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Golden Ticket Contest

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Ipsen and BioLabs Hôtel-Dieu invite you to apply for Ipsen’s second Golden Ticket following the inaugural Golden Ticket awarded in 2023. This Golden Ticket provides the winning applicant, dedicated lab bench and office space for one year at BioLabs Hôtel-Dieu, and access to the Ipsen team of scientific and industry advisors.


Application Process

The official application process can be found below. Please read and verify your availability before submitting your application. 


Application Form

The official application form for this Goldent Ticket should be submitted below.

Make sure to attach your non-confidential pitch deck that gives an overview if your company and technology before submitting. 


Judging Criteria

Read more about the judging criteria and judges. Scientific experts will review your application and select the most promising ones.


Golden Ticket Benefits

Eligibility Snapshot

Companies working on research and development in the fields of:

Innovative therapeutic approaches in 


Therapeutic approaches with a biomarker strategy for hematology or solid tumors in small patient segments


Therapeutic approaches for movement disorders, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration (rare diseases or small patient segments)

Rare Disease

Therapeutic approaches for rare liver, gastro-intestinal, skeletal, neuromuscular diseases as well as rare diseases within endocrinology, metabolism, hematology, autoimmunity

Innovative technology platforms, including 

Drug Discovery

Drug Targeted Delivery

Biomarket Discovery

App Process

The Application Process


Submit the online application by April 30, 2024


A subset of applications will be identified as finalist by the contest judges by
June 17, 2024


Finalists will present their company & scientific concept at an in-person event on
June 27, 2024


One award will be granted
Good luck!

Judging Criteria and Judges 

The Committees will judge all Applications based on the following criteria: 

Quality of the science and scientific rationale: description of the scientific rationale and of the unique technical features of the proposed solution, summary of proof-of-concept data

Unmet need and differentiation of the proposed approach: (i) description of the problem/unmet need that the technology addresses and of the adequation of the proposed solution to the unmet need and (ii) description of the differentiation of the proposed solution within the international competitive landscape

Execution capabilities of the Participant’s team: biographies of the founders, description of the composition of the Participant’s team, description of a road map for the project

Sustainability and impact of the Participant’s activities on the environment and society

Motivation for coming to BioLabs Hôtel Dieu

Judging Criteria
  • How do I know if I am eligible for a Golden Ticket ?
    To be eligible to participate to have the opportunity to receive the Award, the Applicant must: (a) be a duly incorporated commercial legal entity from the health innovation ecosystem, (b) be involved in research activities based on biomaterials having a biosafety level included within group 1 or 2 as further defined by Article R-4421-3 of the French Labour Code © not be (i) affiliated with or employed by Ipsen including as an employee, contractor, officer or director of Ipsen and including as an immediate family member of Ipsen including parents, spouses, children, siblings or any individual residing in the household of an Ipsen employee, officer or director (whether or not related), (ii) a government agency or an academic institution (e.g., a university or a school). For the avoidance of doubt, the Participant can be a current resident company at BioLabs.
  • What is the Ipsen Golden Ticket ?
    The Ipsen Golden Ticket grant (i) a voucher awarded by Ipsen to a startup company of their choice.The value of the Golden Ticket prepays the cost of one (1) shared lab bench and one (1) open space office in Hotel Dieu Paris for one (1) year and one (1) membership including the benefit of the shared infrastructure and services and (ii) if there is a waiting list, a priority spot for residency ahead of other companies (i.e., placement on a priority list).
  • How to apply and what should the application contain ?
    Fill in our application form and submit it. The application should give an overview on your project, describe pre unmet medical need, solution and how it differentiates from existing treatment options, scientific principal, key data supporting the scientific principal, the research plan and what is the key milestone to reach within one year, team competency, initial business and funding strategy, and IP status. You are also required to provide a non-confidential deck (20 slides maximum).
  • How do I know if I am a finalist ?
    Finalists will be selected on or before June 17th, 2024. Finalist will be contacted via the e-mail address provided in the Application. If so contacted, Finalist must respond to such request to remain eligible to have the opportunity to win the Award. If such an acknowledgment of the selection by email is not received by Ipsen within three (3) working days of the notification, the Finalist shall be deemed to have forfeited participation in the Contest and an alternate Finalist will be selected, as applicable.

Visit Ipsen's website to find out more about their approach to partnering and to access the golden ticket terms & conditions please use the links below. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about, BioLabs Hôtel-Dieu or this Golden Ticket, contact

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