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Oenovation Awards

Vine and wine innovation competition.

Unique in France, the Œnovation® Award (organized by Bordeaux Montesquieu Technology Park) promotes innovation by young entrepreneurs who are inventing and developing projects in the vine and wine sector.

This twelfth Œnovation® Award is backed by strong partnerships with Bordeaux Unitec Technology Park, the Inno’vin wine & vine innovation cluster, and Vinitech-Sifel, the international trade show for the vine and wine equipment.

2016 PRIZE WINNERS

  • JOINT WINNERS:

TERRACLIMA

Agro-climate expertise for decision making
TerraClima offers a decision support tool for winegrowers, thanks to a network of weather stations set up within the vineyards, in positions determined by the characteristics of the land (altitude, slopes, orientations, etc.). Thanks to a high-performance statistical model, TerraClima provides climate maps at very high spatial resolutions (up to 10m), updated every 15 minutes on an online platform. This tool also serves to warn about the risk of frost or disease and to enable better control of plot ripeness.

TERRACLIMA
Cyril BONNEFOY
RENNES / Tel: 06 49 984 237
cyril.bonnefoy@terra-clima.com / facebook.com/TerraClim
www.terra-clima.com

D-INNOVATION

Innovative tap for wine tasting
D-innovation has been developing a tasting tap for several months. Unlike traditional taps, it does not get clogged up during winemaking periods (by skins, seeds and stems in the vat) and allows representative samples of the vat’s contents to be taken in a practical, quick and reliable way (no sample pollution as a result of wine remaining in the tap). It is designed to be easy to make, use and maintain. The company is currently being set up.

D-INNOVATION
Benjamin THURIN and Aurélien GUENERIE
BORDEAUX / Tel: 06 89 51 61 82 / robinet-a-canule@d-innovation.fr
www.d-innovation.fr

  • COUP DE CŒUR :

OENOTROPIC

Enzyme preparation designed for the protein stabilisation of white and rosé wines
In 2014, Sacha Baudoin launched the Oenotropic adventure on Reunion Island. By making use of tropical biodiversity, Oenotropic aims to provide professionals from the wine sector with a new solution for preserving and exporting white wine without having to worry about the development of whitish clouding problems that could impair their marketing. Oenotropic is developing a natural solution to limit quality and quantity losses during preventive treatment for protein instability in white wines. This solution also has a positive environmental impact in that it reduces the quantity of waste bentonite being used. Finally, taking a circular economy concept, Oenotropic provides an outlet for the unused by-products of Reunion Island’s agri-food and tropical fruit processing industries. 

OENOTROPIC
Sacha BAUDOIN
SAINT-GILLES LES BAINS (La Réunion)
Tel. 06 75 76 44 82 - sachabaudoin@hotmail.fr 

Download the Oenovation Award 2016 press release: 

DP Trophées Oenovation 2016 (1.47 Mo, PDF)

 

ALLOCATIONS

  • An overall allocation valued at €37,000, in particular including support with legal, marketing and commercial strategy advice.
  • Space in the business incubator at the Bordeaux Montesquieu Technology Park in Martillac (33). Six months of rental for this office will be covered by the Montesquieu association of municipalities.

JURY

The jury is composed of scientific experts, industrialists, producers from the wine sector, merchants, and regional economic development stakeholders.

2016 CALENDAR

  • 19 February 2016: National launch of competition
  • 19 February to 19 May 2016: Application period
  • June-July 2016: Projects evaluated by the organiser
  • September 2016: Selected candidates interviewed
  • 29 November to 1 December 2016: Prizes awarded at the Vinitech-Sifel trade show