The closing ceremony of the 8th edition of the Blue Ocean Awards will be broadcast from the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute today April 13 from 7pm (CEST)
The Blue Ocean Awards, the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, the French embassy in Senegal, the city of Fontainebleau, Aésio Mutuelle, UNISA, HEC Paris, DER/FJ the Senegalese government agency in charge of the Entrepreneurship, the government of Tamil Nadu, and Saint-Gobain are pleased to announce the live broadcast of the closing ceremony of the Blue Ocean Awards 8th edition on YouTube this Thursday, April 13 from 7pm (CEST): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbkL2pIbyE
The Blue Ocean Awards are directly inspired by blue ocean strategy, which stems from the research works of INSEAD Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne on business strategy and value innovation. In their global bestsellers Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift, they deciphered how any company by the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost can create a new market space with new demand. Now, Kim and Mauborgne are set to release their new book, Beyond Disruption, on May 2, 2023. Building on three decades of research, the book introduces a new approach to innovation, nondisruptive creation, that allows all of us to innovate and achieve growth without disruption and social pain.
Created in 2014 by Alban Eral with the support of the French Ministry of Economy and Finances and HEC Paris, the Blue Ocean Awards are now released in France, South Africa, India, and Senegal. Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne have proposed hosting the international closing ceremony of this 8th edition at their INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute inviting all the winners and finalists from the four countries. The ceremony will also be attended by Prof. Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Ms. Nthabiseng Makuwa Minister Plenipotentiary representing the Ambassador of South Africa in France, Mrs. Lise Talbot Barré, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, Mrs. Swati Sharma, Third Secretary, Economics and Commerce, representing the Ambassador of India in France and Mr. Julien Gondard, Mayor of Fontainebleau.
The closing ceremony will be live-streamed April 13 from 7.00pm [CEST] and accessible on this direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbkL2pIbyE (get notified)
The closing ceremony agenda – 13 April
19:00- 19:25 Welcome messages by INSEAD, the Blue Ocean Awards and the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
19:25 – 19:40 Presentation of Winners & Finalists of the Senegalese Blue Ocean Awards
19:40 – 19:55 Presentation of Winners & Finalists of the Indian Blue Ocean Awards
19:55 – 20:10 Presentation of Winners & Finalists of the South African Blue Ocean Awards issued from the BlueCity program deployed in South Africa
20:10 – 20:25 BlueCity program for the entrepreneurs of Fontainebleau by Mr. the Mayor
20:25 – 20:45 Reveal & reward of the 8th Blue Ocean Awards winners for France in the “Mentor” & the “Legend” categories
20:45 – 21:00 Conclusion & Group photo
Out of more than a hundred applications received for this 8th edition for France, we reveal here the 10 finalist companies pitching in front of the jury on April 12:
• Daan Tech – The smallest autonomous sustainable portable dishwasher made in France, already rewarded in 2018 in the Baby category: https://daan.tech
• Spliiit – Legal co-subscription to split the paid price per user, for any digital subscription from Netflix to Office 365: https://www.spliiit.com
• Livmed’s – Medicine and pharmacist’s advice from local pharmacy delivered at your doorstep 24/7: https://livmeds.com
• Wave bumper – Removable submersion protection without environmental and tourism impact, was a Blue Ocean Award in the category Mentor in 2019: https://wave-bumper.com
• Toopi Organics – Turning human urine into agricultural products, was rewarded in 2019 in the Baby category: https://toopi-organics.com
• Yogist – Well at Work – Framing the Future of Work through corporate Wellbeing Champions, was rewarded in the Societal category in 2018: https://yogist.fr
• Time For The Planet – Investing to save our planet, with no other Return on Investment, in the context of the global warming: https://www.join-time.com
• Meet In Class – Support classes in mini-groups at the teacher or in Visio at 17 € per hour without other costs, rewarded in 2018 in the Baby category: https://www.meetinclass.com
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About the Blue Ocean Awards
The Blue Ocean Awards were created in 2014 by Alban Eral with the French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Recovery and HEC Paris business school. The Blue Ocean Awards are the only event in the world rewarding companies that have followed a successful blue ocean strategy, which aims at creating and capturing uncontested market space far from the competition.
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. The school’s research, teaching and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and now North America (San Francisco), INSEAD’s business education and research spans four regions. Each year, the school’s 165 renowned faculty members from 42 countries inspire more than 1,100 degree participants and 12,400 executive in its Executive Education programmes.
About the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
The INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute is dedicated to extending the research on Blue Ocean Shift, Blue Ocean Strategy, and Blue Ocean Leadership by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne and disseminating it to professors, researchers, and practitioners around the globe. Specifically, the Institute aims to make major theoretical and scientific contributions to the fields of strategy and management by conducting academic and managerial research on Blue Ocean Shift, Blue Ocean Strategy, and Blue Ocean Leadership and to contribute to the practice and performance of companies, governments, and non-profit organisations through practical application of these research outputs.