Business Support

EPIC, in partnership with Yole Développement, provides support to EPIC members to discuss any business or market related topics. Talking with an external person may help to provide a different perspective and to tackle issues from a different angle. Brainstorming with someone who has experience of working with many companies from various sectors can result in approaching issues from a different viewpoint and reflect aspects no previously considered. The interaction takes place over the phone, in confidentiality, and free to EPIC members (non-members may apply at a rate of 550 EUR/hour).


Yole Développement, founded in 1998, has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media in addition to corporate finance services. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing: technology or process, Yole Développement group has expanded to include more than 50 associates worldwide covering MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Photovoltaics, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials and Power Electronics. The group supports industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business. www.yole.frwww.yolefinance.com


Géraldine Andrieux-Gustin, is Senior Partner at Yole Finance and joined Yole Développement in 2002. She has conducted many marketing analysis with the objective to turn attractive technologies into profitable business activities. Since 2008, she is in charge of Yole Finance which activities are dedicated to support entrepreneurs in the definition and implementation of their growth strategy. She has been involved in several successful financial transactions especially in the MEMS and microfluidics industry. Within Yole Finance services, she is acting all along the value chain to support entrepreneurs in optimizing their value generation process.


EPIC members can benefit yearly of a 45 minutes session, applications must be submitted through the primary membership contact of the organization applying.