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10 keys, 1 door to the future


Technology allows us to invent new business models, create new opportunities for all sectors and leads us to rethink our society to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Artificial intelligence, air mobility, quantum computing and crypto-currencies are only a few of the subjects included in the VivaTech and Wavestone’s study on the 10 keys for the future.But before…

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Welcome to the unicorn factory!


Unicorns – those rare startups reaching a valuation of €1 billion – are rolling off the assembly line here in Europe: 14 of them in the UK, seven in Germany, five in France, with a slew of IPOs slated for next year.Sure, there are still a lot more unicorns coming from the US and Asia…

Europe is talent-hungry!


First, the good news: In the second quarter of 2019, VC investment in Europe hit a new high – €9.3bn, up from €5.8bn in the second quarter of the previous year. Meanwhile, 14 Europe-based startups reached unicorn status in 2018. The problem – from the perspective of these booming startups and scaleups – is where…

Exoskeletons: innovations at the service of the (super)human


This is a worldwide premiere, carried out by French researchers from Clinatec, a biomedical research center attached to the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital, Inserm and the University of Applied Sciences of University Grenoble-Alpes.In September 2019, a quadraplegic since a fall four years ago, managed to control the movements of…

VivaStories grow on trees


In 2014, five friends travelled to Copenhagen, a city known for its sustainable practices and rewarding pro-environmental behavior. Having fallen in love with this lifestyle, Erwan Le Méné and his team were inspired to act on their own ambitions and, just like that, EcoTree was born!Using a digital platform, companies can plant trees in the…

Next European Unicorn Awards : Find out about the winners


For the first edition of the next Europe Unicorn Awards, VivaTech searched the whole continent to find the most promising European scaleups tipped to become Europe's next unicorns. Alongside with VC partner Accel as well as media partners Les Echos and the Wall Street Journal, these partnerships allowed us to showcase Europe’s solid potential for…

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