What makes VivaTech unique?  VivaTech is the only large-scale tech event that opens its doors to the general public. In addition to the content from the first two days of event, an entire program will be on offer which has been designed especially for the public.

Students, young workers, families, and those who wish to learn more about  technology...everyone is welcome on Saturday, May 26th, to discover the most impressive innovations to emerge from our partners’ labs, as well as to take part in extraordinary and entertaining experiences involving AI, smart cities, robots, and drones, not to mention virtual reality and self-driving vehicles...the nearly 45 000 m2 of Hall 1 will be transformed into a huge playground for recreation and exploration!

A day to experience and celebrate the magic of innovation

Saturday will be highlighted by several activities showcasing the latest in technology: a robot parade, Robot Fight, the SumoBot challenges, dancing robots, a giant explorer game spanning the entire Hall 1 , a large eSports tournament, the VivaTech Show, digital art in association with RMN Grand Palais, and music: a plethora of opportunities to celebrate innovation in all its forms.

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The PMU eSports Show: A large “Fortnite Battle Royale” tournament, in association with the French newspaper “L'Équipe”

The “Fortnite Battle Royale” tournament will give VivaTech visitors the chance to square off against several renowned players.  

Launched in the summer of 2017, Fortnite has quickly become one of the most popular games in the world. Today it is played by 45 million fans around the globe, and can be followed in real time by more than 600,000 viewers.

Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm and 3-5 pm on Stage X

Explorer Game sponsored by PMU in association with Team Break

In this life-size game, which is part escape room and part discovery tour, VivaTech visitors will follow in the steps of an unruly robot. Put your friends to the test: those who solve the puzzles first will then head out in search of VivaTech innovations in Hall 1 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center.

Special clues to help players along their way will be placed near the stands of 15 VivaTech partners:  BNP Paribas, Bouygues, Engie, HPE, Le Parisien, Orange, PMU, Centre-Val de Loire Region, Sanofi, SAP, SNCF, Sodexo, Sopra Steria, Thales, Valeo, and Vinci Energies.

The Explorer Game will take place on Saturday, May 26th, outside near the entrance to Hall 1. Updates will be provided every 20 minutes.

Digital works of art that are both poetic and interactive

Miguel Chevalier, a pioneer of digital and virtual art, will present his new work “Fractal Flowers” in association with RMN Grand Palais, which is currently running its “Artists & Robots” exhibition. The work depicts a digital-style nature created by algorithms which portray the plant life as a profusion of shapes and colors. Interactivity plays a key role in the experience. Presence sensors cause the flowers in the garden to change in accordance with the visitors, whose movements resemble gusts of wind that make the plants sway...

“Viva Live”: a huge closing concert presented by Sony Music

After a seminar on “The Future of Music,” Viva Live will present an exclusive musical, scenographic, and technological performance by the French group ALB.

High-tech aficionados, ALB have developed special software that runs on a giant LED screen to create a dynamic interplay between their music, images, and the audience.

Nominated in the “Electronic/dance music album” category at the 2018 “Victoires de la Musique” Awards, the duo has toured all over France with this innovative, interactive, and visually stunning effects.

Saturday, May 26th at 4:45 pm on Stage One

The Arcade Gaming Park by Ubisoft

Sponsored by Ubisoft, this arcade is the perfect spot to test your skills on all the latest games, including the brand new Space Junkies which will be making its world premiere at VivaTech! Strap on your jetpack and launch into outer space for some wildly intense battles! The exciting VR arcade also features a number of cult classics, including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on Switch consoles and Assassin's Creed Origins on PS4s.  

All day Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Cosplay competition

Characters from the world of cosplay and video games will make an appearance in Hall 1. The French cosplayer Libsplay will don a 2.5 metres costume inspired by the character Reinhardt (from the video game Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment). (VISUEL: OK)

Cosplay competition in Pitch A, Saturday, May 26th at 4:30 pm


Mélissa Rancé
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Béatrice Germain
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Julie Dardelet 
Media Lounge et relations Grands partenaires

Julie Dardelet 
Media Lounge et relations Grands partenaires