Published on 23 November 2018

This is a call to startups, companies and research labs to come and raise your profile and test your innovations with a receptive audience, at Startup For Kids from 30 March to 1 April 2019, now in its second year.

Drawing on a unique ecosystem and located at the heart of a cluster with global reach, Université Paris-Saclay and the Communauté d'agglomération Paris-Saclay are launching the second edition of Startup For Kids, which will be hosted by École CentraleSupelec from Saturday 30 March to Monday 1 April 2019.

Startup for kids explained

Over the course of 3 days, around 5,000 visitors, including 2,500 6-15 year olds, together with their teachers and parents, will be able to explore, experiment and interact with various innovation and sustainable development activities. This is a national project, which is being deployed in the Paris-Saclay innovation hub, where high visibility will be given to the 3-day event, with families, public organizations, partners, media.

The program includes discovery workshops on innovation, technology and sustainable development, hackathons, introduction to coding, conferences and round tables.

Startup for kids is for everyone:

  • A family and general public weekend on 30 and 31 March 2019
  • A day for schools, education, apprenticeship, human resources and innovation professionals on 1 April 2019

Be part of the Startup for kids adventure!

For startups, companies, research labs and others with projects relating to artificial intelligence, education, agribusiness, smart cities, etc., Startup for kids is the place to:

  • Test your innovations with a receptive audience,
  • Meet our major partners,
  • Raise your profile,
  • Share your passion for your work and inspire young people.

New in 2019: choose the village you will be joining

  • #Edtech village
  • #Innovation village*
  • #Sustainable development village*

* You may present activities with no fixed duration. You choose whether you are present for 1, 2 or 3 days.

What we commit to

  • Providing you with a space for your activity, workshop or demonstration,
  • Equipment: tables, chairs, access to electricity for activities designed for 8 people (Please note that these are open spaces),
  • Helping you adapt your workshop to a young audience if required,
  • Advertising your presence at the event.

What you commit to

  • Being present on the days and at the times you applied for, presenting the innovation for which you have been selected and presenting your project as a workshop,
  • Following installation rules and schedules
  • Running workshops for schools, as set out in the schedule you will be given (only for participants present on 1 April).

Our selection criteria

  • The quality of the experience offered: above all else, it needs to be interactive and you should therefore offer workshops that last around 20 or 50 minutes
  • Thematic relevance: the project needs to be relevant to an audience of young people and families
  • Innovation: the project must present an innovation which can be educational, industrial, R&D etc.

Apply now. Your project will be examined a by a panel of professionals and perhaps selected as one of the 40 most innovative projects!

Apply before the 21st of January 2019