La cérémonie de clôture de la 8ème édition des Blue Ocean Awards sera diffusée depuis l’INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute aujourd’hui 13 avril à partir de 19h

The closing ceremony of the 8th edition of the Blue Ocean Awards will be broadcasted from the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute today, April 13th, starting at 7pm

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 governmental agency in charge of entrepreneurship development, the government of Tamil Nadu and Saint-Gobain are pleased to announce the live broadcast of the closing ceremony of the 8th edition of the Blue Ocean Awards on YouTube this Thursday, April 13 from 7:00 pm on this YouTube link: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbkL2pIbyE

The Blue Ocean Awards are directly inspired by the Blue Ocean Strategy, which stems from the research of two INSEAD professors, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, on business strategy through value innovation. In their global bestsellers Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift, they deciphered how any company, by simultaneously pursuing differentiation and low costs, can create new market space and demand. Now, Kim and Mauborgne are set to release their new book, Beyond Disruption, on May 2, 2023. Drawing on three decades of research, the book presents a new approach to innovation, non-disruptive creation, that allows everyone to innovate and achieve their growth goals without disruption or disruption to society.

Created in 2014 by Alban Eral with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and HEC Paris, the Blue Ocean Awards are now awarded in France, South Africa, India and Senegal. Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne have offered to host the international closing ceremony of this 8th edition at the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, inviting all the winners and finalists of the four countries. Also participating in the ceremony will be Prof. Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean of INSEAD, Mrs. Nthabiseng Makuwa, Minister Plenipotentiary representing the South African Ambassador to France, Mrs. Lise Talbot Barré, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, Mrs. Swati Sharma, Third Secretary, Economy and Trade, representing the Indian Ambassador to France and Mr. Julien Gondard, Mayor of Fontainebleau.

The closing ceremony will be broadcast live on April 13 from 7:00 pm (Paris time) and will be accessible on this link: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbkL2pIbyE (receive an alert)


The agenda for the closing ceremony on April 13:

19:00- 19:25 Welcome from INSEAD, the Blue Ocean Awards and the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute

19:25 - 19:40 Presentation of the winners and finalists of the Senegalese Blue Ocean Awards
19:40 - 19:55 Presentation of the winners and finalists of the Indian Blue Ocean Awards
19:55 - 20:10 Presentation of the winners and finalists of the South African Blue Ocean Awards from the BlueCity program deployed in several cities in the country

20:10 - 20:25 BlueCity program for Fontainebleau entrepreneurs, by the Mayor

20:25 - 20:45 Presentation of the 8th Blue Ocean Awards for France, categories Mentor & Legend

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 finalists companies which will present themselves in front of the jury on April 12:

- Daan Tech - The smallest sustainable self-contained portable dishwasher made in France, already awarded in 2018 in the Baby category: https://daan.tech
- Spliiit - Legal co-subscription to share the price paid between users, for any digital subscription from Netflix to Office 365: https://www.spliiit.com
- Livmed's - I no longer need to go out for treatment and be followed by my pharmacist: https://livmeds.com
- Wave Bumper - Removable submersion protection with no environmental and tourist impact, won in the Mentor category in 2019: https: //wave-bumper.com
- Toopi Organics - Turning human urine into agricultural products, won in the Baby category in 2019: https://toopi-organics.com
- Yogist - Well At Work - Creating the future of work with Internal Champions to (tele)work without getting damaged, won in the Social category in 2018: https: //yogist.en
- Time For The Planet - Investing to save our planet, without any other return on investment, in the context of global warming: https://www.join-time.com
- Meet In Class - Support courses in mini-groups at the teacher's home or by videoconference at 17 € per hour without any other fees, awarded in 2018 in the Baby category: https: //www.meetinclass.com

Press contact
Bertrand Espitalier
Director of Communications - Blue Ocean Awards
+336 63 12 77 44

About the Blue Ocean Awards
The Blue Ocean Awards were created in 2014 by Alban Eral with the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery and HEC Paris. The Blue Ocean Awards are the only event in the world rewarding companies that have successfully followed a Blue Ocean strategy, which aims to create and conquer an uncontested market space away from the competition.

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World
INSEAD is one of the world's largest and most influential business schools. INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. Our international approach and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching, as well as in our partnerships.
INSEAD is based in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco). It thus deploys its research and teaching in four regions of the world. Each year, its 166 renowned professors from 41 countries inspire more than 1,500 students and participants in the Master in Management, MBA, Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), Specialized Masters (Executive Master in Finance, Executive Master in Change) and PhD (Doctorate) programmes as well as more than 11,000 business leaders participating in the executive programmes.
INSEAD remains at the forefront of research and innovation in all its programmes. We provide business leaders with the knowledge and awareness to enable them to operate anywhere in the world. Our academic excellence is driven by these core values in the service of the global community, enabling us to fulfill our role as a Business School for the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.insead.edu.

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 of Professors Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, and to disseminating it to educators, researchers and practitioners around the world. The Institute specifically aims to make a major theoretical and scientific contribution 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 business, government and non-profit organizations through the practical application of these research findings.

About Aésio Mutuelle
AÉSIO Mutuelle, the 3rd largest mutual insurance company in France specializing in personal protection, covers the complementary health and provident needs of 2.7 million members throughout the country. With its strong local roots, AÉSIO mutuelle acts as close as possible to the needs of its members by offering coverage and support adapted to all moments of life.
After a merger that served as a milestone, the new brand signature "C'est ça, la mutuelle d'aujourd'hui" (That's what today's mutual insurance company is all about) expresses AÉSIO mutuelle's ambition to be a modern, committed company; both human and digital, at the service of its members.
The insurance activities of AÉSIO Mutuelle and those of AÉSIO Santé in terms of care and services, through more than 200 health establishments, constitute a global response to the major challenges of the French health system.
Since 2021, AÉSIO Mutuelle has been a brand of Aéma Groupe, a leading mutualist group and the 4th largest insurance company in France. Aéma Groupe is an open, multi-brand, multi-business group with strong, committed brands (AÉSIO mutuelle, Macif, Abeille Assurances and Ofi Invest), covering all insurance businesses and meeting the protection needs of more than 11 million policyholders.
Find out more at ensemble.aesio.fr
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