Innovation accelerator

The Innovation Accelerator is an incubation program created by ALCATEL ONETOUCH and PRIME. Our goal is to help you develop your startup, while facilitating access to our resources, global network and our expertise in the information and communication technologies field.

We seek startups that offer innovative solutions in the following areas :

Mobile technologies

Mobile apps

Internet of Things


Concept and Offer We love seeing creative companies succeed! We want to support bold concepts and great teams!

Selected startups receive membership in our San Francisco accelerator program - providing you the tools to be successful and to scale your business. This includes free optional office in our San Francisco offices and lab space in Shenzhen, assigned mentors and access to industrial experts for a period of 6 months.

A rich, international and customized program

This represents a unique go-to-market opportunity with one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile device manufacturers. Selected startups benefit from ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s relationships with mobile operators worldwide and from ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s resources, testing environments, technical support, and assistance.

Tools to scale up your company globally

With ALCATEL ONETOUCH, startups can reach a worldwide network of suppliers, customers and partners offering unmatched business opportunities. We also offer worldwide exposure (through international fairs such as the MWC in Barcelona, the IFA in Berlin…). ALCATEL ONETOUCH also provides access to international innovation through its global labs.

A very flexible collaboration after the accelerator program

We value real and sustainable relationships and thus provide an open, flexible program that can develop in to R&D collaboration, prototyping and business networking tours in China.



Novasentis offers a film based haptic solution for wearables devices. Its actuators are made of thin (200μm), light and flexible films. Novasentis actuators can vibrate at a wide range of frequency: as low as 10Hz and as high as the audio range. Low frequency enables richer and more pleasing experience. Multiple actuators can be embedded in the surface of wearable devices (wristband etc.); they can be activated independently to customizable notification patterns: left or right vibration etc




Sounds are the first source of information about our environment, traveling long distances through any material, coming from all directions. Sounds keep us safe and connected to the world. Using proprietary next generation artificial intelligence methods and data, OtoSense has built the first software platform able to learn, categorize and name the source of any sound, as we humans do. OtoSense software adds precious ears to machines, meeting needs from Healthcare to Smart Home to Defense.




Ultra delivers personalized mobile health solutions by analyzing environmental impact on health and wellness. The first Ultra product is Violet, the first wearable device that provides customized user guidance on optimal sun exposure. In sync with a mobile phone app, Violet monitors your real-time UV exposure, alerts you before potential skin damage, and calculates your daily natural vitamin D production




Yip Yap has invented a new way for kids to connect safely that is fun and cost effective. Pipsqueak(R) is a first-of-its-kind Bluetooth phone that connects to any Bluetooth capable phone on any wireless network with no monthly fees or contracts. Kids can also listen to music, play games and personalize their Pipsqueaks to suit their interests.




KnowRoaming is a Global SIM Sticker that helps travelers save up to 85% on international voice and data roaming in 200+ countries. The sticker is applied just once to the SIM card on your unlocked phone, and while you’re at home, it remains dormant. Upon travel abroad, the sticker automatically activates and switches you onto the KnowRoaming network. The KnowRoaming app allows travelers to conveniently manage usage in real-time.





ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. One of the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, TCL Communication makes access to mobile technology simple, designing their products around individual’s lifestyles, enabling the end users to do more. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.


PRIME, with offices in San Francisco and Boston, is a transatlantic innovation platform offering services and programs fostering technology partnerships with institutes of research, R&D department of large corporations, connecting corporations with innovative startups. PRIME is the US subsidiary of the Paris Region Economic Development Agency which has offices in Tel Aviv and Shanghai.

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