With a unique innovation ecosystem that is 8,000 start-ups, 1,300 research laboratories and 162,000 researchers strong, Paris Region intends to play a major role in the development of new technologies based on artificial intelligence.

The initiative of this unique and exceptional challenge is part of this ambition: by targeting companies in the Paris Region and those wishing to set up on its territory, Paris Region wants to promote the digital performance of its economic stakeholders, consolidate its excellence on an international scale and its position as Europe’s leading AI hub

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU



1,000,000

PRIZE MONEY*

*organised through convertible bonds



CONNECT YOUR STARTUP WITH
leading companies

 

3-MONTH MENTORSHIP
PROGRAM

GLOBAL MARKET
ACCESS

 



TIMELINE


  • Application

    April 12th – June 17th 2018

    Submit your application before June 17th 2018 at 11.59pm CET on the platform.

    The Jury will then shortlist 10 candidates for the next phase of the challenge.

  • Mentoring of 10 shortlisted candidates

    July – September 2018

    • 1 pichting session
    • 2-month training with 2 experts on improvement areas identified in the pitch and the application form
    • 1 month of deep-diving into specific topics chosen by you
  • Finals

    October 2018

    Final pitch and announcement of the 3 winners during the closing ceremony




Do you qualify for the challenge?

The Paris Region AI Challenge 2018 is open to startups that offer solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and aimed at the international market.

To take part in this challenge, you must meet the eligibility requirements that can be found in the official rules. Our challenge is targeted at:

  • Startups created less than 5 years ago
  • Established permanently in the Paris Region or committed to establishing in the next 6 months
  • That have raised less than €500,000 in funds

On which criteria will you be assessed?

  • Project maturity
  • Innovative, disruptive and differentiating potential of the solution
  • Social impact / Progress for the community offered by the solution
  • Relevance and robustness of the business model
  • Assessment of the founding team (vision, complementary skills, ability to deliver, core skills, references…)
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Investors & organizers

 
1-Paris region
2-PRVF
3-Cea investissement
 


sponsors & mentors


 
1-Cap decisif
2-Cea
3-Atos
4-EY
5-Dassault
5-Empruntis
6-Dechert
7-Ile de france
 

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