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Events 11 March 2019

VivaTech 2019: Edenred Launches a Professional Mobility Innovation Challenge

Global innovation players will gather at Viva Technology in Paris on March 16 - 18, 2019. For the second year in a row, Edenred will set a challenge for start-ups on a strategic subject for the Group – professional mobility.

Today, professional mobility is a key challenge for innovation. More than ever, a growing number of employees and freelancers in a variety of sectors are looking for solutions that fit their specific needs.

As Edenred has placed Fleet & Mobility Solutions at the heart of its strategy, it decided to challenge start-ups at VivaTech with a pitch contest: "How can we provide employees with a fluid travel experience all along their workday (from commuting to mobility at work to business trip)?"

Edenred hopes that participants in this contest will look to the future and come up with Fleet & Mobility Solutions that can be easily reproduced and adjusted to fit many sectors.

The Jury will be composed of four of the Group's leading figures working on innovation:

  • Philippe Dufour, Executive Vice President, Alternative Investments
  • Elie du Pré de Saint Maur, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy (Twitter)
  • Antoine Dumurgier, Chief Operating Officer, Fleet & Mobility Solutions (Twitter)
  • Anne-Sophie Sibout, Communication Director (Twitter)

About VivaTech

Viva Technology is the main European rendezvous for the technology sector. Every year it brings together 10,000 start-ups, investors and leading tech companies for speeches and exhibitions centered on innovation. It is a leap into the future where participants can glimpse at what the world of tomorrow might be thanks to today's technological advancements.

Learn about and sign up for the Edenred challenge


Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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