18 French Deeptech startups have been selected to participate in the 2023 edition of the NETVA
program, organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United
States. This program aims to develop technological partnerships in the United States and
Directed by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy, with the support of the Ministry of
Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, NETVA aims to bolster
the French deep tech ecosystem, by empowering every year early-stage, science-based startups
operating in a wide range of technological fields, including healthtech, agritech, energy, artificial
intelligence, manufacturing and robotics.
Since 2010, NETVA has offered unique opportunities for young French Deeptech companies, through
the extensive network of the Embassy and the Consulates General across the country, and its threefold learning approach: share best practices with American entrepreneurs, develop technological
partnerships in the United States, incept and nurture transatlantic growth perspectives. NETVA is also
a continuation of iLab, a Deeptech innovation competition that contributes to the NETVA candidates
The program is financially supported, in part, by Bpifrance, that hosts the training seminar in Paris,
participates and co-presides the French pre-selection committee, and contributes to the outreach
efforts to external experts on various topics. This support has also contributed to the increase in the
number of participants for the 2023 NETVA edition.
A two-stage program;
The 18 laureates of the 2023 edition were selected by juries of French and American experts from
seven major innovation ecosystems (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Washington DC), to participate in a customized program composed of:
- a training seminar in Paris, on February 9th and 10th, 2023, at Bpifrance, consisting of training
workshops by French and American innovation experts. The objective is to enable French
entrepreneurs to better understand the specificities of North American innovation ecosystems
and to prepare for their immersion in the United States;
- an immersion in the United States, to discover one of the major American innovation
ecosystems: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC.
This immersion allows French entrepreneurs to confront their business models with the
realities of the North American markets, to meet key players in their field of activity and to
participate in various events to promote their projects. The immersion will take place between
March and May, depending on the host ecosystem.
It was an intense week but so rich of meetings for Myotact in Boston!
What a chance to have met researchers and doctors from the most famous universities and hospitals like Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
The idea is now to concretize all these discussions into a research and clinical studies partnership in order to give the possibility for all Americans to use our unique medical device.