Program for international visitors

Futur en Seine Makes connections that matter

Innovation is the heart and soul of Futur en Seine, a festival based on the conviction that digital transformation is a collective challenge. By bringing together entrepreneurs, major companies, research labs, institutions, public authorities and users, it injects vital energy into the French and international ecosystem. This year Futur en Seine takes place in le Parc de la Villette. Don’t miss out our business & international programme from 7 to 10 June 2017:

  • Discover the best innovative projects and digital technologies: 150 projects in exhibition at La Grande Halle de la Villette,
  • Meet financial and tech partners,
  • Connect with professionals shaping the future of innovation.

Register to the festival
Business registration is free and required to gain access to the venues and events


Futur en Seine uses the Swapcard networking app to facilitate business contacts. Create your account now! That way, you can get in touch with other participants, sign up for events and consult the festival’s program of business events. Once you have withdrawn your Business pass (“Pass Pro”), you will automatically* have access to the Future en Seine module in Swapcard, allowing you to check the program and effectively network !

*Please use the same email address for registering to the festival and creating your Swapcard account, so as to be recognized by the app.

Download futur en Seine Program for International Visitors

Wednesday, 7th June

THE PARIS REGION BUSINESS TOUR by Paris Region Entreprises

Take full advantage of your stay in Paris visiting -for free- the most innovative French digital start-ups, innovation platforms and tech companies!

  • Get VIP access to emblematic tech companies and organizations
  • Learn more about the French assets and incentives in the digital industry
  • Network with other international participants

More information:

19:00-21:00 at Cap Digital

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with the international participants and organizers of Futur en Seine. Mexico, Germany , Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Hungary, Morocco, Wallonia, Germany, Greece & more to come!   On invitation

Thursday, 8th June

11.00-18.00, Le Hall de la chanson

Mexico, Germany, Hungary, Australia, USA, Bahrein meet with your future international business partners – entrepreneurs, official representatives, economic development agencies and local experts will be on stage on 8 June at Le Hall de la Chanson.

11.00-13.00Germany’s Smart Location Workshop (Germany Trade & Invest)
Want to know more about Germany’s Smart Territories ? Come and learn
– how the future of smart mobility is imagined and driven forward in Bavaria by car manufacturers, promising start-ups and institutions
– how smart logistics help to manage one of the biggest harbours in the world in Hambourg
– what smart transportation solutions were found in Berlin to move it’s nearly 4 million citizens around. You will also get a chance to discuss with the experts in speed networking sessions. For more information and registration :

13.30-13.50Scale up Morocco (Maroc Numeric Cluster) 

14.00-14.50 / 16.30-17.20: Scale up Mexico (Inadem)

Have you heard about the country that has a potential market of over 125 million consumers? Now is the moment!  Please welcome Mexico delegates who will talk about the support given by the government to national and international entrepreneurs alike, and the wide entrepreneur ecosystem conformed by more than 600 organizations that are there just to boost ideas and businesses across the country and help welcoming entrepreneurs from all around the world.

15.00-15.50 : Scale up Central and Eastern Europe (Hungarian National Trading House MNKH)
Want to grow your business abroad? Don’t look far, but next door: access 60 million people from the Visegrád 4 Group (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia). Come see what the region has to offer, how you can access more talent & use cases and be surprised by this startup ecosystem’s opportunities

16.00-16.20: Scale up Australia (Investment Attraction South Australia)
What if down under was right here? Now is the time to meet Australian delegates to gain insight into the local ecosystem, hear from entrepreneurs already investing in South Australia and discover how the government can facilitate business opportunities for you. By Megan Antcliff, Director of Investment Attraction South Australia.

17.30-18.05:  Why Bahrain? (Bahrain Economic Development Board)

The presentation will highlight market opportunities for technology companies in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region and Bahrain’s value proposition to be a hub for technology companies to effectively access the GCC and MENA marketplace
By Mr. John Kilmartin – Executive Director ICT (Bahrain Economic Development Board)

8.30-18.00, Grande Halle de la Villette

Axis Cap Digital Paris is a unique opportunity to meet 20 of the top Digital French and European start-up, as well as network with French industry leaders, international investors and Government representatives. The convention will include start-up pitches, investors presentations, keynote speakers and roundtables discussions, offering you the chance learn about new digital technology in France and global trends: AR/VR, IoT, Big Data, Digital media, Cyber Security, FinTech, Mobility.
Get a 20% discount with the code ACDP20CAP

14.00-18.00, Folie des Fêtes

Looking for business, technological or R&D partners, active in the digital economy? Get registered on the B2Match platform for your B2B meetings and find new business and partners according to your needs! An initiative by Cap Digital, Enterprise Europe Network, Chamber of Commerce and industry Paris Ile de France and Paris Region Entreprises.  Register from now and until 25 May on

10.00-18.00, Grande Halle de la Villette

WTF: What the Future?
Tech companies: global v. local
Data and general interest
Smart Inclusive Cities: can technologies help make cities less violent

19.00 Grande Halle de la Villette

Invitation only

19.00, Petite Halle


Friday, 9th June

9.30-14.30, Le Cargo

Do not miss the inter-clustering roundtable on Friday 9 June organized by Cap Digital in the framework of CECIL – a COSME EU-funded project – focusing on the role of clusters, the impact of clusters of excellence on the economy, the added value of the Cluster Management Excellence Label and on cluster policies. It will be followed by a workshop co-organized with gi-Cluster to get inspired by inter-clustering best practices and learn how to build a successful binational cooperation. Registration at:

14.30-17h30, Le Cargo

Demonstrations, presentations and networking will lift the veil on the latest innovations in immersive technologies. Cap Digital invites all parties active in the creative and cultural industries to come find inspiration as well as partners for future projects. This event is being organized within the context of Vital Media, a support action project under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union. Register to the event, identify potential partners of interest and schedule your bilateral meetings on the NEM Vital Media collaboration platform:


Al & interfaces: from “privacy by design” to “empowerment by design
Lack of diversity in AI: we have a problem”
AI at work, humanizing medicine
Gene editing: Einstein or Frankenstein?
Maker Health – invent your own medical technologies


Biohacking Safari by Hannes Sjoblad

Saturday, 10th June


They say AI destroy jobs. Let’s reinvent work!
AI: accelerating utopias
The Conferences of tomorrow

Closing Party Futur en Seine

on invitation