PLazza of Innovation

As every year during Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence,  le Cercle des économistes wishes to open the economic debate to actors of innovation and allow the actors of this new economy to meet, to share, to discover their activities and to create links with the public and the guests of les Rencontres Économiques.

Coffee of  Innovation

Le Cercle des économistes and Bpifrance have forged a partnership since 2018 to discover the ecosystem of innovative French companies in the stimulating and bubbling setting of Les Rencontres.

Bpifrance install during 3 days, on the Schuman site, a Coffee of Innovation, branding by their program DEMAIN *, in which the following start-ups will await you:

* DEMAIN: 9 major challenges, to anticipate the changes of the economy, to prepare the breaks to come and to better accompany the entrepreneurs. Continue the experiment on:


Our partners and their Innovation program

Altice-SFR :

Business France will demonstrate the relationship between trust, entrepreneurship and business internationalization as it releases its brand new entrepreneurship dashboard.

Quantonation : is the first early stage VC fund dedicated to Deep Physics and Quantum Technologies. Fields such as molecular design, high performance calculation, cybersecurity, or ultra precise sensing are now driven by innovation based on Deep Physics and Quantum Technologies. Thanks to its scientific expertise Quantonation aims at supporting the transition of these technologies into commercially available products for industry.

SIA-Partners is pleased to showcase two of the startups in its investment fund, Studio: Lettria, a leading player in French Natural Language Processing and sentimental analysis, and Sparted , a microlearning solution that is revolutionizing training for frontline employees. These two startups have been supported by Sia Partners since the beginning of 2019 and offer large groups state-of-the-art services in their sectors.

ZEBOX: Startup incubator-accelerator with an international dimension, to support innovative projects, founded by Rodolphe Saadé, President and CEO of CMA CGM
Startups  : AltGr, Searoutes, Fuelsave, GoodPayeurTranspare.

#LetsgoFrance /PWC : play overtime and continue the debates  :
Exotec: Winner in the category French industry will debate around the session 24: Will the Factory of Tomorrow Still Need Labour?
Meersens: Finalist in the category France and the challenge of new services will debate the session 27: Is Traceability a Challenge to our Societies?

La Tribune and Inco: Most beautiful economy on the Innovation Plazza.
Creation of the first accelerator of Les rencontres Économiques: A Coworking space will be set up to promote meetings between Major Groups and Start-ups of the Aix-Marseille metropolis as well as a TV show. 3 Meetups will be organized during the 3 days!

thecamp : thecamp is a base camp for exploring the future. On an iconic campus in Aix-en-Provence, nestled in a natural landscape, thecamp runs programs for organizations and individuals to accelerate innovation for positive impact in key areas such as mobility, food resources, work and education. Opened in 2017, thecamp welcomed 30,000 people from 50 countries in 2018.