12 january 2016

Veolia joins Orange’s Fab Force program and promotes the emergence of ideas for smart cities

Since 2013, the Orange Fab Force program helps startups in Silicon Valley to grow their business and to build innovative products and services. Veolia joined the program to foster the emergence of ideas to make cities smarter.

Orange Fab

During twelve weeks of acceleration, Orange Fab will provide its selected startups with optional funding, office space in San Francisco, workshops and networking with experienced mentors, concluding with the chance to demo in front of investors and journalists at the end of the program.
With 15 other member companies[1] of the Fab Force program, Veolia will help promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This will allow startups to access the Group’s pilot sites and facilitate exchanges with research and development experts.
 
Forty-one startups have graduated from the Orange Fab accelerator since its creation in March 2013. Veolia will participate in the 6th season, scheduled to start in March 2016.
In January, the Group will participate in the final selection process of the startups, who will present their project to a panel of investors and partner companies
 

"Veolia wants to promote and support the digital revolution, enabling smarter responses to urban problems,” said Yann Moreau, Research and Innovation Director, Veolia North America. “Smart solutions allow cities to optimize their resource use and reduce CO2 emissions, improve urban asset management and provide more efficient ways to manage energy in buildings and cities."

 

"Orange Fab is part of an open innovation approach that anticipates changes in the digital industry, whether in relation to innovative technologies or new business models.” said Georges Nahon, CEO of Orange Silicon Valley, “Expanding our network of partner companies allows us to offer a real plus to our start-ups."


More:

> Veolia and smart cities
> Veolia’s open innovation approach 


Date of Publication: 12 January 2016

 
[1] Including Orange, Total, Airbus, Axa, PSA, Safran, Fnac, Hilton, LG, Moet Hennessy, TF1, Leroy Merlin.