Finalists in the category:
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

<b style="color:#FF0000;">This category can be chosen only by international companies</b>

Finalists of Paris Living City Awards category



CGON developed an on-board on demand hydrogen generator which cuts the combustion engine engine emissions by up to 95% and increases fuel efficiency by 25%. Works with any type engine, petrol or diesel.

UNU Motors

UNU Motors

We believe in cities in which all people are able to embrace the full potential of urban life. This is why we are committed to creating the mobility solution that fully connects people to their city. Cities today face three major issues: climate change, air polution and urbanization. However, we, at unu, believe that today’s urban mobility options are not designed to solve the challenges ahead. Our e-scooter is clean, fast, effortless and affordable: is has made e-mobility viable for many in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. We are now coming to France to rapidly take on the changing urban mobility landscape with industry leading technology, and adaptable service experience.



We are a brazilian(yet) startup that developed a solution that eliminates in 100% water usage in urination. We developed a biodegradable solution that works in urine, removing the smell, changing the color, cleaning the toilet/urinal, givind a good smeel without water! And cost less than water! Every time the user goes to urinate, instead the flush just press Piipee one time and Piipee will do all the work. Our main market its B2B but we sell through our website to B2C too. We have more than 400 clients B2B, some like Pepsico, Ambev, Vale do Rio Doce, Braskem, Arcellor Mital, MDiasBranco, Oxiteno, AngloGold, Enel, Engie, Givaudan, Philip Morris and a lot of others big clients.

Sorry as a Service

Sorry as a Service is a one-of-a-kind platform that allows companies to minimize any damage from a faux-pas, and express their human side by making their customers happy with physical personalised delights. The gifts are sent through the good ol’ post at the touch of a button with our technology.
In essence, we turn your customer’s complaints into revenue through apologies sent out by us on your behalf. You point to the unhappy customer and we take care of the rest.


P2P PROTECT developed in China a collaborative protection model (p2p insurance), that focus on building new risk coverages for social or societal risks, protecting the child against abduction, divorced mothers against financial distress and migrant workers… or possibly soon terror attacks victims. The model brings together online communities of web-mobile users that protect each other. P2P Protect is not an insurance company but an enabler in the world of microfinance and social entrepreneurship, bringing to the communities its platform as well as its capacity of financial/risk modelling and processing. P2P Protect incorporated a JV in the US and is preparing its launch in Europe.


NearByke's vision is to make bike sharing a greener, more cost effective solution for operators, as well as customers. The biggest operating cost in current bike sharing schemes is that of rebalancing to maintain an even spread of bicycles throughout the city and maintain a high level of service. This is now done by the use of polluting trucks which drive through the city all day to move bikes from one area to another. NearByke offers operators a new solution to this problem. The solution consists of a software platform where users get rewarded to redistribute the bikes themselves.

Scope Mizamiké

Installed in 2012, WɔɛLab is the first shared laboratory for social and technological innovation in Togo. Based on the #LowHighTech concept, new approaches to productive collaboration in African contexts are being developed, such as Wafate: the first African 3D printer and built in computerized waste. These prerogatives are: a digital resource center, an incubator for a dozen startups, including SCoPE, a nursery for structures in the web, digital and ICT domains.

  • Togo


Pavnext develops technological solutions to implement in the road pavement to promote safer, smarter and sustainable cities. Pavnext products consist of technological devices to implement in the road pavement surface that, without affect or interfere with the vehicles motion allows to reduce their speed without any driver action, by extracting kinetic energy from vehicles. This energy is then converted into electricity, which can be used to supply electrical devices in the place to promote road safety, charge electric bikes or injected into the grid. Also, it monitors traffic, speed and energy, allowing to optimize the electrical consumption of the place in real time.


Eyeware develops patent-pending eye tracking technology for understanding human attention in 3D environments with direct applications in multiple industries, including healthcare, robotics, research, automotive, retail, advertising, and more. We can accurately detect where a person is looking at, and use this information for attention-to-object analytics, dynamic content, or gaze-based control. Compared to existing solutions, we can track multiple people in the same time, in up to 40 times larger volume, and track attention to multiple objects in the 3D space. Eyeware was incorporated in September 2016, and received $400K+ in grants and support, and achieved $100K+ in sales.


ConHubForm created the TOWLD brand that makes full efforts to empower conventional cementitious material with nano and fibre technology. The team has been founded by 3 scientists from Cambridge University in 2014 in Hong Kong and is now recognised as one of the top 3 innovator of UHPC in Asia. We created a new UHPC material called SyneCrete that could be used for both infrastructural and architectural application. These TOWLD series are all inorganic, durable, incombustible, anti-erosion and with no VOC emission. It enables architects to express more artistic expressions with thiner, bigger, more flexible, colourful concrete. The current series are tiles especially imitation of wood texture

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