"Speakers chosen for who they are, their backgrounds, the projects they carry, their vision of the world and life in general."

Live a unique moment of connection to ideas worth spreading that can help us to invent "the world to come".


Connect with the participants who put innovation an openness at the heart of their action.


Allow a considerable number of people to watch the qualitative videos produced during the event, which have already been seen 2.5 million times around the world and translated into up to 25 languages.

Official sponsors

The official sponsors globally accompany the realisation of the event.

Université Côte d'Azur embodies the ambitions of a region of recognized attractiveness and dynamism. The initiative behind its creation in 2015 was the desire of research centers and major educational establishments to work together to build a university with exceptional academic potential. As creative as it is demanding, Université Côte d'Azur already ranks in the top 3% of universities worldwide, and is one of France's top 10 research-intensive universities.

World-class research, technological innovation and entrepreneurial risk are Inria's DNA. Within 220 project teams, most of which are shared with major research universities, more than 3,800 scientists explore new avenues, often interdisciplinary and in collaboration with industrial partners, to meet ambitious challenges. As a technology institute, Inria supports a wide range of innovation paths, from open source software publishing to the creation of technology startups.

The Allianz Group is a leading global provider of integrated financial services that drives innovation in the insurance industry through advanced technologies and strategic initiatives. We use AI, machine learning and big data analytics to improve risk assessment, customer service and operational efficiency. The Allianz gas pedal supports innovative and promising start-ups in their growth phase by offering them an intensive 6-month acceleration program.

Since 2006, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has sought to bring together scientists, political leaders and economic and civil society stakeholders behind a vital objective for our future – protecting the ocean and the land. The Foundation’s long-term action has led to some encouraging victories being won, whether in safeguarding endangered species or improving living conditions in rural communities by implementing new sustainable and ethical solutions.

As the Bouygues Group's urban developer-operator and property development company, we implement residential, office, retail and neighborhood development projects. From design to operation, reducing the impact of our buildings on the environment, as part of our vision of sustainable construction, is one of our main concerns in improving the quality of urban life. Our new residences become models in terms of design, energy efficiency, environmental impact and harmony with nature.

EDF makes energy innovation a major lever of its strategy, serving its customers, its internal transformation and the transition to a low-carbon society. We invest in research and development in 3 areas: the electricity transition, the climate transition, and the digital and societal transition. Because we are smarter when we work together, EDF places great emphasis on open innovation. We are convinced that the energy transition must be co-constructed.

For over 160 years, we have been providing essential services to improve quality of life in the face of growing environmental challenges. United by our passion for our professions, our inclusive values and our sense of community, we innovate to preserve water and recover waste in the form of energy and recycled materials. We promote and deploy more sober practices, more efficient technologies and circular solutions, to reuse and make the best use of the Earth's limited resources.

Accenture is a global professional services company, recognized for its expertise in technology, consulting and strategy, making significant contributions to initiatives that benefit both society and business. Accenture is the strategic partner of French companies and institutions in their technological and human transformation. From vision to action, we help our customers reinvent themselves and shape a sustainable, responsible future. 

Beyond innovation and creativity, which are intrinsic values of the Palais des Festivals and Congresses of Cannes, it is the human value we share. If TEDx is inspiring it is thanks to the personalities that make up each edition, in their individuality and combination. The strength of a company, in the digital age, is also the creation of human value. Each individual is able to infuse a positive and contagious energy, creating a strategic driving value for the company.


The production partners help directly in the realization of the event by providing materials and human resources to promote the emergence of ideas worth spreading.

The Agency for ecological transition is committed for 30 years to the fight against climate change and resource degradation.

The Cannes City Hall invests permanently and encourages sustainable practices for the protection of the planet.

The Agglomeration Cannes Pays de Lérins takes up the great challenges to develop in a harmonious way its life basin.

Capenergies is a Competitiveness cluster composed of major industrial groups, companies, research and teaching organizations and financiers.

ENEDIS is the main operator of the public electricity distribution network in France covering 95% of the country

GRDF is working on the development of green gas, 100% French and renewable, which is an energy of the future.

ENGIE Solutions contributes to improving the competitiveness of infrastructures, the comfort of living and working spaces in cities.

In the Top 20 media in France, Futura deciphers innovations and news from a scientific point of view to transmit them to everyone.

Creative Minds is a start-up studio specialised in the creation of innovative offers in line with the ecological transition, from the idea to the launch.

Production Partners

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
Palais des Festivals
La Croisette
06414 Cannes
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. A local and self-organised event, TEDx gives a voice to individuals from the entire world in the hopes to let them transmit a new message, innovative and which causes an impact. We are TEDxCannes. Founded in 2014, we encourage discussions and deep connections in the unifying subjects. We offer a journey in which one can live a unique and rewarding experience.