Organized by the France-China Committee since 2014 and part of the promotion campaign « Creative France » since 2016
Innovation by bicultural Franco-Chinese teams to meet the global industrial, economic, environmental and societal challenges of today and tomorrow
Chairman of the Jury 2017
The French National Center for Scientific Research
With the special support from
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France ( CCCIF)
The Innovation Awards has been organized, since their creation, under the patronage of the French authorities, whether it be the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and/or Digital Sector or the French State Secretariat for Higher Education and Research
Entry to the competition is open from 19 June 2017 (6 pm – French time) until 8 September 2017 (6 pm - French time). During this period, the candidates will be able to put together and submit an application form available in French, English and Chinese hereafter :
The application form must be completed in English, French and Mandarin Chinese and be sent electronically in Word format to Mr. LI Houzhe, Events Manager of the France-China Committee : [email protected]
A paper version of the application forms must also be sent to the following address :
Comité France Chine
LI Houzhe, Events Manager
55 avenue Bosquet
75330 Paris Cedex 07
For further information, please address your questions to: [email protected]
Under this competition, three types of awards will be awarded for innovative projects developed by Franco-Chinese bicultural teams, concerning innovations such as innovative technologies, products or services, with a significant impact in social, economic, industrial and environmental terms:
The Awards are supported by Mr. Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, personality at the heart of the France-China diplomatic relationship - Former Prime minister, Senator of Vienne, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, Military Forces Commission at the French Senate.
The Awards will be awarded by a Franco-Chinese jury chaired in 2017 by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and whose members will be drawn from French and Chinese institutions, companies, and scientific world.
The winning Teams of the Awards will be chosen by the Jury from 9 pre-selected finalist projects between September and November 2017.
The finalists will pitch front of the Jury members on 7 November 2017 in France and in China.
Projects will be assessed based on the following criteria:
• The emphasis placed on the involvement of Franco-Chinese team in the innovation process
• Innovative aspects
• Economic viability
• The usefulness of the project in industrial, economic, environmental and social terms.
It will be held in Paris on 12 December 2017 as part of the Franco-Chinese Purple evening of the France-China Committee
The Innovation Awards for Franco-Chinese Teams are part of the 2017 promotion campaign « Creative France », operated by Business France. This campaign promotes France’s appeal in terms of industrial and economic dynamism, innovation potential, cultural and artistic vitality. It shines the spotlight on the innovation capacity of French companies which export French know-how everywhere in the world. In 2017, China is one of the 5 priority countries for this campaign launched in 2015.
Official Website: creative.businessfrance.fr
WeChat ID: creativefrance
France-China Committee would like to thank the French National Center for Scientific Research and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France for their support.