The Innovation Prize

The 17th edition of the Innovation Prize will be held during Le Cercle of 28 June 2022. The Innovation Prize will be officially presented to the winner during Les Assises plenary conference on Thursday 13 October 2022.

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Application deadline on 15 May 2022


 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.

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Application deadline on 15 May 2022 at midnight

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 10Mo, to upload online).
  • 4//
    The best applications selected by the jury will present their solution during an elevator pitch on 28 June 2022 during an outstanding event for the Innovation Prize for invitees only

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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

Sabine d'Argoeuves

IS/IT Corporate Security Manager, Danone

Olivier Guerin

Project manager, ANSSI

Maximilien Oursel


Poichotte Jean-Yves

Global Head of IS Security, SANOFI

Patrick Ragaru

CEO d’Hackuity - 2021 Winner

Jérôme Saiz

Business protection expert, OPFOR Intelligence

Loïs Samain

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

Hackuity, winner of the 2021 Innovation Prize

Hackuity, winner of the 2021 Innovation Prize ///

Created by cybersecurity experts and seasoned entrepreneurs, Hackuity offers a disruptive technological solution that rethinks the management of IT vulnerabilities. With the explosion of vulnerabilities discovered and the increasing complexity of IS, this cybersecurity practice, essential to ensure a good security posture for the company, has become particularly tedious, complex and certified. The Hackuity platform orchestrates the existing detection arsenal, automates low value-added tasks and offers new ways to quantify the real threat. Costs and timeframes for remediation are significantly reduced, remediation plans prioritized. The company can focus its efforts and budgets where it matters most! Hackuity currently has 16 employees (Paris, Lyon) and more than 30 subscriber customers (SMEs / startups, mid-cap companies, key accounts) in many sectors of activity.

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