About

Canopée Challenge

Canopée challenge – edition 2 ( Formerly La canopée competition ) is the international competition for all innovative projects in the forest-wood sector. This initiative is led by Forinvest Business Angels , l’École Supérieure du Bois, Fibois France and Xylofutur with the aim of encouraging, supporting and valuing innovation in the sector. The winners will benefit for national and international visibility, support, an invitation to the Carrefour International du Bois from 1 to 3 June in Nantes and a total allocation of 50.000 euros. This second edition will bring together a jury of more than 80 members composed of journalists and sector, investment and project support experts.

It is divided into 2 categories

Creation Category

Open to anyone proposing an innovative idea within the forest-wood sector, or to any company, proposing or developing an innovative solution within the forest-wood sector, achieving less than 100,000 euros in turnover and having less than 3 years of existence.

Development Category

Open to companies, offering or developing an innovative solution within the forest-wood sector, achieving more than 100,000 euros in turnover or having more than 3 years of existence.

*Novelty edition 2 :

There is a category for international projects

The key: visibility, support,  50.000 euros allocation envelope and Invitation at the CIB

To participate in the competition: the candidate must submit a file on the following link

The announcement of the selected projects will be made no later than January 13, 2022

The pre-selected candidates will be invited to present their innovation project, in the form of an elevator pitch, in a maximum of 5 minutes, before a jury composed of industry experts, journalists, institutional and investment professionals and business accelerators.

Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Paris, Lille and Epinal will each host a regional stage (see the calendar below).

The 12 finalists will then compete in Paris.

Applications are open from 18 October to 12 December 2021.

The Awards

The winners will receive the following awards:

Creation Category

Open to anyone proposing an innovative idea within the forest-wood sector, or to any company, proposing or developing an innovative solution within the forest-wood sector, achieving less than 100,000 euros in turnover and having less than 3 years of existence.

Development Category

Open to companies, offering or developing an innovative solution within the forest-wood sector, achieving more than 100,000 euros in turnover or having more than 3 years of existence.

15,000 € in cash prize

distributed among the first three projects

30,000 € in cash prize

distributed among the first three projects

Support will be provided for the 3 winning projects by the competition partners.

The Favorites Awards

All shortlisted projects will benefit from these awards

Favorites price

« Xylofutur »

 

One year of free subscription to the Competitiveness cluster for the project leader,

Free support for labelling by Xylofutur project managers of the winning projects concerned

The value of these allocations is 720 euros excluding tax (minimum) per project.

Favorites price

« École Supérieure du Bois »

 

Formation : 2000 euros of continuous formation offered in catalog BOIS HD (2 prices of 1000 euros each 3 days)
Project accelerator: 3,000 euros support for the project by ESB and BOIS HD experts (2 days) + 3 days workshop with technician

Favorites price

« FIBOIS »

 

One-year membership offered by each region’s interprofession

Competition timeline

OCTOBER, 18 2021 - DECEMBER, 12 2021

Opening of application

JANUARY, 13 2022

Announcement of selected projects

SUD-EST : FEBRUARY, 3 2022

Eurobois - Lyon

SUD-OUEST : FEBRUARY, 9 2022

"Amphithéâtre de la région" - Bordeaux

OUEST : MARCH, 3 2022

Bâtiment B - Nantes

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE : MARCH, 24 2022

 Paris Intramuros

NORD : MARCH, 31 2022

Batimat - Lille

EST : APRIL, 7 2022

Forum International Bois Construction - Nancy

GRAND FINAL AT PARIS : MAY, 11 2022

BPI France Bouvelard Haussmann

The winners of Edition 1

Ideation

A therapeutic wooden armchair

Useful to people with autism, developed by Alexia Audrain. The jury applauded the new encounter between beauty & therapy.

Businesses

Hybridal: the bonded concrete wood floor

The jury applauded the mixing of materials, the traceability of supplies, and the establishment of the company in the territory

Startup

A solution for designing wooden spaces

Modular and eco-responsible for all events, applauded a project focused on its customers.

A proven competition !

Figures of the first edition (2019/2020)

Jury members

Press Articles

Euros of awards

Participants

Received projects

Finalists

Selectionned projects

Winners

Past Edition

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