• 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 startups can be registered in other programs.

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    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 TotalEnergies’ and its partners' corporate commitments, as defined on this page
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    Selection Committee

    A selection committee will be organized to select the most groundbreaking start-ups.

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

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

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    Incubation for selected startup companies

    Start-ups 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.

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    Pilot projects & feedbacks

    If the start-up successfully addresses the above requirements, and if a use case is identified, TotalEnergies 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.


    You agree to keep confidential any information you receive during Plant 4.0. process. You are not entitled to use or make reference to TotalEnergies 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.