Innovation Programme

Innovation has been Pollutec's DNA since its beginnings, making the show a formidable springboard for green innovation. The 2021 event gathered over 180 innovations presented, hosted 85 startups and 2 awards ceremonies

Innovation Areas

Innovation is present throughout the whole exhibition area: on both individual stands and collective pavilions. To give innovations the opportunity to be noticed by the greater amount of professionals, Pollutec and its partners have set up dedicated areas:

Startup Village


Accompanying startup program

GreenTech Innovation

Startup space organized by the ministry

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Trophies & Awards

Pollutec brings together the global community of environment professionals, making it the perfect opportunity to engage with your business ecosystem. Thus a number of partners have chosen the show to host their corporate or institutional award ceremonies:

Pollutec Innovation Awards

Pollutec - PEXE

The Pollutec Innovation Awards are an international operation providing recognition for outstanding innovations with considerable market potential in the fields of environment, energy and cleantech.

More info on the Innovation Awards »

Trophées Export des Eco-Entreprises

Business France - ADEME - Bpifrance - Ministry of Overseas France

These trophies aim at rewarding French companies with a global outlook and their success, dynamism and innovation internationally.

Pitch sessions

On a stage at the heart of the event, startups and innovative companies are given the opportunity to showcase their project, product or service. Over a 5-minute slot, the pitcher will seize the chance to be noticed by the many investors, buyers, key accounts and other stakeholders attending Pollutec.

In 2021, pitch sessions included the following themes:


Water Management


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