EURONAVAL 2020: Call for applications for the SEAnnovation area

EURONAVAL, the international exhibition for naval defence and maritime security, will take place this year from the 20th to 23rd October 2020 in Paris le Bourget. Organised every even-numbered year, it has been the leading international event for innovation and naval technologies of the future for more than 50 years. EURONAVAL is the privileged meeting place for industrials from all over the world and prescribers of military and state navies of all countries bordering seas and oceans.

EURONAVAL, structured around a major exhibition of naval equipment and a large number of themed events, guarantees networking of the entire world's naval ecosystem.

The exhibition is focused on the future and also strives to promote startups that embody innovation and agility in the sector. Another of its objectives is to promote the numerous professions and training courses in the naval industry.

In 2018, Mr Emmanuel Macron, the French President, inaugurated the first edition of the SEAnnovation area when he visited EURONAVAL.

We are delighted to announce the second edition of SEAnnovation for EURONAVAL 2020.
The application platform for startups at SEAnnovation 2020 will open on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

Opening of the call for applications for the SEAnnovation area

On April 2nd, EURONAVAL is launching “SEAnnovation 2020”, the startup space created for EURONAVAL 2018 in partnership with Starburst and the GICAN, the French Naval Industry Association.

The vocation of SEAnnovation is to welcome and promote around thirty French and foreign start-up companies in a dedicated space that will be animated with round tables, keynotes and pitches over the course of the 4 days.

All startups involved in defence or dual civil-military technological innovations are invited to exhibit in the SEAnnovation 2020 space at the EURONAVAL exhibition.

For the startups selected following this call for applications, this will be an exceptional opportunity to make themselves known and present their projects to prime contractors in the global naval industry.

The call for applications for the SEAnnovation space will be launched this Thursday, April 2nd and will close on May.
Startups interested in applying for SEAnnovation 2020 are invited to fill in an online questionnaire available from April.
- The startups will be selected on May
- The list of the startups chosen to exhibit at SEAnnovation 2020 will be communicated on June.

Key figures for EURONAVAL 2018
• 480 exhibitors including 60% from abroad
• 34 exhibiting nationalities
• 142 official delegations of which 101 foreign delegations representing72 countries from the 5 continents
• 60 representatives of foreign and international defence organisations
• 29 Navy chiefs of staff
• 25,000 professional visits
• 900 BtoB meetings took place at the exhibition
• More than 300 trainees and students at the Trade Vessel
• 350 accredited journalists
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