool of deep tech start-ups capable of participating in major aerospace and defence programmes in future - at the national and European levels - and to respond to the momentum around the support plan for the aeronautics industry presented by the French government in June 2020.