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The excellence of disruptive digital technologies from the academic world for the benefit of sustainable urban transitions

01What is SCI.TY ?

SCI.TY - for Sciences for city - is an initiative led by the alliance of Deep tech players for sutainable city aimed at bringing out more projects from public research and taking them out of the labs to maximize their environmental, societal and economic impact.

02SCI.TY goals

Put technology-intensive innovations to the benefit of the sustainable transition of territories.

Changing the paradigm to build resilient, inclusive, circular and productive cities by capitalizing on the power of scientific research.

The Schedule of Thursday 02 December

Opening speech

09:00 - 09:30 am

Opening speech by Nelly Garnier, Member of the Paris Region Regional Council and Smart Region Special Delegate

With

Nelly Garnier
Nelly Garnier
Member of the Paris Region Regional Council and Smart Region Special Delegate

Deep tech X Sustainable City : disruptive innovation for better urban transistion and sustainable cities

Panel discussion
09:30 - 10:45 am

Artificialization of soils, overconsumption of resources, environmental pollution, climate change, unequal access to public services, housing, gentrification of working-class neighborhoods… The city, in its triple physical, societal and cultural dimension, faces unprecedented challenges. Singularly accelerating the transition to more sustainable, sober, resilient and inclusive cities is becoming an imperative. Can we capitalize on Deep Tech to achieve this?

What place should disruptive digital innovation play in helping local actors meet these challenges of the century? How can cutting-edge academic research in the field of data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, edge computing or quantum computing quickly land in our territories?

How can we ensure that these deep tech digital innovations are as efficient and sober as possible, and do not amplify a problem they claim to solve?

With

Frédéric Bourquin
Frédéric Bourquin
Director of Compnents & Sustems departement, Université Gustave Eiffel
Yves Lostanlen
Yves Lostanlen
Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Chief Business Officer of aiXplain
Fabien Leurent
Fabien Leurent
Researcher at the International Center for Research on Environment and Development, École des Ponts ParisTech
Elena Maj
Elena Maj
PhD student, Université de Paris, EVCAU laboratory
[Animator] Lucile Vessier
[Animator] Lucile Vessier
Physics PhD & Journalist - The Meta News
Pascal Bain
Pascal Bain
Head of the scientific department, ANR
Antoine du Souich
Antoine du Souich
Director of Strategy and Innovation, SOLIDEO

Deep tech for urban transitions : launch of the SCI.TY program

Keynote
11:00 - 12:00 am

SCI. TY is the new program led by the Deep Tech players of the sustainable cities: Cap Digital, Gustave Eiffel University, Erganeo, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Descartes Incubator For Development and Innovation. SCI. TY (for Science for City) aims to bring out more projects from public research and get them out of the labs to maximize their environmental, societal and economic impact.

With

Muriel Jougleux
Muriel Jougleux
Vice-President Partnerships and Professionalisation, Université Gustave Eiffel
Jean-Christophe de Tauzia
Jean-Christophe de Tauzia
Managing Director, Descartes Développement & Innovation
Suat Topsu
Suat Topsu
Executive Chairman, Erganeo
Carlos Cunha
Carlos Cunha
Executive Officer, Cap Digital
Marie-Christine Bert
Marie-Christine Bert
Director of International Relations and Corporate Partnerships, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

Investment : when VCs court academic actors

Fireside chat
2:00 - 2:45 pm

Since 2015, venture capital investments in Deep Tech in Europe have grown three times faster than in the world of B2C startups. But if France has all the keys to the solution to become a central player in Deep Tech, it must nevertheless provide these nuggets from research with a solid funding continuum, mixing a powerful public lever and private investors able to support Deep Tech start-ups in seed. One of the keys to success? The multiplication of alliances between investment funds (venture capital & corporate venture) and leading academic players.

With

Anne-Sophie Carrese
Anne-Sophie Carrese
Partner, Elaïa Partner
Bruno Rostand
Bruno Rostand
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Director, PSL University
Carlos Cunha
Carlos Cunha
CEO, Cap Digital

University Startups and Spin-Offs : behind the buzzword, a story of a researcher's journey towards entrepreneurship

Keynote
2:45 - 3:15 pm

How, concretely, to create a start-up when you are a young researcher? How to go about it? What are the difficulties encountered ? Conversely, what are the precious supports on which to rely? Carlos Viana, CEO and co-founder of ICON Photonics (Deep tech start-up founded and 2018 and spin-off of ESIEE, offering innovative solutions for optical coupling and high performance packaging) tells us about his ‘start-up creation odyssey’.

With

Carlos Viana
Carlos Viana
CEO & Co-founder, ICON Photonics
Jean-Christophe de Tauzia
Jean-Christophe de Tauzia
Managing Director, Descartes Development & Innovation

Deep Tech Plan: 2 years after its launch, what is the assessment and perspective for Bpifrance's framework program?

Keynote
3:30 - 4:00 pm

In 2019, Bpifrance launched an ambitious Deep tech plan, revised and increased in spring 2021 with an ambitious objective: to support the creation of 500 Deep tech start-ups per year by 2025. How to achieve this? What places are given to the different sectors, and in particular the sustainable & smart city sector, within this framework program? What role should academic players, the world of venture capital and technology transfer organizations play? How does this Deep Tech plan intend to contribute to the reindustrialisation of France? Focus & interview with Pascale Ribon, who oversees all Deep tech subjects within the French Public Investment Bank.

With

Pascale Ribon
Pascale Ribon
Deep tech Director, Bpifrance

When Deep Tech disrupts the traditional R&D model of blue chip companies

Panel discussion
4:00 - 5:00 pm

If deep tech start-ups carry out crazy hopes to meet the major challenges of the environment, the city of tomorrow or health; they also hold technologies that will carry the markets and industries of tomorrow.

Are there to threaten disruption to the R&D capabilities of blue chip companies? Not really. Because if Deep tech start-ups benefit from the support of major universities and significant investments, they also need the expertise of industrialization processes and the advanced skills of large groups to successfully launch their innovative products or services. All this, under pressure of a long and regulated marketing cycles than for traditional digital start-ups.

This win win issue could open a fertile ground for constructive partnerships between Deep Tech start-ups and blue chip companies… but with a real change of mind in R&D&I paradigm.

With

Michele Dominici
Michele Dominici
Innovation Project Manager Intelligent and Sustainable Housing, Bouygues Group
Bernard Lledos
Bernard Lledos
Accelair Deep tech Incubator Director, Air Liquide
Cécile Villette
Cécile Villette
CEO, Altaroad
Tarik Bourouina
Tarik Bourouina
Professor at ESIEE & co-founder of several Deep tech start-ups
Marc Robert
Marc Robert
CEO, Carboneo
Dominique Fernier
Dominique Fernier
Foundation Director, Gustave Eiffel University
Florent Detroy
Florent Detroy
Chief Editor - POC Media

Technology Transfer - Human first

Fireside chat
5:00 - 5:40 pm

Access to capital financing from the seed phase of a deep tech start-up is, as we know, the main driver of success. However, the “human” aspect is key. This is also the common feature of all technology transfer and valorization activities, well beyond the creation of start-ups.

Focusing on human needs, establishing oneself in the immediate vicinity of research laboratories, favouring a sectoral approach in technology transfer or promoting the development of a common culture and shared objectives are all essential to “land” Deep Tech in our industries and territories. An update on these issues which are – too often taken for granted – are no longer appreciated to their true potential.

With

Céline Clausener
Céline Clausener
Executive Director, Linkinnov
Nathalie Vouillon
Nathalie Vouillon
Head of mission Deeptech & Innovative SMEs, Descartes Development & Innovation
Hugues Vialletel
Hugues Vialletel
Technological Transfer and Entrepreneurship Manager and RST and Standardization Manager, Gustave Eiffel University
Adeline Douchet
Adeline Douchet
Director of Investments, Erganeo

The Consortium

SCI.TY is supported by the unique alliance of French Deep tech reference players for sustainable city.

Cap Digital

Created in 2006, Cap Digital is the first European collective of digital innovators and the digital transition of territories. It brings together more than 1,000 member structures including 850+ SMEs, 70 Large Companies/ETI/EPIC, 70+ schools/universities/laboratories as well as 10 investment funds

Université Gustave Eiffel

Multidisciplinary and national, Gustave Eiffel University has the distinction of being the first institution bringing together a research organization, a university, a school of architecture and three engineering schools. Gustave Eiffel University works in many areas of research. In particular, it represents a quarter of French research on the cities of tomorrow

École des Ponts ParisTech

École des Ponts ParisTech is a great French school. Since 1747, it has been training high-level engineers, futures leaders and researchers able to meet the challenges of society and transforming it. Beyond civil engineering and regional planning, which historically made its prestige, the School develops training and research excellence related to the challenges of the energy transition

Erganeo

Erganeo is a French investment company specializing in disruptive innovations with a strong societal impact. Its mission : to accelerate and simplify associations between Research and Industry in commitment with ethical and sustainable progress.

Descartes Development and Innovation

The Descartes Incubator (within Descartes Development and Innovation) is a service to help the emergence and support of projects for the creation of innovative companies with high technological or scientific added value. It is located in the heart of the Pole of Excellence Sustainable City of Cité Descartes, on the campus of the University Gustave Eiffel.

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