Inpho venture summit

Inpho Venture Summit
06 Octobre 2016 - 07 Octobre 2016
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  • Palais de la Bourse - 19 place de la Bourse - Bordeaux

Invest in Photonics is becoming the Inpho® Venture Summit: photonics and beyond.

INPHO® is the event for executives active in smart technologies including photonics and smart businesses. It gathers large companies, VCs and start-ups to meet to develop collaborations while exchanging on key bankable challenges to invest in.

Since 2008, Invest in Photonics has attracted more than 500 European participants, 50 international keynote speakers, more than 80 VCs and Corporate funds, more than 60 start-ups seeking investors and more than 100 million Euros in investment.

Recognized as the major European event supporting investment in photonics, Invest in Photonics is also evolving to become the place where financial and strategic investors meet to support and invest in future technologies and in the champions of tomorrow.


Meet with key European and Silicon Valley C-level executives
Leading European and Silicon Valley C-level executives like Facebook, Ciena, Juniper Network, First Solar, Free, Schneider Electric, Legrand, Johnson&Johnson, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Bosch, EDF Energies Nouvelles, and many more… are joining the INPHO® Venture Summit. They are looking for the game changers in energy efficiency, mobility/ autonomous vehicles, digital medicine and datacom/ telecom. They will be accessible for one-to-one meetings with participants in an open innovation framework organized by BLUMORPHO.


Pitch in front of international investors
INPHO® offers a unique opportunity to pitch in front of investors. All applicants will receive a concrete feedback on their growth strategy and investment readiness by private investors.
“I am pleased to chair a new chapter in the Bordeaux region’s initiative to further private placement investment in disruptive hardware technologies. Each edition draws increasingly higher profile industrial players and investors with a singular objective: to strike a deal. INPHO® Venture Summit is an exciting place to be for high-level business networking in a unique setting where, over two days, everyone is accessible and very proactive.”
Georges Ugras, Managing Director of IBM Venture Capital Group and Chair of the INPHO Venture Summit 2016


Participation process
If you are interested in applying for a pitch and the one-to-one meetings we need you to communicate this interest to us until 30 June 2016. After applying for INPHO®, you will receive the feedback of the Selection Committee as well as the list of international companies you can book for one-to-one meetings.


For further information please visit www.inpho-ventures.com or contact Ms Ramona Landgraf (+33 145057046).