Innovation Programme

Innovation has been Pollutec's DNA since its beginnings, making the show a formidable springboard for green innovation. The 2018 edition gathered over 150 innovations presented in world-premiere, hosted 100 startups and 4 innovation awards ceremonies.

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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


Innovation Hub

ADEME - French Ministry for the Environment

La French Tech

French Ministry for the Economy and Finance

Lyon's Startup Hub

Lyon Metropolis

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

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Prix Entreprises & Environnement

Canceled because of sanitary crisis - more info


Founded in 1987, they reward every year the companies that demonstrate exemplary accomplishments regarding the environment, biodiversity and sustainable development.

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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.

Prix Aquaplus

Cancelled in 2020


For 15 years, Aquaplus has been rewarding the stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the water sector. These awards act as a testimony for international collaboration and the definition of new parternships. 

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 2018, pitch sessions included the following themes:



Water Management

Circular Economy

Sustainable City




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