Tekhnè

Global Challenges, Tech Answers

The first French incubator completely dedicated to accelerating startups in cutting-edge technology for public interest. This tailored program combines cutting-edge technology, the creation of economic value and scaling up impact on pressing social issues.

Cofounded by Liberté Living Lab and Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

The challenge

The development of new technology brings up many questions. How will autonomous technology change the workforce? What is the potential of Artificial Intelligence, both positive and negative? How will my privacy be ensured? What exactly do these algorithms do? 

We want to develop a positive approach to innovative technology by highlighting the good it can bring through creating new economic models based on value creation while serving the greater good on pressing societal issues.

 

Our ambition

Technological innovation and experimentation on new ethical economic models are opportunities. They allow work to be done at a large scale on deep issues, whether they be societal, economic, industrial, or environmental. Visionary projects in numerous sectors are emerging to respond to current issues (education, employment, future workforces, the environment, health, living situations, and even public services.) These ambitious and meaningful initiatives require personalized coaching that matches their rhythm and specific needs.

A program with personalized coaching

based on special methodology made specifically for entrepreneurs working on 'tech for good' 

Structure a 'technology for the greater good' niche in France

by developping and animating a program in the Liberté Living Lab's ecosystem of multiple actors: startups, data scientists, public services, academia, and big business

Develop a Europe-wide network 

through the creation of partnerships at the European level and with other structures incubating projects for tech for the greater good

Our solutions

Residence at Liberté Living Lab 

6 months of acceleration and 12 months of residence in a space dedicated to innovation and experimentation in civic and social technology

Personalized coaching

individually tailored to each startups' needs. With experts in tech, strategy, finance, from Edmond de Rothschild Group, peer-to-peer learning, networking, and investor meetings, this truly is a comprehensive acceleration

Regular, high-quality events 

such as conferences, professional meetings, sessions and workshops for developing the startups

An ethics and scientific committee

with a critical yet constructive eye toward building an expert network of the highest caliber 

The way forward

  • Accelerate the growth of these new economic models joining cutting-edge technology, societal impact and economic value creation
  • Promote ethical technology with meaning through coproduction of reports and events which will be free and open to the public
  • Contribute to the development of a tech for good ecosystem at the European level