About us

Our Mission
Our Experimentation team helps companies field-test their prototypes and services in real situations prior to market release through call for projects and tailored support. We do this hand in hand with Paris City Hall and/or large corporates. Since 2010, we have selected and supported over 280 projects and enabled 113 experiments in the City of Paris, making of Paris the world’s leading open lab.

  • 500+ projects appraised for 17 calls for proposals launched
  • 1 in 2 projects shortlisted and supported
  • 113 experiments enabled

 
Our calls for projects and the experiments we support aim at:

  • Improving city transport systems,
  • Fostering a better use and management of natural resources,
  • Reducing Paris environmental footprint,
  • Accelerating the energy transition and addressing climate change,
  • Developing the sharing & collaborative economy,
  • Encouraging social innovation for care and inclusion.

 
By helping structure the experimentation activity on the Parisian metropolis territory, Paris&Co Experimentation team has a double objective:

  • Support local governments and corporates  in their innovation initiatives
  • Help companies structure their experiments and secure  a testing site  to experiment in vivo in situ

 
Experiment your solution
Our team is ready to offer assistance in your search for an experimentation playground
If you are interested in field-testing your solution or prototype in Paris or the Ile-de-France region, you can check if any our call for projects currently open is relevant to you activity. Otherwise, please get in touch with us by either dropping us a line at experimentation@parisandco.com  or by submitting your project through this form. Once your experiment proposal has been appraised by our team, your project will be presented to a bi-monthly selection committee which will reach a decision on the most relevant support to be provided to you by Paris&Co - Urban Lab.
 
Call for projects
Past and ongoing Call for Projects and experiments:
 
Transport & Mobility / Sharing & Collaborative Economy

 
Energy transition, reasoned use of natural resources, and Climate urban innovation

 
Social care & inclusion

 
All of the above mentioned fields as operator for Ile-de-France Region’s call for projects AIXPE (2012, 2013, 2014)
 
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