02.07.2021

VivaTech 2021: the Europe’s leading global tech event

Europe’s leading global tech event VivaTech 2021 had a hybrid format combining physical and digital attendance with more than 500 exhibitors, including 200 start-ups, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, with strict observance of all health measures.

BNP Paribas at VivaTech 2021

The main UKRSIBBANK’s shareholder- BNP Paribas, the historic founding partner of the event, co-organised by Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos since 2016, was there in full force for this hybrid edition. With the renewed objective of highlighting the best of digital innovation in the service of both customer experience and responsible and sustainable finance.

This year, the event has been adapted to include a physical Lab hosting 18 of our partner start-ups — including Greenly, Papernest, Token, Tink – and a virtual stand (the e-Lab) accessible via the Viva Techonology digital platform, where could you meet themore than 30 other start-ups — including Rewire, OpenClassRoom, Sonect, Proximis, etc. — and attend interviews and video conferences with our experts.

BNP Paribas lab: accelerating the construction of a sustainable economy that serves people

The BNP Paribas Positive Banking lab is based on two main pillars: offering a positive experience for our clients and having a positive impact on society. The lab consists of 4 distinct areas:

#ACCELERATEFORGOOD: dedicated to impactful innovations. Through our ecosystem of start-ups, the objective is to develop and co-construct solutions that contribute to the positive transformation of society. This year, our commitment to biodiversity will be a particular highlight.

#TECHCARE: dedicated to technology for health, to show the vast potential of innovation in this field.

#AUGMENTED FINANCE: dedicated to an extended approach to the products and services offered to our clients, around the notion of “beyond finance”.

#PAYITEASY: dedicated to our simple, smooth and secure payment solutions. We presented the solutions we’re developing in open innovation, with the help of start-up partners, to offer our clients a smooth and secure experience of our banking services.

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