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05

Nov.

2014

Innovation Day in Lille: 35 startups from around the area will present their innovations

Location : Lille - France

GDF SUEZ is organizing an INNOVATION DAY for November 6th in Lille, in partnership with Lille Métropole, the SML Euralille, the Innovation Centre CITC and La Voix du Nord.

The event will be an opportunity for innovative project leaders (startups, specialized schools and universities in particular) to present their solutions and their know-how for tomorrow’s problems in the form of a marketplace, all of it happening in a unique space: Euratechologies.

The exhibit, open to the public, will take the form of an incubator organized around three main themes:

  • -Home comfort
  • -Smart ciities
  • -Energy at the heart of the city

It will allow participants to meet a number of economic and institutional decision-makers as well as the press.

At the event, GDF SUEZ will also launch a call for projects entitled “Smart City” on the neighborhood of Saint-Sauveur, via “Open Innov by GDF SUEZ”.

Agenda

10:00-18:00 INTRODUCING THE INNOVATION INCUBATOR

(startups, research centers, students)

11:00 LAUNCH OF THE “SMART CITY” CALL FOR PROJECT

Presentation of OpenInnov by GDF SUEZ – a new Open Innovation platform created by GDF SUEZ and the GDF SUEZ New Ventures investment fund, by Stéphane Quéré, Innovation Director at GDF SUEZ

- Launch of the SMART CITY call for projects with SPL Euralille, the CITC and Euratechnologies, presented by:

Fabrice Veyron Churlet, Chief Operating Officer SPL Euralille

Raouti Chehih, CEO of Euratechnologies

Cheikb Gharbi, CEO of the Innovation Centre of Contactless Technologies (CITC)

16:00 CONFERENCE: “The city: innovation incubator” chaired by Jean-Michel Lobry and featuring:

Erik Orsenna, Economist and Writer

Pierre de Saintignon, First Deputy for the City of Lille, Vice President of the Nord-Pas de Calais region / President and founder of Euratechnologies

Akim Oural, Councilmember in charge of the Digital Economy and Member of the National Digital Council, Lille Métropole

Pierre Giorgini, President and Rector of the Catholic University of Lille

Valentine Agid-Durudaud, Director of Cities, Territories and Mobility at GDF SUEZ