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This year’s Grand’Ouest Innovations fair was held on 2019

This year’s Grand’Ouest Innovations fair was held on 2019

Written by Groupe Roullier / published in Innovation

On the back of its success in 2018, this year’s Grand’Ouest Innovations fair was held on Saturday 9th March 2019 at the Carré Rosengart in Saint-Brieuc. Once again, Olivier Julienne, the Group’s Executive Vice-President, was there to represent the Groupe Roullier. 

The event brought together innovative start-ups from across the Ouest region of France to discuss diverse and varied themes: food, housing, services of the future, sailing, health and environment, leisure, mobility, connected objects etc. 

Throughout the day, the start-ups were given the opportunity to meet and present their projects to the general public and also to the other businesses attending the fair. What was the aim? To discuss the goals they have in common and the possibilities for forging future collaborations.

Alongside this, a competition was held to find the best start-up. In fact, Olivier Julienne attended the fair as a member of the jury. Rubbing shoulders with Veolia’s CSR manager and three other judges, the Groupe Roullier, a partner of the fair and holder of innovative projects, is proud to have voted for a start-up from Vannes, IMAGINA, who won the competition and will now be flying to Las Vegas for the next Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in 2020. A great way of giving a boost to the region. 

Although there were few discussions directly related to agriculture, our representative was able to discover a range of other stimulating and inspiring subjects. The LittoMatique start-up made a particular impression with its management support for natural spaces using technologies such as drones (analysis, diagnosis, cartography etc.). 

In total, no less than 3,250 visitors attended the fair to find out about the 53 young businesses on show. The space run by Le Temps des Sciences (Time for Science) for younger participants was also a great success, and the virtual hot-air balloon rides proved to be a particular favourite.