Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and Grenoble-Isère players in particular are heading off to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES-Las Vegas), the benchmark global consumer electronics event held annually in early January. The record-breaking delegation of 37 start-ups this year, including 18 from Grenoble-Isère, is a fine sign of the region’s vitality in digital technology and its many application such as sports, health, environment, entertainment and wellness.
Ten of the companies (out of the 25 French participants) have already won CES Innovation Awards honoring the year’s most outstanding innovations: Bluemint Labs, HAP2U, Holi, Nov’in, Smart & Blue, SteadXP, Yesitis, MyBlueShip and 42tea.
Thirteen regional companies will also be featured in "CES Unveiled", the lead-up event reserved for worldwide journalists and analysts. For the CEA-Léti and nine Grenoble-Isère start-ups: Aryballe Technologies, Bluemint Labs, Enerbee, Enlaps, Hap2U, Lovebox.love, Smart & Blue, SteadXP and Sublimed, this will be a major opportunity to attract attention.
The officials in attendance will be Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region President Laurent Wauquiez, Digital VP Juliette Jarry, and Claus Habfast, Grenoble Alpes Métropole VP, accompanied by a delegation led by Minalogic and the Regional Economic Development Agency (ARDE). Support for the operation by Invest in Grenoble-Isère, France – AEPI, in coordination with Minalogic, includes the preparation of documents and pitches, follow-up of strategic accounts, dissemination of information to stakeholder networks, outreach assistance, and the coordination of on-the-spot business meetings.