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    Olmix and M2i, Idinvest portfolio companies, received wide recognition from the France-China Comitee

    Posted on: 20/12/2017

    On the 12th December, two of Idinvest Partners' portfolio companies and members of the Idinvest SME Academy received wide recognition at the Franco-Chinese "Soirée Pourpre" organized by the France-China Committee: Olmix (specialist in natural algae-based solutions) won the "Innovative Product" award, and M2i (a world leader in the field of pheromones for crop protection and animal health) finished in second place, with the "Innovative Initiative" award.

    The Franco-Chinese teams' Innovation Awards rewarded 4 bicultural teams for their innovative work and for their solutions within the following sectors: environment, healthcare and its industrial application, and climate:

    • The R&D (Research & Development) Award: it rewards innovations that are not on the market yet, developed by and/or between public or private research units such as research and development centers, and/or institutions, and/or companies' laboratories;
    • The innovative Product Award: it rewards already commercialized innovations for which a patent has been settled;
    • The innovative Initiative Award: it rewards any other innovation (even any idea, software, business model or organizational method);
    • A Special Mention for Climate that rewarded the best innovation within the fight against global warming field.

    The prizes were awarded by a Franco-Chinese jury, headed by the CNRS, represented by "Monsieur Michel Mortier, Délégué Général à la Valorisation" and whose members were from various institutions, companies and the French and Chinese scientific fields.