INPHO® Venture Summit is the event for executives active in smart technologies including photonics and smart businesses.

It gathers large companies, VCs and start-ups to meet to develop collaborations while exchanging on key bankable challenges to invest in.

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Meet with key European and Silicon Valley C-level executives

Leading European and Silicon Valley C-level executives like Facebook, Ciena, Juniper Network, First Solar, Free, Schneider Electric, Legrand, Johnson&Johnson, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Bosch, EDF Energies Nouvelles, and many more... are joining the INPHO® Venture Summit. They are looking for the game changers in energy efficiency, mobility/ autonomous vehicles, digital medicine and datacom/ telecom.

Pitch in front of international investors

INPHO® offers a unique opportunity to pitch in front of investors. All applicants will receive a concrete feedback on their growth strategy and investment readiness by private investors.

“I am pleased to chair a new chapter in the Bordeaux region’s initiative to further private placement investment in disruptive hardware technologies. Each edition draws increasingly higher profile industrial players and investors with a singular objective: to strike a deal. INPHO® Venture Summit is an exciting place to be for high-level business networking in a unique setting where, over two days, everyone is accessible and very proactive.”
Georges Ugras, Managing Director of IBM Venture Capital Group and Chair of the INPHO Venture Summit 2016

Event Schedule

  • Thursday 6th of October
  • From 1:00pm to 11pm


    Welcome Address


    IoT & Smartgrids: Toward new business models in Energy

    • Presentation of industrial needs and interests, “what keeps you up at night?” No presentation, but concrete questions
    • 5 Elevator Pitches

    Disruptive Technologies Session


    Coffee Break


    What is the future of "mobility"?


    Boosting technology innovation through Equity Investments

    European Investment Fund


    Free time or ”Exclusive Club” Networking


    Gala Dinner

    Transportation to Château Pape-Clément

  • Friday 7th of October
  • From 9:00am to 2pm


    Better data for better treatment


    Coffee Break


    Telecom/Datacom: The cornerstone for the digital revolution


    Europe attractiveness to innovate


    Lunch for Networking & Award Ceremony

Seeking Business & Funding?

Seeking Business & Funding?

Meet with key players including Silicon Valley executives

One to One meeting will be organized before, during and after the different sessions with the support of BLUMOPHO. Leading European and Silicon Valley C level executives participating to INPHO® Venture Summit are looking for the game changers in energy efficiency, mobility, digital medicine and datacom/telecom. Facebook, Ciena, Juniper Network, First Solar, Free, Schneider, Legrand, Johnson&Johnson, PSA, Bosch, EDF EN, C level executives and many more… will be accessible for one to one meetings with participants in an open innovation framework organized by

Apply for the pitching sessions

Moreover Inpho® offers a unique opportunity to pitch in front of investors for innovative companies focused on the four following targeted sectors: Energy Efficiency Health/consumer Telecom/datacom Mobility/autonomous vehicle

To ensure a high-quality elevator-pitch, all submissions will be assessed by a Selection Committee made up of experts and investors.
Prior to the event, a panel of 20 selected companies will be coached by experts and financial advisors from BLUMORPHO to be ready for their 5 minutes presentation. Each presentation will be followed by a 2 minutes questions/answers session.

€5,000 cash award
for the most promising company

Key Dates

Stage #1

Filing of Application Forms

April 1 – June 30, 2016

Stage #2

Screening of the Applications

July, 2016

Stage #3

Phone Interviews if needed

August 2016

Stage #4

Final Selection

September, 2016

Stage #5

Coaching for Selected Companies

September – October 5, 2016

Stage #6

Presentation at Inpho®

October 6-7, 2016

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner will be held on Thursday evening at Château Pape-Clément (Pessac).



Inpho is lead by a team of experts.
Audrey, Géraldine and Hervé will be your hosts during the event.
Feel free to contact the Inpho’ team if you have any questions.

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The Conference Venue

The Conference Venue

This year again the conferences will take place at Place de la Bourse, an idyllic situation in a cultural environment and close from the historic center.
This place offers a perfect setting because of its unique position along the Garonne River and its proximity to the largest hotels and shops.

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