Our partners

La Poste Group, its subsidiaries and corporate partners, will accompany the finalist winners in their development, by proposing experiments on their sites or with their clients. The start-ups will also benefit from specific contributions proposed by the French IoT historic sponsors, and the new partners to come.

A subsidiary of La Poste Group, DOCAPOSTE supports all organizations in their digital transformation and allows them to accelerate it, in confidence. Combining collaborative platforms, business expertise, digital and industrial capabilities, DOCAPOSTE allows companies and administrations to optimize and digitize their business processes and enhance customer relations, employees, suppliers and citizens. DOCAPOSTE offers tailor-made or turnkey solutions ranging from consulting to the co-creation of innovative offers to the operation of business and sector services and solutions. DOCAPOSTE has more than 5,000 employees at nearly 60 sites in France and internationally, and achieved close to € 530 million turnover in 2018.In 2019, DOCAPOST becomes DOCAPOSTE and unveils a new brand identity that strengthens its membership in La Poste Group.

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ALTAREA COGEDIM is a leading property group. As both a property owner and developer, it operates in all three main classes of property assets: retail, residential and offices. With over 1,700 employees, it has the know-how in each sector required to design, develop, commercialise and manage made-to-measure property products. A true urban designer, operating in France's 12 largest metropolitan areas, Altarea Cogedim is organised around five brands (ALTAREA COMMERCE, Cogedim Logement, ALTAREA COGEDIM Entreprise, Pitch Promotion, Histoire & Patrimoine). With operations in France, Spain and Italy, ALTAREA COGEDIM manages a shopping centre portfolio of €4.7 billion. Aware of the challenges linked to CSR, Altarea Cogedim positions itself today as the public interest partner of choice to support cities in their ecological, social and societal transitions. Listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris, Altarea had a stock market capitalisation of €3.3 billion at 10 December 2017.

In health, the Public Hospital is a key player for innovation. To support this initiative, the Fédération Hospitalière de France has created the FHF Fund Research and Innovation to unify all the innovative health players and act on three axes: promote innovation, manage change and support innovative projects. Each year, with our 1000 hospitals and 3800 medical and social facilities, we improve the health of more than 13 million patients and build their healthcare system for tomorrow.

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Wholly owned by public shareholders, Le Groupe La Poste is a limited company structured around five business units: Services-Mail-Parcels, La Banque Postale, La Poste Network, GeoPost, and Digital Services.

The Group operates in 40 countries on 4 continents. La Poste's 17,000 retail outlets make it France's leading local business network, serving 1.6 million customers every day. La Poste delivers 23.265 billion items worldwide per year (letters, printed advertising media and parcels), 6 days a week. In 2016, the Group generated €23.294 billion in revenues (22.4% out of France) and had more than 250,000 employees.

Closer to its customers and more connected, La Poste is stepping up its digital transformation by offering a range of services hinging on its role as universal operator for exchanges.

In its strategic plan "La Poste 2020: Conquering the future", Le Groupe La Poste has set itself the ambitious objective of speeding up development in its five core businesses and conquering new territories.

Accessible to everyone, everywhere, every day, La Poste puts human considerations and trust at the heart of customer relations to become the leading company for local services on a human scale.

Malakoff Médéric is a major player in top-up welfare cover. It has two areas of activity (figures for December 31, 2016):

  • Personal insurance (health, personal risk, retirement savings), with a recurring turnover of €3.8 billion, equity capital of €4.9 billion and a solvency ratio more than to 2 times the regulatory requirement Solvency 2. Malakoff Médéric insures the health and welfare of 212,000 companies and more than 6 million individuals and their families.
  • Management of top-up pension plans with subscriptions of €10,8 billion, a mission of general interest conducted on behalf of Agirc-Arrco.

Because it is a joint, mutualist and non-profit group, its governance ensures that the interests of companies and employees are taken into account and defended.

With nearly 16 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is the fifth largest urban transportation operator in the world.

RATP Group now operates metro (among them automatic ones), tramway, bus and regional express line networks in 14 countries on 4 continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the USA, India, China, South Korea, Qatar and the Philippines).

In the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express rail lines, seven tramway lines and 350 bus lines, the multimodal network operated by RATP is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company.

RATP Group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the mode of transportation (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility (including passenger information, remote ticketing, pricing and customer marketing). The automation of the Paris metro’s line 1 completed at the end of 2012 is a world’s first and once again demonstrated RATP Group skill in concluding particularly complex projects.

RATP Group exports its know-how all over the world; in engineering through Systra subsidiary, in operations and maintenance via its wholly-owned RATP Dev subsidiary and in innovative services to promote mobility through its IXXI subsidiary.