Since 2015, NOVANEXIA has successfully supported more than 50 companies in a wide range of sectors to obtain EU and national funding, thus accelerating the development of their innovations.

We are experts in the Horizon Europe EIC programmes, in particular the Accelerator, but also the Transition and Pathfinder programmes for more upstream innovations. We also support companies and consortia in applying for the Innovation Fund, Collaborative Projects or Eurostars 3.

Our success rate on the EIC Accelerator, the most competitive programme on the market, is among the highest on the French market. We work for French and European clients alike.

NOVANEXIA is also a national player in the France 2030 and regional programmes.

NOVANEXIA is a member of the EAIC (European Association of Innovation Consultants) as well as of the ACI (Association des Consultants en Innovation) in France.

Our team

We are a multidisciplinary team of senior innovation practioners and domain specialists, with a strong track record in R&D management, strategy consulting, fund raising and innovation project management.

NOVANEXIA team members leverage their extensive international experience, having worked and/or lived in the USA, UK, Spain, Germany, North Africa, the Middle-East, China, Indonesia...

Nicolas Evain

Founder & CEO

Nicolas is an expert in innovation management and in raising funds for innovative activities. Before co-founding Novanexia, Nicolas was Director of Research Programmes for the Security Solutions and Services division of the Thales Group. He was one of the driving forces behind the development of its innovation laboratory and the leader of a number of key research programmes in information systems and security. He began his career at IBM and worked for several SMEs. He teaches Innovation Management at IAE Paris Sorbonne.

Jean Haguet


Jean has been involved in numerous digital and telecom innovation projects as a strategy consultant, manager and entrepreneur. A fintech cofounder, Jean also mentors start-ups, particularly on their go-to-market strategy as well as their international business development. Trilingual (French, English, Spanish) and with an MBA from Insead, he lived in the UK, in the USA and in Spain and, carried out assignments for consulting firms such as Capgemini or Roland Berger in Europe, North Africa and the Middle-East.

Dr. Mélanie Viltard

Senior Consultant

Mélanie holds a doctorate in biology from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and has conducted research in cellular and molecular biology and human pathophysiology. She has 15 years of experience in setting up and managing innovative scientific projects in life sciences. She puts her skills and experience in scientific programme management to work for companies and academic laboratories. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University Medical Center in New York for 5 years.

Rémy Marcotorchino

Senior Consultant

Rémy has 20 years of experience in the high tech sector, mostly in the USA, in the Telecom, Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), Wireless and Semiconductor industries. In senior Strategy and Business development positions at Sierra Wireless and Novatel Wireless, he grew revenues and negotiated alliances and partnerships. Previously, he worked on wireless chipsets at Texas Instruments and, on optical components at Sanmina-SCI and Alcatel. An electrical engineer from INPG in Grenoble, Rémy holds an MBA from SMU Cox School of Business.

Dr. Véronique Santran

Senior Consultant

Véronique holds a doctorate in cellular and molecular biology from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse. She was the CEO of Symbioken, manufacturer of a device for aesthetic surgeons. She founded Icelltis, a biotech company providing private and academic research labs with human cells, 3D tumour models (spheroids) and biomaterials. Combining managerial and scientific skills, she has experience in organizing R&D, in manufacturing and in commercializing health products.

Prisca-Joséphine Sanusi

Innovation Consultant

After living in Indonesia and China, Prisca obtained a degree in Life Sciences from Aix-Marseille University. She joined Novanexia in 2020 as part of a Master 2 in Biotechnology Innovation at Sorbonne University. Her sound scientific knowledge, multidisciplinary experience and genuine interest in disruptive innovations enable her to participate in the development of scientific projects. Prisca is quadrilingual (Bahasa, Chinese, English, French).

Our CSR commitments

Working in the field of innovation makes us face up to our responsibilities towards the social and environmental challenges. We encourage applications for funding that will create jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve human health or develop local areas.

Internally, we also strive to provide equal opportunities and to minimise our impact on the environment:

Gender balance

Workforce parity has been a trait of Novanexia since the start, having been co-founded by a woman. Remunerations and opportunities are the same for all.

People development

We recruit apprentices and we train and help them progress. We also give opportunities to students and young graduates from around the world.

Environmental impact

We limit our impact by using preferably public transports and trains, by saving energy in shared offices and, by recycling (paper, ink, batteries, computers, etc.).