• Corporate Partners

    In 2016, Total launched the “Plant 4.0” incubator.
    After two years of successful collaboration with over 20 startups, Total has teamed up with leading industrial players to renew the initiative.

    The Plant 4.0 startup incubator is operated by IMPULSE PARTNERS on behalf of Total & its Corporate Partners.

  • 2018 Season highlights

    In April 2018, 7 startups have been selected by the corporate partners to participate to the incubation program
    The topic for this call for applications was "Innovative Health, Safety and Environment solutions for smart plants"


    HSE solutions are embedded in the design, operation and organization of the “Plant 4.0”. The resulting transformations drive operational performance, enhance safety, boost the performance of projects and operations, improve the management of industrial assets and have a positive impact on environment and society.


    The use cases for the season HSE

    • Field Operator Protection
    • Incident Investigation
    • HSE Process

    The 7 laureates of the Season HSE in 2018

  • 2017 Season highlights

    2017 season was based on the IoT, Total and its partners selected 5 startups to collaborate with.


    The use cases for the season IOT

    • Acoustic detection of leaks or anomalies.
    • Corrosion monitoring. 
    • Non-invasive flow measurement.
    • Manual valve position displays

  • Benefits for selected startup companies


    • A platform to develop business relationships with the Corporate Partners
    • Qualified contacts & feedbacks of industry experts
    • An increased visibility and credibility towards market & investors
    • An opportunity to join the startup ecosystem accelerated by Impulse Partners
    • Open office workspace opportunities in Paris
  • The Selection Process

    We are looking for startups that have completed their initial R&D phase and need an industrial validation to move to the next phase of their development. They should have developed successful solutions that have already received recognition.


    The incubation program is not exclusive, the startup can be registered in other programs.


    The Plant 4.0 incubator program: "Innovative Health, Safety and Environment Solutions for Smart Plants" is currently closed.

    Stay tuned, a new season will be launched very soon.

    Application Evaluation and Processing

    All applications have been reviewed by the corporate groups operational staff and Impulse Partners (hereinafter “Plant 4.0 Team”).


    Submitted projects will be pre-selected based on the following criteria:

    • Innovativeness and potential to transform industrial activities (as described in the application form
    • Capacity to be tested on industrial assets and demonstrate effectiveness within ~6 months
    • Quality and capabilities of the applicant’s project team
    • Alignment with Total’s corporate commitments, as defined on this page

    Selection Committee

    A selection committee will be organized to select the most groundbreaking startups.

    Pre-selected projects will be invited to pitch in Paris in front of a panel of relevant decision makers from Total and its corporate partners.

    Final results will be communicated approximately two weeks after the Selection Committee session.

    Incubation for selected startup companies

    Startups will be invited to join the Impulse Partners ecosystem (specialist in the energy and industrial sectors) and will benefit from offices in Paris and associated funding at reduced costs.

    Pilot projects & feedbacks

    If the startup successfully addresses the above requirements, and if a use case is identified, Total and its corporate partners will consider launching and financing of a Proof of Concept. Following the POC, the Plant 4.0 Team and relevant stakeholders will assess the project and evaluate the potential for larger-scale deployment.

    Terms and rules


    You agree to keep confidential any information you receive during Plant 4.0. process. You are not entitled to use or make reference to Total or its Corporate Partners’ business names, trademarks or logos without its prior written consent. Information you provide in this application form will be solely used by Plant 4.0 Team for the implementation of Plant 4.0.


    Contact us

    Please ask the team any question you would have about the application or the incubator.

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