Mr. Lionel ARNAUD
Team Leader

He obtained his Master’s degree in “Technologies and Innovations Management” at Paris Dauphine before earning an Undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology and Physiology from The City College of New York. This dual course of study in finance and biology led him to acquire various experiences in business development and funding from biotech start-ups to large pharmaceutical companies. Indeed, after becoming a consultant specialized in innovation’s public funding at Eurinnov, he left for F.iniciativas to co-create the «Innovation Public Funding» business unit where he recruited, trained and managed 7 collaborators (1 senior, 2 experienced, 2 juniors and 2 trainees with 400 clients & 75 active clients), developed the business (pre-sale, sale, product development) and participated in coordinating similar activities among the F.Iniciativas Group (Spain, Portugal, etc). As an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission, he is now an excellent business plan analyst for innovative start-ups.

Sectors of Personal Expertise: Life Sciences / White Biotechnology / Red Biotechnology / Medtech / Nanotechnology / Other Life Sciences / Software & IT Services / Electronics, Hardware & Peripherals

business planning / public funding / start-up / h2020



  F.Iniciativas
Puteaux, France

F.Iniciativas celebrated its 10th anniversary of experience in financing innovation. Our main concern is to bring our extensive expertise to advise and support our customers in optimizing their company’s growth, R&D activities and success.

Financing R&D is our specialty and we have been doing it for more than 20 years. Thanks to our French, Spanish and Portuguese experience, our pragmatism and operational analysis has enabled us to successfully work on behalf of over 4000 companies to date. Our scientific and technical teams composed of engineers and PhD, have the open-mind characteristic of youth and experience of several years with our customers. They are constantly improving our expertise to offer the best possible results Our will on excellence and quality allows us to be a source of new ideas in the service of our customers and to push their development further

Tags:  / public funding

 Organisation Activities
Activity: an advisory or consultancy active in > corporate finance / an advisory or consultancy active in > accounting/ tax / an advisory or consultancy active in > grants / subsidies / an advisory or consultancy active in > r&d / technology
Technology Sectors: agriculture / food & beverages / ict / life sciences / energy, clean technology, environment / machinery/electrical equipment / space & defense, aeronautics, automotive / industrial products, materials & nanotech / other technology sector / digital health
Geographic: brazil / chile / canada / united states of america / united kingdom / portugal / spain / belgium / france