December 3rd 2019
Opening of call for proposals
1 – Embedded solution related to energy and for mobility: design, equipment and use
2 – Infrastructure solution and energy management for mobility
3 – Hydrogen or Biogas solution for mobility
Innovation: competitive positioning – technological breakthrough
Feasibility: quality of the business plan and sustainability of the business model
Potential: economic relevance and market prospects
Impact: economic and social benefits
Quality of the management team: credibility, ability to carry the project
Representatives of the sponsoring companies: CEA, Demeter, EDF, Enedis, HSBC, Omexom, Bpifrance, Business France and partner countries: Norway and United Kingdom.
AI-powered startup, to analyze customer feedback, sourced everywhere. Better World has been elected as the most innovative start-up in Europe in the automotive / connected car field in 2019 (EU – Horizon 2020 program).
Its DNA? Decarbonising mobility through circular economy. The company allows the conversion of industrial and transport vehicles from combustion to electric.
City Mobility Crew has created City Rabbit, a three-wheels electric scooter designed for the “last-mile” transport between home/workplace and public transit stations.
Corsican Blue Project is developing a ship running on renewable energies to participate in monitoring and assistance missions along the Corsican coast.
Teebike is a connected front wheel that turns any bicycle into an electric bike in minutes.
Transition-One converts an internal-combustion vehicle into an electric one in just 4 hours.
Verkor, an industrial company, is set to amplify battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the Groupe Idec.
Nielsen Concept developed the Mobilipod, a shelter for bicycles and scooters, supplied by solar panels.
Rossini Energy offers a smart charging cable for electric cars, which adapts its consumption to the network.
Simob develops a platform to optimize a self-service micro-mobility fleet (scooters, bicycles, hoverboards).
Zaptec provides charging installations for housing cooperatives and companies. In 2019, the startup introduced a EV charger for private houses.
Zeplug provides charging solutions for electric and hybride vehicles. The company takes care of everything: technical surveys, tracking installation progress, financing the infrastructure, maintenance…
Provides services and softwares to optimize the use of new mobilities, especially electric vehicles.
Atawey designs and manufactures turnkey autonomous green hydrogen refueling stations for sustainable mobility: for hydrogen bikes, fuel cell vehicles, heavyload fuel cell trucks and buses…
e-Néo aims to electrify all vehicles with electric batteries or fuel cells (hydrogen).
After the world’s first hydrogen catamaran, Energy Observer Developments aims to develop carbon-free hydrogen solutions for maritime and land uses
Communication and visibility
Communication campaign + Subscription to GreenUnivers + Access to « mobility conferences » of Capenergies + Free stand in the Startup Village
+ For the Grand Prix 2020: a special highlight by Bpifrance via an interview on their website and newsletter
Legal advice by Watson Farley & Williams + Export meeting with Business France + Bank financing meeting with HSBC
+ For the Grand Prix 2020: 2 days of consulting “financing an innovative project” by Axess Developpement
Opening of call for proposals
Extended deadline for submission of applications
Selection of 18 startups finalists
Deadline for sending the pitch contest presentations in English
Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony
Bpifrance finances companies in credit, guarantee and equity, and supports them throughout their lives in their growth projects, innovation, development in France or internationally. Bpifrance also ensures their export activity through a wide range of products. Consulting, university, networking and acceleration program for startups, SMEs and midcaps are also part of the offer to entrepreneurs. Since January 1, 2019, Bpifrance, in cooperation with all entrepreneurship support networks, has been strengthening its toolbox at the service of entrepreneurs with the launch of Bpifrance Création. Its site is full of practical information to help entrepreneurs and facilitate the construction of their projects. Thanks to Bpifrance’s 48 regional offices, entrepreneurs benefit from a close, unique and efficient contact to help them face their challenges.
In 2017, HSBC France opened its first fully digital bricks and mortar branch dedicated to entrepreneurs in the Ile de France region. Business Banking Centre Live focuses first and foremost on young entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with revenue of less than €2 million.
With over 500 lawyers and 15 offices around the world, Watson Farley & Williams’ legal team is a leading sector focused finance and corporate practice which provides specific expertise in the maritime, transport (including aviation and rail), energy (including renewable energy), natural resources, infrastructure and PPP, real estate, private equity and TMT/ICT sectors.
The firm advises French and foreign industrial and service groups, institutional investors, investment funds, banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), entrepreneurs, family offices, public bodies and governments.