6th edition of EMERGING Valley
28 November - 29 November
More than 2,300 participants, 150 startups and 50 investors from 70 countries are expected to attend the 6th edition of EMERGING Valley, which will take place on 28 and 29 November at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille.
The EMERGING Valley programme will be structured around several key themes, some of which are new, with a common thread centred on the notions of co-innovation and co-sovereignty:
- Energy sovereignty and digital: how to ensure "clean" energy security thanks to digital innovations from Africa, while adapting to geopolitical disruptions that disrupt supplies? In partnership with the Agence Française du Développement, this theme will be developed in plenary and will be the subject of a number of innovative start-ups.
- Food Sovereignty and Agri-Tech: in an unstable geopolitical and climatic context where shortages threaten, how can we respond to the challenges of food and nutrition for the populations of Africa and the world through Agritech? Closely linked to the issues of supply disruptions and food sovereignty, this theme is supported by the Bouches du Rhône Departmental Council, which wants to make the Provençal territory a real innovation laboratory for sustainable solutions.
- Climate Neutral Cities: winner of the European label "100 carbon neutral cities by 2030", Marseille will be more than ever the territory of convergence where young people and the African Tech ecosystem will meet to act in the service of the decarbonisation of Cities.
- Female entrepreneurship: the future of African tech is increasingly being written by women entrepreneurs on the continent, particularly in the Mediterranean, who are competing with each other in terms of creativity and innovative strength.
- Co-innovation in E-Health: interdependence and digital solidarity between Africa and Europe on medical and health issues. In partnership with the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis.
- Financing innovation: EMERGING Valley 2022 will also host the 6th class of impact entrepreneurs from the Social & Inclusive Business Camp - a programme driven by the French Development Agency, designed to build the capacity of its laureates on key scaling issues and connect them to a large network of international investors attending the event.