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Alpes Tourisme Lab: #season 2: innovating for alpine tourism

The first incubation and acceleration system dedicated to supporting innovations for alpine tourism, the Alpes Tourisme Lab is launching its second call for applications from French project leaders and start-ups.

The Alpes Tourisme Lab is launching its second call for projects from January 17 to February 25, 2022.

In 2021, 7 start-ups were supported, via a territory discovery program, rich coaching sessions, numerous business meetings and promises of collaboration with major tourism players in the area,

This system, unique in France, is supported by 4 players in the territory’s entrepreneurial ecosystem:

It aims to bring out new products and services as a response to the current challenges of alpine tourism : habitat, energy, circular economy, mobility, new models of practices and activities.

It also offers an innovation tool for tourism players in the area and allows tosupport the structuring of innovative offersrelevant and complementary with regard to the diversity of the territory.

The 4-month program, built around 3 immersive bootcamps, allows start-ups and project leaders to discover the specificities of alpine tourism and thus characterize their offer, to be connected to a network of actors and experts, to participate at an international mountain fair and benefit from individual monitoring of their project.

Does your project meet the challenges of alpine tourism? Apply!

Call for projects : January 17 to February 25, 2022
Selection committee : March 11, 2022
Support program : from March 28 to June 17, 2022


The 7 winners of the 1st promotion of the Alpes Tourisme Lab

GoodCabane offers a cabin with two functions: energy production and multi-purpose space. Manufactured off-site in a societal approach, these huts make it possible to produce solar energy by optimizing the orientation of the panels and access to the solar installation.

The Green Bubble offers modular eco-stations designed to measure, for low-carbon tourist experiences: bicycles, electric, mountain bikes, electric, scooters… and accelerated charging stations.

family skiing offers a ski school that guarantees premium support, before, during and after the lesson, for the same price. A reservation system developed to adapt to all sectors and summer activities.

SkiTEC massively reuses waste from skiing to give it a second life (urban furniture, bicycle shelters, layout and decoration, photovoltaic shade structures, sheds, greenhouses, etc.). This with a reduced environmental impact, a unique look and Savoie Mont-Blanc manufacturing.

Plot wishes to offer an environmentally friendly and sustainable tourist offer to (re)discover nature and the French terroir through an eco-responsible, minimalist cabin called Tiny House, which will take up residence in the heart of nature. Turnkey accommodation, in collaboration with local actors.

Prairie is a mobile application that facilitates local tourism thanks to the personalized recommendation of tourist sites and activities near you.

Izypay offers a cashless (dematerialized) payment solution to facilitate transactions at the vacation spot (packages, activities, catering, etc.) and to study the customer journey.

The system is built in such a way as to provide long-term support and focused on the project leader, his entrepreneurial posture, the structuring of the start-up, his access to the market and the growth of his activity.

The 4 leaders of the Alps Tourisme Lab

FRENCH TECH IN THE ALPS-CHAMBÉRY : collective of Alpine professionals committed to the development and influence of the digital economy, new technologies and innovation in the Alpine furrow.

Created in 2015, the French Tech in the Alps-Chambéry association is one of the 5 structures of the French Tech in the Alps Capital; it aims to deploy and develop the French Tech dynamic in Savoie.

La French Tech in the Alps-Chambéry helps in the creation and growth of young companies and innovative SMEs by relying on French Tech funding and programs, all the partners and people who invest in a network woven in local, and the national and international French Tech network. Acting as an information-communication-connection hub, it produces value-added collective actions for local innovative companies on the scale of the Alpine furrow.

THE SAVOIE TECHNOLAC INCUBATOR : contribute to the emergence, development and success of start-up projects in the region

The Savoie Technolac incubator is a public incubator supported by Chambéry-Grand Lac economy.

The Agglomeration of Grand Chambéry has delegated economic development on its territory to Chambéry Grand Lac Economie.

The creation of Chambéry-Grand Lac economy, on July 1, 2017, is a strong political will and ambition at the service of businesses and start-ups in the area.

  • • support the creator as a person, at the service of his project and for the benefit of his company
  • • develop the entrepreneurial skills of project leaders
  • • accelerate the process of structuring the start-up

Since the creation of the Incubator in 2009, more than 300 companies have been supported; 93% of companies that have followed the incubation program successfully pass the 3-year mark and 68% the 5-year mark.

THE VILLAGE BY CA DES SAVOIE : start-up accelerator and support tool for local businesses in their transformation

Founded in 2017 by Crédit Agricole des Savoie and Chambéry-Grand Lac economy, it can accommodate 25 to 30 start-ups at the heart of the Savoie Technolac Entrepreneurship Pole, with a structured support offer over 24 months:

  • Regular individual support
  • Diagnosis on entry and launch Boot Camp over 3 days
  • Masterclass program to support companies in their structuring and promote their development up to internationalization
  • Regular animations to facilitate sharing between peers and the spirit of cooperation
  • Access to the network of 37 Villages by CA representing 1,100 start-ups and more than 650 partners

THE MOUNTAIN CLUSTER : accelerator of innovation and sustainable development in the mountains

Through its actions of networking, training, support for innovation and commercial development, the Mountain Cluster supports the development of its members and contributes to the sustainable performance and attractiveness of tourist destinations, in France and in the world.

Created in 2012 by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the Mountain Cluster has 235 members and 60 annual actions in France and abroad, structured around 7 areas of expertise:

  • Operational assistance and facilitation of the customer journey
  • Development of ski areas
  • Diversification of summer and winter tourism
  • Environnment management
  • Natural risk management
  • Governance and public policies
  • Urbanism, Architecture and Project Management

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