GreenTech: new support measures for players committed to the ecological transition

The "MeetUp GreenTech" was held on October 5 and 6, 2020, an event at which the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, announced several support measures for French innovators. Read more.

Structuring the French GreenTech ecosystem

During this 100% dematerialized MeetUp, Barbara Pompili announced new measures to support innovative companies in the environmental sector. One of the main new features of this 2020 edition is the creation of the GreenTech Innovation label, a new brand that will distinguish the excellence of startups and SMEs with innovative projects and high economic potential in various fields such as renewable energies, the circular economy or health and the environment. As a result, the GreenTech Verte call for projects has become a GreenTech Innovation call for expressions of interest.

Another measure is the creation of a national network of GreenTech incubators, designed to improve the territorial anchoring of the ministerial initiative. This network will include local incubators specialized in supporting young innovative companies operating in the environmental field.

Finally, the government has set up the France Transition Écologique project, a platform created to list public aid for individuals, businesses and local authorities. This measure is based on a proposal made by the Ecological Defense Council.

Giving visibility to committed players

The "MeetUp GreenTech 2020" is also an opportunity to raise the profile of players committed to the ecological transition: startups, SMEs, major groups, investors and local authorities. In fact, this event offers the chance to meet hundreds of other participants free of charge and online.

This year's program includes: interactive conferences featuring leading personalities (ministers, elected representatives, investors, government directors, business leaders, etc.); almost 1,500 business meetings by videoconference with corporates, investors, journalists, public purchasers, SMEs and startups from the GreenTech ecosystem; the "Coup de cœur des Pôles de Compétitivité" award, and the "Entrepreneur de la transition" award.

32 SMEs and startups

On October 5, Barbara Pompili revealed the results of the latest GreenTech Innovation call for expressions of interest. A total of 32 companies received the label from the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, bringing the total number of approved projects to 180. Among the startups and SMEs awarded the label are Camposphère, which specializes in setting up operations to reuse modular buildings, Altereo, which has developed a data collection and sharing service to help public decision-makers in their decision-making, and Solaris, whose project aims to create the technological building blocks needed to industrialize new batteries.