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Programme Seed - Leonard
Incubator and accelerator

Seed programme design and co-leadership with Leonard

Programme Seed - Leonard

Context and need

  • Addressing the emergence of disruptive threats in a few key areas (Construction, Energy, Mobility and Smart City): new processes, technologies or business models
  • Position VINCI upstream of value creation in its businesses
  • Making VINCI a leading player in ConTech
  • Today, the SEED program selects and supports early stage startups in order to build the cities and infrastructures of the future together

Approach and methodology

  • Cross-analysis of businesses, competitors and, more broadly, market trends in which VINCI operates
  • Benchmark of the structuring players of the contech ecosystem and their offer
  • Interviews with 20 contech startups to identify their needs and design a relevant program


  • Creation of a program linking startups with Group decision-makers, focusing on :
    - Identifying strategic areas for sourcing and selecting startups
    - Definition of the selection process and the support policy
    - Structuring and accompanying the partnership modalities between the startups and Leonard
  • More broadly, design and implementation of a process of acculturation to innovation for the Group's employees, in connection with the program


  • 100 qualified startups sourced
  • 8 startups shortlisted
  • 6 startups supported over a period of 6 months