The Innovation Prize 2021

The 16th edition of the Innovation Prize will be held during Le Cercle of July 7, 2021. The Innovation Prize will be officially presented to the winner at Les Assises de la Cybersecurité plenary conference on Thursday, October 14, 2021.


 The Innovation Prize is a prestigious prize rewarding a European cybersecurity start-up. The applicants have to present their technological innovation to a jury of cybersecurity experts. The laureate will benefit from notoriety, business results and growth.

Who can apply?

All the European start-ups that were founded less than 5 years ago, that offer an innovative cybersecurity solution (software, service…) and with an achieved project in security of information systems can apply.

What does the laureate win?

The Innovation Prize winner will get a free booth at Les Assises, the French business meeting dedicated to cybersecurity experts that gathers more than 3000 participants every year. The winner will also benefit from a workshop to present its technology at Les Assises.

See you next year to apply for the next edition of the Innovation Prize!

The main steps of an application

  • 1//
    Complete the application form as fully as possible 
  • 2//
    Add a demo video link and upload the founder’s resumé
  • 3//
    Feel free to add a detailed presentation of the company’s project and all the documents which will help the jury to understand the offer. Preferably use an electronic format (1 or 2 pdf attachments of maximum 5 Mo, to upload online).
  • 4//
    The best applications selected by the jury will present their solution during an elevator pitch on July 7 during an outstanding event for the Innovation Prize for invitees only


The jury
Thierry Auger


Didier Gras

IT Risk & Cybersecurity Officer, BNP PARIBAS and Director of CESIN

Picture Xavier Terlet
Gilles Berthelot


Gérôme Billois

Senior Manager, WAVESTONE

Maximilien Oursel


Poichotte Jean-Yves

Global Head of IS Security, SANOFI

Jérôme Saiz

Business protection expert, OPFOR Intelligence

Loïs Samain

Co-founder of Le Compoir Sécu and Group Deputy CISO of EDF Hydro

Jonathan Brossard

CEO, Moabi Winner 2019

Olivier Guerin

Project manager, ANSSI

Sabine d'Argoeuves

IS/IT Corporate Security Manager, Danone

Olvid, 2020’s winner of both the Innovation Prize and the Audience Award ///

Olvid, 2020’s winner of both the Innovation Prize and the Audience Award ///

Olvid is the first and only messaging system whose security no longer relies on any trusted third party, either operators or their servers.