The innovation platform dedicated to Tourism

Welcome City Lab is a programme to stimulate innovation in the tourist sector including the world's first incubator that is dedicated to this sector. Created in 2013 with the support of the City of Paris, the Welcome City Lab has incubated and coached more than 160 startups with a success rate of 85% to date.

It was created by Paris&Co, with the support of the City of Paris, the Métropole du Grand Paris, BPI France, Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the General Directorate of Enterprise. Its founding members are Air France, Atout France, Banque des Territoires, the Hauts-de-Seine General Council, France Tourisme Lab, Groupe ADP, Paris Inn Group and ViParis.

The innovation platform offers startups and players in the tourist sector a full range of services: an incubator, a place to meet, for discussions and co-working, a test platform and a monitoring unit.

Paris&Co is the economic development and innovation agency of Paris. Paris&Co supports more than 500 startups each year and has been putting its expertise at the service of young innovative companies for 20 years.



Making the "Grand Paris"  the tourism innovation leader.



> Identifying and bring out future international tourism champions

> Creating a culture of innovation in the tourism industry

> Fostering synergies between traditional players and startups