Digital Innovation Hub
At the service of young shoots
In line with Frenchtech's missions, Quai Alpha aims to welcome innovative project leaders and to federate companies within a collaborative and dynamic ecosystem. It contributes to accelerating the digital transition of the region's companies in all sectors of activity.
It encourages the widespread use of new technologies within the economy through the use of e-commerce and social networks by developing actions, particularly with retailers and tourism players.
Quai Alpha's two main missions, the incubation of start-ups and the digital transformation of businesses, are co-financed by the European Union as part of the FEDER-FSE Lorraine and Vosges Massif 2014 - 2020 operational program.
From 2017 to 2019, 14 startups were hosted by Quai Alpha and more than 40 workshops, conferences and thematic meetings were organised there, bringing together a total of almost 900 participants.
Digital Innovation Hub
Quai Alpha is the digital subsidiary of the Vosges Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Located in Epinal, it is an atypical place dedicated to digital technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and occupies high-tech premises in three different locations for a total of 3,000 square metres.
All year round, it welcomes numerous students, startupers, freelancers and entrepreneurs from all over the region.
In addition to our business as a start-up incubator, we offer companies several technical services and support programs. They have been designed with local players to meet their digital needs:
- Feasibility study: Go/No Go
- Accompaniment to the digital strategy
- Computer programming
- Digital marketing and communication
- Support for international development
- Digital Training, Coding School
Quai Alpha acts with a logic of open innovation in its role as a cornerstone between research and business.
Quai Alpha's action is consistent with local and regional policies in favour of the digitalisation of businesses and tourism stakeholders such as the organization of Hackathon on mountain tourism and the silver economy. And in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the setting up of a solidarity e-commerce platform to help local traders and producers sell their products
Quai Alpha is labelled "French Tech". French Tech is an initiative of the French State aimed at building a unique ecosystem that brings together startups, investors, decision-makers and community builders in order to make France an attractive country for startups that want to get started.
Quai Alpha is a member of the "Fostering DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs" (DIH4CPS) - H2020 project
It also benefits from funding under the ERDF-ESF Lorraine and Vosges Massif 2014-2020, Grand Est Operational Programme for its action in favour of start-ups and the digitalisation of companies.
On a daily basis, Quai Alpha cooperates with many partners : university of Lorraine, banks (Banque Populaire, Banque Kolb), law firms (Fidal), chartered accountants (Yzico, KPMG), clusters (Lorntech, Semia, Cinestic, Grand-Est Numerique), key accounts (ESF, Vosgelis, Orange, Google), business club (Reseau entreprendre, Ivco, APM, CJD, DCF) business angels (Lorraine Indise), equity funds (Aventure, ILP-Sadepar, Finovam) public partners: Banque Publique d'Investissement (BPI), Institut National de la Propriété Intelectuelle (INPI), Agence Régionale du Tourisme (ART) and all our other DIH4CPS partners.