Hardware acceleration program

FOCUS is a thematic hardware acceleration program
designed by Usine IO in 2017

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FOCUS by Usine IO mixes the best for the development of an hardware or industrial startups


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Program philosophy

Our four month program at FOCUS by Usine IO gives you:

  • Access to an extensive network of investors

  • A dedicated team of experienced engineers

  • An inside view into the supply chain and manufacturing infrastructure in France, Europe and China

  • An education in manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution as well as project and business management, finance, and strategy

  • Office and machine shop space in Paris with access to state of the art equipment

  • Mentoring and guidance from across the tech sector

  • A series of critique sessions to fine tune your pitch for potential investors

  • An end of term demo day to pitch your product to VCs and other investors

Program benefits


The program

FOCUS' first batch was dedicated to autonomous and connected vehicles, the second to Industry 4.0. Technical and business expertise will be provided by our teams in collaboration with our academic and industrial partners in AI, automotive and equipment. Our goal is to leverage our mix of tech and business expertise to bring the startup a first commercial deployment at a pilot scale.

Simplified process to get a Visa

All you need is here : http://www.welcometofrance.com/en/you-are-coming-to-run-a-company-in-france

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