France launched a Worldwide Innovation Challenge

The French government launched a Worldwide Innovation Challenge on Monday December 2nd.

Top picture: President François Hollande. Bottom (from left to right) Arnaud Montebourg, Anne Lauvergeon and Fleur Pellerin

The goal is to foster talent and bring out future champions of the French economy. It will accomplish this by identifying and providing support for the growth of both French and foreign entrepreneurs whose innovation projects have significant implications for the French economy.

This Challenge will encourage the talents of today in order to create the collective wealth of tomorrow, whether these talents are in France or abroad.

The Innovation Commission has defined seven goals in very different areas; these goals can be seen as pillars for France’s future development. Company projects submitted to the Worldwide Innovation Challenge must correspond to one of the following seven goals: energy storage, recycling of metals, development of marine resources, plant proteins and plan chemistry, personalized medicine, the silver economy – innovation in the service of longevity and big data.

With this Challenge, the French government is introducing a genuinely forward-looking policy resolutely committed to supporting creators, innovators and risk-takers.

These calls for projects are open to all companies, large and small, French and foreign, who wish to set up in France.

For more details about the Worldwide Innovation Challenge or to submit a project, please visit

Last modified on 12/12/2013

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