Call for applications: in 2025, join our incubation programmes

Climate Tech, Deep Tech, AI, robotics, financing the energy transition: applications are now open for the 2025 batch of our incubation and acceleration programmes.

Applications are open until October 4, 2024

The call for applications for the 2025 cohort of Leonard’s incubation and acceleration programmes is now open! Leonard supports entrepreneurial innovation through programmes dedicated to start-ups, innovative companies and VINCI employees.

Open to all innovative solutions in the fields of construction, mobility infrastructure, energy and property, the programmes will in particular welcome projects involved in Climate Tech, Deep Tech, robotics and the financing of the energy transition. This is an opportunity for business creators and VINCI employees to realise their ambitions with the support of Leonard in sectors undergoing major environmental and digital transformations.

SEED Program, cohort 2025

Programme SEED, recrutement 2025

Are you a co-founder of a seed or pre-seed start-up (less than two years old) in one of our business sectors? Come and work with us to refine your value proposition and prepare for your fundraising by joining the SEED programme, dedicated to early-stage start-ups.

I APPLY before Oct. 4, 2024

Intrapreneurs Program, cohort 2025

Programme Intrapreneur, recrutement 2025

Are you a VINCI employee who would like to develop a new business project for the Group? You can apply for the Intrapreneurs programme, specially designed for VINCI employees who have a project for a new business for the Group. We’ll help you shape your project, define your value proposition and find your first customers.

 I APPLY before Oct. 4, 2024

"All of the projects in Leonard's 2024 Cohort bear witness to the massive arrival of AI technologies and environmental urgency in our businesses. Our programmes are increasingly successful, with a steady rise in applications year on year and growing investment in the projects we have supported."

Kevin Cardona I Director of Leonard's entrepreneurial innovation programmes

Demo Day: Leonard unveils the progress of projects and startups incubated in 2024

On May 21, 2024, 17 innovative projects from start-ups (SEED programme) and VINCI Group employees (Intrapreneurs programme) in the construction, mobility infrastructure, energy and property sectors were able to present their innovative solutions to an international jury of VINCI executives and investors in the presence of experts and Leonard partners such as BPI France, Axeleo Capital, Daphni, SuperNova Invest, Techmind, Eurazeo, Energy Impact Partners, etc.

Watch the replay of their pitches:

Since its creation in 2017, Leonard has supported more than 200 projects involving digital applications, artificial intelligence, decarbonised materials and new energies to offer solutions to environmental, productivity and safety challenges to those who design, build and maintain everyday infrastructures.

In 2024, 39 projects benefited from the support offered by Leonard under four programs:

Projects that reflect changes in the sector

Strong by Form, pitch Demo Day 2024
Pitch by Andrés Mitnik Asun, CEO of Strong by Form at Demo Day 2024

Since 2014, Construction Tech has attracted nearly $30 billion in venture capital investment. The trend is set to continue: since 2022, 36 new investment funds dedicated to the construction sector in the US and Europe have raised more than $7 billion, demonstrating investors’ growing appetite for our businesses.

Green tech, which brings together technological innovations and practices designed to reduce the environmental impact of human activities, is a playground for solutions from Leonard’s class of 2024. This is a favourable environment for their development, given that in 2023, French green tech raised almost €278 billion, making France the second country in Europe to invest the most in this type of project (Source: Bpifrance).

"Venture capital investment is flourishing in construction and green tech, and the sector could go much further. The solutions participating in our programmes are driving forces for the future of construction, but also of our everyday lives."

Julien Villalongue I Leonard Managing Director

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