In Alsace SEMIA is the incubator shared between universities, scientific institutions and economic organisations, and is supported by all regional public authorities.

Since 1999, SEMIA has been a major player in discovering and supporting innovative business projects. With branches in Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar, SEMIA supports a growing number of innovative projects both coming out of higher education and started by individual entrepreneurs.

Serving the innovative individuals behind new business projects, SEMIA’s teams help foster innovation in all its forms. This can be driving new products and services, or new technologies, or even new organisational strategies.

Our support programme, the Startup Academy, focuses on creating value, developing an economic model and building your team, helping reduce the time it takes from creating a concept to launching a business. The Starter Class sessions include experts and SEMIA Club community members (SEMIA alumni). This programme helps prepare a start-up to join our incubator.

SEMIA is officially recognised as an Excellent Incubator by the Grand Est region, and the start-ups we help can take advantage of the region’s Start-up Grant, (representing between 30 000 and 100 000 euros). SEMIA is also recognised by the Ministry of Research, who have supported the programme since its inception.

Thanks to its building Totem l’Académie, SEMIA can offer more than 2 000 m2 (21 000 sq.ft.) of office space and services. This space promotes exchange and collaboration between startups, alumni, backers and local businesses.

As of 2017, SEMIA is a partner of the Rimbaud Tech incubator in Charleville-Mezières and is working on a dedicated program for this location.

Since its inception, SEMIA has helped 192 projects and created 162 new businesses.

At my side, the members of the Board continue to develop SEMIA to drive innovation and business throughout the region.

Lilla Merabet

President of SEMIA
Vice President of the
Regional Council of the Grand Est Region

Our Founding Members

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Our Governance

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OUR TEAM

Eric BAUMHAUER

Eric BAUMHAUER

Chargé de la comptabilité et de la gestion

Apolline BUSCH

Apolline BUSCH

Directrice des opérations

Stéphane CHAUFFRIAT

Stéphane CHAUFFRIAT

Directeur

Karl DALEX

Karl DALEX

Chargé de recherche Innovation ouverte

Deborah DENNY

Deborah DENNY

Assistante de Gestion

Yves GENDRAULT

Yves GENDRAULT

Chargé de projets

Martin GREDER

Martin GREDER

Chargé de détection de projets et responsable des programmes de formation

Sabrina KOHN

Sabrina KOHN

Chargée de mission Entrepreneuriat Transfrontalier

David LICHTLE

David LICHTLE

Chargé d'affaires

Francesco Paolo DE SANCTIS

Francesco Paolo DE SANCTIS

Business Manager

Guillaume VETTER-GENOUD

Guillaume VETTER-GENOUD

Business Manager