Apply to Open Innovation
The OPEN INNOVATION service lets you present an innovation project and talk with experts from leading cosmetics industry companies.
These large companies have an open innovation policy and are eager to work collectively by making their expertise available to people and businesses with innovative projects.
You can present your innovations at any stage of maturity, whether you’re an individual with an innovative idea, a start-up, small business or research laboratory. The discussions will help you assess the value of your idea, find out what the companies are looking for, set up a collaboration, work on a concrete application, grow your business, and more.
The innovations can span the entire cosmetic value chain, including raw materials, measurements, testing, packaging, materials, formulation, industrialization, finished products, logistics, retailing, etc.
They can address key concerns of the beauty industry, such as natural and/or locally sourced ingredients (greentech, biotech, circular economy, up-cycling); safety (toxicological and microbiological safety, quality, traceability); product performance (molecular, biological, physiological characterization); understanding consumers and offering solutions that meet their expectations (personalization, connected beauty, devices) and developing the sensory appeal, convenience and wellness benefits (haptics, neuroscience) provided by cosmetics.
Since 2015, more than 1000 projects have been submitted from 35 different countries, and more than 550 meetings have been organised.
For the 7th edition of the show (in 2021), we are pleased to announce the presence of 4 major international sponsors of the world of cosmetics:
Chanel, L'Oréal Recherche & Innovation, LVMH Recherche et Pierre Fabre
FREE APPLICATION / MARCH – JULY 2021
Complete the application form that appears after registering.
MEETING SCHEDULE / SEPTEMBER 2021
Major groups select innovative projects and contact applicants to organise face to face meetings (possibility of virtual appointments in case of travel restrictions).
You will receive a notification if your application is selected. You then have five days to accept or turn down the proposal. You are free to choose an empty slot in the schedule.
To confirm, you will be asked to buy Open Innovation registration fee, including access to the exhibition. The payment will confirm your final registration and acceptance of the general conditions of sale. You will then gain entry to visit the fair in addition to your meetings.
MEETING AT COSMETIC 360 / OCTOBER 13 & 14 2021
You will be asked to provide a 30-minute presentation of your project in the private and confidential room ( (possibility of virtual appointments in case of travel restrictions), for the major companies from whom you received an invitation.