A new source of leverage: seeding start-ups from their initial idea
IT-Translation is an investor and co-founder of digital technology start-ups spun off from both public and private research. What makes our business model so unique? We seed start-ups from ideas: we jointly set up the business and provide – at a very early stage - an investment of up to 300,000 euros through the IT-Translation fund.
We look at the creation of start-ups through an approach based on ’translation’: we deploy our human and financial resources to ‘translate’ the technology into products or services, and to lead the researcher/entrepreneur into the business world. IT-Translation invests its money and its efforts in start-ups, working together with all innovation stakeholders. Early 2015, four years after IT-Translation got under way, more than 25 start-ups have been incorporated.