Groupe Renault is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.2 million vehicles in 127 countries in 2016. To meet the major technological challenges of the future, as part of its open innovation strategy, Groupe Renault has established three Open Innovation Labs (Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & Paris). These labs enable opportunities for innovation to be cultivated on the basis of an open ecosystem (startups, universities, investors) and the local economy (local authorities, community organisations, customers, the market).


Renault's Sponsor

Nadine Leclair, Expert Fellow Senior Vice-President


NISSAN is the European Headquarters of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers with global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. NISSAN products and services are present in more than 160 countries and areas worldwide. NISSAN undertakes a wide range of technical developments with a long-term outlook in order for vehicles to become truly trusted partners with its customers.


Nissan's Sponsor


Guillaume Pelletreau,
Vice President Corporate Strategy & Planning (Europe)



RCI Bank and Services is the financial company of Groupe Renault. It brings together three worlds: automotive, banking and services. The ambition of our 3,100 employees, present in 36 countries, is to make it easier for customers of the Renault-Nissan Alliance brands to access auto-mobility by designing simple and affordable solutions for each one of them. To that end, we propose a comprehensive range of financing, insurance and service offers adapted to the various auto-mobility needs of private and professional customers. In response to changes in the way people use cars and the emergence of new technologies, RCI Bank and Services is pursuing its digital transformation and creating auto-mobility solutions and innovative, connected and personalized offers that will simplify and enhance the experience of the customers of the Alliance brands.


RCI Bank and Services' Sponsor

Henry Gascuel,

Innovation Director


Present in 64 countries, the 165,000 employees and distributors of AXA are committed to serving 107 million clients. The areas of expertise are reflected across four major business lines: health, property-casualty insurance, life & savings and asset management, through which AXA provides tailored prevention and protection solutions to its clients in a fast-changing risk landscape. AXA operates with a mission: empowering people to live a better life .


AXA's Sponsor

Serge Morelli,

Chairman & CEO AXA Assistance & Deputy CEO at AXA Partners


Designer and Organizer

NUMA empowers mission-driven tech entrepreneurs to solve the global problems of 2030. Education, health, food, water, transportation, energy, work, transparency and security : we are dedicated to the subjects that conciliate an urgent need to act and a meaningful technological response.

CityMakers is part of its offers: open innovation programs, intrapreneurship and training programs that support corporates and public institutions in their entrepreneurial revolution .


Marie-Vorgan Le Barzic

Co-founder and CEO NUMA

Strategic partner

The City of Paris is committed to support innovation in all its form. Since 2008, Paris has invested almost a billion euros and created 100.000 squares meters of incubators, among them The Cargo in the 19th arrondissement which is today the largest in Europe. The dynamism of the Parisian ecosystem has proven that innovation is the product of various actors working together to find solutions. Partnering with the open innovation program City Makers is the opportunity to tackle collectively the main mobility challenges that Paris will and is already facing.


Jean-Louis Missika

Paris City Hall's deputy mayor,  in charge of Urban planning and Architecture, of the Grand Paris project, of Economic Development and attractiveness.

The 9 selected startups
Data Science Advisor

Founded in 2006, Ekimetrics is a global analytics consultancy, leading practitioner in data analytics and marketing intelligence. Ekimetrics optimizes business strategies through innovative statistical methods. A pioneer in data science and a leader in its market in France and in Europe. The company now has projects in over 40 countries with 5 offices in Paris, London, New York, Hong-Kong and Dubai. The team of 150 consultants creates customized approaches that can answer the most complex business questions, in such varied industries as automotive, luxury, cosmetics, telecommunications, distribution... Ekimetrics is unique in its approach combining human intelligence, data and technology. The diversity of profiles - both consultants and statisticians - results in deliverables that are very trade- or business- oriented, unique in the market, and with a focus on ROI.