Lions Innovation

Lions Innovation

TWO DAYS EXPLORING THE COLLISION OF DATA, TECH AND IDEAS

Data and technology are redefining creativity, and the Lions Innovation Festival - available to all Cannes Lions full week delegates or as a standalone pass - is a brand new event exploring exactly what these changes mean today and in the future.

Over two days, during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, this series of talks, events and awards examines the new catalysts for creativity and honours the work leading the way.

Cutting-edge seminars, presentations, demonstrations and a product showcase will help senior marketers, strategists, specialists, analysts, creatives, investors and inventors to navigate the future of communications.

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FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEW AWARDS

A NEW LION FOR CREATIVE DATA

The new Creative Data Lions will exemplify the innovative uses of data that allow brands to tell better stories and drive personal, relevant and meaningful engagement. 

THE EXPANDED INNOVATION LIONS 

The Innovation Lions honour innovative, brand-aligned ideas and business solutions. Standalone technological solutions including tools, models, platforms and other forms of adtech will also be recognised. 

“I love the friction between creativity and data. We’re not scared of it. Data furnishes us with great insights and allows us to stop bullshitting ourselves. It helps us to ask the right questions.”
David Droga, Creative Chairman, Droga5
 
“With technology and creative minds becoming more formidable together as a force, it's about time there was a forum devoted to seeing how technology, creativity and innovation collide."
Brian Wong, CEO, Founder, Kiip
 
 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE LIONS INNOVATION FESTIVAL

Learn
Discover
Connect
Celebrate

TALKS

Hear inspiring talks from innovators and see case studies of how data and tech is working for brands big and small.

Demonstrations

Experience breakthrough adtech products and pioneering concepts in innovation and tech. What’s on show will change throughout the Festival, so there’s always something new to discover. 

NETWORKING

Attend networking events to make new contacts, share ideas and do business. Get to know new collaborators that can help move your ideas forward.

AWARDS

Celebrate groundbreaking technological solutions, platforms and models in the expanded Innovation Lions, and how data is being used for shaping ideas, storytelling and engagement in the new Creative Data Lions.

“There’s no better place to experience the electricity of data-inspired creativity.
Lions Innovation will show everyone how geeks and creatives are sparking new ideas to create the future of media.”
Todd Cullen, Chief Data Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
 
 

How to attend

The Lions Innovation Festival takes place on 25 - 26 June 2015, during Cannes Lions.

Book your pass online from 15 January 2015.

The Early Bird price for a two-day pass to Lions Innovation is €950 (Standard Price €1,250).

In its first year, access to Lions Innovation is included for all Classic (full week) Cannes Lions pass holders. 

How to enter

There are two entry sections within the Lions Innovation Festival: the new Creative Data Lions and the expanded Innovation Lions.

All work entered into the Festival must be submitted online from 22 January 2015.

More information, including sub-categories and entry criteria, will be available soon.

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE INNOVATION LIONS

Since 2013, the Innovation Lions at Cannes Lions have honoured breakthrough technology and innovation that may allow brands, technologists and creatives to communicate with their customers in a new way.

2013 Grand prix:
'Cinder' by The Barbarian Group

2014 Grand Prix:
'MEGAFON SOCHI OLYMPIC PAVILION' by ASIF KHAN

“Lions Innovation recognises that a ‘creative’ can be a coder just as much as a designer.
It’s a platform to celebrate everyone as equal yet highlight that technology inspires dreams and then delivers them.”
Ben Jones, Chief Technology Officer, AKQA
 

GET INVOLVED WITH THE NEW FESTIVAL

A new website for the Lions Innovation Festival is coming soon. In the meantime, there are lots of ways to get involved with this new Festival as preparations begin for the launch event.

PARTNER WITH LIONS INNOVATION

The world meets at Cannes Lions each year to do business, and there are opportunities for exposure and engagement with a unique audience.

Founding partnerships, private networking events, featured products, category sponsorship and bespoke solutions will all be available at Lions Innovation for brands in the data and adtech space.

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WHERE IS LIONS INNOVATION?

The Festival takes place from 25 - 26 June at the Lerins Hall inside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The nearest airport is Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur

Where to stay

We can help you find the best accommodation in Cannes during the Festival. We've put together a comprehensive guide of more than 90 hotels and residences, along with providers of apartments and villas, complete with pictures, descriptions, rates, locations and services to help find the accommodation that best suits you. 

To take advantage of our preferential rates, just list your budget and preferred star rating when registering and we'll make the booking on your behalf.