29-30 Sept. 2017 - PARIS, STATION F


All around the planet, a new generation of entrepreneurs and business players is growing, rethinking the standards and creating solutions for a better world. 

At the crossroads of business, innovation and impact, ChangeNOW takes positive change to the next level, and organizes the 2.0 summit of the impact world. Our mission: to boost game-changing solutions with funding, customers, partners and visibility.


At ChangeNOW, it’s all about the solutions you are developing, and the actions to make them successful. We focus on innovations addressing global issues with a viable business model and real potential to scale.

Stands & demos, pitch sessions, one-on- one meetings, networking sessions, keynotes, roundtables, recruiting sessions, press conferences and much more ! At ChangeNOW, we go far beyond talks and ideas : we ACT and create concrete value for our changemakers.

At ChangeNOW, we believe you are all actors of change, whether young social entrepreneurs, large corporates, philantropists, VC funds, journalists. Come and meet, exchange, collaborate and build together in this vibrant 2 days event.


A unique place to build strong business connections:

• Strategically situated in the city center of Paris
• 940 m² of exhibition hall, 3 stages and meeting areas
• Easy access: subway 6 & 14, 5 minutes from train station and 30 minutes from airports






« Each industry has its own international annual convention. It is about time impact has its own. » 

ChangeNOW is the place for you, changemakers, to connect and share your vision with like-minded and inspiring individuals across industries and geographies. A unique experience to take the impact ecosystem to the next level and empower business as a force for good.







3 000 +



20+ countries represented: 

USA, Canada, Burkina Faso, Mali, Morocco, Haïti, UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Lithuania Netherlands, Greece, France...


ChangeNOW praises changemakers and innovations answering to the most urgent Global Issues of the XXIst century,
with practical, high-potential and sustainable solutions.

A place in Norway to safeguard the world agricultural biodiversity.

A 300m-high tower made of wood in central London.

World’s first energy-harvesting smart street.

First solar airplane to have made the world tour. The alliance unites innovations to address climate change.

Unique combination of 3 words that identifies any 3m x 3m square on the planet.

Woodoo rebuilds wood at the molecular level to make it the most performing material of the 21st century.

Boosting Wind and Solar energy performance using big data and Artificial Intelligence

Affordable and solar-powered geodesic domes for sustainable buildings.

Promoting 3D printing as an answer to societal needs, with low cost 3D prothesis

Making animal farming more sustainable by transforming  insects into protein

Accelerating the transition towards zero emission mobility through an 80 day race around the world

Building a more sustainable food system with urban farming.

Reinventing education through visual tools and methods.

Modular containers turning organic waste into energy.

They plant, they grow, you harvest.

Immersive experiences to leverage virtual reality for empathy and citizen engagement.

Ensuring the access to energyless products to people living in the most remote areas.

Hydrogene generator that cuts cars engine emissions by 95% and increases fuel efficiency by 25%.

An app which enables to save food, save money and save the planet.

Converting wastes into awesome brand-new clothes with a beautiful impact on People and Planet.

Making cancer a curable disease through early detection and prevention.

Patented technology which diffuses natural sunlight indoors using fiber optic cables.

Sharing a meal with a child in need with a simple tap on your smartphone.

A tower that produce drinking water from the air almost anywhere in the world

Reducing anxiety and pain with clinical hypnosis virtual reality

Mobilising the international tech community to respond to the refugee situation.

Saving 100 000 lives from malaria with a mosquito-repellent soap

AI and auditive VR to improve the autonomy of visually impaired.

A balloon that brings electricity in disaster zones

Innovative solar solutions to provide clean & collaborative energy to off-grid communities

The barcode scanner that makes home recycling a fun, rewarding, and convenient routine.

A device to offset the « social handicap » of people with high functioning Autism in their professional life.

A vessel designed to collect oceanic plastic near the coasts.

Real-time data analysis to consume less water, produce better and discharge less.

Home energy monitor with artificial intelligence to strongly reduce your energy consumption at home.

Saving tones of CO2 with a mailbox cleaning solution.

High performances yet low cost environmental sensors, for citizens, workers, smartcities, smartindustry.

A global online education platform for tech and digital skills, making education accessible to all with online degrees

A web platform using AI and data vizualisation to help youngsters find impactful sustainable jobs.

Protecting the planet and saving money with a platform to share purchases.

Your personal assisant to change your habits and preserve the environment.

The largest network of experts in educational innovations

Bringing nature to work, to improve happiness and togetherness at work.

Manufacturing of furniture from responsible materials, in a collaborative way.

Advocating for empathy in the corporate world and beyond.

9 examples of alternative schools, educating empathy, creativity, cooperation and self-confidence beside fundamental knowledges.

An expedition to reduce marine pollution.



Meet successful changemakers and thought leaders, gathered at ChangeNOW to share their visions,
their experiences and support game-changing solutions.

Managing Director WWF France

Co-founder of RAISE & president of the Women’s Forum

CEO at Techfugees

World Alliance Director at Solar Impulse Foundation

Architect of the Timber Tower and Partner at PLP Architecture

Director, Impact Investment at Clearly So

Co-founder and director of 80 Day Race

Co-founder & CEO of  Connected-Eco

Co-founder & CEO at Pixis

Founding member of Accenture’s Refugee Talent Hub

Executive Director & President at Khan Lab School

CGON.FR Intl Project Director

Head of @Pavegen LIVE

Co-founder and CEO at SEaB Energy Ltd

Founder of WHo CAREs !? and writer for Conscious Magazine

Founder of social innovation and impact prog ‘ChangeMakers’ON’

Co Founder at WeChangers

Senior Vice-President Innovation & Energy Efficiency at TOTAL

Executive Director, Direction Fonds propres PME at BPI

Programme Lead, Innovation Accelerator at World Food Program

Vice-President Europe of the Epic Foundation

Co-founder of RAISE & founder of Barclays Private Equity France

CEO & Managing Partner at Seventure Partners

Partner at Kois Invest

VP Global Brand Strategy at Adidas

Co-Founder of Peas and Love

Co-founder and France Director at Too Good To Go

Co-founder & CEO at Hopaal

Co-Founder and CEO at mJasiri

VP Digital and Innovation for the Marketing & Services Division at Total

Head of Global Initiatives at the Crop Trust

CEO and Co-founder of Go Energyless Solutions

Co-founder of 2L2T
and political designer

Co-Founder & CEO at what3words

General Manager and co-founder of Ecole 42

Co-founder of the Sea Cleaners Project

Education expert and CEO at Play Bac

Founder of Alter Eco and Pur Projet

France Country Leader at ASHOKA

Founder & CEO at Meteo*Swift

Head of Share The Meal initiative

Founder & CEO of HundrED

Filmmaker, “Une idée folle”

CEO at FoxIntelligence

Founder of Sparknews

Co-founder and director of ShareIT.io

COO at Ulule

Co-founder & CEO at Zephyr Solar

CEO at Enercoop

Director of Operations at Faso Soap project

CEO at Ynsect

Co-founder of OpenClassrooms

Founder and President of Warka Water

COO of Bridge for Billions

President of Agripolis

Founder of One Heart

Chargée d’Etudes Environnement à la RATP

COO at Universal Diagnostics SL

Chargée du pilotage de l’économie circulaire à la Mairie de Paris

Partner at Otium Venture

Co-founder of Investir&+

Business Developer at UpCycly

Managing Director at Accenture Strategy

Corporate partnerships and international development at MakeSense


Co-President Thinkers & Doers

Senior Manager at Accenture Strategy & co-founder at Alter’Actions

Country Manager at LemonAid Beverages GmbH

Managing Director of Improve

Founder chez ENGAGE – Lead Positive Change

Founder and director of CRI

Associate at MakeSense

General Delegate of Accenture Foundation

Director of Communications & Events at C40 Cities

Co-founder at LatitudesTfG

Product & Marketing @vendredi.cc

Consultant on Digital Social Inno & Partnernships at Playground

Managing Director at Accenture

Managing Director at NUMA Paris


Take part in a thriving ecosystem of organizations sharing the same goal: make the world a better place.

Official sponsors

Ecosystem sponsors

Session and Startups partners


Amplify your impact and potential with powerful media partners.

According to the values of ChangeNOW, the carbon footprint of the event will be fully compensated by Pur Projet via a conservation project of the forest of Peru, certified VCS (Voluntary Carbon Standard) and CCBA (Climate Community Biodiversity Alliance) . You can see the forest here ;)


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