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Hacking de l’Hôtel de Ville 2021 wrap-up: 4,000 meetings organized and 1,800 participants at this 7th edition

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On Thursday, October 28th, after a 17-month wait (last edition March 2020), the Hacking de l'Hôtel de Ville returned to its familiar headquarters in the illustrious halls of the Hôtel de Ville de Paris. For this 7th edition, key players in innovation gathered together for the day to collaborate and give birth to future innovations. On the agenda: over 4,000 professional meetings, more than 1,000 startups present, and numerous presentations aimed at understanding more clearly the innovations capable of transforming urban spaces and lifestyles In order to build them together.

Hacking 2021 - a few figures

Back at the Hôtel de Ville for its 7th edition, this annual innovation event was a resounding success. This year’s Hacking gathered more than 1,800 participants who came to meet innovation professionals in attendance: startups, corporates, sector experts, support organizations, institutions, and investors.

The Hôtel de Ville’s Salle de Fêtes was the site for nearly 4,000 meetings between these professionals and the project holders (1,000 startups registered), which took place throughout the day. 5 round tables and 3 business sessions were also held, bringing together cross-sector experts to present major innovation trends and understand the strategic issues faced by players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Among the diverse discussions: universal accessibility and the challenges of disability; the future of business travel; the revitalization of urban centres; and ecological transition within cultural and creative industries.

Innovators and their creations - at the heart of this 2021 edition

Firm in the desire to support and provide visibility to innovators from all sectors, Hacking 2021 chose to go even further this year. In addition to the place traditionally given to about twenty startups in the demo area, the event also inaugurated a unique photo exhibition encircling the Hôtel de Ville, in place until November 15. Installed on October 28, it lets the general public discover twenty or so portraits of men and women who blend quality of life with ecology, proximity and solidarity.

"This edition of the Hacking de l'Hôtel de Ville highlighted the challenges of urban transformation and entrepreneurs’ ability to chart a new course as our cities undergo an ecological and societal transition. For a player like Paris&Co, it is our role to accompany entrepreneurs in this transition and to facilitate their scaling up" comments Loïc Dosseur, Managing Director of Paris&Co.


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