ISE accelerator

The ISE Accelerator is a customised acceleration programme for Intermediate-Sized Enterprises (ISEs), designed by Bpifrance to help French companies become our champions of tomorrow, especially internationally

ISE accelerator


The ISE Accelerator supports 20-25 companies annually, selected for their growth potential and international development goals. Over the course of the 24-month intensive programme, participating companies receive personalised support, including guidance by a dedicated advisory board, comprised of consulting initiatives tailored to the needs of ISEs (strategic guidelines and themed consulting modules), training in partnership with leading business and engineering schools (in-person and e-learning), and relationship building for peer discussions, networking, and building motivation.

The programme’s goals include:
• Leveraging the company’s areas of growth

• Encouraging strategic thinking

• Surrounding oneself with the right skill sets

• Building a network of successful entrepreneurs

Who is it for?

The ISE Accelerator is a customised programme for French companies with revenues of €80-300 Million and ambitious goals for growth and development, especially internationally.

How to benefit from this product or activity

Companies meeting the criteria are identified and selected by the Business Manager of the Financing network and the Investment Directors, under the supervision of the Regional Support Managers responsible for support in the territory.

Thomas Gardet

A few figures


average annual increase in revenue, export revenue, and workforce over the two years of the programme posted by companies


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