5TH EDITION

ACCELERATE THE DIGITAL DISRUPTION!

THE BERGER-LEVRAULT CITY’ZEN CHALLENGE

Our initiative aims to recognize, to incubate and to reward the efforts of IT students in the crystallization of their technological projects in order to meet the major, unprecedented challenges that society is now facing.

CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!

We at Berger-Levrault believe that a new operating system can be built. During our four centuries of existence, our company helped French society to facilitate one of the most important reboots in human history: the transition from monarchy to democracy. We know that change is possible.

Through the acceleration of technological disruption and digital innovation we can establish a new, more sustainable equilibrium and thus, transform the current crisis into a force for hope, a force for change.

HELP US BE THE CHANGE WE NEED

We welcome projects related to every sector of the Smart City domain: education, the environment, work, health care and social services, government and public services, urban management, culture and tourism, transportation and mobility, telecommunications, e-commerce and retail, etc.


UNPRECEDENTED DISRUPTION

Without question, the COVID crisis has engendered one of the most significant disruptions of human society in modern history. And while the economic consequences of this crisis are only beginning to be felt, on the horizon is a force majeure that is threatening the very survival of human civilization: the climate crisis.

Taken together, these converging, menacing forces clearly demonstrate that our societies need a fundamental rethink… a radical reboot – by design, now.

CITY'ZEN CALENDAR

19 October - 30 November 2020
CALL FOR PROJECTS
11 December 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS
12 January 2021
OFFICIAL LAUNCH

THE WINNERS OF THE 3RD EDITION

1st PRIZE was attributed to CulturePic. The “Shazam of monuments”, CulturePic is a mobile app that allows tourists to personalize their trips and visits by discovering the layers of culture and history behind monuments via photos taken with their smartphones.

2nd PRIZE went to PaySmart. PaySmart is an Android mobile payment application that allows an array of peer-to-peer budget management solutions. This application also enables data analytics vis-à-vis users’ financial transactions.

3rd PRIZE was awarded to Med’n’Go. This software solution and mobile app is designed to optimize access to medications via the digitalization of prescriptions. In a secure digital environment, Med’n’go reinvents the interface between the diverse actors in the health sector in order to enhance their digital exchanges.