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Live Talks and Business Sessions
LIVE TALK - Is it still possible to build a society that supports our well-being?
A health crisis, climate change, increasing social inequalities, plus professional and economic uncertainties… A series of upheavals that create societal imbalance and impact individual well-being. We’re increasingly aware of the importance of physical activity, a balanced diet, mental health, individual autonomy, and social inclusion. More than ever, we need to rethink our lifestyles to continue to improve citizens’ well-being. Paris&Co invites you to discover some of the ways in which we can build a future society that incorporates this overall well-being.
Moderator : Jean-Baptiste Alliot, Paris&Co
BUSINESS SESSION - Better living in the city, a key focus for the RATP Group
Session reserved for startups, subject to availability
As a leader in urban public transport, the RATP Group is committed to improving the quality of daily life in the city; its innovation strategy serves this purpose. The RATP Group will present its responses to innovation challenges in the following areas: from Industry 4.0 to operational excellence for the Group’s business lines, from creating social links to making daily life easier for passengers, from adapting to climate change to a smarter city for cities and regions across France.
LIVE TALK - Tomorrow's entertainments: what new experiences will be possible in light of societal and technological changes?
What new cultural or outdoor activities will exist in 2040? Today, we need to think about the entertainment of tomorrow. New territories of experience, digital sobriety, technological advances, eco-friendliness, systemic crises… Paris&Co, as an expert in the entertainment industry, offers its partners the opportunity to understand and anticipate these changes. Our recipe? A dynamic team led by Making Tomorrow, a touch of science fiction and a dose of possible futures in order to better prepare for what lies ahead. Paris&Co invites you to dive into these projections and to participate in the debate.
Florence Bailbled, Paris&Co
Laurent Queige, Paris&Co
Martin Lauquin, Creative Strategist, Making Tomorrow
Olivier Wathelet, Anthropologist, Making Tomorrow
BUSINESS SESSION - Challenges and Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs in Africa
Technology-related initiatives between France and Africa are constantly increasing. How to decipher the synergies and business opportunities among entrepreneurs and innovative ecosystems on both sides? The experts on this panel will share their experiences as well as keys to understanding these innovative and sometimes complex markets, to better anticipate possible future collaborations.
BUSINESS SESSION - Supporting innovation players, a priority for Orange
At Orange, we are working to make technological innovation a vector for sustainable human and economic development. To do this, we are constantly creating new services that simplify the daily lives of everyone. Creativity, efficiency and economic impact are the key words in Orange’s collaboration with innovation players. Are you a startup? Whatever your stage of development, come and learn more about the support services we offer: financing, technical expertise, business development, etc…
LIVE TALK - Impact Innovation in our cities: from mirage to reality
How do we define impact innovation in our cities? Discerning innovation, distinguishing between innovation for innovation’s sake and virtuous innovation, bringing ecological and socio-economic benefits to society, responding to unmet needs… More than ever, we need to be more discerning about the innovations that shape the urban fabric. Paris&Co is offering you this opportunity to give concrete expression to your thoughts on creating a more desirable city.
Moderator : Marion Apaire, Paris&Co
BUSINESS SESSION - Public procurement, an innovation lever
Contrary to popular belief, startups can also access public procurement markets. Opportunities, rules of the game, positioning strategy, commercial approach… What are the specificities of public procurement? During this session, the Finance and Purchasing Department of the City of Paris will reveal the needs of the departments, as well as ways to detect opportunities and make relevant offers, plus feedback from a supplier for the City of Paris.
BUSINESS SESSION - The keys to public funding: from France 2030 to seed funding
Public players are committed to the creation and development of innovative companies at every stage of their development. This support for innovation should make it possible to guarantee the ecological transition and the emergence of new industrial or technological sectors throughout the country. Come learn more about the France 2030 investment plan, Bpifrance’s innovation financing deployment and the Paris Innovation Fund.
LIVE TALK - How to avoid the Great Resignation? Flexibility to strengthen employee retention
In 2021, more than 35% of employees were considering leaving their jobs and more than 14% resigned. The health crisis, questions around skills and job utility… Retaining teams is at the heart of future major HR challenges. Paris&Co invites you to discover concrete solutions implemented in France and elsewhere by startups and large corporate groups that have experimented with different flexibility models focused on employee retention.
Moderator : Marie Sipos, Paris&Co
BUSINESS SESSION - Data for business: how to become "Data Driven"?
The Data Maturity Observatory, supported by Datasulting and Paris&Co, has just completed the 3rd edition of its survey. Whether you are at the beginning of the adventure or on your way, becoming “Data Driven” may seem like a Holy Grail to some while remaining a myth or an abstract concept to others. In this interactive workshop, we will paint a picture of what your Data Driven company could be! We will also benefit from feedback from three companies involved in working with data daily at different levels of data maturity.
Moderator : François Teyssier, Paris&Co
LIVE TALK - Startups and large corporate groups: deployment & roll-out, how to succeed?
Session reserved for Large group, subject to availability
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Open Innovation Club’s creation, we conducted a study with about thirty large corporate groups, members of the Open Innovation Club and partners of Paris&Co, on innovation designed and deployed by startups. We propose a session focused on the results of this study, including feedback and testimonies, success factors, points of vigilance, advice to startups and their peers on accelerating innovation industrialization, etc.
Moderators : Yann Bercq-Delost et Sophie Malbé, Paris&Co