The Innovation Prize

The 18th edition of the Innovation Prize will be held during Le Cercle on the 27 june 2024. The Innovation Prize will be officially presented to the winner during Les Assises plenary conference on Thursday 10 October 2024.


 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.



 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.

The main steps of an application

  • 1//
    Complete the application form as fully as possible before 13 May 2024
  • 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 10Mo, to upload online).
  • 4//
    The best applications selected by the jury will present their solution during an elevator pitch on Thursday 27 June 2024 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

Gérôme Billois


Sabine d'Argoeuves

Head of Security Solutions, Identity and Continuity, Kering

Olivier Guerin

Project manager, ANSSI

Maximilien Oursel


Poichotte Jean-Yves

Group Head of Cyber Security, SANOFI

Thomas Fillaud

Chief Security Officer, MIRAKL

Jérôme Saiz

Business protection expert, OPFOR Intelligence

Loïs Samain

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