The Collège believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are more than part of a curriculum. Within the realm of multiple innovation programmes and projects, we focus on moving from idea and innovation to action and the marketplace.

From idea to the marketplace

More than 100 companies have been created over the past 10 years by graduates of the Collège des Ingénieurs, either directly after their graduation or after several years of professional experience.

Innovation projects (like Venture Lab, Open Innovation, Brain to Market, Innovation for change) are an important ingredient of the MBA programme. They all encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and have led to the generation of real start-ups or created business ideas. Our Fellows are able to access intimate and tailored coaching throughout each project they undertake through the form of seminars or one-to-one discussions. 

Notable alumni entrepreneurs

Manuel Opitz
Co-Founder & CEO

Mercuris - Enabling digital prosthetics & orthotics

Li Jiaqing
Chief Investment Officer

Legend Capital ($6 billion assets under management)

Martin Eichenhofer

9T Labs, Zürich - 3D printing of composites, founded 2018

Katharina Kreitz & Florian Wehner

Vectoflow - Measurements in fluids

Laurent Gil
Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Zenedge - Cybersecurity at the edge of the network (acqu. by Oracle, 2018)

John de Souza
Serial technology entrepreneur

Flash Communications (aqu.by Microsoft, 1998), Medhelp (acqu.by Merck, 2014)

Ample - Smart energy for electric vehicles

Jean Charles Samuelian
Co-founder & CEO

Alan - First digital health insurance company in France

Andreas Kupke
Managing Director & COO

FINANZCHECK.de (acqu. by Scout24 for €285 million)

José Mariano López-Urdiales
Founder and CEO

Zero 2 Infinity - Balloon-borne orbital launch systems

Dr. Reik Winkel
Executive director

indurad - The Industrial Radar Company

Maria Sole Teberino

Soundbubble - created within "Innovation 4 change"

Davide Marini
Co-Founder and CEO

Inkbit - Additive manufacturing by machine vision

Firefly BioWorks - Genomics & proteomics

Jacques Veyrat
Founder & Investor

impala SAS (energy, manufacturing, asset management)