It comprises 3 categories:
- An “After Creation” category designed to reward innovative ideas or concepts.
- A “Development” category for companies in the sectors concerned by the competition and which are less than three years old or which meet the European definition of SME and propose an innovative project under development.
- A special “Students” category
The competition prizes amount to €5000
The competition is open to:
- Natural persons of any nationality, status or professional situation, including students, with a project concerning the creation and/or development of an innovative enterprise.
- Companies that meet the criteria for the “after creation” category including those represented by a manager.
The application form can be obtained on request from: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications must be returned electronically, duly completed before March 29, 2020 at midnight to the same email address.
The selected candidates will have to defend their project in front of a jury of experts at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on May 29, 2020 from 10 a.m.
The 2019 finalists with the sponsors, Ademe, SMEG, the jury, and H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Vice-president and Managing Director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Minister Plenipotentiary in charge of missions to the Ministry of State for issues related to sustainable development.
In 2019, the winners were:
- The Student Prize: Capillum (ESC Clermont), the first hair recycling branch;
- The Ante Création prize: Wind Maker (incubated in APUI IMT Lille Douai) Rémi Denecker and Arnaud Noiret. Wind turbine exploiting the flow of vehicles;
- The Development Prize: Le Présage (innovative food system).
A favorite prize was awarded to:
- HYCCO (fuel cell and natural gas) project incubated in IMT Mines Albi.
A look back at METHA Europe 2018
Last year’s winners were:
- Students prize: Bumpie Bop (IMT Mines Alès) who designed a roadside station that generates electricity when vehicles pass.
- After Creation prize: eVo Pods (at IMT Mines Alès). These capsules allow any bike to be turned into an electric bike in just a few seconds and are made available to users in stations set up in towns and cities. The aim is to reduce the use of cars for everyday journeys.
- Development prize: Zeplug proposes a charging service for electric and hybrid vehicles specially designed to meet the needs of businesses and individuals living in co-ownership buildings.
In 2018, two additional prizes were awarded:
- 1 special GRTgaz prize awarded to Rossini Energy for its smart cable allowing users to contribute to the energy transition.
- 1 special SMEG prize awarded to Marianka for its project called “La Matière Bavarde” (“Chatty Matter”), incubated at IMT Mines Albi. The company specializes in connected interactive surfaces. La Matière Bavarde is patented technology that allows any surface to be turned into a sensor.
Some of the finalists came to present their concepts at IMT’s stand during the EVER forum and received a visit from His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, accompanied by the president of Cape Verde.
About the organizer
Institut Mines-Télécom is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering and digital technology Always attentive to the economic world, IMT combines academic and scientific legitimacy with strong corporate relationships and a unique focus on the key transformations in digital technology, industry, energy and education in the 21st century.
Its activities are conducted in Mines and Télécom graduate schools under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and Electronic Communications, a subsidiary, and associate schools or schools under contractual agreements. IMT is a founding member of the Alliance Industrie du Futur. It has two Carnot Institute accreditations for its high-quality research partnerships. Every year, around 100 start-ups come out of its incubators.