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Med'Innovant seeks innovations to (re)think the city of tomorrow

The ninth edition of the Med'Innovant competition will enable six challenges to be met (photo: EPAEM)
The ninth edition of the Med'Innovant competition will enable six challenges to be met (photo: EPAEM)
FRANCE. The Euroméditerranée Public Development Establishment (EPAEM) is launching the ninth edition of Med'Innovant on Tuesday 1 September 2020. Open to start-ups, Tpe and Sme based in France and abroad, this international competition "aims to identify and support entrepreneurs capable of meeting the new imperatives of evolution and sustainability of the Mediterranean territories of tomorrow, through eco-innovative solutions," according to the terms of Euroméditerranée.

Six challenges are posed: rethinking urban environments, encouraging new ways of living and working, developing a multi-energy system, imagining resilient solutions, defining scalable and resilient buildings, rethinking short circuits for a more resilient, productive and inclusive city.

Applications are open until September 30, 2020 on the competition website. A first selection will take place on October 9 among the applications received, then on November 5 twelve to sixteen applications will be pre-selected. On November 26th, the finalist candidates will be auditioned. The prize-giving ceremony will take place at La Coque, Aix-Marseille's center for innovation and digital events, located in the city of Marseille.

The winners will share a financial allocation of 40,000 € coupled with targeted support to accelerate the development of their innovation. They will be able to test their project within the 480-hectare Euroméditerranée perimeter in Marseille.

Frédéric Dubessy

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

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