Booster for young
innovation companies

The 2017 laureates were announced at the ceremony of December 12, 2017 at Cité de la Mode et du Design (Paris).
See you in May 2018 for the opening of the new edition of the Grands Prix de l'Innovation!

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The aim of the Paris Innovation Grand Prix is to support the development of innovative companies in the fast-growing sectors operating in Ile-de- France region.




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Finalists announced


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Creative Industries

Contestants in the Creative Industries Category produce, combine, handle or supply digital solutions designed for the creative and cultural industries. These projects fall within the scope of digital content (structured or unstructured data, images, sound, video, etc.); or they design and/or develop solutions related to audiovisual content production, distribution and availability in a digital environment, specifically the following innovations:

- Digitalization of artistic or cultural data
- Data management: pre- and post- data processing, data collection, analysis, exploitation or qualification
- E-content production
- Digital publishing
- Innovative press
- Social media 
- New media, cross media and transmedia
- Video games and gaming
- Storage and archiving, compression formats, indexing systems, search tools
- Audio/image capture and editing
- Digital education and training solutions

Energy & Mobility

Contestants in the Energy & Mobility Category develop products or services that contribute directly or indirectly to improving the environment, and generally fall within the scope of sustainable development.

- Reducing GES emissions
- Energy efficiency
- Energy insecurity
- Green/renewable energies
- Waste/biomass treatment
- Sustainable development/energy transition
- Agrochemicals
- Innovative revegetation, including urban farming
- Multi-modal energy solutions
- Last-mile logistics
- Electric/hydrogen-powered/NGV vehicles
- Driverless vehicles 
- Connected vehicles

Health / Wellbeing

Your innovation consists of developing products or solutions for the health and wellbeing sector. You are dedicated to researching and/or transforming current healthcare practices, and using new technologies is essential. Your service, product or solution contributes notably to improving health and wellbeing, healthcare practices and patient relations, or observation, prevention and education in healthcare.

- Medical equipment
- Instruments
- Health and well-being services
- New medication
- Preventive mechanisms
- Accompanying invalids, the elderly or disabled/ Silver economy
- Patient relations
- Wellbeing in the workplace
- Health in the workplace
- Environmental health
- Handicap
- Diagnostic aids
- Nutrition
- Telemedicine
- Serious games based on health and wellbeing themes

Corporate Transformation

Contestants in the Corporate Transformation Category design and/or develop services offering tangible benefits to corporates (B-to-B), their employees and their clients.

- Open data (public/private)
- Corporate sales & marketing innovations
- Fintech / New banking, financial, insurance products and services
- Solutions for improving public service
- New services for collectivities
- IT security
- HR transformation
- Corporate learning

Mobile and Connected City dwellers

Contestants in this category design and/or develop services which facilitate the daily lives of urban consumers (B-to-C). The highly innovative features of these services are their most significant differentiating factor:

- B-to-C services
- Soft mobility (walking, cycling…), Collaborative mobility
- Collaborative platforms, product and service trading platforms
- B-to-C mobile services
- B-to-C banking, finance, trade and insurance services 
- Mobile and connected devices
- Urban innovation for end users

Reinventing User Experience

Contestants in the Digital User Experience Category develop innovative approaches to improve customer experiences using both digital and physical contact channels:

- E-commerce services
- Geo-localization 
- Intelligent signage
- New payment methods
- Immersive experience (virtual or augmented reality…)
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning 
- Service robotics
- Customer experience – proximity and remote retail channels

Social and Societal Impact

Contestants in the Social and Societal Impact Category are entrepreneurs who have developed a business model and solutions focused primarily on creating a positive social/societal impact, striking a balance between economic performance and tangible social benefits.
They seek ways to fulfill needs that are currently unmet by society at large, thereby contributing to social evolution.
This category notably concerns companies operating in the following areas (the list is not exhaustive) at a local, regional or national level:

- Products and services that are socially and societally useful
- Circular economy
- Health, wellbeing and lifestyle with a social/societal impact
- Employment, education and diversity/equal opportunity
- Sharing economy
- Social and inter-generational links
- Reducing social fragmentation
- Developing human capital
- Offers designed for the underprivileged or marginalized
- Alternative financing
- Civic representation

Paris Living City Awards

The living city concept brings back the human being to the heart of the city. Any project with a strong innovative aspect and / or a strong citizen-centric focus should apply. Only non-French startups are invited to apply:

- Energy transition in cities
- Education / Community involvement in urban areas
- Smart urban planning
- Sharing economy / Sharing city
- Collaborative solutions
- Sustainable Logistics and Urban Mobility
- Urban farming
- Heallthcare and well-being in the city

This category can be chosen only by international companies