The European Alliance for Technology Development (Alliance Tech):

Fosters the emergence of transformative technologies across sustainable geo-innovation zones;

Offers a co-creation framework for investors, entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders, academia and R&D centers across and beyond the European continent. 

Resilience, Sustainability & Innovation

An international initiative to support the tech response to disaster risks and sustainable development challenges.

EAST-WEST ACCELERATION

An international acceleration offer designed specifically for startups from Eastern Europe and their supporting institutions.

INTEGRATION INTO INDUSTRIAL VALUE CHAINS

A set of practice-based methodologies to develop and deploy innovative technologies within existing or emerging value chains.

Alliance Tech is a non-profit registered in France.

A NEW WORLD IS EMERGING.

TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP MAKE IT BETTER

A new world is emerging before our eyes. We work with innovators, thought-leaders and decision-makers engaged in making this new world better through the use of technology:

  • Impact tech – technologies that serve people, society and the planet in a resilience and sustainability perspective.
  • Digital health – transforming disruptive ideas in health, wellness, and life sciences into new industrial value chains
  • Digital deep tech – solutions that leverage the best of artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet-of-Things and other technologies to redefine our future.

BUILDING & BRIDGING SUSTAINABLE GEO-INNOVATION ZONES

We support the development of sustainable geo-innovation zones by bringing emerging economies to the global market.

Our first programs aim to leverage the exceptional technological potential of the Eastern part of Europe, including the former Soviet Union.

This area – from Belarus, to Russia, to Ukraine, from the Balkans to Central Asia – is home to a number of quality tech projects ready for large-scale growth and global expansion. However, the domestic markets are limited; local and foreign capital is scarce, while local teams need international development support. 

Alliance tech helps Eastern European startups meet the needs of international players. Its next-gen acceleration programs make their development equally beneficial to their country of origin.

EAST-WEST ACCELERATION

Alliance Tech offers global acceleration programs for startups from the Eastern part of Europe.

“East-West Acceleration” leverages France’s compelling advantages in the field of innovation as well as a variety of international networks.

The programs are co-designed with Eastern-European partners to be fully beneficial to the countries of origin.

Key features:
Specially designed for Eastern-European startups
When extending operations to Western countries, startup teams from Eastern Europe often have difficulties to adapt to the local culture and business life, find proper talent, and localize their tech solutions to the local legal and business environment. Unlike most accelerators, East-West Acceleration addresses this specific issue with its dedicated ’International Adaptation’ program.
Leveraging the best of France's acceleration capacities
  • Best possible gateway to the EU market (450 million consumers) with quick and easy connections to all countries of Western Europe
  • Mature startup infrastructure and ecosystem with numerous accelerators, corporations, local governments and other players
  • Massively available venture capital (with nearly $4bn per year, France ranks 2nd in the EU after Germany)
  • Unique research and innovation capacities
  • Abundant HR and business support resources
  • Taxes are higher, but salaries are lower and social benefits are stronger than in the USA
  • France is one of the most generous countries in the world in terms of public support to startups (grants, public co-investing, tax breaks, tax credit to finance R&D…)
  • France is willing to attract international startups and talents, providing them with substantial benefits in terms of visa, work permit facilities, grants, etc.
  • France is geographically, culturally and politically closer to Eastern Europe than the USA, UK, China, or ASEAN countries. On the French startup and VC scene, everyone speaks English and regards Eastern European technologies positively!
Going truly global
East-West Acceleration is about entering the global market and penetrating international industry value chains. While leveraging the best of France’s startup support capacities, East-West Acceleration has a partner network that encompasses a variety of countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
Media acceleration
East-West Acceleration integrates innovators into the global information flows through partnerships with leading global databases, mapping tools and media as well as a unique content marketing, social media and video production know-how.
Co-designed programs
Programs are co-designed, usually on a thematic basis, with partners in Eastern Europe – typically technology parks, universities or local authorities willing to provide their best startups with top-level international development support.
100% remote acceleration

In times of pandemic and travel restrictions, Alliance Tech’s programs are 100% virtualized.

Resilience, Sustainability & Innovation

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis and mounting concerns about the impacts of climate change, prioritizing resilience and sustainability has become more important than ever. Communities, governments, businesses and other organizations can no longer ignore or neglect the risks.

Disaster preparedness plans and sustainable development strategies may, in part, rely on technology.

In association with leading experts, universities, corporations, investment funds and international institutions, Alliance Tech is a co-organizer of Resilience, Sustainability & Innovation

This program launches or supports initiatives such as:

  • Research & development projects on interplay between technology, resilience and sustainability.
  • Startup acceleration with state-of-the-art R&D, business coaching, financing, commercialization and legal support capacities.
  • Living labs for communities and organizations to test, adapt and implement emerging technologies and other innovative approaches.
  • Network tools for stakeholders to exchange and collaborate, match needs in technology with relevant offerings, etc.

INTEGRATION PROGRAMS

Alliance Tech believes innovation can best be deployed not from stand-alone tech providers, but as an integrated part of existing or new ecosystems, usually on a vertical basis. Alliance Tech has developed a set of practice-based methodologies, which we call “Integration Programs.”

Practice-based methodologies

These methodologies include, in particular:

  • Identification and prioritization of unmet market needs and emerging market opportunities
  • Identification of emerging value chains, gaps to be filled in them and critical business- or technological elements.
  • Definition of focused criteria for startup selection according to the above.
  • Design of integration programs to enable new verticals or to fill gaps in existing but transforming value chains.
  • Value measures and return-on-adoption.
  • Identification of industrial or public stakeholders interested in such programs and willing to co-sponsor them, allowing these stakeholders to add their own startups or spinoffs to the program.
  • Implementation of integration programs: scout startups and help them integrate into emerging or existing value chains, preparing for investment by the Fund or syndicated investments along with other funds or stakeholders participating in the integration program.

For faster commercialization of research and technologies, Alliance Tech partners with corporations, financial investors, universities and other stakeholders to build strong flows of “on-demand” high-quality startups according to identified prospective value chains.

These flows are generated or supported by in-house or affiliated incubation/acceleration programs, designed to meet stakeholders’ needs.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Dmitry Demidenko

Dmitry Demidenko

Legal & VC

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A lawyer and venture capitalist operating in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine France and beyond. First VP at the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce (CCIFR).

Adrien Henni

Adrien Henni

Executive President

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Startup entrepreneur (France, 1999-2003), VC program manager (Russia, 2009-2010); advisor to startups and funds; co-founder of East-West Digital News, a news and research agency dedicated to tech innovation in Eastern Europe.
Konstantine Karczmarski

Konstantine Karczmarski

Research & Innovation

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International innovation management and investment professional since 1991. Board member in several Russian, French and Italian startups; commercialization advisor at ITMO University in St. Petersburg.

Dr. Alex Kosik

Dr. Alex Kosik

Operations

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Serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor; full-cycle venture and corporate innovation experience; managing investments and portfolios of life sciences, IT, fintech and medical device sectors totaling over $60m in annual revenues. Based in Washington and Moscow.
Alexander Pankov

Alexander Pankov

Investor Relations

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Mentor and jury member for social-impact startups (Social Impact Award Russia contest, Impact Hub Moscow annual acceleration program); Executive Director of NAIMA, a major Russian investor association.
Dr. Ron Ribitzky

Dr. Ron Ribitzky

Strategy

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Innovation thought-leader and expert in technology ecosystem formation, founder of R&D Ribitzky, based in the USA and Israel. With a career stretching from Harvard to IBM Science Center, Intel and Skolkovo among others, Ron is deeply involved in international corporate innovation and startup development.
Natalia Tchourikova

Natalia Tchourikova

Market Intelligence

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A life-long startup entrepreneur and evangelist, Natalia Tchourikova has a French, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian background. She is Head of Strategy at East-West Digital News and Head of Market Intelligence at Alliance Tech

Board Of Advisors

Ronan Bardet

Ronan Bardet

Barcelona

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Co-founder and CEO of international retail tech startup accelerator EGI.

Jean du Boisdulier

Jean du Boisdulier

Paris

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French entrepreneur, investor and mentor. Co-founder or representative of investor communities in France and across Western Europe.

Eli David

Eli David

Around the world

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Founder of global startup ecosystem analytics company StartupBlink.

Arjay Dineros

Arjay Dineros

Manila

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Arjay Dineros has developed a multi-disciplinary expertise in disaster resilience and environmental management. He has worked on programs for a variety of development agencies and international institutions.

Patrick Duvaut

Patrick Duvaut

Paris

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Director of Innovation at Institut Mines-Télécom, France’s leading engineering and management graduate school network.

Saadat Kadyrova

Saadat Kadyrova

Baku & Moscow

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International media executive. Azerbaijan advisor.

Andrey Kolodyuk

Andrey Kolodyuk

Kyiv

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Serial tech and media entrepreneur (USA, Ukraine), co-founder of AVentures Capital (Kiev), chairman of Ukrainian VC/PE association UVCA.
Christian Le Maitre

Christian Le Maitre

Bucharest

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President of Romania-France accelerator Tech Station, VP of French Tech Bucharest, CEO of EuropaCom
Dmitry Marinichev

Dmitry Marinichev

Moscow

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Representative of the Russian Presidential Entrepreneurs’ Rights Ombudsman in the Internet industry
Nick Mitushin

Nick Mitushin

Around the world

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Founder and Chief Investment Officer at ABRT, an international venture ecosystem builder.

Frédéric Naville

Frédéric Naville

Cannes

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Startup integration and networking in the South of France. CEO of Azur Integrator.

Jean-Christophe Ramos

Jean-Christophe Ramos

Paris - Genève

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Co-founder of impact tech ecosystem Founders.One. Manager or co-founder of several French success stories in digital media.

Ray Solone

Ray Solone

USA

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Global go-to-market executive driving cross-functional ecosystem enablement to accelerate revenue growth. Strategy engagement across start-ups and MNCs including Intel, Care Innovations, Microsoft, Walmart Health.

Arnaud Touati

Arnaud Touati

Paris

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Founder of Paris-based law firm Hashtag Avocats. Accompanies tech deals with an international dimension.

David Waroquier

David Waroquier

Luxembourg

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Partner at Mangrove Capital Partners 

Partners

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