Total & VINCI Energies Invite You to Apply for this Start-Up Challenge

Total & VINCI Energies Invite You to Apply for this Start-Up Challenge

And win a booth at Viva Technology 2018

The Game: From May 24th to May 26th 2018, Viva Technology will bring together 6,000 startups with top worldwide companies. During this event, startups will have the opportunity to be part of the “Afric@Tech" Lab alongside major organizations like Total and VINCI Energies.

Energy is a key lever for development and as such giving access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is one of the major challenges for Africa. The solution cannot only come from massive grid infrastructures. Local shared micro grids connected to renewable energy mix are also part of the solution. And blockchain technologies can help follow, quantify, account and manage energy exchange flows.

Expected solutions: We are looking for innovative startups that can help:

  • Manage decentralized microgrids
  • Leverage interactions between microgrids and national grid
  • Using blockchain to tackle energy access in Africa

Answer these questions and apply here by 20th April :

  • What are the key success factors of your solution in terms of technology and business model?
  • How can your solution help tackle the energy issue in Africa?
  • Why do you want to ben on the Afric@Tech lab on Vivatech?

The Reward

Win an invitation for the Afric@tech lab at Viva Technology 2018 (THE European event for start-ups and leaders)

  • 1 booth in the Partner-Sponsored Lab
  • 4 tickets (Net Value: €290/unit) / 3 days at VivaTech
  • The opportunity to pitch and do a demo of your solution on the Lab
  • Meet with Total and VINCI Energies executives, mentors and VC representants
Extra collaboration Reward for the best startup


  • Connections to appropriate Business Units 
  • Opportunity to participate to start-up demo day at the Booster in Paris  
  • Connections with Total Energy Ventures funds

VINCI Energies

  • A slot in VINCI Energies Innovation Day to present the solution to the whole Top Management
  • The connection with VINCI Energies Inerbiz fund (Corporate fund)

About Total
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

About VINCI Energies
In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories and buildings.
2017: €10.8 billion revenue // 69,400 employees // 1,600 business units // 53 countries.