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.

For the TOP 10

Startups that make it into the Top 10 Final will be invited to Paris on 14th December, to pitch in front of a jury of investors, renowned entrepreneurs and mentors. They will get a flight ticket compensation up to €1000/per non-European startup and €500/per European startup. They will also be given the opportunity to participate in a private session with the members of the Club Open Innovation, composed of 60 large corporates. They will be able to present their solution on a booth during the Grands Prix de l’Innovation at the Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris. The 10 finalists will also win a 1-month free stay in a Paris&Co incubator.

For the TOP 3

1st place prize – €12,000

2nd place prize – €8,000

3rd place prize – €3,000

The registration is open until October 10th 2016.