VivaTech 2022: Innovation, Guest, Public Day … What you need to know about the new technology show

The Viva Technology Trade Show, aka VivaTech, returns to Paris on June 15-18. A missing event for new technology lovers, especially since the show is reopening its doors to the general public this year.

It’s a comeback that brings hope to the technology world, which is picking up after two years of epidemics where multiple projects have slowed down. The Viva Technology Show will be open to the public for three days from 15 to 17 June, and its 6th edition will be held at the Paris Expo Port de Versailles Hall 1, open to the public on Saturday 18 June. But the event is free accessible on the digital platform kept online by VivaTech.

A huge living room of 45,000 m2

After two years of epidemic limitations, this 2022 edition seeks to reconnect with the initial concept of this major tech meeting. “We can offer a show without a gauge across an area of ​​45,000 m2 to show the usefulness of the new technology for our future in ten, twenty, thirty years”, announced CNEWS Julie Renti, Director General of Viva Technology.

If a digital-focused version was set up last year and maintained for this 6th edition, the organizers wanted to highlight the return of a very real appointment to welcome visitors. “Content and conferences will be accessible to everyone in the digital version, but we have seen that it will not be able to express so much energy and emotion,” he said. “The beauty of the event is to create opportunity encounters. Despite all the digital tools that have been developed, 100% of the exhibitors will be physically present in Hall 1.”

Several innovations have been unveiled

On site, there will be hundreds of start-ups, as well as large groups. VivaTech 2022 will feature a variety of innovations, some of which will be presented to the general public for the first time. Here are some of the most amazing.

Poimo: An inflated scooter

Japanese company Mercari will present an amazing concept of R4D inflatable scooter. An electric model that can be stored in a backpack for travel.

Jetson: A quadcopter for racing

The age of drones has paved the way for the descendants of helicopters. And the Swedish company Jetson will come to show off its flying machine to the people. A quadcopter that wants to fill the thrill.

Unitree: A very agile robot dog

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The Chinese company Unitree specializes in creating robots inspired by animal models. Like Boston Robotics, it offers a robot dog that behaves like a real four-legged companion.

The personality at the reunion

For this new version, VivaTech will welcome several large groups from around thirty countries, such as Audi, Binance, Microsoft, Google, Sales Force and other international giants. A number of themes will be explored, such as Metaverse, Web3, Cryptocurrency, Environmental Solutions, Tomorrow’s Mobility but the future of work.

The organizers of Viva Technology have invited a number of international authorities in their field to attend the conference. These include Vitalic Buterin, the young creator of Ethereum cryptocurrency widely used in NFT-related transactions, Champeng Zhao – aka CZ – creator of the Binance platform, Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snap Inc. Ryan Rozianski. European Commissioner Thierry Breton and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Ajole will also be present, along with Frenchman Ian Lecun, a leading expert on artificial intelligence and in charge of the issue.

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Viva Technology, June 15 to 18, at the 1st Paris Expo Port de Versailles.

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