Spark Life Contest

A European contest on tomorrow's quality of life.



Contest Partners





AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 240,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.





 Carried out by the Crédit Agricole Regional Banks and in partnership with local stakeholders, the Villages contribute to the dynamism of their regions in an open innovation approach.

The Village by CA network has premises and services in 25 major cities around the world (New York, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore ...) to help startups in their international development. Interconnected ecosystems, the Villages will eventually draw a vast national and international network in which startups and large companies will be able to circulate and enter into a business relationship whatever their location. The Village by CAAP will be settled in October 2017 in thecamp area and will be part of Village by CA network. It will thus benefits both from thecamp ecosystem and from the positive influence of Credit Agricole Alpes Provence, leading regional bank and part of an international major banking Group.





SNCF Gares & Connexions is SNCF's autonomous division responsible for managing and developing the 3,000 passenger stations across the French rail network. Since its creation in 2009, SNCF Gares & Connexions is committed to improving comfort and ensuring the best service quality for 10 million passengers, visitors and residents welcomed each day in French stations.

Living and working places, railway stations play a major role in quality of life. Along with its subsidiaries - AREP and SNCF Retail & Connexions - and many partners, SNCF Gares & Connexions places creativity and innovation at the centre of its processes to design the smartest places and services for tomorrow's train stations. In our stations today, one can shop, read, relay, but also eat gourmet meals cooked by France's best chefs, pickup fresh vegetables grown by local producers, or discover talented artists in free art exhibits. Our goal: finding the best ways to spend time on a journey.






Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Serivces, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services, backed by nearly 425,000 employees. Sodexo is the only company to integrate a complete offer of innovative services, based on over 100 professions: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. The Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.






Steelcase is the global leader in office furniture, interior architecture and space solutions for offices and classrooms. Our furniture is inspired by innovative research in workspace design. Steelcase is helping create great experiences for the world's leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations.






Events Partner



Klaxoon is a platform that stimulates collective intelligence and engagement, everywhere people work together.

At klaxoon, we think that you can't simply put the right people in the same room without thinking about how they are going to work together. Engaging thousands of the smartest teams in 114 countries, no matter their size in one year, klaxoon reduces the distance: collaborating becomes friendlier and more efficient.

How does it work? It's very simple to use, people connect with their own device to klaxoon. Instantly, a new dialogue starts within your team: you can interact, share ideas through more than 20 engaging activites such as brainstorming, word clouds, vote, quiz, survey, challenge, etc.

Technology is central: 2 CES Innovation Award, in 2016 for the KlaxoonBox, the world's 1st collaboration solution with dedicated connectivity, in 2017 for a new product, unveiled in Las Vegas on January the 3rd.

Klaxoon is made for daily use: The Gold ITNight for the best business solution.