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Global Innovators Unite at VivaTech 2023: Tackling Societal Challenges through Technology

Source: Viva Technology

Viva Technology returns for its 7th edition from June 14th to 17th at Paris Porte de Versailles, bringing together start-ups, technology leaders, large companies, public players, and investors worldwide.

The event focuses on tackling significant challenges through technological innovation and transformation, providing solutions for businesses and society.

AI, currently estimated to be a $500 billion market, will be a significant topic of discussion.

Startups such as GoMicro (Australia), OrAigo (Italy), and Jumbo Mana (France) will present AI solutions that take generative AI technology to new heights.

However, AI’s impact, opportunities, risks, ethics, and regulation remain vital concerns.

Climate tech solutions are rapidly emerging to help governments, consumers, and businesses respond to the climate crisis and reduce their carbon footprint.

Startups such as Sweetch Energy (France) and Neoplants (France) will showcase their contributions at the event.

Inclusion and diversity in the workplace will also be highlighted as entrepreneurs combine new technologies and societal challenges to reinvent education, training, and work.

A FemTech Village will be set up to address topics such as women’s well-being, menstrual health, reproduction, contraception, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and mental health.

A Women’s Health Startup Challenge, organized with FemTech France, will offer selected companies a boot camp to support their business development.

In partnership with Global Sports Week, VivaTech will create a gathering dedicated to the positive transformation of sport, focusing on cultural, technological, and environmental changes in the industry.

This partnership will connect key stakeholders in sports through conferences and debates and showcase sports tech startups such as Sirius (Switzerland) and Orange Velodrome (France).

VivaTech 2023 will also feature themes such as Cybersecurity, Web3, DeepTech, and the Creators’ Economy.

The event will expand its exhibition space by 20%, allowing for more business opportunities and meetings. Notable speakers include Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024; Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games of France; and Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton.

The event aims to strengthen connections between technology ecosystems worldwide, with 32 countries represented, including Canada, Brazil, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, and several European and African nations.

The African continent will have its own Africatech area, and the AfricaTech Awards will return for the second year, co-organized with the International Finance Corporation.

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