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Technology Incubator

At Acropolis Associates, we have measured the importance of the changes that technologies have brought to our daily lives, mainly over the past 20 years. Innovation is the key: R&D, Robotics, Artificial intelligence, deep tech …

Our main services in relation to innovation:

– M&A (mid-Caps):
we identify the partners according to your precise criteria and help you during the negotiation,

– investment, fundraising:
we have the expertise and the network to help you raise funds and identify financial investors or strategic partners: investment banks, investment funds, entrepreneurs, family offices or sovereign funds.

– licensing-in / Licensing-out:
in the fields of biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, we are looking all over the world for drugs and innovative molecules available for licensing in your market (mainly Europe – China)

– International recruitment:
We are looking for R&D and innovation experts for you and have the expertise and resources to conduct global research in more than 35 countries.

Acropolis Entrepreneur Center

Incubator & China-Bridge for European Tech & Biotech

Acropolis Entrepreneur Center is the Shanghai based incubator, providing corporate services like office renting, salary sponsorship (portage salarial / umbrella services), resident visas, working permits, company creation, bookkeeping, and tax harmonization.




The principle of Umbrella Service (Employee hosting / Portage salarial):
“Portage salarial” is a solution used by foreign companies that do not have their own legal structure in Mainland China and therefore cannot hire any employee.

“Portage salarial” is mainly used in these 2 situations:

  • Prospecting or evaluating the potential of the Chinese market
  • Technical Site monitoring
  • Digital Trust & Security
  • Smart Energy Management
  • Systems Design & Development Tools
  • Telecoms

Download the complete brochure in pdf format.

In these 4 pages, you will learn:

  • Why “Portage salarial” is advantageous,
  • How it is used to support your company entering and developing on the Chinese market?
  • Why is it practical, comfortable and economical?

Acropolis main partners & alliances

Technology cluster network including important research labs and industrial groups in Europe.

  • Automotive& Transport
  • Free & Open Source Software
  • Digital Trust & Security
  • Smart Energy Management
  • Systems Design & Development Tools
  • Telecoms

Acropolis has set up a network with the main technological clusters in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece and Cyprus. We identify the most innovative start-ups in order to support European innovation and promote their development on the Chinese market. We manage several technology incubators. We support the companies that we have selected (start-ups and also companies that have started to prove themselves) by providing them with funding and putting them in touch with financial investors as well as local strategic partners.

We have a particular focus on « DEEP TECH »: new materials, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, block chain, drones and robotics, photonics, quantum computing.


Axelera is French Competitiveness cluster initiated by French Government and by 3 groups (Arkema, Rhodia member of Solvay Group and GDF-Suez), by a world-class public sector (IPF Energies Nouvelles) and training center and a government-funded research organization (CNRS). AXELERA is supported by institutional organizations such as the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment and the local and regional collectivities.

  • 240 members, of which 2/3 enterprises, over 50% of which are SMEs,
  • 164 certified R&D programs, with global financing of €500 million,
  • 7 infrastructure equipment and facilities projects, representing a global budget of €150M,
  • 3 collaborative innovation platform projects,
  • Chemical & Environment focus,
  • 400 people working on R&D programs.


finance1Finance Innovationhttp://www.finance-innovation.orgParis financial service cluster / FinTech
Finance Innovation is a global business and research cluster dedicated to financial services, a wide scope initiative of the Paris financial marketplace, banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, consulting firms, service providers to financial institutions, universities, and research centers.
ipem1Private Equity Market Place / Cannes.The first and biggest international marketplace that is entirely dedicated to Private Equity, to stepping up dialogue and business between all Private Equity players and their stakeholders. With more than 10,000 GPs in the world, one can say that Private Equity is now a real industry. Acropolis is partner in charge of China mainland and Hong Kong.

Ask us information to book a booth as GP or to visit (LP, family office, corporate …). Send us an email (subject IPEM Cannes) to : mail