Transalley offers full advisory services for creating start-ups in the fields of transportation and mobility. These services are provided through two different systems to best meet projects' needs depending on their stage of development: The Incubator and the Business Hive.
The Transalley Incubator
A part of the regional Innovative Start-Up Creation network recognized by the Nord Pas-de-Calais region, the Transalley incubator offers a full line of service to accelerate and project business creation.
It hosts all types of project leaders (students, researchers, employees, etc.), particularly though with a focus in technological innovation, mobility services, mobility for people with disabilities, and the auto and rail sectors.
The selection criteria are based on how innovative a project is, the market outlook, the business plan, and how well the project suits the people involved.
Services offered by the incubator
The project leader is assisted for 18 months by a relationship manager, from the project outline stage to raising capital to business creation. He or she gets access to expert talent in all fields, including finance, marketing, technology, legal issues, and IP protection.
Access to subsidies and assistance
Regional Incubation Fund, national start-up grant competition, intern placement, etc.
In the heart of the Transalley technology park, you get private offices with 13 to 26 m² in a secure environmentally designed building with shared facilities: Conference rooms, record-keeping space, Internet access, phone space, mail and copy room, access to site events, dining space, and more.
Access to technological and human resources
Being close to the University gives access to its technological platforms: Design, prototyping, simulation, testing, etc. It also gives easy access to scientific talents in order to recruit interns, trainees, or future employees.
The Transalley Hive
The "Hive" is for businesses that have outgrown the innovator. It hosts and advises newly created start-ups in order to support them as they enter the market.
It increases the likelihood of success for business creators, by offering:
- Methodological support
- Ongoing individual personalized tracking (Analysis and tracking of financial and sales performance indicators, Predicting and determining strategic changes, Assistance in implementing opportunities)
- High-quality premises* (available in the second half of 2015) for the technology park with shared services
The Hive is also a place where creators can discuss ideas.
After it leaves the Hive, the company can relocate to an office park in Transalley.