ENSTA Bretagne : Incubateur ENSTARTUPS

ENSTARTUPS Business Incubator

The ENSTA Bretagne campus in Brest has dedicated incubator facilities. Located in the heart of the campus, this incubator offers future entrepreneurs numerous opportunities to help them develop their project under optimal conditions.
ENSTARTUPS’ strong points
Free access to the facilities*

The incubator has several dedicated offices with shared workspaces that help build a coworking community.
Each office is fully equipped with IT equipment, a landline, a whiteboard, etc.
A mailbox is also included in the services provided.
Joining the incubator also includes access to the sports facilities on campus: weight room, soccer/rugby field, gym, sports hall…

*Access to the facilities is free of charge for the first 6 to 12 months

Prototyping and testing facilities

All technical projects include a prototyping and testing phase. ENSTA Bretagne helps with designing and building prototypes on campus. To do so, it relies on the equipment available on campus and on the support of the mechanical, electronics and IT technical staff.

Numerous processes can be carried out such as 3D printing, machining and circuit board manufacturing.

In addition, the mechanics and ICST (Information and Communication Science and Technology) research centers located on campus provide a wide range of testing equipment.

Numerous Partnerships
  • Technopôle Brest Iroise: This partnership allows entrepreneurs to attend conferences and receive guidance relevant to their specific needs. It also provides access to a strong network.
  • YAO (endowment fund for the Breton youth): This fund facilitates networking between business leaders and entrepreneurs, which helps with the sharing of experiences.
  • Arkéa, with its Innovation unit, conducts various Design Thinking workshops. 
  • The CMB provides expertise with respect to funding.
Students projects to support budding businesses

Startups must often choose between various options, not only for the technical aspects of their products or services, but also in areas such as marketing or communication.

To help with their decision-making, they can challenge ENSTA Bretagne students with projects on which the students can work in teams, as part of their training.

In addition to the technical issues, ENSTA Bretagne students can also work on other aspects such as market analysis, target definition, pricing policy and funding options through the Engineering and Business Science major.

ENSTA Bretagne's business incubator is open to all business start-up projects subject to approval by ENSTA Bretagne's management team. To access the incubator, entrepreneurs must submit an application which is examined by a panel of judges. 


Antonin Raffarin
ENSTARTUPS Business Incubator Manager