In this year’s edition of Viva Technology, the French-German Tech Lab gathers extraordinary partners in research, innovation and development. From academic institutions to startup hotspots via corporate and investment partners, diverse actors join the Lab to enhance tech development represented by the startups.

This year’s list of our partners include:

Institutional Partners

    • De:hub
      The Digital Hub Initiative (de:hub) is a German network and digital ecosystem whose mission is to connect SME and corporations with startups and other innovators. With different hubs across the country, the network is promoting the digitization made in Germany.
    • Saarland
      The federal state of Saarland, represented by Saaris e.V., aims to improve the competitiveness and innovative strength of the Saar economy. As a cross border region to France, Saaris e.V. offers international training programs, technical business, and advice to companies’ activities for the development of new sales markets.
    • City of Düsseldorf
      The City of Düsseldorf offers with its economic development department a startup ecosystem, with different services, to enhance innovative ideas and entrepreneurship.
    • Hamburg Invest
      The economic development department of the city of Hamburg has a strong focus on startup boosting. With different services trough various sectors, Hamburg Invest serves as the main port of call for technology- and knowledge-based startup business.

Academic Partners

    • TUM
      The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the leading universities in Germany, holding the title of university of excellence. It mainly focuses on technical Entrepreneurship. Other key specialisations of the TUM are engineering, technology, medicine and applied as natural sciences.
    • IMT
      The Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) is one of France’s prominent public group of engineering and management schools, supporting tech and business development. Working as an important incubator with various locations across France, the Institute is listed as an academic leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
    • DFKI
      The non-profit public-private partnership Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) is the leading AI research centre for innovative commercial software technology in Germany. The DFKI engages in research on human-centric AI with a specific emphasis on socially and economically significant subjects, striving for scientific excellence.
    • INRIA
      The Institut National de Recherche en Sciences et Technologie du Numérique (INRIA) is the French national research institute for digital science and technology. By promoting tech development and entrepreneurial innovation, the institute’s mission is to build digital sovereignty.
    • KIT 
      The Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), member of the Helmholtz Association, is a German excellence university with a broad academic portfolio, from fundamental research to applications. Its main teaching and research topics are natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics as well as humanity and social sciences.
    • CEA 
      The Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) is a major governmental research institution focusing on energy solutions, digital technology, and defence solutions. Additionally, it actively supports startups that catalyse the development of pioneering innovations.
    • Gaia-X
      The French non-profit association Gaia-X is an incubator of European projects for federated and secured data infrastructures. Its vision is to enable trusted decentralised digital ecosystems.
    • Caisse des Dépôts
      The Caisse des Dépôts is a French public financial institution. With its subsidiary CDC Informatique, a global IT and digital services operator, the institution supports technological development and future-driven solutions.
    • DFH/UFA
      The French German University (DFH/UFA) is a network of affiliated universities in France, Germany and other countries. It manages integrated degree studies and provides expert guidance for academic German French cooperations.
    • CFACI
      The French-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce gathers in its network over 900 companies investing in German-French businesses and highlighting intercultural benefits for their companies.