Vivatech 2021 edition
From 16 to 19 June 2021, the 5th edition of VivaTech was held in Paris. After a 2020 edition cancelled by the organisers due to Covid-19, Orange reaffirmed its commitment as a major partner of this European event.
Once again, the agility and creativity of start-ups inspire us. At Orange we continue to support them in order to bring out new solutions that renew uses and customer experience for a responsible digital world.
We identify, support and promote start-ups all over the world, whatever their stage of development. VivaTech is an opportunity to do so and this first hybrid edition is a success with 140,000 visitors, including 26,000 in person, and strong engagement on social networks (119M people in 149 countries, 1.7 billion views).
This year, we welcomed 70+ start-ups with whom we collaborate on our strategic business themes.
According to these start-ups, Orange’s strong involvement in the ecosystem has given them great visibility, exchanges with Orange ministers and executives and other companies, as well as qualified business contacts.
For this 2021 edition, 5G was in the spotlight!
We are used to saying that “the most innovative thing about 5G is what we will do with it“. Through an immersive and hybrid experience, visitors discovered how the arrival of this network, which is a real technological revolution, will make their daily lives easier, while having a positive impact on the economy and the environment.
Orange’s commitment to 5G is also evident in our collaboration with start-ups. On the one hand, with the launch of a specific 5G acceleration programme by Orange Fab France and Belgium, two of the 20 accelerators currently present on the 4 continents that Orange has. On the other hand, with the unprecedented presence of an ephemeral 5G Lab on the Orange stand at VivaTech. Our teams were able to discuss with start-ups the advantages of 5G for their business and, for some of them, invite them to come and test the possibilities of this network in one of our seven 5G Labs in France.
In summary VivaTech 2021, like the previous editions, was an event with high added value for the whole ecosystem.
June 26th-27th, 2019
Orange met 29 israeli start-ups in Tel-Aviv, at Agriisrael event and at our partners’ premises; Business France & Start-up Nation Central.
The specific purpose was to find start-ups already addressing the MEA market and/or having the capability to accompany Orange on these markets, in the following domains :
- Agriculture for Africa
- Education for Africa
- Cyber defense for Africa
Viva Technology, May 16th-18th, 2019
Five israeli start-ups, Anyvision, Anzu.io, Byond, Morphisec and SecBI attended Viva Technology in Paris, the world’s rendez-vous for Start-ups and leaders to celebrate innovation.
OurCrowd Summit, March 7th, 2019
Roseline Kalifa, Luc Bretones and François Dufour participated to the “OurCrowd Summit” where they met with 20+ startups.
Cybertech, January 27th-29th, 2019
Orange participated to the Cybertech 2019 tradeshow (Tel Aviv) that gathered worldwide cyber vendors, State intelligence orgs, VCs, and dozens of mostly Israeli startups. This year, at Cybertech, there was a heightened perception that cyber-attacks now threaten critical infrastructures and political elections, not just individuals and businesses. There is a continuing penetration of AI/ML into cyber. Key innovation domains included IOT/OT protection, Endpoint protection, cloud/hybrid cloud security, SOC/SIEM assistance and automation, software/OS vulnerability detection, IAM/authentication, web site protection and PII management.
A delegation of Orange Techno center working in the fields of Personal Identity/Authentication and 5G met with 20 startups selected by our partners Business France & Israel Export Institute.
DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival, September 3rd, 2018
100+ startups joined the Orange breakfast @DLD; they had the opportunity to meet with Orange top executives.
CyberWeek, June 17th-21st, 2018
François Dufour took the floor during the France – Israel conference at the CyberWeek in Tel Aviv. He presented OrangeFab Israel and explained what Orange is looking for in Israel. He had the opportunity to exchange with more than 20 start-ups to explore cooperation opportunities.
Viva Technology, May 24th-26th, 2018
Four israeli start-ups, Project Ray, SecBI, Morphisec and TechSee, attended Viva Technology on May 24-26 2018 in Paris, the world’s rendez-vous for Start-ups and leaders to celebrate innovation.
Business France workshop, May 23rd, 2018
The Business France workshop took place in Paris and was dedicated to Israel, which is the first event of the crossed Season France-Israel.
Possibilities of business between France and Israel.
French Tech Tour Agri-Food Israel (FTTA Israel), May 6th-10th, 2018
Business France, BPI france, AER (Bourgogne-Franche-comté’s Economic agency), Vitagora and Agronov organized the first French Tech Tour Agri-food Israel (FTTA Israel) for 8 startups specialized in precision agriculture, agroecology, food security and health-nutrition. The event was sponsored by Mérieux development, Orange (represented by Igor Douplitzky) and French Food Capital.
Cybertech Tel Aviv, January 29th-31st, 2018
Rémi Prunier represented Orange Digital Ventures, while Igor Douplitzky and François Dufour represented Orange Fab. We all met with many cybersecurity startups, some recommended by the Israel Export Institute. Igor participated in a conference roundtable on the theme “Innovation and Investment Opportunities in the Cybersecurity Industry” moderated by Yoav Leitersdorfin, General Partner at YL Ventures.
OurCrowd Summit, January 31st & February 1st, 2018
During the Our Crowd Summit on Jan 31 & Feb 1, François Dufour and Rémi Prunier (Orange Digital Ventures) met with some of the startups supported by Our Crowd to evaluate business & investment opportunities.
GCVenturing, March 21st, 2018
Francois Dufour represented Orange at the Global Corporate Venturing Leadership Society meeting in Israel on March 2& 2018.
Axis Tel Aviv, March 22nd, 2018
Francois Dufour participated to Axis Tel Aviv on March 22 2018. He was panelist on the IoT workshop and met with the 17 startups participating to the event.
October 23rd-27th, 2017
Thanks to our partner Startup Nation Central, a delegation of Orange France executives met selected startups to explore possible partnerships opportunities. They also met with Business France and Israeli actors of the innovation ecosystem.