Economy | Vivatech’s regional start-ups show up in Paris

Porte de Versailles, Neptech and HysiLabs announced their partnership and the Southern region launched the SudPlace platform

By Geneviève Van Lede, special correspondent in Paris

And let’s go for the show … It’s not CES in Las Vegas, the global high mass of connected things and consumer electronics, but this is what it looks like. After two years spent under health barriers, the Viva Technology 2022 show, better known as VivaTech, opens its doors this morning in Paris, Porte de Versailles, for four days, which there is a Saturday dedicated to the general public. With an area of ​​45,000 m², 1,500 exhibitors including 1,200 start-ups and 100,000 visitors expected, this major tech event that aims to be CES in Las Vegas in Europe, aims to highlight new technologies and showcase what their applications. in our daily lives ten years from now, or longer.

The digital version set up last year remains accessible online for this 6th edition, allowing those who want to access the content and follow the conferences live. But nothing beats a physical encounter, a face -to -face exchange. Vivatech welcomes large groups from about thirty countries, such as Audi, Binance, Google, not to mention them all.

During these four days, including three focused professionals aimed at promoting business exchanges in particular and one day open to the general public, the focus will be on Web 3, mobility and solutions aimed at advancing the social inclusion. Therefore, we will talk about this new generation of Internet usage based on “blockchain” (chain of blocks), cryptocurrencies or even NFTs (non-fungible tokens). We will also talk about sustainable development and greentech. The South Region, Aix-Marseille Provence, Toulon Provence Méditerranée, Nice Côte d’Azur, the Sophia Antipolis Agglomeration Community, as well as Risingsud, support 36 regional start-ups working on carbon-free mobility, renewable energy, waste recovery, energy efficiency or for better management of water resources, home automation for carbon footprint, “agritech” and cybersecurity.

As for CES in Las Vegas, startups benefited from instruction and advice on how to manage press conferences or potential partners visiting the stand. “Visitors are not always in good faithrecalled Bernard Kleynhoff, chairman of the economic and digital development commission and chairman of Risingsud. You need to learn to master your speech but also look around for what is being done. This is an opportunity to get to know partners and potential investors.

With an area of ​​45,000 m², 1,500 exhibitors including 1,200 start-ups and 100,000 visitors are expected, this major tech event aims to be CES in Las Vegas in Europe.Photo GVL

The young shoots of the Arbois technology park form the main wagon of the regional delegation. The leaders are Ombrea and its smart shade structures designed to monitor the microclimate in crops, and Hysilabs, which has developed an extraordinary innovation for hydrogen transportation and storage, and Audioze and its solutions to its Morphée for sleep. and relax 100% disconnected, without waves and without a screen, Biopooltech launches its BioHomeTech device at Vivatech.

This tech high mass is also an opportunity to present new products or make great announcements. This is the case of Neptech, the Aix-based zero-emission ship design company and the HysiLabs start-up that developed a liquid hydrogen vector, which decided to work together to build a passenger ship with electro-hydrogen propulsion. The agreement includes the performance of technical and economic feasibility studies for the use of HydroSil, the solution developed by HysiLabs as an energy vector. This is the first step towards a full-scale prototype but it is also “a good territorial synergy”as admitted Pierre-Emmanuel Casanova, the co-founder of HysiLabs.

The other morning announcement was the regional platform SudPlace, facilitator of changes and innovations in the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. This platform is part of the economic recovery plan to facilitate and generate innovation in the region. This tool of the Region, in the service of the formation of start-ups and innovative SMEs and the transformation of the principals of the territory, has three purposes: to facilitate collaboration between principals and start- up, innovative SMEs (sourcing) or the search for relevant support through more readable offers. In other words, the way to integrate the entire innovation ecosystem of the territory more efficiently.

This 100% free and accessible platform will simplify procedures and provide access to all regional, national and European assistance where it is possible to benefit or consult with the offers of cooperation proposed by the principals. of the territory.

The other nuggets on display

We will also discover Agrove and its connected planters, Acwa robotics and its robot that checks pipes for leaks, Birds for change and its awareness tool to educate birds on garbage collection, Chargepoly and its charging stations, Maca and its futuristic hydrogen -powered flying vehicle. Not to forget Quantia and its eco-friendly water heater, Sakowin which wants to produce green hydrogen by using methane decomposition of low-energy plasma or even Serenysun energies and its first solar power plant for collective self -consumption.

We’ll take a look at the Géocorail and its blocks of artificial rock intended for underwater structures, the Syroco and its speeddraft intended to break the world speed record in water without carbon emissions. Using its probes, Avignon -based Brad’s technology analyzes the soil and allows farmers to make the right decisions for monitoring their crops. The led light adjusts the brightness in real time according to the needs of the plants. With its digital solution, Millionroads allows users to build their own orientation routes. And many other innovations.

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