Ocean Start

Nautical innovation competition

Open to all companies, start-ups and project leaders in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, this regional call for projects includes a national final to be held during the next Paris Boat Show. Applications must be submitted before 10 September.

On the occasion of the 59th edition of the Paris Boat Show (from 7 to 15 December 2019), a national innovation competition is being organised, offering two categories: products and services. Participating project leaders and companies must present an innovation related to nautical practices (on the water or underwater, at sea, on lakes or rivers) that is in the prototype phase or in the process of being commercialized. The Federation of Nautical Industries (the owner of the show) will offer financial support schemes and other support (knowledge, partnership, financing etc.) to the winners of the competition through public and private partnerships.

A regional competition will be proposed before the national final scheduled for Saturday 14 December at the Paris Boat Show. In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the first round of the competition has already taken place at the Arcachon Boat Show (April 12-14) and the second will be held at the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle from 18 to 23 September. Each selected candidate will have two minutes to present their pitch without the use of digital media but with the possibility of bringing a physical support, in front of a panel of judges chaired by Lalou Roucayrol and composed of representatives of the different partners.
The second round at the Grand Pavois is open to all companies in the nautical sector in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Interested project leaders must return the application form before 10 September.

Information and application files are available at the following address: tropheesnautisme(at)sudouest.fr

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