The startups at VivaTech 2023 in Paris

Daniela Musial-Lemberg

VIVA TECHNOLOGY is the most important event for startups and innovation players in France. The seventh edition will be held at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from June 14 to 17, 2023.

Around 110 start-ups from the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4. 0, Green Tech, Deep Tech/Tech on the Edge, Health, B2B Enterprise, Mobility and Future of Work will present themselves at a joint stand of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Franco-German Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the technical university Arts et Métiers, the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), the Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA), the Franco-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) as well as the Franco-German University of Applied Sciences (DFH/UFA), the De Hub Digital Ecosystems and institutions from the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Saarland.

These four KIT spin-offs are participating this year.

Mara Solutions 

The start-up Mara uses deep learning to analyse customer ratings on the internet and derive profound insights into consumer interests. Costly on-site market research should thus become obsolete in the future or at least no longer necessary in the capital-poor start-up phase of young companies. But that’s not all: the KIT spin-off promises to generate an individual response to every review with the help of its AI assistant – and automatically in any language.


This very special start-up addresses one of the central challenges of autonomous mobility with its innovative technology. The currently available technology is not yet suitable for large areas, as highly accurate maps are needed. Creating these and keeping them up to date involves a lot of effort. SafeAD’s mapless approach enables cars to perceive and react to their surroundings in real time via sensors. This could soon make the self-driving car suitable for mass use.


Inventife has developed a sensor system that is able to detect not only moving people like a motion detector, but the entire situation in the room. Thus, they enable real and situational building automation. Thus the company is able to control light, heating and much more (alarm systems in case of selected accidents), whereby they increase comfort and security on the one hand and save energy on the other hand.


The two founders Robin Göbel and Max-Felix Müller want to win new customers at the HMI who are interested in their sensor system. In addition, they want to meet as many interested parties as possible. They are setting up their system live on site to give potential customers the maximum experience of their system.


With high expertise in deep learning, software development and UX design, the kimoknow team is building a platform that revolutionizes the implementation of AI in daily processes. Their platform serves as an interface between humans and machines. The goal is to support humans by means of AI in increasingly complex environments.

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