Cédric Villani Renowned Mathematician (2010 Fields medal), former Dean of Institut Poincaré, President of the Parliament Office for the Assessment of Science and Technology Policies
Jacques Lewiner Physicist and inventor (more than 1000 registred patents), co-Dean at ESCPI Paris, core member of the Frenchtech.
Geneviève Ferone Innovator in the social & environmental rating and circular economy, Vice-President of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation
Eric Philippon Chairman of the Famae endowment fund, has a long experience of investing in SMEs and startups (2 Bn€ invested in 200 companies, particularly in the renewable energy sector)
Jean-Michel Dalle Innovation expert, experience as a Science & Industry go-between, chairman of Agoranov (a deeptech incubator), and has supported more than 300 startups including Criteo and Aldebaran Robotics
Flore Berlingen Waste reduction expert, managing director of Zero Waste France and board member of Zero Waste Europe
Lionel Le Maux Entrepreneur and successful investor in the domain of cleantech and renewable energies. Experienced contributor in the field of biogas and Former President of Biogaz Vallée
Michel Fortin Founder of a large real estate group and founder of an organic food retailer
Aymeric Marmorat Serial-Social entrepreneur, he is currently Managing Director at Enactus France, co-founder of the coworking space La Ruche and Le Mouves' board member.
Gunter Pauli Visionary eco-friendly entrepreneur, keynote speaker (founder of the Blue Economy-concept)
Will incubate one of the nominee projects
Will share within its community of entrepreneurs dedicated to waste reduction
Will host the Awards ceremony
Currently host the FAMAE team
Will share the Challenge within its Civic Tech community
Will promote the challenge among students & social entrepreneurs
Sparknews & FAMAE Prize awarded on the Impact Journalism Day
Will organize fundraising for the Challenge Awardees
Will share within its community which adopt UN societal goals
Will potentially support CSR projects
Biggest cluster for digital transformation in Europe
THE FAMAE ENDOWMENT FUND
Famae funds bright inventors to help them create simple and innovative solutions which can substantially improve the lives of hundred of millions of urban citizens, reduce their living expenses while significantly alleviating their environmental footprint in relation to waste generation, water usage, food consumption, energy utilization and air pollution.
WHO WE ARE?
Famae is an endowment fund launched by a family whose members share common values: entrepreneurial spirit, openness to the world, empathy for people and focus on sustainable development
WHAT IS OUR GOAL ?
Our goal is to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint
HOW TO ACHIEVE IT ?
We’ve set up a 1 million € collaborative competition to enable brilliant and innovative inventors to make their ideas come true or to effectively launch their product
WHAT MOTIVATES US ?
We believe bright inventors have always existed and still exist today. From the invention of the wheel 5 000 years ago, to the launch of Wikipedia 15 years ago, from the invention of printing 500 years ago to the invention of bicycle 200 years ago, we are truly convinced that great men and women are what allows humanity to thrive
FAMAE TEAM MEMBERS
Franck Philippon, Abdel Soufi, Marie Kopciowski, Mavea Maurisset, Michel Kopciowski, Alain Philippon, Eric Philippon & Caroline Corvaisier, Gayané Adourian, Leila Badis, Baptiste Fradin, Louis François Saumon, Laure Thiberge, Hippolyte Thibierge, Stephanie Verdier
Many thanks to : Arnaud Siraudin, Olivier Van Bellinghen from Pop Com, Eric Raffin, JC Bohin and Victor Boubé from Matters, Pascale Saumon and Jacques Marceau from Aromates agency, Lionel Le Maux, Michel Fortin, Jean Michel Dalle from Agoranov, Flore Berlingen from Zero Waste France, Bruno Mouron, Antoine Repessé, Siobhan Archer, JB Siraudin, Hippolyte Moule, Vincent Balusseau, Axel Dauchez, Antoine Vedrenne, Jérôme Léger, Serge Delwasse, Quentin Iprex, Guillaume Audoin, Serge Hayat, Hervé Lebret, Jean Marc Camelin, …