World Nuclear Exhibition
Nov. 28-30, 2023

WNE Startup Program

Designed for the most-promising industrial startups building the future of the civil nuclear sector.


A unique Program for innovation and entrepreneurship 

The WNE Startup Program aims at supporting entrepreneurs from the civil nuclear sector by offering them visibility and a unique business experience during WNE.

The 20 selected Startups will be highlighted in the official program of the show through:

  • A mentoring program during WNE to help them fine-tune their project, find partners and gain visibility within the global nuclear community and the media. Meetings will thus be organized throughout the three days with industry leaders, experts, investors and entrepreneurs.
  • A booth within the Startup Village at the heart of the venue.
  • The opportunity to win the "Coup de Coeur" a people’s choice prize awarded by an online vote

Join the program now!

The competition is open to early-stage startups from all over the world that meet at least one of the three eligibility criteria:

  • Founded less than 10 years ago
  • Less than 30 employees
  • Between Seed stage and Series B (up to 20M€ of financing)

Eligible startups will then be selected on the basis of the quality and relevance of the application forms they have submitted.


February - June 18th

Submission process

June - July

Selection process

August - November

Support startups with WNE preparation

Expanding global communication

November 28-30

WNE 2023 in Paris

Showcasing solutions from the following areas

Process & services solutions

Product solutions

Sustainability & social responsibility engagement

Startup Program Mentors

Abderrahim Al Mazouzi

Expert at EDF and General Secretariat at SNETP

Gilles Babinet

Digital Entrepreneur, Co-President of the Conseil National du Numérique

Jacopo Buongiorno

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

Mathieu De Lophem

Managing Partner, Nuketech

Thibaut Gain

Technical Advisor, Framatome

Damien Heiss

Corporate Innovation Manager, Framatome

Raphaele Leyendecker

Managing Director, Techstars Sustainability Paris Accelerator

Chris O'Brien

Founder and Editor, The French Tech Journal

Céline Passedouet

Investment Manager, Elaia

Laurence Petit

Chief Innovation Officer, CEA

Sophie Rouzaud

Head of Financial & Strategic Analysis, Nuclear Valley

Bernard Salha

Director of R&D at EDF, President of the Innovation and R&D Commission of GIFEN

Giuseppe Sangiovanni

Managing Partner, Exergon 

Stéphane Sarrade

Director of Energy Programs at CEA

Guillaume Tremblay

Technical Director, Nuclear Valley

Sonny Vu

Founder, Alabaster

First Supporting Partners

Relive the 2021 WNE Startup Planet