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Start-up competition in Eco-Innovation – University of Versailles – Paris

A competition has been launched, for young entrepreneurs capable to develop new enteprises (start-up) on water-related issues in a French context (Paris region).
The winner will be awarded 10 000 + 10 000 Euros for 1 year, and will be co-incubated at ECONOVING, an International Chair in Generating Eco-Innovation at the University of Versailles, and SAUR water company.

Location: near one of the campuses of the University of Versailles. Details in French:

This competition is open to all individuals having at least 4 years of university and post-graduate studies, notably with Master, Doctorate or Post-doctorate experience.
Deadline: 10 June 2011

Contact (French and English) for the competition: Rachel Guilloteau, Econoving Project Manager:
Tel : 0033 139 255 156

A related personal development opportunity in entrepreneurship on issues related sustainable development at Econoving is the International Master in „Management of Eco-Innovation” in English (French is not required and is not a selection criterium. But we encourage students to learn French during the program, if they want).
This intensive 1-year master includes internships at the industrial partners of the Chair. Details here:

Deadline: 26 August, but dossiers are treated as they come. Interested candidates should try to send their applications before 01 June 2011.

Contact for the Master: Dr. Ioan M. Ciumasu,
tel: 0033 139 255163, 0033 638 189639