Living the future now

Take a journey around the world and meet the Top10 finalists of InnovatorsRace50

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The 2017 journey

The ‘Serge Kampf Awards’ have been set up to recognize entrepreneurs who can now but also throughout the years demonstrate passion, drive and excellence in innovation. - Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group.

Kick-Starting Innovation

Celebrate entrepreneurial spirit

As Capgemini turns 50, we present InnovatorsRace50.

InnovatorsRace50 celebrates the life and times of Capgemini Group founder Serge Kampf, the values that embody the Group and the spirit of innovation. Winners will receive the Serge Kampf entrepreneurship and innovation awards at the finale in June at VivaTech, the tech show for game changer start-ups. Capgemini’s genesis can be traced back to being a start-up. The interplay between people and technology inspired our founder, to launch Capgemini 50 years ago. With InnovatorsRace50, young businesses have the chance to live the future now; access expert insights and applied innovation required to build and sustain a successful global business.

Map the future

InnovatorsRace50 gave start-ups from across the globe the opportunity to pitch their start-up in a global competition and accelerate their business by intimately engaging with industry and technology experts from Capgemini and other global brands.

1Jan 10th - Mar 6th

928 start-up applications from 37 countries went live on March 6, garnering over 10,000 votes.


For Top50, 35 candidates were picked by our jury panel, 10 by public voting and 5 by Capgemini employee voting.

3March - April

Top 10 finalists were selected by jury after in-depth interviews with Capgemini and industry experts.

4April - May

10 finalists got access to Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange experts.


Grand finale was conducted at Viva Tech 2017, with the announcement of 5 winners, one per theme.

6Sep - Oct

Web series telecast begins on Sep 11