The 9th edition of THE COSMETIC VICTORIES international competition is underway !
Are you an academic researcher or working in research & development within a company and are you carrying out an innovative project that could be applied to the cosmetics sector?
You have 1 week left to try your luck in the competition!
The objective of this competition: to give visibility to research and innovation work applied to the cosmetics sector and to reward exemplary projects that advance the sector.
APPLY BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2024!
How does the competition work?
1️⃣ 𝐕𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐳 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞 𝟑𝟏 𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐯 𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 on the platform ,
2️⃣ A 𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐮𝐱 studies your file and its scientific content,
3️⃣ You are nominated and receive €1,000 to come to Paris in April 2024 to be auditioned by a prestigious industrial jury made up of the biggest brands in the sector,
4️⃣ This audition is followed by a ceremony in a large Parisian venue highlighting the nominees and announcing the winners in front of the international press,
5️⃣ Winner of the Victories award in your category? A gain of €10,000 + international visibility for your project.
Two prizes to be won:
> The industrial prize which rewards SMEs, ETIs and start-ups with a product development project, technology, service, innovative process , applied or applicable to the entire value chain of the cosmetics industry (ingredients, formulas, tests, packaging, retail, etc.),
> The academic prize which rewards academic researchers working on a research project that can be applied to a stage of the sector's value chain.
Come read the testimonies of the winners of the last edition:
For the industrial award - Maximilian Webers - CEO of COLIPI, Germany.
For the academic research prize - Ophélie Pierre - Research Engineer at the Epithelium Neurones Interactions Laboratory at the University of Western Brittany, France.
What is the project that you presented?
MW : T wo industrial biotechnology processes, in which cells recycle renewable carbon from organic byproducts or carbon dioxide emissions, to produce antioxidant oils and palm oil alternatives with a footprint Minimal CO2.
OP: A model of human skin reinnervated by human neurons obtained from stem cells, to better understand skin physiology and for testing molecules and finished products.
What did this experience bring you?
MW : Our reward could not have been greater. The event allowed us to meet exceptional personalities who are fighting for a more sustainable cosmetics industry. Our project was improved by listening to industry challenges.
OP : A real opportunity to present a project to a panel of industrial experts, which allows for meetings that could lead to collaborations. COSMETIC VALLEY's support allowed us to optimize the protocol and promote the model.
Where is your project today?
MW: A fruitful development on several levels. We improved our bioprocesses, shipped commercial oil samples to early industrial users, doubled the size of our team, and found a new lab.
OP : The model is used in the laboratory to better understand skin physiology and used by the cosmetics industry for molecule testing. Finally, it is also being developed on the pathological side.
Do you recommend applying for this competition?
MW : Yes, it was a great personal experience. It led to a strategic partnership. The COSMETIC VALLEY team, friendly and professional, works tirelessly to ensure that startups are integrated into the sector.
OP : Obviously! It's a great experience with opportunities.
🎥 Come listen to the video testimony of the 2023 winner, Ophélie Pierre .