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An incubator is a structure that supports projects to create companies.

TONIC Incubation


The TONIC Incubation innovative company incubator has been supporting inventive projects for over 10 years. TONIC is part of the GENI (Grandes Ecoles Nord Incubation) platform.

Tonic Incubation provides entrepreneurs with access to the networks, expertise and research capabilities of three Grande Ecoles: the Ecole des Arts et Métiers ParisTech Centre de Lille, the Ecole Centrale de Lille and the SKEMA Business School.

TONIC is located on the Lille site of the Arts et Métiers ParisTech school. Run by Franck Arnold from the SKEMA Business School, the incubator is composed of a team of professionals from the three schools. These professionals support creative entrepreneurs in addressing the technical and economic aspects (engineering, strategy, marketing, finance, business law) of their projects.

The team provides support in building and developing projects

  • Close contact and customised support
  • Technological and financial coaching
  • Facilitated access to funding, public aid and economic development partners
  • Professional quality accommodations right in the centre of Lille
  • Privileged access to the schools' resources (workshops, research laboratories, media centres)

TONIC Incubation receives support from several organisations

The Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais, the Communauté Urbaine de Lille, the Conseil Général du Nord and DIRRECTE all support TONIC. The incubator therefore promotes the development of high-added value companies and infuses students with the spirit of entrepreneurship, thereby helping develop the innovation and economy of the Nord-Pas de Calais region of France. 

FOr further information :
Tél : +33 (0)3 20 62 91 76


GENI Network Presentation, Franck Arnold

GENI Network Presentation, Franck Arnold

Contact us

For more information, please contact :

Vincent Gervais
Head of Academics and Student Life

AI - Association des Ingénieurs
566, avenue de la République CS 60012 59043 LILLE CEDEX