Last week we took part of a great journey for innovation. Co.Station, together with BECI, Creative Brussels and BNP Paribas Fortis welcomed a delegation of 100 entrepreneurs to board the Innovation Train to Paris.

The entrepreneurs had the chance to choose one track, following its agenda throughout the day – talking Smart Cities, learning about the new initiatives in Artificial Intelligence, DOs and DONTs in Scaling Up or taking the pulse of the ecosystem with Makers Tour.

A general overview and the latest stats in the Paris Region were presented by the Paris Region and Business France:


 What we achieved in one day?

  • we discussed and network with top companies in innovation in Paris
  • we learned about innovation and technology
  • we gathered energetic and enthusiastic people
  • we visited more than 15 French and international companies

In the words of one of the participants: “J’ai vécu une très belle expérience, rencontré énormément de personnes intéressantes avec qui j’ai échangé pas mal de cartes de visite et découvert des endroits très enrichissants qui vont probablement nourrir quelques dossiers à venir.”

The Innovation Train to Paris allowed us exchange about the absolute necessity for entrepreneurs to rely on objectives and vision before making decisions on strategies and tactics – something we always keep in mind at Co.Station.

We thank once again our hosts for sharing their expertise today. It’s always great to have at our events real practitioners that have tested innovative ideas and revolutionized ways of thinking in the digital space.

A deep dive into each track will follow up soon. Don’t hesitate to check out our discussions and reactions by clicking on the following hashtag: #InnovTrain17 or read the article featured in L’Echo.

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Posted on Jul. 05, 2017