The Young Physics Teams is a scientific incubator hosted by Collège de France with the support of CNRS. It aims at providing young physicists with an ideal material and intellectual environment to foster innovative research projects and form research teams to eventually become permanent group leaders in other institutions.

The teams benefit from laboratory and office space, material and administrative support, and initial funding covering running costs. The team leaders are hired through calls for projects, open to young researchers who obtained their PhD within the last ten years and who already have a significant post-doc experience as well as an innovative research project compatible with the scientific environment of Collège de France. Following an initial four-year period, the teams’ activity is assessed by an international scientific committee. The contract can be renewed for another four years, after review and depending on the employment situation of the candidate.