Biopolis 2018 launched at the Pavillon de l'Arsenale!
The 2018 edition of the Biopolis program opened with a ceremony at Paris' urban planning museum, the Pavillon de l'Arsenale. Attending the event were students and alumni of the program as well as partners in the City of Paris, local non-profits, and private companies with a stake in urban innovation.
The evening kicked off with welcome speeches from Robert Lue, Harvard professor and faculty director of the Biopolis; Isabelle Hilali, Managing Director of the CRI; Gaëll Mainguy, Director of Development and International Relations at the CRI; Yann Algan, Dean of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs; Pierre Musseau, speaking on behalf of Emmanuel Grégoire, Deputy Mayor of Budgeting, Finance and Policy Transformation for the City of Paris; and Ariel Weil, Mayor of the IVe arrondissement.
Following the welcoming remarks, Professor Lue facilitated a panel discussion on the theme of "Leveraging the Collective Intelligence of City Dwellers: Reflections on the Future of Work and Health." Joining him in conversation were Matthieu Guerlain, Deputy Director of Employment and Economic Development for the City of Paris; Pauline Thomas, Founder of Le Laptop; and Isabelle Vitali, Director of Innovation and Business Excellence at Sanofi.
For the full program of the evening, see here.