Arqus starts its International Soft Landing for Young Entrepreneurs (ISLYE) programme

ISLYE programme

During this week, a series of webinars on Business culture of the different Arqus cities and countries are taking place for student-entrepreneurs of all Arqus institutions and partner incubators.

Arqus Action Line 5, Entrepreneurial University and Regional Engagement, led by the Université de Lyon, has the objectives of stimulating entrepreneurial mind-set and creativity, reinforcing regional engagement and building on complementary strengths and cross-sectoral collaborations.

As part of its planned activities, the International Soft Landing for Young Entrepreneurs (ISLYE) programme has been designed to offer international mobility opportunities between Arqus cities to student entrepreneurs, by establishing partnerships between the universities’ incubators (or partner incubators).

This program is open to student-entrepreneurs of all Arqus institutions and partner incubators, whose projects have a strategic interest in acquiring an international orientation. Ideally, the participating projects must be starting the commercialization phase. Projects in prototyping phase of a product or service, requiring a longer and more complex development and market access phase, may also apply.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • Experience an intercultural approach to business
  • Support for their entrepreneurial project through international mentoring and coaching
  • Meet startups and companies in a “peer to peer” logic
  • Develop their business network with help from the partners in the ISLYE network

The Arqus ISLYE programme is divided into two main phases: a digital support and training phase (coaching and mentoring sessions) will precede the physical mobilities that will take place from 2021.

ISLYE phases

All services and resources offered to incoming student-entrepreneurs from partner incubators for the development of their internationalisation strategy are offered free of cost.