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Challenge Jeunes Pousses

Final of the 17th edition of the Challenges Jeunes Pousses by Telecom Valley

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The Inria Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranean centre hosts the final of the 17th edition of the Challenge Jeunes Pousses by Telecom Valley

  • Date : 22/03/2019
  • Place : Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Organiser(s) : Telecom Valley

A student entrepreneurship competition, the Challenge Jeunes Pousses brings together Côte d'Azur students in multidisciplinary teams whose objective is to develop technological, social or tourism innovation projects for 6 months. Coached by professionals, the teams are advised on the various aspects of business creation: technical, economic, legal, financial and organizational.

The 4 finalists will defend their project before a jury of professionals:

  • DAD (Digital Automatic Defibrilator) proposes to create a miniature defibrillator capable of being integrated into the shells of smartphones, tablets...
  • Sauces & Vous wishes to develop the first sauce bar concept in the world and offer a unique culinary experience based on an association between sauces and food
  • U-Go wishes to create a platform to facilitate the student experience abroad
  • Wily Spot offers an application that will allow users to observe the attendance of bars/restaurants in Nice


14h : Welcome
14h30 : Introduction by Jean-François CARRASCO, Project Manager of the Challenge Jeunes Pousses
15h : Presentation of the projects in competition
17h : Deliberations of the members of the jury
18h : Awarding of the Isabelle Attali prize
19h : Cocktail

Isabelle Attali Isabelle Attali - © Inria / Photo J. Wallace

The prize awarded to the winner is named after Isabelle Attali, Inria's research director. In 2002, Isabelle Attali, then head of the "Employment-Training" Commission of the Telecom Valley association, convinced the latter and several companies to sponsor this initiative. During the Challenge Jeunes Pousses, students from both worlds meet and work together on the business plan for their future business. Students have the opportunity to experience the enriching experience of entrepreneurship during their university studies.

"What is important for us is not so much that these projects really lead to the creation of a company, but that we were able to give the desire to create and that the students were able, through this challenge, to have an experience of creating a company. The challenge is above all part of the training program they are following."
Isabelle Attali

On a scientific mission to Sri Lanka in December 2004, Isabelle Attali was surprised and swept away by the tsunami wave. Isabelle was committed to this spirit of exchange and challenge, which is why Telecom Valley, Inria and the entire organizing team decided to pay her a special tribute by awarding the Isabelle Attali Prize to the winners of the Challenge Jeunes Pousses.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship Start-up Students