start-ups from Var and the Alpes-Maritimes take care of the environment

Robotics, artificial intelligence or environmental issues… The VivaTech exhibition is attended by young shoots that have settled in Var and the Alpes-Maritimes. This is the largest exhibition in Europe dedicated to new technologies. With the help of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, they highlight the environment.

This is a three-color CES show that will end this weekend in Paris. After a big digital mass in January in Las Vegas, technology innovation professionals met this week at Porte de Versailles. VivaTech 2022, which ends today, Saturday, June 18, has established itself as the largest European technology meeting. 149 countries were represented at the peak.

It was attended by the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region with a number of start-ups from the Côte d’Azur who also took the opportunity to open regional platform dedicated to promoting innovation: SudPlace.

For the nuggets of the Côte d’Azur, this unmissable event has become VivaTech. leverage of growth necessary for their development.

For Valerie Tiersen, founder and president of Green Score Capital, her company’s presence this week in Paris seemed obvious.

“This is the second time we are participating in Viva tech. We wanted to repeat the experience because it is true that this is an opportunity for us. meet potential partners, be close to large groups, and meet investors. This event will bring together these three aspects: commercial, financial and partnership.” explains the commercial director.

The director of Green Score Capital spent three days with this. a delegation from the region with 35 other invited companies.

“The ecosystem in the southern region is coordinating this event and supporting us in the best possible way. We see that there is real expertise in the region, because this is not the first time they come to the exhibition. in terms of locations, visibility for start-ups, in terms of events even at the stadium in the region. For example, she organized meetings with Israeli foundations that came specially to meet us. … For this event, the connection of all ecosystemsbe it public authorities or accelerators, and French technical Toulon and Aix-Marseille.lists Valerie Tiersen.

I think our public figures have really understood the importance of helping us private companies. It also promotes territory, talents, skills, helps to attract young people to our sector.

Valerie Tiersen, President of Green Score Capital

Startups on the Côte d’Azur don’t suffer comparison to more solid French tech bastions like Grenoble or Paris. Creating them will almost become an asset, especially when it comes to hiring.

“There is desire on the part of new talents to return some meaning and quality of life. There are about ten of us, and they are recruiting us!” happy Tulonese Valerie Tiersen.

Celia Paris, head of communications at Nice Bodyguard, a company that fights hateful content, agrees: “We are based in Paris, Marseille and mainly in Nice, where we have 30 people out of 45 employees. We had people who moved from their regions, or they were people who were thinking of moving south. Nuggets are hard to convincebut it is enough that they discover our mission of common interest and that we are a start-up with social impact, so that it generally corresponds to the level of values, andwe manage to conquer different talents with completely crazy profiles.”

Emmanuel Courigne, President of F-Reg, experienced VivaTech for the first time this year: “we were not a priori not on the usual scale, because we are not at all in decisions from B to C (market for the general public, approx. ed.). We work in a certain area, our main clients are network operators such as Veolia or Suez, and we have seen several innovation managers in these large groups, they are big clients for us.

This company from Biot, which has 13 employees, was able to establish new contacts and discuss with entrepreneurs from the Côte d’Azur: it was very energetic because we saw a lot of innovation around us. We were in the South Region pavilion, which was focused on Green Tech. We were able to exchange views and see that there is such a dynamic in the territory.”

F-Reg, founded in 2014, has patented a valve system that allows, among other things, to regulate the flow of water to prevent flooding. The company has an annual turnover of around one million euros and works with a company in Carrosa specialized in laser cutting to manufacture its equipment.

Green Score Capital also offers its services in this area of ​​environmental protection. This powerful axis of the Southern Region pavilion reflects the growing interest of the authorities in innovative technologies in the field of ecology. It is clear that we see the rise to power of those actors who are really concerned about the situation. and who wants to implement solutions. Our goal is to become a leader in environmental assessment.” Valerie Tiersen says His company, which has signed an agreement with CNES, is capitalizing on the show to publicize its innovations in the fight to save biodiversity.

“Our clients work in France and abroad. Today everyone is talking about the carbon footprint, but this is a very small part of the impact. The real topic is biodiversity. There are five pressures on biodiversity, climate change is just one of them. We are going to offer this global vision of environmental impact to make the right decisions and meet future regulatory restrictions. We have a solution that meets these challenges and provides a holistic vision.” she details.

The health of the digital environment has also been at the center of discussions. The Bodyguard app, created in Nice, had its stand this Friday, June 17th. The company, which already knew CES, took over the VivaTech equipment to present new solutions and forge new connections.

“The goal for us is to highlight our solution for moderation, really from B to B, where before, especially at CES in Las Vegas, we launched our mobile application in 2021. What interests us in VivaTech is to present our solution for media players, be it games or sports. The goal is to explain to companies that we can protect them and their communities from toxic content.explains Celia Paris.

This is an opportunity to network with current partners, because we already have a good thirty clients, and, above all, to go and meet with potential clients. We are negotiating with many people, and of course it is always nicer to be able to meet them physically.

Celia Paris

Head of Communications at Bodyguard

VivaTech is, first of all, an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest innovations and foresee a little: “we are in an entertainment ecosystem with all the startups that revolve around the metaverse and the web 3 that we ourselves are integrating into, because the social networks that we strive to protect today are also the networks of tomorrow that we must navigate.”

But VivaTech is first of all an open window to the international arena and a new horizon: “We are in a kind of technology sprint to ensure thatIn addition to text moderation, we can moderate audio, video, and images, because that’s all there is to the metaverse.. The goal here is to go even further on spam, scams… anything that interferes with online exchanges. This year we will not be satisfied with VivaTech, and we will also go to others, because our goal is to develop internationally.”

A dynamic that bodes well, especially given the president’s latest announcements Emmanuel Macron, who is present at the Palais Expo this Friday, June 17, wants France to reach the number of 100 tricolor unicorns by 2030. – or a company whose valuation exceeds one billion euros.