✨ The 9th edition of the international innovation competition took place yesterday at the Pastoret hotel, Place de Concorde in Paris, rewarding the two winners of the following categories: 𝐞 and 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞.

The 6 finalists, selected from the 111 applications by the scientific jury last February, presented themselves before the second jury, this time made up of major French and international cosmetic brands.

✋ Among this prestigious jury chaired by Marc-Antoine Jamet and Laurence Dorlhac : Isabelle BENOIT from Naos Group , Estelle BOUVET from Groupe Rocher , Patrick Choisy from LVMH RECHERCHE , Jean-Christophe Choulot from Caudalie , Marie Côte from CNRS - National Research Center scientist , Anne De Witte from Cantabria Labs , Carine FELIX from Shiseido , jose ginestar gonzalez from Sisley Paris , Florent Mas from Groupe Sothys , Christophe MASSON from COSMETIC VALLEY, Marc Mazodier from ESSEC Business School , Valérie Michaut from L'Oréal , Sandrine OTTONELLO from Bpifrance , David Panyella from Puig , Mickaël POLETTI from Hermès , Katell Vie from Groupe Clarins , François VIOT from SFC - French Society of Cosmetology .

At the end of the deliberations, the awarded projects are...

🏆 For the academic prize , the project "Deciphering the Code of Scent: a Bio-Inspired AI for Accurate Odor Perception Prediction", led by Matej Hladiš from the University of Côte d'Azur ,
🏆 For the industrial prize , the project "Revolutionizing The Future Of Bio-Ingredients With The Power Of Microbes & Green Chemistry", led by Prateek M. from the German company, BIOWEG .

Congratulations to all the finalists, Maeva GIRAUDO, Poutoum P. SAMIRE, Ohar Bendror Bendas & Denys Shevchenko.

Following the trophy presentation ceremony hosted by Laurence Dorlhac, participants were able to discuss around a cocktail dinner with international innovation players.

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