• Technology transfer

    Creating innovative new products, services and business opportunities from CERN technology transfer

  • Start-up business

    Our Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies support project leaders and start-up companies in their development

  • Accelerating innovation

    You have a project of innovative entrepreneurship, in connection with CERN technologies ?
    Our team gives you a support to help you to realize your project !


Discover our CERN incubator project.

How ?

InnoGEX is a business incubator which allows to accomodate optimally project holders, who use CERN technology, during the first 3 years of corporate life.

The incubator provides an administrative, human and technical support that will enable start-ups to realize their technological project in order to create and develop their business on the territory of the Pays de Gex.

The site is located at TECHNOPARC of Saint-Genis Pouilly.

Partners : Communauté de Communes du Pays de Gex – CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) – Conseil Départemental de l’Ain – Chambre du Commerce et de l’Industrie de l’Ain – Agence de développement économique du Pays de Gex et du Pays Bellegardien (ADE) – The Ain Economic Mission (MEA).

For Who ?

The incubator hosts innovative project holders in connection with the use of CERN technology.

Subject to certain conditions, project holders can be employees or CERN users.

Why ?

An international network of CERN incubators is being set up. InnoGEX is part of this network.

Currently, the network of CERN incubators has 5 sites :

“The SFTC CERN Business Incubation Centre (BIC)” – (United Kingdom, 2012)
“The Nikhef-CERN Business Incubation Centre” – (Netherlands, 2014)
“NTNU Business Incubation Centre of CERN Technology” – (Norway, 2014)
“Austria Business Incubation Centre of CERN Technologies” – (Austria, 2014)
“Business Incubation Centre of CERN technology of Technopolis Thessaloniki Incubator S.A.” – (Greece, 2014)

The objective is to support project holders, in connection with technologies developed by CERN, in order to enable them to create their businesses and develop itself on the territory of Pays de Gex.

The CERN incubator is part of the economic strategy of the Circle of innovation. The aim is to create optimal conditions for the development of innovative technology companies on the territory of the Pays de Gex based on existing equipment (CERN, Geneva airport, local resources …).