Science in the service of society and a source of innovation for companies: how positive innovation benefits future generations

April 23rd, 2015 – Auditorium of Le Monde (80, boulevard Auguste-Blanqui – 75013 Paris)


As we observe mutations occuring within the economy along with the rise of social entrepreneurship and collaborative economies, a similar mutation occurs in scientific and technical professions, which becomes an amazing accelerator for change. Since 10 years or so, a new field has appeared: responsible research and innovation. This approach put science ans technology in the service of society and works towards a positive social and environmental impact using research. How can we optimize these advances and maximize their impact for a positive economy? To what extent will future generations be the first actors and beneficiaries of this mutation?

Read the summary note here (in French) ! 

8h00 :

Welcome breakfast

8h30 – 8h45 :

Introductory speech by Jacques Attali, President, Positive Economy Forum

8h45 – 10h00 :

Presentation of the Positive Lab conclusions, organised in partnership with SoScience!

The discussion led by Mélanie Marcel, Co-founder of SoSience!, and animated by Vincent Edin, freelance journalist, will gather:

  • Anne Bion-Robin, Project leader innovation, Nutriset
  • Jean-Pascal Derumier, Founder and member, Innovation citoyenne et développement durable (ICDD)
  • Christophe Feuillet, Head of Communication Department, GRTgaz
  • Maxime Trocmé, Environment & Science Manager, VINCI 

Guy de Reals, Business Unit Director, Air Liquide Advanced Business, Laurent Gilbert, Director for International Development of Advanced Research, L’Oréal, Hélène Lebedeff, Deputy Director/Sustainable Development, Veolia Environnement and Patrick Pelle, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Developpment, GRTgaz, who participated in the Positive Lab, won’t be able to attend the event.