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The Cargo platform: a new business incubator dedicated to the cultural industries

April 11, 2016

Vivendi joins Paris&Co, the economic development and innovation agency of Paris, to launch The Cargo platform dedicated to the cultural, creative and digital content industries.

As a founding member, Vivendi will share its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility with the start-up. The group will pay particular attention to the ability of young companies to promote diversity of content and artistic expression in their projects, and to encourage more women into digital entrepreneurship.

The call for applications to integrate the platform was launched on April 7 and will stay open until May 18. Young innovative companies will be selected based on their close connection with the cultural and creative digital world and with the themes brought in by the founding members. The themes, expressed as keywords, include #sharing/collaborative experience/practices, #non-formatted content, #new narrative/ #innovative storytelling, #short formats,  #mobility, #cultural diversity, #digital by women, #CSR in the media sector, #glocal and #artistic expressions.


The selected companies will benefit from the following facilities: an incubation offer (premises, logistics services, business support), access to Paris Innovation Amorçage financing (grant of up to € 30k in seed stage) and a privileged relationship with the founding members in order to foster synergies and business partnerships.


To find out more:

The call for applications (in French)

Vivendi’s press release




First Global Pluralism Award, Vivendi CSR Head Jury Member

August 19, 2016

Vivendi’s Vice-president, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Pascale Thumerelle, has been named to be part of a jury which will select the winners of the first inaugural Global Pluralism Award to be granted in 2017.


Amy named Best Documentary at 2016 BAFTAs

February 17, 2016

Amy, the documentary on the story of singer songwriter Amy Winehouse directed by Asif Kapadia and coproduced by Universal Music, was named best documentary at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.

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