Apply for Sanofi iDEA-iTECH Awards

What is it?

A booster to transform breakthrough technologies and processes developed by best-in-class academic partners and start-ups into innovative solutions to accelerate our R&D portfolio.


In 2022, the initiatives iDEA Awards (North America) and iTECH Awards (Europe) came together under the same umbrella: the Sanofi iDEA-iTECH Awards.

Sanofi iDEA-iTECH Awards is a one-year program consisting of:

  • A seed funding of 120 000 euros.

  • A dedicated support of a Sanofi scientific expert.

  • A steppingstone to further collaboration.


Who are we looking for? European start-ups/biotechs and academics from our selected partner institutions developing cutting-edge technologies in the following areas:

  • Digital, data sciences and artificial intelligence

  • Drug optimization and biologics discovery research

  • Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

  • Processes in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control

  • Real World Evidence development

  • Precision Medicine in oncology, immunology-inflammation, rare and neurodegenerative diseases

  • Cell and Gene Therapy

  • Vaccines

A fast process to select and start projects in less than 8 months:


Call for projects 2023

(open from November 3rd to December 16th 2022)

Apply Here


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