Organized under the high patronage of
Mr. Emmanuel MACRON, Minister of Economy, Industrial Renewal and Information Technology
And Mrs. Geneviève FIORASO, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research

Take part in the first edition of the Innovation Awards

for Franco-Chinese Teams!

“Event organized as part of France-China 50 – www.france-chine50.com

Organized by the France-China Committee (Comité France Chine) to mark the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China, the Innovation Awards for Franco-Chinese teams are part of the “France Technology” campaign.

The innovation chain: from invention to sale, a French feature
In France innovation is perceived as a constant chain from fundamental research to production, including technological cooperation between science and industry.
The Innovation Awards aim to reward the whole innovation chain.

The Innovation Awards for Franco-Chinese teams aim to promote and reward innovative projects of excellence that are jointly developed by Franco-Chinese bi-cultural teams.

These teams may be from universities, French Grandes Ecoles and laboratories, or equally from research and development centers and/or French and Chinese companies. In this way, the whole chain of French-style innovation is represented.

Types of Awards
3 types of awards will be awarded: Young Talents / R&D / Innovative Products
• The Young Talents Award: awarded for university and academic research projects. This category is open to anyone aged between 18 and 30 on the date that the application is submitted
• The R&D Award: awarded for innovations, not yet sold on the market, developed by one and/or a combination of public or private research units
• The Innovative Product Award: awarded for innovations which are already on sale on the market and for which a patent has been filed, by the date that the Competition application is submitted

The Awards Ceremony will be held in Beijing, on 4 December 2014.


The Awards will be awarded by a Franco-Chinese jury co-chaired by Mr. Yves LAPIERRE, INPI (French Patent Office) General Manager, and M. Dr HE Zhimin, Deputy Commissionner of SIPO (The State Intellectual Property Office of China), whose members will be drawn from institutions, companies, and scientific publications.
Click here to view the jury composition

The winning Teams of the Awards will be chosen by the Jury from 9 pre-selected finalist projects between 20 November 2014 (12 pm Chinese time) and 1st December 2014 (12pm Chinese time) inclusive. Winning Teams will be informed via email from France-China Committee by 1st December 2014 (12 pm. Chinese time) at the latest.

Assessment criteria
Projects will be assessed based on the following criteria:
• The emphasis placed on the team’s Franco-Chinese bi-cultural aspect
• Innovative aspects
• Economic viability
• The usefulness of the project in social, economic, industrial and ecological terms.

Submission of applicants’ projects
Entry to the Competition is open from 29 September 2014 until 10 November 2014 (12 pm. Chinese time). During this period, Teams will be able to put together an application form available from the website www.francetechnology.com

Download the Regulation and application form in English (pdf)
Download the application form in English (Word)
Download the Regulation and application form in French(pdf)
Download the application form in French (Word)
Download the Regulation and application form in Chinese(pdf)
Download the application form in Chinese (Word)

The application form must be completed in English, French and Mandarin Chinese and be sent electronically in Word format to:

Flore Coppin, Communications Manager of the France-China Committee – fcoppin@medef.fr

A paper version of the application forms must also be sent to the following address:
Comité France Chine
Flore Coppin, Communication Manager
55 avenue Bosquet
75330 Paris Cedex 07

Information – France-China Committee
Flore Coppin, Communication Manager

Agenda France-China 50