On 11 December during an awards ceremony at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris&Co unveiled the 5 prizewinners of the 2018 Innovation Grand Prix!
Energy and mobility : K-Ryole
K-Ryole is the first smart electric trailer for bicycles. It transports up to 250kg behind any kind of bike, no effort required!
Reinventing user experience : Syos
Syos revolutionizes the manufacture of saxophone mouthpieces by offering customized products thanks to 3D printers.
E-health : Vita DX
VitaDX offers an innovative solution for early detection of bladder cancer based on a urine sample.
Mobile and connected city dwellers : R-Pur
R-PUR develops anti-pollution masks made in France specially designed for two-wheel urban vehicle users.
Moonshot 2040 : Cozy cloud
Cozy is the number one digital home on the market. It offers used an intelligent, decentralized and secure storage space that lets clients recover their data using connectors.
After a preliminary selection made in October by a hundred or so experts, 30 finalists were retained for the 17th annual edition in 5 categories including Moonshot 2040, category open to French and foreign projects.
The 5 prizewinners each received €12,000 as well as a trophy symbolic of urban innovation: an authentic Parisian street sign.
Steered by Paris&Co, the innovation and economic development agency of Paris, with the support of the City of Paris, this competition is eagerly awaited each year by the innovation community. It represents a turning point in the life of its prizewinners, giving them strong visibility with the general public and investors. Clothilde Chalot, winner of the 2017 Innovation Grand Prix and founder of the startup NoMadMusic, attests: “The Innovation Grand Prix has been an enormous trampoline for my business. It has given us very strong media visibility and countless networking opportunities with partners and investors. It’s a true label”.
The 17th annual Grand Prix competition attracted 727 applicants. After a preliminary selection made in October by a team of experts, 30 finalists were retained in 5 categories, including Moonshot 2040 open to French and international applicants.