Success for VivaTech 2024!

VivaTech Viva Technology 2024 Stage One

The event has become unmissable and the 2024 edition shows impressive figures,

  • More than 165,000 visitors (+10% vs 2023)
  • 13,500 startups (+20% vs 2023) – VivaTech catalyzes the debate on AI on a global scale: more than 2 billion people reached on social networks (x2 vs 2023)

A UNIQUE MEETING PLACE, BUSINESS AND FINANCING ACCELERATOR

VivaTech has established itself as the most productive business event with more than 400,000 business connections on digital alone and enthusiasm from all players in the sector for the generation of commercial leads. This year, more than 13,500 startups also had the opportunity to establish commercial relationships with companies in more than 25 sectors and meet more than 2,000 investors and investment funds such as Accel, KKR, Lightspeed, Sequoia Capital, Eurazeo, or even GV (Google Ventures) during the 3 professional days.

Maurice Levy, Marina Ferrari

VIVA TECHNOLOGY CONFIRMS ITS INTERNATIONAL ATTRACTIVENESS

VivaTech has become the epicenter of meetings and discussions on tech and innovation on a global scale. More than 120 countries were represented, with around forty national pavilions including those of Canada, Taiwan, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Japan, Country of the Year, was also able to present its technological ecosystem with the presence of a ministerial delegation and more than 40 startups. Africa was once again present with a zone dedicated to local talents and start-ups, the Africa Tech Lab. Continuing for the third consecutive year, the AfricaTech Awards, sponsored by Airtel and Cassava Technologie, shed light on the most innovative startups in the Climate Tech, Health Tech, FinTech & Ecommerce sectors in Africa. This year’s winners include Schoolz for Climate Tech, Rology for Health Tech and Inclusivity Solutions for FinTech & Ecommerce.

AI AND SUSTAINABLE TECH AT THE HEART OF THE 2024 PROGRAMMING

VivaTech 2024 was the place where the latest, most concrete AI solutions were presented with nearly 40% of exhibitors showing innovations on the subject, notably through a new space: AI Avenue, the bubbling heart of the event lasting four days.

VivaTech’s reinforced commitment to responsible technology materialized in particular with the Impact Bridge, sponsored by EDF, an entire aisle dedicated to initiatives and innovations with a positive impact to build a more sustainable and inclusive future.

More than 400 debates took place with more than two thirds coming from abroad and among them inspiring personalities such as John Kerry, Rachel Delacour (Sweep), Robin Li (Baidu), Arthur Mensch (Mistral AI), Yann LeCun (Meta) or Dario Amodei (Anthropic). From the first edition VivaTech has been keen to be exemplary in terms of environmental issues. Its efforts were rewarded this year by obtaining ISO 20-121 certification. This certification is part of the structuring of its CSR policy initiated more than 2 years ago.

DIVERSITY MORE THAN EVER IN VIVATECH’S DNA

Like every year, women are in the spotlight: more than 40% of women spoke on the VivaTech stages. The Female Founder challenge supported by Mazars, JCDecaux and Verizon rewarded for its 6th edition Albane Dersy, co-founder of inbolt, a robotics software company developing real-time guidance using 3D vision and AI. The mentoring program 100 + 100 allowed the meeting between more than 100 young girls and 100 influential women in Tech to create vocations. Furthermore, many other initiatives have been renewed, such asImpact Buildersin partnership with Diversidays, a program which aims to accelerate the impactful business of entrepreneurs who, due to their age, social conditions or their origin, do not have sufficient opportunities in the Tech ecosystem, or Again the presence of Femtech France for the second consecutive year which launched, during VivaTech, its 2nd barometer on the Femtech industry promoting innovations in favor of women’s health.

“VivaTech has definitely established itself as the place that redefines the debate around innovation, technology and startups. The figures speak for themselves with records that place us as the event that attracts the biggest global players and helps create economic bridges between Europe, Asia and the American continent. VivaTech News attracted 6.5 million viewers. online around the world. We are also very proud that VivaTech in Paris is the privileged and unique place for technology, innovation, artificial intelligence and business. This is where investors, startups and large companies meet in a very productive way. We would like to thank all these giants of innovation who have been kind enough to come and debate the most crucial topics in society, all our partners, and all the VivaTech teams who achieve a feat every year,” indicate co-presidents Maurice Lévy and Pierre Louette as well as François Bitouzet, Managing Director of Viva Technology.

VIVATECH 2024: THE MEETING FOR REVEALS, EXCLUSIVITIES AND INNOVATIONS FROM THE TECH PLANET

For 4 days, VivaTech vibrated to the rhythm of announcements, with around fifty world or European exclusives revealed, including:

  • BiPed AI : robotics software for visually impaired people integrating obstacle detection, turn-by-turn GPS and scene description with GPT to improve mobility and independence;
  • Everdian : a real-time data analysis solution powered by AI and equipped with dynamic display to anticipate, detect and overcome crises;
  • Bioteos : a solution that addresses indoor air pollution through an air purifier integrating bio-simulants and micro-algae in a 3D printed structure;
  • Dopavision : redefines therapeutic solutions for ophthalmic and neurological conditions thanks to a unique photobiomodulation method targeting the blind spot of the eye;
  • THE Tesla Cybertruck and Elon Musk made his first appearance in France at VivaTech, thus beginning a tour of France and Europe;
  • The Software Republic unveiled its “U1st Vision” concept, a first in mobile services focused on citizens and health.

MORE THAN 400 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

The world’s leading speakers spoke about the current context and contemporary challenges, giving pride of place to Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Tech. The general public day had a particular focus on Gaming and Esport.

Among the leading speakers, it should be noted Elon MuskSpaceX, Tesla, X (ex-Twitter) Founder, Chairman, CEO, Eric Schmidtformer boss of Google, founder of Schmidt Futures, Faye IosotalunoCEO of Tinder, Hiroshi MikitaniCEO of Rakuten, Linda Yaccarinothe CEO of X (ex-Twitter), Christel HeydemannCEO of Orange, Meredith WhittakerPresident of the Signal Foundation, and Bernard ArnaultCEO & Chairman of LVMH who chaired the presentation of the LVMH Innovation Awards.

Many members of governments or international institutions participated in this edition very actively. Among them, we welcomed Fumio KishidaPrime Minister of Japan, Thierry BretonEuropean Commissioner for the Internal Market of the European Commission, Viscount CamroseParliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of AI and Intellectual Property of the United Kingdom, Audrey Tang, 1st Minister of Digital in Taiwan, Bruno Le MaireMinister of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, and Marina FerrariSecretary of State for Digital Affairs of France.

Serena & Venus WilliamsBrand Partners of Shares, Pierre-Alexis Bizot aka Domingostreamer and co-producer of the show Popcorn with Webedia, Kameto (Kamel) Kebir and Prime (Amine) Mekri founders of Karminecorp and Harlan Cobensuccessful novelist, executive producer were also among the big names of this edition.

VivaTech is also the place where the Marketing of tomorrow is invented: Marc PritchardChief Brand Officer of P&G, Asmita DubeyChief Digital and Marketing Officer of L’Oréal, Dr. Werner VogelsAmazon.com CTO, Aude GandonGlobal CMO of Nestlé, Hanna HennigCIO of Siemens, Arthur SadounChairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe.

VivaTech is also co-organizer with the Founders Forum of the “LeWeekEnd” event which brought together around a hundred founders and CEOs of unicorns from around the world, in which Xavier Niel and Sir Tim Berners-Lee were present.

THE STRONG COMMITMENT OF VIVATECH’S PARTNERS

Viva Technology shares with its major partners the success of this 8th edition and would like to thank them for their commitment:

The co-organizers : Les Echos Group – Le Parisien & Publicis Groupe

The founding partners : BNP Paribas, Google, La Poste Groupe, LVMH, Orange

Japan, Country of the Year 2024 at VivaTech

Platinum partners: Amazon, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, ManpowerGroup, PwC

Gold partners: EDF, Engie, EY, French-German Tech Lab, FreshWorks, Bouygues Group, SNCF Group, HONOR, JCDecaux, KPMG, L’Oréal Groupe, Microsoft, Salesforce, Sanofi, Togg, TotalEnergies, Women by Toyota

Silver partners: The Île de France Region, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Groupe ADP, Airbus, Audi, AXA, Wallonie – Brussels, BPI France, BYD, L’IA du Canada, Capgemini, CMA CGM, CNRS, Crédit Agricole Group, Digital Bangladesh, Docusign, European Innovation Council, Government of the French Republic, HKTDC, HUAWEI, Zeroine, IBM, International Finance Corporation, Italian Trade Agency, KISED, Northern France, LinkedIn, MediaLink, Meta, Métropole du Grand Paris, Ministry of the Armed Forces, Auvergne Rhône -Alps, Centre-Val de Loire Region, Occitanie Region, South Region, Scaleway, Swisstech, Taiwan Tech Arena, United Robotics Group.

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