The Innovation Prize 2021

The 16th edition of the Innovation Prize will be held during Le Cercle of July 6, 2021. To apply, all you have to do is fulfill the conditions, namely, to be a European startup with less than 5 years of existence, with an innovative solution in information systems security and have finalized your application file before May 10 at midnight. The Innovation Prize will be officially presented to the winner at Les Assises de la Cybersecurité plenary conference on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Presentation

 Les Assises supports the development of start-ups via the Innovation Prize. It is a way to boost the start-ups’ notoriety and business: the winner is put in the spotlight for the whole community to discover its offer. The Prize rewards the most innovative solutions selected by a jury of cybersecurity experts.

RELIVE THE VIRTUAL EVENING OF THE 2020 INNOVATION AWARD ON REPLAY!

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.

The jury
Thierry Auger

Deputy CIO and CSO, LAGARDERE

Didier Gras

IT Risk & Cybersecurity Officer, BNP PARIBAS

Picture Xavier Terlet
Gilles Berthelot

CISO Group, SNCF

Gérôme Billois

Senior Manager, WAVESTONE

Maximilien Oursel

Associate, PLEIADE VENTURE

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

HOW TO APPLY?

 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. To apply, you must have finalized your application file before May 10 at midnight.

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.

To participate, it's very easy! You just have to fulfill the above conditions.

I am applying!

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 6 during an outstanding event for the Innovation Prize for invitees only

// APPLICATION FORM    SEE THE COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS