iPEPS Incubateur

The first innovation accelerator

dedicated to brain diseases in France

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About iPEPS - by ICM

iPEPS is the Paris Brain Institute’s startup incubator and the first innovation accelerator dedicated to brain diseases in France. Paris Brain Institute is a flagship program in France for brain disorders and a proud member of the IHU and Carnot networks.

Opened its doors in 2012, in the heart of Paris

Dedicated to startups in MedTech/BioTech and digital health

Located in the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, one of Europe’s largest with more than 100 000 patients in neurology per year

Privileged acces to 10 state-of-the-art technological platforms

A partnership on digital healthcare with Station F, Europe largest start-up campus

A dedicated business team for the development of your breakthrough projects

iPEPS in a few figures


startups incubated since 2012


of offices and lab spaces


researchers - clinicians

250 M

raised by startups

What we offer

Personalized support, numerous resources and synergies

  • Facilities

    As part of the iPEPS’ family, you will have access to free copy machines, free wifi and free caffeine fix (of course!) but also fully equipped facilities with:

    - 2 500sqm of offices and lab spaces
    - meeting rooms (from 4 to 60 people)
    - an auditorium with 280 sits
    - and a chill area with a table football.



  • Partnerships

    With the support of Paris Brain Institute which benefits of over 200 pharmaceutic and biotech industrial partners, we will help you to identify and get in touch with the right industrial partners and mentors in order to fast track the development of your project from ideation to commercialization.
    Thanks to our growing network of business angels, VCs, family offices, the iPEPS team will guide you to relevant opportunities for the development of your project. Our team will coach you in order to be prepared for these meetings with future investors (pitch & deck preparation, stress test).

  • Science

    iPEPS is located inside Paris Brain Institute which offers a thriving scientific environment for the development of your projects with :
    - An in house clinical investigation center of 1 200sqm for clinical research.
    - A CNS clinical practice with more than 100,000 outpatients consultations/year.  
    - 700 researchers and clinicans.
    - A LivingLab with a FabLab.
    - 10 state-of-the-art technological platforms, from genes to human behavior (next-gen sequencing, vectorology, bioinformatics, electrophysiology, histology, phenotyping, MRI, MEG/EEG, TMS/DBS …).

  • Communication

    Your company will benefits from the exposure of the Paris Brain Institute and the support of our comunication department (PR, Video making, events…).
    You will also have the opportunity to join our many scientific and business events organized throughout the year (conferences with top expert’s scientists from all around the world, training sessions, breakfasts, etc.).

Our call for applications is open!

Want to join us?

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Our team

Discover our vibrant team of recognized experts

Alexis Genin

Alexis Genin

Head of research and technology development

When not managing the team, Alexis is in charge of ICM innovation strategy and coordination of the Institute's industrial partnerships.

Julien Elric

Julien Elric

iPEPS incubator manager

Julien helps iPEPS startups to rise and shine, and is always on the hunt for new (international) talents.

Louise Remigereau

Louise Remigereau

Project manager iPEPS

Louise is in charge of the logistical and organizational aspects of the iPEPS incubator.

Damien Salauze

Damien Salauze

Entrepreneur in residence

Damien brings his experience to support ICM startup creation strategy.

Alexis Auvitu

Alexis Auvitu

Program manager Biotech

Alexis is in charge of supporting Biotech startups in the Paris Brain Institute. He also manages Pfizer Healthcare hub.

Lea Mekies

Lea Mekies

Progam manager Digital Health

Lea is in charge of supporting digital health startups present at station f. She also manages the Janssen Digital Solutions QuickFire Challenge.

Camille Dorra

Camille Dorra

Program manager Medtech

Camille is in charge of supporting Medtech and AI startups. She is also looking for new partners for the incubator.

The alumni

We are proud to have helped them

Serge Kinkingnehun

iPEPS’ environment offers day-to-day contacts with ICM research teams. Those regular discussions and encounters promoted several research collaborations with high standing scientific teams.

- Serge Kinkingnehun, CEO Eye Brain

Frédéric Sedel

The iPEPS gathers best experts in neuroscience and offers unique access to a clinical investigation center and high standing technological platforms. This unique environment helped us to fast track our clinical trials for our therapeutic solution to treat patients with multiple sclerosis.

- Frédéric Sedel, CEO MedDay

A unique and ideal environment

The iPEPS-ICM incubator offers a unique and ideal environment in the heart of the 13th district, one of the fastest growing business district in Paris, France. Paris is becoming one of Europe’s biggest spot for the development of innovative projects, supported by the quality of its healthcare facilities and numbers of financial incentives for startups.


Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière
47 boulevard de l'Hôpital
75013 Paris


5 Parvis Alan Turing
75013 Paris


187 rue Chevaleret
75013 Paris

Contact us

If you want to know more about iPEPS, do not hesitate to contact us.