Booster for young
innovation companies

The 2018 laureates were announced at the ceremony of December 11, 2018 at Cité de la Mode et du Design (Paris).
See you in few months for the opening of the new edition of the Paris Innovation Grands Prix Awards.

Relive the 2018 edition

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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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Learn more about the 2018 prizewinners

Energy & Mobility

Contestants in the Energy & Mobility Category develop technologies 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
- Green/renewable energies
- Waste/biomass treatment
- Sustainable development
- Agrochemicals
- Innovative revegetation, including urban farming
- Innovative and environmentally friendly materials
- Collaborative mobility
- Soft mobility
- Last-mile logistics
- Driverless vehicles
- Connected vehicles


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.
You offer technological or service solutions. User design is a strong component of your innovative approach. Your solution notably contributes to enhancing the healthcare trajectory, from prevention to treatment to post-treatment care.

- Medical equipment
- Instruments
- Health and well-being services
- New medication
- Preventive mechanisms
- Accompanying invalids, the elderly or disabled/ Silver economy
- Patient relations
- Proper use of medication (complex medical prescriptions)
- Vaccination information and follow-up
- Medical imaging systems, image sharing and use
- Enhancing the role of healthcare for doctors and dispensing pharmacies

Mobile and Connected City dweller

Contestants in this category design and/or develop services which facilitate the daily lives and mobility options of urban consumers (B-to-C). The highly innovative features of these solutions, in terms of technology or services, are their most significant differentiating factor. The services or products proposed target urban populations, citizens, tourists, workers and users of connected mobility. They enhance the urban experience through a sustainable vision of the city.

• Personal services
• Urban innovation
• Personal assistance and comfort
• Well-being in daily life
• Food and nutrition
• Sports
• Shopping, web to store, store to web
• Means of payment
• Banking and insurance
• Fintech, financial services
• Sharing economy

Reinventing User Experience

Contestants in the User Experience category develop innovations related to telecommunications, or software and hardware in general, whose vocation is to enhance user experience:

• Telecommunications, networks
• Complex, embedded or infrastructure software
• Data-mining, big data, data bases
• Operating systems
• Cyber security
• Electronics, automation, peripheral equipment
• Design tools and development systems
• Connectivity technologies
• Robotics and smart objects
• Deep learning, AI…

Moonshot 2040

Candidates in the Moonshot 2040 Category seek to reinvent the city of the future. Committed to meeting societal challenges, they are rethinking the lifestyles of 2040. Their focus is on creating carbon-free, sustainable cities where environmental and human well-being are priorities.
They can be corporate structures, associations or research teams.
If the business model hasn't yet been created, the concept must be advanced enough to be assessed and evaluated by the members of the jury.

- New ways of interacting
- Future transport modes
- New ways of working
- New consumer habits
- Leisure activities of the future ....

This category can be chosen by french or international companies, research laboratories, associations or NGOs