On an area of 45,000 m2, several hundred startups are present alongside digital and innovation giants, such as Google and Microsoft or even Meta.
In a statement to MAP, Othman El Firdaous, vice-president of the “i.city” startup, explained that this start-up, which specializes in “smart city” solutions, through intelligent solutions integrated into the field of city management (public lighting, sanitation, roads, waste, culture, leisure services, etc.), is present at Viva Tech with the aim of internationalizing itself, developing its business and establishing new contacts with various participants in this high mass of technology and innovation.
Mr. El Firdaous explained that the solutions of his start-up are already implemented in Paris, while other municipalities in the United States or in Guyana and in the south of France have shown great interest in these innovations, noting that these are solutions that could be “very useful” in Morocco to open up the “smart city” market to local authorities, which, in the current context, need in particular to save money and to trace their equipment.
VivaTech is on the calendar of major global tech events and, since its creation, has brought together startups, innovation leaders and investors to present the latest digital innovations and encourage collaboration between large groups and startups.
For this new edition, Viva-Tech welcomes several large groups from around thirty countries, such as Audi, Binance, Microsoft, Google, Sales Force and other international giants. Several themes will be explored there, such as the Metaverse, Web3, cryptocurrencies, environmental solutions, the mobility of tomorrow, as well as the future of work in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organizers of the show also invited several international luminaries in their field, in order to participate in conferences, including Vitalik Buterin, the young creator of the Ethereum cryptocurrency widely used in NFT-related transactions, Changpeng Zhao – alias CZ – the creator of the Binance platform, Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snap Inc., Sumbul Desai, vice-president in charge of health at Apple, or even Ryan Rosiansky, big boss of LinkedIn.
The Show will also be an opportunity to reward the best innovations with several prizes, which will be awarded such as the Next Unicorn Awards and the AfricaTech Awards.
This sixth edition envisages more than 50 events outside the exhibition center, both in Paris and in the provinces, face-to-face and in virtual mode.