start-ups from the Var and Alpes-Maritimes are environmentally focused

Robotics, artificial intelligence or ecological issues … Young shoot established in the Var and in the Alpes-Maritimes are participating in the VivaTech exhibition. It is the largest trade fair in Europe dedicated to new technologies. With the help of the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region, they emphasize the environment.

It’s a tricolor CES that will end this weekend in Paris. After a great digital mass in January, in Las Vegas, professionals in modern technologies met this week at the Porte de Versailles. VivaTech 2022, which ends this Saturday, June 18, has established itself as the largest European technology meeting peak, 149 countries represented.

The Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region was present there, with several start-ups from the Côte d’Azur, also taking advantage of the opportunity to inaugurate a regional platform designed to facilitate change: SudPlace.

For the nuggets of the Côte d’Azur, this unmissable event that has become VivaTech is a lever of growth essential to their development.

For Valérie Tiersen, the creator and president of Green Score Capital, her company’s presence in Parisian this week is obvious.

“This is the second time we’ve joined Viva tech. We want to repeat the experience because it’s true that for us, it’s an opportunity to meet potential partners, to be closer to large groups, but also to meet investors. This is an event that will engage in three aspects commercial, financial and partnership. “ explanation of the business manager.

The director of Green Score Capital spent three days here delegation from the Region, along with 35 other invited companies.

“The ecosystem in the southern region is coordinating for this event, and to support us as well as possible. We can see that there is real expertise in the Region because this is not the first time that they came to the show. That in mga in terms of locations, visibility for start-ups, in terms of events even at the stadium in the region.For example, he organized meetings with Israeli funds that came primarily to meet with us. also the Ministry of Ecological Transition that has passed, or the Arbois Méditerranée environmental technology park that is also there … There is for this event the connection of all ecosystemswhether it is the public authorities or the accelerators, and the French Tech Toulon and Aix-Marseille.lists Valérie Tiersen.

I think our public actors really understood the importance of helping us, the private companies. It also promotes the territory, the talents, the skills, it helps to attract young people to our sector.

Valérie Tiersen, President of Green Score Capital

Start-ups on the Côte d’Azur do not suffer from comparison to more respectable French technological bastions, such as Grenoble or Paris. Their establishment is almost an asset, especially when it comes to recruitment.

“There is a desire on the part of new talent to regain some meaning and quality of life. We’re about ten people and we’re being recruited! ” rejoices in Toulonnaise Valérie Tiersen.

Célia Paris, head of communications for the company that develops the Nice application Bodyguard, agrees with the fight against hate content: “We are based in Paris, Marseille and mainly in Nice where there are 30 people on 45 staff. We have people who have moved from their respective regions, or people who are thinking of going to live in south. The Nuggets are hard to convincebut enough that they discover our mission of general interest and that we are a start-up with a social impact so that it generally matches the level of values, and thewe manage to conquer different talents with absolutely crazy profiles. “

Emmanuel Curinier, president of F-Reg, experienced his first VivaTech this year: “We haven’t been a priori not in standard range because we really don’t have solutions B to C (a market for the general public, editor’s note). We are in a particular field, our main customers are network operators, like Veolia or Suez, and we have seen some innovation managers in this large group, they are big customers for us.

This company from Biot, with 13 employees, made new contacts and spoke with entrepreneurs from the Côte d’Azur: really energizing because we’ve seen a lot of innovation around us. We are in the South Region pavilion which is Green Tech oriented. We were able to exchange our visions and we saw that there was such a dynamic there in the territory. “

Founded in 2014, F-Reg has patented a system of valves that allow specific regulation of runoff water to limit flooding. It has an annual turnover of approximately one million euros and is partnering with a company in Carros that specializes in laser cutting to produce its equipment.

Green Score Capital also offers its services in this environmental field. This strong axis presented by the South Region pavilion reflects the growing interest of the authorities in innovative technologies in the field of ecology. Clearly, we are seeing an increase in power from actors who are really concerned with the situation and wants to implement solutions. Our ambition is to be a leader in environmental analysis. ” said Valérie Tiersen. His company, which has sealed an agreement with CNES, is benefiting from the show’s showcase to publicize its innovations in the fight for biodiversity conservation.

“Our clients operate in France and around the world. Everyone is talking about the carbon footprint now, but it’s a very small part of the impact. The real topic is biodiversity. There are five pressures on biodiversity, climate change is just one of these five pressures. We will offer this global perspective of environmental impact to make the right decisions and address regulatory barriers in the future. We have a solution that addresses these challenges and provides a holistic perspective. ” he details.

The health of the digital environment is also at the heart of the discussions. The Bodyguard application, made in Nice, has its own dedicated stand this Friday, June 17. The company already recognized at CES has picked up the VivaTech outfit to showcase new solutions and create new links.

“The goal for us is highlight our solution to moderation, actually in B to B, where previously, especially at CES in Las Vegas, we launched our mobile application in 2021. What we are interested in at VivaTech is to showcase our solution for media players, whether gaming or sports. The goal is to explain to companies that we can protect them and their communities from toxic content.explanation by Celia Paris.

This is an opportunity to make links with current partners, as we already have thirty clients, and above all to go and meet with potential clients. We talked a lot, and it was better of course to get to know them physically.

Celia Paris

Bodyguard communications leader

VivaTech is above all an opportunity to take a look at the latest innovations and face a bit of insight: “We’re in an entertainment ecosystem with all the start-ups revolving around the metaverse and web 3, which we ourselves are integrating, because these are the social networks we seek to protect today.”

But VivaTech is largely an open window to the international scene and a new horizon: “We’re in a kind of technological sprint to make sure thIn addition to textual moderation, we can perform audio, video, and image moderation, because that’s all the metaverse can accommodate.. The goal here is to go further into spam, scams … everything that hinders internet exchanges. This year, we will not be satisfied with VivaTech and we will also go to others because the goal is to develop internationally. ”

A dynamic hint, especially in the President’s latest statements Emmanuel Macron, who is present at the Palais Expo this Friday, June 17, wants to see France reach the number of 100 tricolor unicorns by 2030 – or companies whose value exceeds one billion euros.

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