Quandela is a spin-off from the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), a joint research unit between the CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay.
Quandela is beneficiary of the QUDOT-TECH project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861097.
Bpifrance finances companies at every stage of their development with credit, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance supports them in their innovation and international projects. Bpifrance also ensures their export activity through a wide range of products. Advice, university, networking and acceleration programmes for start-ups, SMEs and ETIs are also part of the offer to entrepreneurs.
Thanks to Bpifrance and its 50 regional offices, entrepreneurs benefit from a close, single and efficient contact to support them and face their challenges.
Quandela was grand prize winner of the iLab competition in 2018, labelled French Tech Seed in 2020 and winner of the i-Nov competition in 2021.
Quandela is funded by Region Ile de France as beneficiary of the project ParisRegionQCI for the demonstration of a quantum channel implementation on the Paris Region and as winner of the Innov’up program for the development of quantum light sources for telecom wavelengths.
Quandela and the QUINSI program for the industrialization of quantum light sources are funded by the French “Plan de Relance” (post-COVID recovery plan)
Omnes is a major player in private equity and infrastructure. With €5 billion of assets under management, Omnes provides companies with the equity capital they need to grow through its four core businesses: Venture Capital, Expansion Capital & LBO, Infrastructure and Co-investment. Omnes is wholly owned by its employees. Omnes is committed to ESG issues. The company has created the Omnes Foundation in favour of children and young people. It is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Quantonation is the first investment fund dedicated to Quantum Technologies. Fields such as molecular simulation, high-performance computing, cybersecurity and medical imaging are experiencing a revolution thanks to innovations coming out of physics laboratories. With its unique scientific expertise, Quantonation supports the transition of these laboratory technologies into commercial products for industry.
Created in 2020 by the French Ministry of Defence and managed by Bpifrance, the Defence Innovation Fund aims to support the growth and development of innovative companies whose dual technologies are of particular interest to the defence sector, through equity and quasi-equity investments. With a target size of €400 million, mostly subscribed by the Defence Innovation Agency (AID), the fund contributes to the emergence of new critical size players at the French and European level.