VivaTech Challenges 2020

An opportunity for startups to get a booth for free!

VIVATECH CHALLENGES 2020 is an opportunity for startups to get a booth for free, pitch at VivaTech and collaborate with major corporates!


“VivaTech is Europe’s largest European tech event, and a great way to showcase your business to those you matter”
This international event is a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society!


For the fifth consecutive year, VivaTechnology hosts VivaTech Startup Challenges, where startups and established companies work together to create our shared future. Startups are invited to come up with innovative responses to challenges proposed by some of the world’s leading businesses.

To participate in this fifth edition, take a look at our partners’ challenges! Discover their problems, choose the one that your solution can answer. All it takes is 5 minutes to apply. The partners will then select the startups that will join them at VivaTech. Two different forms of challenges exist, the Labs Challenges & the Pitch Contests.

The Labs Challenges

The Labs are VivaTech’s DNA. They are the place where open innovation happens between industry leaders and innovative startups. Partners including the ManpowerGroup, Huawei, Sanofi, Orange and many more, have a 400 sqm space dedicated to collaboration, open innovation and meetings between them and the innovative startups they will have chosen to join their Lab. Major corporates can get access to today’s brightest startups while startups get a chance to bring their idea to market – a classic win-win!

While many of the Lab Challenges have already passed their application deadline, some of them are still receiving your application.

Check out open Labs Challenges 

The Pitch Contests

Select a theme you believe in from those supplied by our Pitch sponsors, polish your pitch to perfection and convince a special jury and VivaTech’s attendants.

While many of the Pitch Challenges have already passed their application deadline, some of them are still receiving your application.

Check out open Pitch Contests

VivaTech Challenges 2020

VivaTech Challenges 2020


April 17, 2020
Program dates Jun 11 - Jun 13, 2020
Organizer Viva Technology
Website Visit website
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