Innovation and Entrepreneurship Module

The start-up ecosystem is an essential breeding ground for our partner companies. That is why IFP School offers the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Module, to reveal the most innovative and creative candidates. Students can experience all aspects of business creation.


Starting in January, students in teams of five lead a business creation project, step by step:

  • the idea (design thinking) to meet the challenges of the energy transition,
  • the value proposition (business model),
  • prototyping to test their ideas, particularly in the FabLab of CESI in Nanterre,
  • the commercial development plan (growth hacking),
  • the pitch to convince potential investors.


The Innovation and Entrepreneurship pole supports students with projects in:

  • the choice of dedicated structures: FabLab, incubators...
  • the realization of files,
  • participation in innovation competitions.


Five students in the Processes for Energy and Chemistry field received the 4th prize in the EpE-LCI competition in 2018, on the theme of the relationship between digital and environmental preservation. Their "Eco&Co" project proposes a service offer to connect:

  • companies wishing to improve their social responsibility,
  • associations that create initiatives in this field and want to gain visibility,
  • individuals interested in acting in favour of the environment while being rewarded. 


Gautier Dreyfus, a graduate of the Petroleum Economics and Management Master's degree from IFP School (2014), created Forssea Robotics in May 2016 with Maxime Cerramon. Their start-up, specialized in the design and manufacture of innovative subsea robotics solutions, has developed a first autonomous subsea robotic connector called "Atoll". This connector allows a light ship to connect to a submerged system to provide electricity and communication, thus reducing the surface impact and cost of underwater campaigns.