Setting up a business

Sorbonne Université supports researchers from its research structures in the creation of companies.

Setting up a business

Key Figures

230 start-ups created from Sorbonne Université laboratories since 2010.
More than 300 million euros raised by these start-ups.


Sorbonne Université is behind Quadrivium Ventures, a company with a €60 million private equity fund that provides seed capital for young companies with innovative projects that are primarily derived from, or linked to, our laboratories.

4 partner incubators

Sorbonne Université benefits from the services of incubators located in Ile-de-France, Brittany, Occitania and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It works closely with four incubators in the Paris region: Agoranov, which it hosts at its premises on boulevard Raspail, Silver Innov', dedicated to the silver economy and two incubators within the laboratories, the Institut de la Vision (Sorbonne Université/CNRS/Inserm) and the Institut du Cerveau  (IC: Sorbonne Université/AP-HP/CNRS/Inserm).