French video games company Ubisoft has announced the launch of the fourth season of its startup programme at Station F, one of the world’s biggest startup campuses, in Paris.
Called Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab, the programme has now been expanded to Singapore. With this, Ubisoft will be able to support and reach out to more entrepreneurs around the world working on innovative technologies in the entertainment sector.
In collaboration with Ubisoft’s Singapore studio, the programme will host the selected startups at PIXEL, an innovation space managed by the government agency Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), for the entire duration of six months.
Startups wishing to remain at PIXEL after the programme should arrange with IMDA on the duration and scope of development.
All selected startups, in both campuses, will undergo a six-month personalised programme, which will enable them to interact with Ubisoft experts as well as partners across its international network. The mentor of this new season is Serge Hascoet, Chief Creative Officer at Ubisoft.
The fourth season offering two tracks, both available in the Paris and Singapore campuses, will focus on two themes — one, the exploration of the links between blockchain technology and entertainment, in the continuity of the previous seasons; and two, extended entertainment: innovative services with the goal of improving entertainment experiences before, during and after gaming sessions.
The programme will take place from September 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020, and the application process will close on June 30 2019.
Candidates can apply here.
“We are now heading into our fourth season of our startup programme at Station F in Paris, and are very happy to extend the Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab to Singapore,” said Catherine Seys, Startup Program Director at the Strategic Innovation Lab. “Ubisoft Singapore has been established for more than 10 years, and from what we already know of the region, we are confident that its vibrant local tech ecosystem and strong talent pool are key ingredients for budding startups.”
Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer, IMDA, added: “PIXEL, located in the One-North innovation district with a vibrant tech and media community, is well positioned to play the role of the Asian node of Ubisoft’s Entrepreneurs Lab. This collaboration will enable participating startups in Singapore and the region to access IMDA PIXEL’s facilities and local programmes, as well as to access Ubisoft’s global resources and mentorship to develop innovative solutions for the entertainment sector.”
Ubisoft is a creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a portfolio of known brands such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs.