Friday, June 9, 2023


Press Release

A program and flagship initiatives to meet the major challenges of tech

Photo courtesy of Viva Technology

PARIS - Viva Technology, Europe's biggest startup and tech event, is back for its 7th edition from 14 to 17 June at Porte de Versailles in Paris.

As an accelerator of innovation and transformation, VivaTech will bring together startups, tech leaders, major companies, public organizations and investors from all over the world for four days to respond to the major challenges of our time and to propose decisive solutions for business and society.

According to Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe and Pierre Louette, CEO of Les Echos-Le Parisien, co-organizers of the event: "The contribution of the tech industry to societal issues is crucial, even more so in these turbulent times. New technologies and the exceptional development of artificial intelligence pose new challenges. VivaTech opens the doors to the future and offers some answers, particularly by supporting entrepreneurs through efficient and productive encounters.“

François Bitouzet, General Manager of VivaTech, explains: "VivaTech is an international event, and together with our team we have designed this new 2023 edition to be even more instrumental for the future business of thousands of startups; more accelerating in the digital transformation of companies from all over the world; and more effective in sharing and developing tech solutions to address today's major challenges, whether environmental, societal or economic."



Artificial intelligence already contributes to the majority of human activities (Generative AI, education, services, science...) and continues to evolve rapidly and to bring about strong changes in the technology ecosystem. It represents a market share today estimated at 500 billion USD. It nevertheless raises many questions in terms of impact, opportunities but also risks, ethics and regulation.

Some AI solutions presented at VivaTech: GoMicro (Australia), OrAigo (Italy), and Jumbo Mana (France), a world exclusive that pushes generative AI technology beyond anything we have seen so far.

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To meet the challenges of sustainability, Climate Tech solutions are being developed in all markets, helping governments, consumers and businesses respond to the climate crisis and reduce their carbon footprint.

Some Climate Tech startups presented at VivaTech: Sweetch Energy (France) and Neoplants (France).


To contribute to the positive transformation of the workplace, entrepreneurs are reinventing education, training and work by combining new technologies, responses to human resource needs and societal challenges. VivaTech is convinced that tech can improve inclusion and diversity issues in business.


For the first time, a FemTech village will be set up at the heart of VivaTech. Numerous topics will be addressed, such as women's well-being, menstrual health, reproduction and contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, mental health, etc.

A challenge for startups proposing innovation in women's health will also be organized with FemTech France. A dozen startups will be selected and will be offered a boot camp to support the development of their business.

More than 3,000 girls and young women from all over Europe will also be attending the event to encourage career development, break down stereotypes and gain insight into the digital industries. Other initiatives will include the Female Founder Challenge (an award that aims to accelerate the funding of women-led startups and encourage investment funds to commit to greater gender equality at all levels), which is returning for its 5th edition; or a new Impact Builder acceleration programme with DiversiDays for underrepresented entrepreneurs in tech.


With one year to go before the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games and 100 days remaining before the Rugby World Cup, VivaTech is taking over Hall 2 at Porte de Versailles, in partnership with Global Sports Week, the first international forum in France for the sports ecosystem, to create a gathering, unique in Europe, dedicated to the positive transformation of sport.

This new space, a true extension of VivaTech in both its design and the experience offered to visitors, will bring together the tech ecosystem with the sports ecosystem.

The sport industry is transforming, in the face of major cultural, technological and environmental changes. Innovation and technology are creating opportunities for change, from enhancing the performance and well-being of athletes to enriching the fan experience, and improving the diversity and the overall environmental impact of major sporting events.

This year, VivaTech and Global Sports Week are joining forces to connect the key players in sport who are shaping a sustainable and inclusive future together through a rich programme of conferences and debates in Hall 2.

Some Sport Tech startups presented at VivaTech: Sirius (Suisse) and Orange Velodrome (France).

In addition to those already mentioned, other themes will be in the spotlight at this edition of VivaTech, such as Cybersecurity, Web3 and DeepTech, and the Creators' economy.


VivaTech aims to strengthen the bonds between tech ecosystems from all over the world – to identify and co-construct the most relevant solutions, but also to explore different and inspiring business models and to create more bridges between Europe and international ecosystems.

This year, VivaTech will welcome several new nations involved in addressing the same challenges. A total of 32 countries will be present, among them:

  • Canada, with Quebec, which will be here as part of France Quebec Innovation 2023; and Brazil representing the Americas
  • The most dynamic Asian ecosystems: India, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea, which is a major player in the fields of tech and digital transformation, and which has been selected as Country of the year at VivaTech 2023;
  • New Zealand, which will present its cutting-edge technologies in renewable energy and sustainability with a focus on Healthtech and Creative Tech;
  • Europe, with Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy among others
  • and of course Africa, including South Africa, Ivory Coast and Morocco

The African continent will have a prominent place with a dedicated Africatech zone that will bring together 8 country pavilions and more than 100 startups. For the second year, the AfricaTech Awards –an initiative co-organized with the IFC, aiming to recognize and support the most innovative startups in the climate tech, health tech and fintech sectors – will reward three winners (one in each category) in June on the VivaTech stage.

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