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The International Innovation Awards is an international innovation startup competition organized by Paris&Co and 50 Partners. This 2016 edition is dedicated to the Living City: “How can startups rethink the city of tomorrow with a strong citizen-centric focus? The living city concept brings back the human being to the heart of the city. It englobes the smart city concept enriched by a human component.” Each non-French startup from across the world in the following segments 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
  • Healthcare and well-being in the city

The iiAwardsParis is an extension of the Grands Prix de l'Innovation awarded by the City of Paris, a competition run by Paris&Co with the aim of rewarding those companies that will improve life in the city and develop the Parisian economic fabric.
The registration is open until October 10th 2016.

Innovation has the power
to bring people together


Why participate

The 10 finalists will be invited to Paris to pitch to a jury of investors, recognized entrepreneurs and mentors. They will also be given the opportunity to participate in a private session with the members of the Club Open Innovation, composed of 60 big French companies. All 10 startups will present their work during the Grands Prix de l'Innovation in a stand at the Forum organized by Paris&Co at the Cité de la Mode et du Design.

The 10 finalists will have 1 month of free incubation with Paris&Co incubators in the 6 months after the award ceremony held on December 14, 2016.

The 3 winners will receive :

  • 1st place prize - €12,000
  • 2nd place prize - €8,000
  • 3rd place prize - €3,000

Terms and conditions

10 finalists invited to Paris

The 10 finalists will be invited to Paris to pitch to a jury of investors, recognized entrepreneurs, and mentors.

1 month with Paris&Co incubators

The opportunity to join start-up incubators in Paris for one-month program.


The 3 winners will receive €12,000 - €8,000 - €3,000

Time remaining until final selection:

72 days
72 hours
23 45 minutes

Register as soon as possible
The largest start-up contest in the world


Founded 25 years ago, Elior Group, one of the world's leading operators in the contracted food and support services industry, is the caterer of choice in the domains of business, education and health, as well as in the world of travel.

In 2015, the Group generated revenue of €5,674 million in 13 countries. Its 108,000 employees serve 4 million customers every day in 18,600 restaurants and points of sale. Their mission is to welcome and take care of each individual through personalized catering and service solutions which create an innovative consumer experience.

Elior Group pays particularly close attention to its corporate social responsibility and has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2004. The professional excellence of its teams, their daily commitment to quality and innovation, and their dedication to providing special moments is expressed through its motto: "Time savored."

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