The City of Boston and the City of Lyon celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship together!
Boston and Lyon share the same interest for innovation and startups, positive energy buildings, autonomous electric vehicles and universities’ collaboration. Look at a few pictures of their meetings.
Discover the diversity of collaboration fields the two regions are exploring thanks to our pictures!
In February, Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, Deputy Mayor of Lyon, Karine Dognin-Sauze, Chief of Economic Development, John Barros, and Consul General of France in Boston, Valéry Freland, met in Boston.
They announced the Big Booster U.S. nominees.
In April, Boston officials went to Lyon where the Big Booster Award Ceremony was organized.
On the picture, you can see the Big Booster laureates with Mayor of Lyon, Gérard Collomb, and Lauren Jones from Boston Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.
The Boston delegation also participated to a debate about "Invest in innovation" at Biovision.
On the picture you can see, from left to right, Alain Pluquet from BioMérieux, Lauren Jones from Boston, facilitator Pierre-Henri de Menthon from Challenges magazine, Karine Dognin-Sauze from Lyon and Olivier Althuser from Aéroports de Lyon.
The Boston delegation looked at the electric autonomus bus "Navly" which is already in service in the Confluence district of Lyon, which is very similar to Boston Innovation District..
Some of the Confluence neighborhood’s buildings are positive energy buildings.
In Lyon, Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medecine at Tufts University, Dr Deborah T. Kochevar, and Dean of VetAgro Sup in Lyon, Mrs. Emmanuelle Soubeyran, signed an agreement to foster international cooperation in education and research and to facilitate students and faculty exchanges between the two university centers. The veterinary diploma delivered by VetAgro Sup is the only French vet diploma to be fully recognized in the US.