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.

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

In 2021, 7 start-ups were supported, through a territory discovery program, rich coaching sessions, numerous business meetings and promises of collaboration with the main tourist agents in the region,

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

It aims bring 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.

also offers an innovation tool for tourism agents in the region and allowssupport 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 specifics of alpine tourism and thus characterize its offer, be connected to a network of actors and experts, participate in an international fair and benefit from the individual support of your project.

Does your project meet the challenges of alpine tourism? To apply!

call for projects : January 17th to February 25th, 2022
selection committee : March 11, 2022
support program : from March 28 to June 17, 2022

To apply

The 7 winners of the 1st Alpes Tourisme Lab promotion

GoodCabane offers a cabin with two functions: energy production and multipurpose space. Manufactured off-site in a social approach, these huts allow you 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, trams, mountain bikes, electrics, scooters… and accelerated charging stations.

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

SkiTEC massively reuses ski waste 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 aims to offer an environmentally friendly and sustainable tourist offer to (re)discover nature and the French terroir through an eco-responsible and minimalist cabin called Tiny House, which will reside in the heart of nature. Turnkey accommodation, in collaboration with local actors.

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

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

The system is built to offer long-term support and is focused on the project leader, his entrepreneurial attitude, 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 TECHNIQUE IN THE ALPES-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, French Tech in the Alpes-Chambéry association is one of 5 French Tech structures in the Capital of the Alps; aims to implement and develop the French technological dynamics in Savoie.

La French Tech in the Alpes-Chambéry helps in the creation and growth of young companies and innovative SMEs, with funding and programs from French Tech, all partners and people who invest in a network woven in local and national and international technology. 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 the Chambéry-Grand Lac economy.

The agglomeration of Grand Chambéry has delegated the economic development of its territory to the Chambéry Grand Lac Economie.

The creation of the Chambéry-Grand Lac economy, on 1 July 2017, is a strong political will and ambition at the service of companies 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 start-up structuring process

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

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

  • Regular individual support
  • Diagnostics on Boot Camp sign-in and launch in 3 days
  • Masterclass program to support companies in their structuring and promote their development towards internationalization
  • Regular animations to facilitate peer sharing 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 SET : innovation and sustainable development accelerator in the mountains

Through its 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 around 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 in 7 areas of activity:

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

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