Marco Simeoni, Honorary Chairman of Innowards 2017
On Monday 16 October, Marco Simeoni, President of the Race for Water Foundation was the Guest of Honour at the Innowards 2017, set within the sumptuous Impérial Palais hotel in Annecy. Organised by the Acteurs de l'économie - La Tribune, each year this event rewards innovative companies. In 2017, the winners were selected from the Savoie Mont Blanc area. "We’re delighted that Marco Simeoni has agreed to join us for this celebration. The quality of the projects presented during the Innowards 2017, including that of the Race for Water Foundation, are indicative of the success of this edition”, explains Steven Dolbeau, Event Manager.
There are four designated prize-winners in different categories: InnoSanté (Health Innovation), InnoCulture, InnoManagement and InnoIndustrie (Industry Innovation). And we mustn’t forget a very special prize, where the winner is nominated by the public: the InnoJump prize rewards the most promising start-up. It was a day where emotions were running high and the prize-winners are set to be revealed over the coming days. “It was a pleasure to have been welcomed as President of Honour and I’m very proud that the Race for Water project is at the heart of such a fine event. I’m convinced that technological advances will enable us to envisage a future that is fair to and respectful of our planet. Together we must build this future”, concludes Marco Simeoni.