Depixus has been selected as one of only 12 laureates in the final phase of France’s ‘Concours Mondial de l’Innovation’ (Worldwide Innovation Challenge).

 

This is the culmination of the three rounds of competition, where over 2,000 companies that initially applied were whittled down to 12 laureates. Each of the companies will be eligible to receive up to €20m in financing from a dedicated fund established at BPI France.

 

The award ceremony took place in the presence of François Hollande, President of the French Republic.

 

Launched by the President in 2013, the World Innovation Challenge aims to encourage talent and future champions of French and foreign economies whose innovation projects offer particularly strong potential for the French economy.

The final phase of selection was designed to identify companies with ambitious, large-scale projects that have the potential to create significant value, and to support them in their industrialisation phase.

 

Gordon Hamilton, CEO commented, “We are delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award. This is a tremendous validation of both the work that has gone into building Depixus to where it is today, and of the prospects for our technology and company. It will act as a significant stepping-stone to the launch our first products, paving the way to a new understanding of the genetic world”.

 

More information can be found at: http://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/innovation-2030/home-innovation-2030