ROLE PLAYERS 2019 - Cedric Grignard

Cedric Grignard

Director, New Business & Innovation
Invest in Lyon

Enriched by an eclectic background that took him on 4 continents, Cedric has worked dedicatedly on Smart City and related investments for the city of Lyon since 2014. In close relations with numerous - if not all - the major innovation-driven stakeholders, he brings his 5-yr experience in tech, 10-yr experience in business development and 20-yr experience on international contexts to facilitate and accelerate foreign-born innovation finds productive ground in Lyon to develop.

Involved in many startup programs, but also very keen to share his knowledge and the pioneering stand of Lyon as a healthy and smart city with over 100 run projects, Cedric spendsalso his time discussing with partners, peers and concerned actors to contribute to the 17-SDGs 2030-UN challenge, including by applying ourselvesastrong CSR policy so that our Investment Promotion Agency ‘Invest in Lyon’ contributes by being exemplaryat the local level and as an international player.

Working on economic outlook and future trends, Cedric acts as a catalyzer to identify tendencies to ensure that people and citizens remain at the core of our economic development. His connections to key actors make his input of high added-value, both for local and international stakeholders.