The winners of the international molecular startup competition for Europe, Africa and India, organised by Incubateur Descartes partnering with Technoport from Luxembourg, Atal Incubation Centre-Aartech, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park & SRIX (SR Innovation Exchange) from India and Innovus & Afrilabs from Africa, as well as Orange France, were announced on December 1st. The beginning of a new adventure for the winning trio!
Inspired by Jérôme Chifflet’s concept of molecular start-ups, this competition aimed to match startups and/or SMEs in the same sector and developing similar products and services. Thus aggregated, these startups, which address the same market, can bring together their product or service, create a new one, grow rapidly and avoid competition.
Education technologies in the spotlight
After analysing 40 applications from Europe, Africa, India and a very difficult selection, we are very happy to announce the winning trio of our molecular startup initiative!
The winners, in the field of Education Technologies, will receive support for matching and co-innovation plus a travel allowance to move on to the next steps.
ANEPEN (Tanzania, Africa)
The Anepen platform empowers individual trainers and education institutions to share digital education contents instantly and make money when training, build connections when collaborating and help learners save money when learning.
IOGA (France, Europe)
IOGA is an online platform addressing a problem that companies are confronted with: the loss of knowledge and expertise when employees leave, resulting in the lengthening or even failure of projects, with a cost difficult to quantify at the scale of an organization. This platform allows companies to save their know-how and knowledge in the form of videos, accessible via a search engine.
TALENTO (New Delhi, India)
Talento helps organisations to assess, train, and retain the correct talent for the entry level job hierarchies, thanks to an expertise in creating online assessment suites and in designing interactive learning modules. End users as entry level workforce can gain confidence to perform their existing job and to elevate their skills.