Innovact 2005 to reward innovative entrepreneurs at Reims


Innovact 2005, the 10th European forum for innovative growth companies, is to be held at the Centre des Congrès in Reims (in Eastern France) on 4 and 5 October 2005. A prize of €50,000 will be awarded to the most innovative projects.



[ClickPress, Tue Jul 26 2005] Innovact is unique in Europe: it is a business convention attended each year by more than 200 start-ups and developers of innovative projects, together with 4,000 professional participants from 18 countries.

Interested parties are invited to sign up for the Innovact business forum on www.innovact.com. This unrivalled platform enables participants to find financing solutions, to discover opportunities for technology transfers, to benefit from a range of consultancy services, to seek business partners or commercial outlets, and to attend the 40 talks, debates and workshops on offer. Interested parties can thus draw up schedules for meetings with other participants according to their mutual requirements.

Devoted to the effective discussion of issues relating to innovation and entrepreneurship, Innovact is also an opportunity for presenting projects to the investors attending the Capital Forum — one of the most important of its kind in France. Innovact highlights the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship with awards of over €50,000 to the best projects entered for the various trophies and competitions held during the event. The European Awards for Innovation will be chaired this year by Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research (at the European Commission of the European Union).

The programme of debates and workshops is organised around three themes: Enterprise & Innovation; Sustainable Development (including round-tables on agriculture and developments in biotechnology, and the European Agro Resources and Innovation Competition); and, finally, Materials & Innovation (with a review of innovative technologies in the sector and the appropriate business models).

Several participation formulas are available to professionals according to their profiles and objectives:

-'Individual' package, 1 or 2 days, €50 and €80 excluding tax;

-'Start-ups' package, including a fully equipped and furnished stand (4 square metres of floor space) and automatic entry for the Innovact Trophies, €250 excluding tax;

-'Investors' package, including a personal desk at the Capital Forum and access to privileged information, €350 excluding tax;

-'Experts Stand' package, including a fully equipped, non-furnished stand, €170 per square metre, excluding tax;

-'Students with innovative projects' package: access is free of charge.

Bespoke 'partnership' offers can also be envisaged and should be discussed with the Innovact team. Interested parties should go to www.innovact.com for further information about formulas/packages on offer and to obtain the full programme of meetings and workshops, together with the line-up of speakers.

Innovact has a proven track record; Innovact 2005 will be the 10th event of its kind. In 2004, 1,550 business meetings were arranged and 40 debates and workshops were held with a line-up of 114 well-known speakers. Innovact was attended by 18 investors and 22 projects were presented at the Capital Forum. In all, 19 winners from six countries were given a total of €50,000 in prizes rewarding innovation and entrepreneurship.

About Innovact

Innovact is aimed at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, the launch of technology start-ups, and the dissemination of invention and innovation across the board. Innovact 2005 will be the 10th event of its kind and will be held at the Centre des Congrès in Reims on 4 and 5 October 2005.

Innovact is organised by CCI de Reims et d'Epernay, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the region of Reims and Epernay (in Eastern France). The aim of the CCI is to promote and help businesses established in the region, and assist them in their development as well as their public-relations needs.

Interested parties are invited to sign up for the Innovact business forum on www.innovact.com; requests for information can also be addressed to FTPB’s press officer, Ms Kate Ambler, who will be pleased to respond to them and to forward them to the event’s organisers.

Company: French Technology Press Bureau (FTPB)


Contact Name: Kate AMBLER

Contact Email: kambler.ftpb@ubifrance.fr

Contact Phone: +44(0)20-7235-5330

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