The Consumer Shows (CES) in Las Vegas has become a milestone event for French Tech in recent years, with each year setting a new record for the number of start ups showcasing their innovation at the mega event. Last year, France had the most start ups of any country other than the host USA in CES’ famous Eureka Park (204 in total), a testament to the momentum behind the entrepreneurial spirit of France.
And if this week’s CES Unveiled Paris event is an indication, visitors to CES 2018 can expect even more breakthroughs and ingenuity from La French Tech. At the annual preview gathering held at La Palais Brongniart, 31 French companies were selected as CES 2018 Innovation Honorees for outstanding innovation, receiving 42 awards in total. Two companies, Blue Frog Robotics and Lancey Energy Storage, were awarded the Best of Innovation classification.
Other Innovation Honorees include:
3D Rudder Ark Aveine B2B Cosmetics CamToy CCBC Cosmo Connected Decayeux Elmer
Enhancia Euveka Eyesee Icohup Monkey Factory MyBrain NeUse Pro Otodo Qista
Rifft R-Pur Mirambeau App Care Short Edition Solable Somfy Unistellar Vaonis
Velco Ween Yesitis
“France’s most innovative companies continue to produce technologies that are changing and improving the industry, our lives and the world around us,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA. “These honorees exemplify ingenuity in solving problems and offering solutions through tech.”
The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition celebrating outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. The competition recognizes two levels of honorees, Honoree and Best of Innovation, the latter of which are the highest-rated products within each category. Products must be new to market to qualify and are judged in comparison to marketplace competition based on engineering, design, functionality and consumer appeal. Those selected as Honorees are displayed at CES 2018, January 9-12.