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Marseille’s Euroméditerranée EcoCité

Mediterranean INNOVATION &


Marseille’s Euroméditerranée EcoCité showcases innovation and sustainable development in the Mediterranean

Euroméditerranée is the largest city-centre urban renewal project in Southern Europe, with 480 hectares of ocean-front property and €7 billion in investments.

Euroméditerranée EcoCité is a demonstration lab that shows how a sustainable Mediterranean city can function. The objective is to build and test these principles on public and private pilot projects,

relying on large industrial partnerships with companies like ENGIE, Saint-Gobain, Linkcity – Les Fabriques – Bouygues, Orange, and more.

Add your company to the list by competing in Med’INNOVANT !

Together we will build the Marseille of the future!

Why Participate

  • Get targeted introductions
  • Increase your visibility
  • Test and demonstrate your innovative solution/product
  • Win up to €50,000 in financial and in-kind contributions* (shared between the four winners)

*In-kind contributions:

  • ConnectWave CNRFID: an in-kind contribution worth €5,570 if the jury awards a specific trophy for contactless technology (excluding payment) and a professional connected objects project. Prize includes use of showroom space for one year and promotion of your application on CNRFID’s websites, social networks and press releases (worth €3,620 excl. VAT) plus full staging of the technical solution (worth €1,950 excl. VAT).
  • Cabinet FIDAL: oral legal support (over the phone or in person at the office) for matters concerning intellectual property law / technology and IT for the four winners (one hour a week for the three weeks following the awards ceremony).

The Urban Development Agency has become a key player in sustainable urban designs and smart cities as innovative projects and new ideas from fields such as energy and climate have emerged. The Euroméditerranée project explores and tests these innovations.


Nicolas BOUZOU
Asterès founder (2016 competition sponsor)

The Med’INNOVANT  innovation competition makes the
Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area much more attractive. In this area, Euroméditerranée’s EcoCité offers a unique experimental space where innovative project developers can test, implement and showcase ideas related to community living, habitat, environment, mobility, safety and contactless and connected object technology.
This competition enables the Euroméditerrannée Urban Development Authority and its network of businesses to pursue green business initiatives and recruit new talent.

More on http://asteres.fr

Alexandre NOBLET
Lemon Tri Director (2014 winner)

Since winning the prize, we have started commercial negotiations with major financial players in the Marseille area but the decision-making process has been long. However, we have successfully expanded to other cities in the Rhone corridor such as Avignon, Valence and Saint-Etienne. Winning the Med’INNOVANT  prize made it possible for us to participate in MedCop21, which was a major showcase for a small company like ours.
Since receiving our prize, we have also focused on developing new markets such as shopping centres and public municipal facilities.

More on http://lemontri.fr/

Emmanuelle CHAMPAUD
Totem Mobi Director (2012 winner)

The Med’INNOVANT  prize brought increased visibility and local recognition, leading us to join the La Cité des Entrepreneurs d’Euroméditerranée association.

More on http://www.totem-mobi.fr/

F-REG SAS Associate Director (2015 winner)

When we signed up for the Med’INNOVANT  competition, our main goal was to communicate through this competition and to contact Euroméditerranée development industry players with the goal of piloting our innovative solution in a neighbourhood that was being transformed.
We were selected as a winner, which put us in direct contact with the main developers in the area and with Marseille metropolitan area government entities with which we worked closely on a development project.
Beyond the direct benefit of helping us continue to grow, this prize improved our traction with investors and helped us complete our fundraising.

More on http://f-reg.fr/