French Innovation Week 2016 @Chicago

French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago.

The 3rd Annual French Innovation Week will take place April 21st-29th, 2016 with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.

The series of events including free public lectures given by leading French scientists allows you to learn and discuss new advancement in the field of DNA damage repair and freshwaterbiodiversity. Panel presents the challenge of work-life balance in a hyper-connected world. The 5th Annual French-American Science Festival offers hands-on activities for hundreds of young students in Chicago.  French leaders come together at Chicago tech hub 1871 to present their cutting-edge technological advances in the field of connected objects. Special screenings feature the best France has to offer in animation and 3D innovation. Finally, the week closes on April 29th with the French-American Chamber of Commerce annual Gala “La Nuit des Etoiles” celebrating Women and Innovation.




April 2016 Program of Events

THU @ 8 AM

Work-life balance in a hyper-connected world
SUN @ 3 PM & 6 PM
French 3D Innovation
Special screenings
3D for Kids &
Best of French 3D
MON @ 6:30 PM
Freshwater biodiversity in the face of global change
MON @ 3:30 PM
3D innovation & virtual reality for Columbia College students
@ 7 PM
3D Film and VR in Europe & the US
MON @ 7 PM
Innovation in Wine: French Natural Wine
Professional event
TUE @ 6 PM
The French IoT Revolution: Innovative French tech changing the way we connect
TUE @ 6:30 PM
La littérature, accélérateur d’innovation ?
MoU signing between MATTER Chicago and PARIS&CO
WED @ 9 AM
Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges for students & teachers.
WED @ 5:30 PM
Explore energy efficiency in construction
THU @ 6:30 PM
Same old, same old… but what’s new? Advances in Ageing Research
FRI @ 6 PM
Gala La Nuit des Etoiles – Celebrating Women & Innovation