Covéa, involved in French Tech
We actively supports innovative projects in the areas of ‘Insurtech’ and new mobilities, drawing on the local roots of our MAAF and MMA brands.
Inventing the insurance of the future
The aim of these two organisations is to draw on the specific characteristics of their respective business areas, Le Mans city and Niort Urban Community (Communauté d'Agglomération du Niortais) to meet the challenges of digital transformation by creating agile and efficient ecosystems.
By leaning on our brands’ local roots and on the mutual values of collective effort and cooperation, we support innovative start-ups and businesses and encourage new solutions to respond to new insurance challenges, whether in the areas of mobility, living environment, health or the silver economy.
Niort Tech, innovation at the heart of the capital of the French mutual sector
Established in 2018 under the initiative of the Niort Urban Community and the employers’ federation (Medef) of the Deux-Sèvres region, Niort Tech is a digital ecosystem gathering together MAAF, MAIF, MACIF, Groupama and IMA, five major local insurers, as well as Mutuelles de Poitiers and P&V, a Belgian mutual.
Niort Tech aims to support the development of innovative Insurtech start-ups, in France and Europe, especially thanks to the accelerator program built by the French Assurtech initiative.
French Assurtech, accelerating Insurtech
For a support period of nine months, French Assurtech puts each year the expertise, market knowledge and resources of Niort Tech’s members at the service of the specially selected start-ups creativity. The aim is to help 25 to 30 start-ups over three years.
At the end of the first season, several projects have managed to raise funds and find business outlets, such as Testamento, France’s first online will service, which has since joined our services platform.
Le Mans Tech, inventing new mobility in Le Mans
The Le Mans city authorities teamed up in April 2017 with Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organiser of the mythical 24 Hours of Le Mans car race, and a panel of major local businesses, including MMA, to create Le Mans Tech.
Le Mans Tech is a certified member of the French Tech #Cleantech #Mobility network, a government initiative aimed at placing France among the major start-up nations. It brings together businesses at local level, from start-ups to large corporations, and local authorities so that they can work together on the mobility of the future.
Its range of actions is wide: counseling, grants, provision of accommodation, events and contests organisation (startup week-end, hackathon 'the 24 Hours of code', etc.), or even development of channels of excellence with Le Mans university.
Le Mans Tech aims to gather together the local ecosystem businesses and talents around the new forms of mobility and their implications, such as the appropriate way to insure them, to gain influence at national and international level.
X-Mobility, international new mobility trade fair
Held in the MMArena stadium in Le Mans, X-Mobility is an international trade fair that enables start-ups, industrial companies and institutions to create synergies and accelerate the development of sustainable new mobility solutions.
The event features multilingual conferences, round tables and exhibitions centred on subjects such as artificial intelligence, connectivity, driverless cars, smart cities, etc. and attended by experts from all across the world.