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How it works

Selection process

The competition takes place in several stages

Call for applications

From March 1st to 31, startups can apply online on this site.

Read carefully the practical tips below to make your application a success!

Regional evaluation

From April 6 to May 3, startups’ applications are evaluated by La Poste and its digital, innovation, SSE partners located in French regions.

A qualification committee will be held in each region to select the best applications in its territory.

Click here to download the list of +100 French regional partners

National selection

From May 9 to 22, the applications are evaluated by La La Poste’s business experts and co-sponsor partners.

Shortlisted startups will be invited to the pitching stage.

Pitch sessions

On May 30 and 31, startups shortlisted in each Challenge are invited to pitch (online) their solutions in front of La Poste group experts and co-sponsor partners.

A final jury will then select the 2023 winning startups.

Winners Announcement

On June 14, La Poste will reveal the winners of the French IoT 2023 edition at VivaTech.


You are a French or a foreign startup aiming to develop your activity in France

  • Your solution is based on a connected service and/or a service based on a web application, digital platform, or you are a tech provider
  • Your solution fits into one of our 4 Challenges: Local Services, B2B Services, e-Health, services for Territories
  • You have developed an MVP or your solution is ready to market

And your digital solution has a positive impact on society


Apply to French IoT Accelerator Program. Register online, fill out the form, it’s done!


Practical tips

Take the time to discover the 4 Challenges in detail to learn more about the innovations requested by La Poste group and co-sponsor partners
Once you select the Challenge in which you wish to apply, click on the "Apply" button to be redirected to the application platform
We wish to see you! Introduce yourself and your solution with a 2min video pitch. Make sure to share it via a YouTube URL.
Specify the societal or environmental engagement of your society: tech for good, digital trust, social inclusion, gender parity
You have until March 31 2023, to complete and submit your application. Once submitted, your application can no longer be updated. If you need an ultimate modification, please contact the French IoT team

Contact us by email french-iot@docaposte.fr

Selection criteria

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of 6 criteria

  • Usage/service provided usefulness, market fit
  • Business model market, quality of the business model, viability, synergies
  • Innovation degree of innovation or disruption, concept originality, “wow” effect
  • Technology technical quality of the concept, level of differentiation from the competition, feasibility
  • Team skills, motivation, networks
  • Societal impact positive impact of your project on society and / or on the environment

☝ The members of the various juries will favor startups whose innovations present short or medium-term synergies with La Poste and its partners

Access to French IoT startups community

At the end of the selection process, around twelve winning startups will be selected to benefit from our acceleration program. In addition, approximately fifty promising startups will be invited to join our community.