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Join Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2018!

​“The Social Business is playing a key role in the building of a more sustainable and equitable world”  
(Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas)

Creating a more sustainable world is the challenge launched in 2015 by the 193 Member States of the United Nations, along with a list of 17 goals with a positive impact all over the Planet Earth and the human beings life.

In line with the BNP Paribas Group strategy, BNP Paribas Cardif is contributing to this important target by dedicating the fifth edition of Open-F@b Call4Ideas to Positive Impact Innovation, which aims to gather ideas, solutions and initiatives with a positive social impact on individuals and community as a whole


The 2018 edition of the Call4Ideas promoted by BNP Paribas Cardif in partnership with InsuranceUp is addressed to start-ups, scale-ups and innovative businesses, entrepreneurs, young students and anyone who proposes an innovative idea or a solution with a positive impact on citizens, families and community, in different areas:

  • the protection of people's health in order to improve and simplify their lifestyle
  • risk management education through cutting-edge technologies that help to better understand financial risks
  • support for company welfare to improve employees' lives
  • the protection of the individual and his/her well-being in order to help him/her feel safer and projected towards a better future
  • the development of an ethical and sustainable economy with a focus on the protection of the individual, through solutions capable of improving the life and integration into society
  • the sharing of resources for mobility with low energy and environmental impact and the development of an increasingly connected smart city, built on a human scale
  • protection of those who are most "defenseless" and exposed to dangers such as children, women and the elderly


Open-F@B Call4Ideas has received in four years more than 300 applications from start-ups and innovators, selecting more than 60 ideas that have led to several collaborations and the realization of 4 projects.

Once again this year, the winners will have the opportunity to be supported by the BNP Paribas Cardif R&D Marketing team in the development and implementation of their idea or project, taking into consideration business and market needs.

Furthermore, all finalists will:

  • be included in the database of MEDICI, an American advisory and scouting company specialised in insurtech and fintech start-ups at global level, as well as a partner in the initiative, and receive a set of dedicated marketing services
  • present their pitch deck to C. Entrepreneurs, the venture capital fund created by BNP Paribas Cardif with Cathay Innovation to accelerate the Company's innovation through early stage start-up investments
  • be included in Scoop, the Open Innovation platform of BNP Paribas International Financial Services for sharing, managing and promoting start-ups cooperation across the Group’s business lines

How to join

You can read the REGULATION and send your application using the registration form by October 22nd.
Follow us on social with the hashtags #call4ideas #openfab and the mention @BNPPCardifIT
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01 December 2017