2015 « Hello Tomorrow Challenge » launched in Paris [fr]
On 15 December 2014, the Hello Tomorrow association will be launching the second edition of its “Hello Tomorrow Challenge” at l’Institut Pasteur.
The association was founded by Xavier Duportet, researcher and 2014 winner of the 2030 global innovation contest. This international competition, open to start-ups, seeks to promote projects based on high potential scientific and technological innovations. The contest is open to researchers and entrepreneurs (French as well as foreign nationals) below the age of 36, who are involved in interdisciplinary projects. It attests to the support in France for creativity and entrepreneurial drive.
From February to June 2015, the 30 start-ups in the semi-finals will receive support from experts, access to finance and visibility in international media. They will present their projects at the finals, which will be held on 25 and 26 June 2015 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in Paris. Several prizes will be awarded, representing an amount of 100 000 euros in finance.
In order to attract the best candidates, the initiative is being promoted globally via a network of prominent universities and research laboratories. Approximately forty events will be hosted by the “ambassadors” of the association in 50 countries spread out over 5 continents, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international development funding.
Visit the Hello Tomorrow website for more information.