Vinci Energies launch innovative investment fund
Jul13

Vinci Energies launch innovative investment fund

Vinci Energies have just announced the launch of Inerbiz, a new investment fund to help support innovative startups. The goal of the group is to help its customers cope with two major changes, namely digital transformation and energy transition. Five major themes have been addressed by the group: cities buildings future industries Future energies smart networks Yves Meignié, the CEO of Vinci Energies, stressed the cohesion of the...

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Lighting up EURO 2016 with cooking oil
Jun16

Lighting up EURO 2016 with cooking oil

Cooking oil is set to illuminate the Euro 2016 via the Irish startup Greentech Biofuels, which has partnered with Ondaine Agri and the city of Saint-Étienne to illuminate the Stade Geoffroy Guichard, the football stadium in St Etienne. The principle is very simple: a biofuel is produced from cooking oil which is collected from restaurants and area businesses by Ondaine Agro. This biofuel is then used to produce electricity and light...

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Cleantech Forum celebrates 15 years in San Fransisco
Jun09

Cleantech Forum celebrates 15 years in San Fransisco

The San Francisco Cleantech Forum, the largest meeting dedicated to innovators and investors in cleantech, whose 2016 European Edition in France we covered, will celebrate its 15th anniversary next January in the Californian city. The Cleantech Forum is an event designed to bring entrepreneurs and startups in need of financial investors in search of innovation. The Cleantech Forum now boasts two editions each year: an American...

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Demeter Partners reveal changes to board

The famous investment fund Demeter Partners has announced changes to its board of directors.   The new additions to the board are Philippe Detours, previously the partner for infrastructure, and Benjamin Wainstain, the innovation partner, who will join Stéphane Villecroze, Sophie Paturle and Lionel Cormier on the Executive Board. The Advice Bureau will be chaired by Olicier Dupont. Philippe Detours graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and...

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Colas put Wattway on trial
Jun02

Colas put Wattway on trial

Wattway is a solar highway project designed by the French manufacturer Colas, specialists in the design, construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure. This project, presented at the COP21, is actually a photovoltaic road surface on which cars can obviously drive, and which can be used to produce solar electricity. Colas have started trialling Wattway in the Vendée on a test site which is expected to be operational by the...

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The top 5 start-ups at Cleantech Forum Europe

The Cleantech Forum Europe 2016, which was held in Lyon this year, closed its doors for the final time for this year on the evening of April the 13th. The aim of the Cleantech Forum is to bring together start-ups, investors and large groups under the same roof for a few days so that they can meet to develop, discuss and complete projects. It is a perfect opportunity for startups to introduce themselves to the public and to do their...

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