What is SPRING 50?
This is a selection that annually honors 50 startups from the Paris-Saclay cluster that are the most innovative and promising at the moment.
The organizers wish to better promote and support the quality of these start-ups vis-à-vis the media, investors, manufacturers (SMEs, large groups) and more broadly, leading players in innovation by offering them additional visibility in France and internationally.
An emblematic sponsor of Paris-Saclay
Each promotion is sponsored by an emblematic entrepreneur of the territory. This year, Jean-Luc Maria gives us the privilege of being the sponsor of this class of 2023 of the SPRING 50.
Jean-Luc Maria, cofounder of Exotrail and former CTO, became Chairman and CEO of Exotrail in October 2021. Jean-Luc holds an aerospace engineer degree from ISAE-SupAero. He worked as a system engineer and project manager for 16 years at CNRS (French National Research Centre), notably on solar system exploration missions (Venus Express, ExoMars, BepiColombo …) as well as manager of an Assembly, Integration & Tests platform. Jean-Luc now leads Exotrail’s vision and global execution, to position the company as a global leader of in-space logistics.
Astech Paris Region
CIEDS (Institut Polytechnique de Paris)
Created by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the CIEDS interdisciplinary center is mobilized to meet the major scientific and technological challenges of the defense sector. It is involved in research, training and innovation.
Graduate Schools Newspace (Université Paris-Saclay)
Space Education, Research and Development at Université Paris-Saclay: the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Centre for Space Science, the Graduate Schools for Geosciences, Climate, Environment, Planets and Engineering & Systems Sciences.