Foundational Support for Health Innovation- Incubators, Accelerators and Equity

Presented by the Galien Foundation in partnership with Business France, the Prix Galien Award on Incubators, Accelerators and Equity – Foundational Support for Health Innovation would be given periodically – not necessarily annually – to an individual or an institution whose cumulative committment has:
1 led to novel, medically significant understandings around biology and disease pathways, the application of which has resulted in the opening of new fields for drug discovery: and
2 translation of this research into specific therapeutic interventions that benefit patients, including products that may have been previously recognized as such by the Prix Galien.



Founders and Leaders of Incubators, Accelerators, Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms who institute, support, encourage and sponsor science-based businesses that invent new modalities or therapeutic approaches to tackle the huge unmet needs in human health.

the Prix Galien USA – Incubator encourages and rewards the most innovative Incubators, Accelerators and Venture Funds.

Judges will evaluate submissions using these seven criteria:

  • Information about the program/fund, its origins, philosophy, clinical or sector focus (e.g., biotechnology, digital health, medical device) and length of support
  • Background on how you accept, support and address the needs of candidates or portfolio companies accepted
  • Explain how you benchmark success during the incubation or acceleration or funding period
  • Note resources provided to companies in the program – e.g., financial, housing, clinical, legal and communications
  • Outline financial structure with entrepreneurs into the future – equity or royalties
  • If applicable, offer information on the number of funds raised for your cohort of portfolio businesses – Series A or B and other funding rounds
  • Examples of businesses that have “graduated” or “exited” from the incubator and/or accelerator

Awards Ceremony

  • When: Thursday, October 27, 2022 (Evening Event)
  • Where: American Museum of Natural History, NYC
Nominate a product

For additional information, please contact:

Mark Goldstone:

Julien Vermersch:

Thibault Renac: