Novanexia supports you in the financing and
management of your breakthrough innovations
Corwave, obtained funding in January 2021 for a ground-breaking technology against heart failure – the first company in Europe to welcome the European Commission into its capital.
Abbelight, financing of a super-resolution microscopy technology that transforms the future of imaging.
Demeta, funding the launch of NexTene™ in the energy market, a high-performance material with a low carbon footprint.
In 2021 boost your innovation with HORIZON EUROPE Program
Novanexia supports you to build and design your winning project proposals in sync with your business strategy. We support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, universities and research organisations to obtain funding from the Horizon Europe programme. We are recognised for our high level of expertise in the EIC Accelerator, and we aim to deliver the same level of expertise for the new EIC Pathfinder and Transition instruments.
The EIC Accelerator seeks to support companies where the EIC funding will make the company attractive to other investors necessary for the scale up of their innovation.
- Single European company: SME, ‘small mid-cap’ (under conditions)
- High-risk, high-potential innovation
- The technology component of the innovation must have been tested and validated in a relevant environment (Technology Readiness Level 5/6+)
- Technical & business analysis
- Short application preparation and submission
- Full application preparation and submission
- Face-to-face interview coaching
- Equity & grant negociations prior to agreements
- Project management after agreement
- €2.5M maximum of grant component, to reimburse eligible costs incurred for innovation activities (demonstration, prototyping, R&D, testing, IP, etc.)
- €0.5M to €15M of investment component (Equity or Convertible Notes), to finance market deployment, scale-up and other purposes including innovation activities.
Novanexia is an Innovation Financing and Management consulting firm. A market leader in France, owing to both its prominent presence with an outstanding number of submitted applications since 2015 and its performance, having led 40 companies to obtain funding under the Horizon 2020 programme.
Trusting us means witnessing your innovations develop and get financed. For the Horizon 2021-2027 programme, our tried and tested approach consists of 3 key steps:
Analysis and definition of your financing needs
You will be advised on the most suitable EIC financing tool: Pathfinder, Transition or Accelerator. Our team assesses your success potential according to the European Commission’s eligibility criteria, by examining your Business Plan, the maturity level of your innovation, and the commitment of your team.
Elaboration of your project proposal
Novanexia provides you with expert support on all Horizon Europe programmes: EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition and EIC Accelerator.
Novanexia provides you with invaluable EIC expertise throughout your project – before, during and after its submission.
Domains and skills
Nicolas is President of NOVANEXIA which he co-founded in 2015 with Gordana Cerovic. Nicolas strives to make NOVANEXIA consultants true "sparring partners" of the innovative companies they support. He constantly develops the team's expertise by perfecting methodologies adapted to define the business model and allow start-ups to grow. In this way, he gives them access to selective European funding. He stimulates the team's creativity and energy, which allows NOVANEXIA to be "one step ahead" and to be one of the French leaders on the European instrument EIC Accelerator (H2020 then Horizon Europe). His preferred field is engineering, where he has led key research programs in information and security systems for the THALES Group.
Gordana Cerovic, PhD
Doctor in molecular biology with more than 25 years of experience in R&D management of SMEs, Gordana has held the position of Scientific Director at the biotech company Genewave. Throughout her career, she has organised and managed French and European R&D projects. In 2015, she co-founded the company Novanexia with Nicolas Evain, with whom she shares the same talent for challenging the order of things and carrying breakthrough ideas with conviction. Coming from the world of research, Gordana stands out for its scientific rigor and its concern for efficiency, which she has passed on to all her collaborators, providing them with a working structure.
Eve Lepicard, PhD
Senior Innovation Consultant
Eve LEPICARD has been an academic neurobiologist for more than 10 years and then scientific director in the private sector where she has supervised numerous preclinical and clinical research projects in France and worldwide, with thirty scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals. As an expert in R&D management in health and Life sciences, she brings her expertise to large industrial groups and SMEs. For Novanexia, she provides guidance to innovative project leaders in the valorisation of their concept and associated products, the design and management of their project within a global strategic vision.
Senior Innovation Consultant
Frederic has 30 years of experience in management of Biotech and Food SMEs. He has been the CEO of companies in the USA and France, and global director of business for a Belgian Group and Sanofi. He has always defined and implemented strategies based on innovation to change the game. His area of expertise is to scale up business and create added value with a focus on commercialisation and industrialisation. Today, he supports our clients in the setting up and management of Horizon Europe projects.
Adam is a graduate of Political Sciences, specialising in European Affairs and European Project Management. With his scientific background and science political training, Adam combines technological knowledge with his strong analytical and writing skills. Concerned by disruptive medical technologies and innovations in ecology, Adam is a driving force and assists Novanexia's clients in the fields of Life Sciences and Green Sustainable Innovations.
Kim-Laï is an Innovation Consultant in the engineering team at Novanexia. She is an engineer specialised in Materials, with a double expertise in Innovation Management from IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School. She brings her energy and expertise on cross-functional projects, in the fields of health or transport, and in those of energy and sustainable development. Kim-Laï is determined to support and see tomorrow's European innovations become reality.
Consultant at Novanexia in the Life Science team, Marie-Charlotte holds a Master's degree in Biotechnologies from Sorbonne Université, followed by a double-competence in Innovation Management from IAE de Paris. She has several experiences in academic and private research in immunology, in cell and tissue engineering, and also in project management. She participated in the worldwide synthetic biology competition iGEM in 2018 as a communication officer, and worked for one year in marketing as a medical device and diagnostic test product manager in a SME.
Junior Innovation Consultant
Marie-Claire is an electronics and computer science engineer from Polytech Sorbonne. After specializing in AI and IT ethics at Politecnico di Milano, she joined Novanexia as part of her work-study program with IAE Paris as a Junior Consultant in Innovation. She brings her area of expertise to the engineering team to support new innovative projects.
Junior Innovation Consultant
Rudgy is a graduate of the Sorbonne University where he trained in Life Sciences, which he completed with a Master's degree in Pharmacy dedicated to drug development. Currently, he completes a Master's degree in Innovation Management at IAE Paris Sorbonne and works at Novanexia as a junior consultant specialised in biotechnology and health projects.
Junior Innovation Consultant
Having resided previously in Indonesia and China, Prisca began her adventure in France with a Bachelor in Life Sciences at Aix-Marseille University. She joined Novanexia as an apprentice while pursuing a Master of Biotechnology Innovations at Sorbonne University, which adds business and entrepreneurship to her skillset. Her robust scientific knowledge, multi-disciplinary experience, and genuine interest in disruptive innovations enable her to participate in the development of scientific projects.
Innovation Consultant Expert financement
Patrick CORNET, with an initial training in Business Law & Corporate Finance, has been in charge of the international accompaniment of innovative companies within the Innovation Department of Bpifrance. In 2010, Patrick was mandated by the public authorities to represent France within the EUREKA international network (Brussels) as National Coordinator. As a former European National Contact Point, he has also implemented measures to facilitate access to European funding for start-ups. Today, he assists our clients in their applications for European funding.
Administrative and Financial
Graduate from EM Normandie, Florence started her career in management control and financial forecasting in the PSA group. She then managed major projects as a project manager for different divisions of the group. Florence created a human services company that she developed for ten years before selling it to a franchise network. As a member of Novanexia, she is in charge of administrative and financial management. Her versatility allows her to be a source of proposals for the development of Novanexia.
Business Development and Customer Relationship Manager
Adrien holds a Master's degree in Economics, specialising in "Engineering of Entrepreneurial Projects" which he completed with a course in Marketing Strategy and Business Development at EM Normandie. Currently in charge of Novanexia's business development and customer relationship management, Adrien has a very good knowledge of European funding instruments and the French innovation ecosystem. He leads webinars and brings Novanexia's analysis and expertise.
Responsible for monitoring and managing project proposals
Kévin is a graduate of the Sorbonne University where he followed a training in Biotechnologies dedicated to Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Bronze medal winner of the iGEM 2015 competition within the Institut Pasteur team, and former assistant research engineer at the Pitié-Salpétrière, he has participated in the development of several scientific projects. Kévin is currently in charge of the management and follow-up of project proposals submitted to the European Commission.