François Vince (People's Republic of China)
Research & Innovation Manager Asia - Veolia Environnement
Veolia Innovation Accelerator: Boosting the Development and Deployment of Clean Technologies Worldwide
Veolia Environnement is the world leader in environmental services.
With operations in 74 countries covering every continent and more than 310,000 employees, Veolia Environnement provides customized solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water, environmental services, energy services and passenger transportation. Given the scale of key environmental challenges brought on by population growth, rapid urbanization and dwindling resources, the Research & Innovation division of Veolia Environnement is committed to actively offering tangible, innovative solutions in the company's areas of expertise.
Veolia Environnement launched the Veolia Innovation Accelerator (VIA) at the San Francisco Cleantech Forum in California's Silicon Valley in February 2010. Designed and developed by Veolia Environnement, VIA is a major initiative to support green growth around the world by promoting the development and deployment of leading clean technologies in partnership with start-ups.
Covering initially USA and Europe, Veolia Environnement launched Veolia Innovation Accelerator Japan in May 2011 (http://www.via.veolia.com).