Photonics and Microwaves Competitiveness Cluster in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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The Funding Pathway: information on access to funding and preparation for fundraising

To assist its members in their financial structuring and growth, the cluster offers a “Funding Pathway” aimed at offering a personalized approach towards helping members access funding.

An emphasis is placed on targeting private investors (business angels, capital funds – seed, venture, growth) and on financial engineering mechanisms. Each member may request the cluster’s help in defining the most appropriate tool for managing their performance and treasury, taking the risk away from accessing funding (factoring of commercial receivables, CIR/CII pre-funding, Euro PP, crowd-funding, products devoted to WCR funding, etc.).

Meetings with investors organized through "INPHO Venture Summit"

Confirming its commitment to facilitate deal generation and investment, INPHO®️ Venture Summit, the event for executives active in smart technologies and deep tech innovations will held its 7th edition on 22nd & 23rd October 2020, in Palais de la Bourse (Bordeaux).

INPHO Venture Summit 2020 is the 7th edition of our dedicated and designed event for investors supporting the disruptive innovation. Our focus for our c-executive participants is concrete discussions and high-level interaction. No traditional speech, only fire-side chats prepared by experts.

“For the 2020 Edition of INPHO Venture Summit, we will tackle some of the biggest challenges ahead for our world.  On one hand we are seeing the positive impact of AI on how we work and live.  On the other hand there is tremendous anxiety on social impact of these technologies and our seemingly lack of progress on climate change.  We will explore this paradigm and meet entrepreneurs who are working on positively impacting the world via breakthrough technologies such as machine learning, quantum computing, nanotechnology, automation and space technology.
Through the years, this Bordeaux region public initiative has generated private investments and partnerships with global impact. We are counting on you as participants to once again make this happen in this beautiful setting, taking advantage of the unique gathering of entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and venture investors.
We are delighted to host you in Bordeaux.
Now let’s learn and generate a positive and sustainable impact on mankind.”

George UGRAS
Managing Director of AV8 Ventures and Chairman of INPHO Venture Summit

INPHO Venture Summit is co organized by ALPHA-RLH Photonics and Microwaves cluster, the SEML-RDL and CEA. It is supported by The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux Gironde, Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux Metropole.
In its sixth previous editions, INPHO®️ has attracted more than 1000 European participants, 100 international keynote speakers and over 100 VCs and corporate funds. More than 90 start-ups have been selected to pitch raising more than 230 M€.