Following the postponed event in 2020, VivaTech, the go-to event for innovation, makes its comeback in 2021. As always, the show and its partners are running a series of competitive Challenges, which offer start-ups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to help solve tomorrow’s strategic issues. Orange has been a Platinum partner of VivaTech for the past five years.
What are this year’s Challenges?
Each year, VivaTech organises a series of Challenges which are based on open innovation to encourage collaboration between start-ups and large organisations. Applicants have been registering since the end of last year, and their pitches will be reviewed by a panel of experts. This is a great opportunity for them to expand their network and visibility, and it can also lead to future collaborations.
For 2021, Orange wants start-ups to pitch around two main themes:
– Tech that can enable progress: 5G, AI and data
– Supporting new sustainable and responsible business models: for the environment and digital equality
About Viva Technology
In 2019, the event reached 231 million people worldwide, bringing together 124,000 visitors including more than 13,000 startups, 3,000 venture capital firms and 2,500 journalists from 124 countries. This year, VivaTech will provide a hybrid experience, in person in Paris and online worldwide, that will bring together an even larger community of innovators.