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Vivatech Paris, 16-18th May 2019: a global platform for innovating together

For the fourth year in a row, Valeo attend Viva Technology, a world-leading event bringing together 10,000 startups with key investors, tech and industry players.

Want to experience the buzz of Valeo’s stand at Vivatech? Then check out this video Valeo @VivaTech 2019!


Vivatech is a celebration of collaboration and innovation where participants explore the use of technology and bright ideas to transform business and society. As a pioneer of game-changing solutions for the automotive world, Valeo has put innovation at the heart of its development strategy. The Group continuously nurtures its startup spirit with autonomous and creative teams around the world. At Vivatech, Valeo presents its latest innovations and will exhibit its Automotive Tech Lab, a place enabling open innovation between the company, its partners and innovative startups.

This year, Valeo asks 30 selected worldwide startups to address three key challenges: offering new mobility services; redefining the user experience; and developing new solutions for fleet management.

DAY 1: VivaTech kicks off with a focus on new mobility services

Vivatech, the annual festival of innovation, opened its doors today. More than 10,000 startups and 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the event this year. Valeo kicked off with three speakers: Geoffrey Bouquot, Michel Forissier and Pascale Herman.

Michel Forissier, our Powertrain Systems Marketing and R&D Director focused on «How to democratize electric mobility». He arrived with a motorized scooter to make the point that electric technologies are being mass adopted..

Open innovation was high on the agenda, with several live demos of technologies on the booth.

Geoffrey Bouquot, Group vice-president of corporate strategy and external relations at Valeo, talked about working with top universities and academics as part of our shARE initiative in India.

Pascale Herman, Product Marketing Director, Thermal Systems, took part in this first day to introduce Valeo’s ‘empathic car’- a vehicle cabin that can sense passengers’ emotions and create a customized comfort bubble.

The winner of the first startup Challenge – « Offering new mobility services » – is RideCell. Congratulations!

And the winner of the challenge ‘ Offering new mobility services’ is… RideCell!


RideCell helps make new mobility the new reality.

Stay tuned: tomorrow, the Valeo Challenges for startups will be tasked with ‘Redefining the user experience’ and ‘Developing new solutions for fleet management’.

DAY 2: innovative technologies redefining the user experience

Which innovations are set to radically transform the future of mobility? The second day at Vivatech is an opportunity for Valeo’s experts to shed light on future mobility challenges.

What role will Artificial Intelligence and more specifically Deep Learning play in the development of the autonomous vehicle? Patrick Perez, Scientific Director of and Marc Vrecko, President of Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems Business Group, discuss Valeo’s most recent advances in the field.

What part does augmented reality play in the connected services supplied by vehicles? Patrice Reilhac, Director of Innovation & Collaborative Research Director of the Comfort & Driving Assistance Business Group, presents a new teletransportation experience.

Valeo’s open innovation policy at the heart of the European ecosystem.

French, European and international public investors – BPI France, Artemis and the German Marshall Fund of the USA – met with start-ups selected by the Group at the Valeo lab to discuss the types of partnerships and funding arrangements, primarily in Europe, that currently exist to support innovation.

The winner of “Redefining the user experience” challenge is Neural Up. Congratulations!

The winner of Developing new solutions for fleet management” challenge is Tchek. Congratulations!

DAY 3: Like an open book: Vivatech concludes with a question on the future of mobility

Amid the profound changes brought on by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, how can we build the future of mobility together? Valeo concluded Vivatech with a key talk by Guillaume Devauchelle, Innovation & Scientific Development Vice-President, on the three revolutions reshaping the auto sector: electrification, autonomous driving and digital mobility. Whatever the future holds, we believe open innovation will be essential to create the new solutions and experiences users will seek going forward.

Thanks for following us and our partners at Vivatech 2019 – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! See you next year for more insights on what the future of mobility will look like.

Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019
Valeo @VivaTech 2019

The Valeo Challenges:

Every year at Vivatech, Valeo collaborates with startups to find solutions to important developments in the auto sector. This year, the Challenges are:


New mobility services

As the urban population grows alongside the need to reduce pollution, new solutions have to be developed to deploy fleets of electric and/or autonomous vehicles to transport people or for the ‘last mile’ delivery of goods.


Redefining the user experience

The types of mobility services are constantly evolving (carsharing, ride hailing, public transport, etc.), so what will we do during our transport time and how will we use vehicles going forward? For each new use cases, the user experience will be different.


New solutions for fleet vehicles

Better using the power of Big Data from connected vehicles can help fleet operators maximize their utilization and occupancy, while minimizing their energy consumption. The creation of personalized optimization solutions should also be explored.


Startup Flow

This year, Valeo will also host “Startup Flow” which has developed a monitoring tool to support the Group in its open innovation approach. To know more