Viva Tech Returns For Its 6th Edition With An Ambitious Hybrid Format
Viva Technology, Europe's number one startup and tech event, took place this year on 15th to 18th June in an ambitious hybrid format; an in-person conference in Paris as well as online with a dedicated digital platform.
After two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event is back in full swing at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. For the 6th edition of the event, more than 1500 exhibitors were showcasing their businesses and the event was again supported by corporate partners BNP Paribas, Google, La Poste, LVMH, Orange to mention a few.
Programs & Conference Themes
In true Parisian commercial fashion, the headline conference incldued Key Business Programs which consisted of conference sessions, a dedicated lounge and thematic side events; The Future of Work program, The CTO Forum focusing on IT and the CMO Program focusing on marketing.
In addition, in partnership with Pitchbook, an Investor Lounge was offered to investors and this is where Yepic founder Aaron Jones spent most of his time updating investors on Yepic’s progress.
As well as the 3 key programmes, 6 major themes were selected which were highlighted as in previous years by a dense program of enriching debates, renowned speakers and new innovations.
The Race to Net Zero Emissions
Innovations related to the fight against global warming and the energy transition at the Low Carbon Park EDF including Urbanomy for carbon strategy, Carbo for evaluation and Actéon Farm for compensation.
The Mobility Rebound
Many innovations in the mobility sector were on display Mobility Park by Togg, including inflatable electric vehicles from Japan’s Poimo; bicycles from the English startup Go Rolloe.
Future of Work
Two years of pandemic have had a major impact on the world of work. Telecommuting, corporate culture, search for talent – companies have had to adapt and innovate.
Inclusion is a Mindset
Whether we’re talking gender, geographic or social diversity, tech can play an essential and inclusive role in reducing disparities. A Girls in Tech program was launched and speed-coaching sessions organised for nearly 1,000 young people.
Tech on the Edge; Web3
A Web3 innovation Park hosted by Binance which presented the most advanced startups and innovations of the blockchain, crypto and NFT ecosystems.
Europe's Digital Decade Starts Here
The Next Unicorn Awards returned for its 4th year. The Top 100 Next Unicorns in partnership with investment bank GP and the European Acceleration Summit were both launched to promote the European tech ecosystem.
The main event was complemented by more than 50 side events taking place in and around Paris organized with French Tech Grand Paris. There was a huge international contingent with more than 30 countries represented, a 35% increase on 2019, and the AfricaTech Awards, co-organised with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), recognised the most innovative startups in climate tech, health tech and fintech from across the continent.