The FIC Startup Award

 2022 Startup contest Winners

The FIC Startup Award aims to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the cybersecurity sector. The jury consists of end-users, investment funds, representatives of ANSSI and the Ministries of Interiors and of the Armed Forces. One or more innovatives companies are rewarded each year.

Organised with the support of:

NEW IN 2022


The FIC Startup Award is becoming more international and is now open to European startups*.

Applications can now be made in French and English (application form and auditions).

*European Union, Switzerland and Norway.

The “Cybersecurity for Industry” award, dedicated to startups in the OT sector, will be presented for the first time in 2022.

Application requirements


You are a European company already established, whether or not you are a partner of the FIC

You are less than 5 years old

You have a turnover of less than 5 million euros

You operate in the field of security, digital trust and industrial cybersecurity

N.B.: Apart from the winners of the 2020 and 2021 editions, participants from previous years can apply again (within the limit of 3 successive participations).

 The finalists of the 2022 edition

2021 Jury composition

  • Zeina ZAKHOUR, Global CTO Digital Security, ATOS (Chairwoman of the Jury)
  • Jean-Michel ANDRÉ, CIO,SEB Group
  • Bertrand BLOND, Chef du Bureau Capacitaire Cyber, Commandement de la Cyberdéfense
  • Général Marc BOGET, Commander of the Gendarmerie nationale’s cyberspace command
  • Alain BOUILLÉ, General Delegate, CESIN
  • VAE Arnaud COUSTILLIÈRE, President, Pôle d’Excellence Cyber
  • Édouard de RÉMUR, Cyber Impact Investment funds 
  • Aurore GILLET, Regional Security Information Officer, Eurofins GSC-NCS EU
  • Olivier GUÉRIN, Deputy Head of Office – Industrial Policy, ANSSI
  • Xavier GUIMARD, Deputy Digital Director, Ministry of the Interior
  • Armand HESLOT, Head of the Technology Expertise Department, CNIL
  • Sabri KHEMISSA, OT Cybersecurity Manager, IMERYS
  • François LAVASTE, Executive Director, Tikehau Ace Capital
  • Thierry MANCIOT, Head of ITS Industrial Information Security, Sanofi
  • Malika PASTOR, Chief Information Digital Officer, Colliers
  • Frédéric VALETTE, Technical Director, Ministry of the Interior
  • Bernard CARDEBAT, Head of Cybersecurity, ENEDIS
  • William LECAS, General Secretariat for Investment


2021 A look back at the FIC Startup Award 2021

After the auditions in January 2021, the Jury decided to reward three startups: Gitguardian, FIC Startup Award – Hackuity, Jury Prize and Ubble, Jury’s Favourite. 

  The finalists of the 2021 edition