Special for PhD students

Are you in your 2nd or 3rd year of a PhD? Are you enrolled at a university in Alsace? Do you dream of seeing your discoveries come to fruition and serve society? Are you interested in the world of business and startups? Give your thesis a boost and take part in the "Mature your PhD" Challenge!

Created by SATT Conectus in partnership with Alsace's research establishments and universities, the Mature your PhD Challenge offers a host of opportunities. Try your luck with your thesis!

For you tomorrow if you win the Challenge: 

  1. 1,000 in cash* to reward your efforts:
    A nice boost for your studies, business or personal projects!

  2. A 12-day Startups/Entrepreneurship course*, with a great diploma (D.U.):
    So you can build up your CV and one day set up your own business in the right way!

  3. A personalised diagnosis of the economic potential of your thesis:
    So that your discoveries come to fruition and serve society!

  4. A privileged access to the i-PhD and Starthèse national innovation competitions: 
    They'll be talking about you and you'll be meeting some key people, so you can build up a solid network and boost your career prospects!

(*) for the first 5 winners

It's easy to take part! 

  1. Download the rules and application form from 
  2. Fill in the application form (just 7 pages long!)
  3. Obtain the agreement of your thesis supervisor
  4. Send your application to Conectus before 30 April 2024
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Any doubts about the potential of your project or your chances of success?
Do you need advice on how to fill in your application form?

Our Innovation team will give you an initial opinion and support you every step of the way!
> by phone: 03 68 41 12 60 / France Mandry
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