THE GUY. Panacée, in Montpellier, hosted the 6th edition of Septuors Hérault on the evening of Tuesday, May 24th, organized by Midi Libre to reward the most inventive companies in the department last year. A total of seven awards were given to the leaders.
It has become a tradition: every year, Midi Libre, and the La Dépêche du Midi Group pay tribute to the most innovative economic initiatives carried out in the department of Hérault. The 6th edition of this approach, called Septuors Hérault, took place on Tuesday night at the MO.CO amphitheater. Panacee, in the center of Montpellier.
A total of seven winners were celebrated for their creativity and innovative spirit. A spirit synonymous with “passion” and “envy”, as recalled by Olivier Biscaye, editorial director of Midi Libre, presenter of the night. A path too, as added Jean-Benoît Baylet, General Manager of the La Dépêche du Midi Group, to be “a landmark supporting local and downtown businesses”.
The winners competed in seven categories: trade, crafts and territory; innovation ; industry; sustainable development ; contractors; agri-food; and the Favorite of the Region Award.
The Region of Occitania, which confirmed its support for the regional economy during the health crisis, was one of the partners of the Septuors night, alongside CCI Hérault and MediaSchool. The opportunity for André Deljarry, president of the CCI Hérault, to remember that “Last year, the department was the first in France in terms of business creation.”
Trade, crafts and territory: Vineco
Originally, Jean-Jacques Sala put wine on the market for the manufacture of vinegar, which no one believed in. In 2012, the purchase of a cooperative winery launched his wine services business: storage, rental of vats, lots and others… Today, his son-in-law, Stanislas du Maroussem, at the head of the company, continues his work.
While the downgraded French wine went abroad, French vinegar makers imported the downgraded wine to make their product. A more complicated equation to solve than it seems. In 9 months, 700,000 bottles of wine have already been processed. The award was given to him by André Deljarry, President of CCI Hérault and First Vice President of CCI Occitania.
After ten years in institutions and in the midst of families who live daily with their children’s autism, Marine Ysambert observes deficits in the management of this type of developmental disorder.
In 2020, this expert educator embarks on entrepreneurship to offer solutions and support to families and professionals.
In 2022, it is launching an application that allows organizing the intervention of the various actors, to classify reports and other documents essential to care. The award was given to her by Virginie Brugues, director.
Founded in 1988, the company is one of the European leaders in marine biotechnology with over thirty years of experience in growing microalgae and transforming them into innovative ingredients. Present in sectors such as human and animal nutrition, health, cosmetics and also agronomy, Greensea produces more than 100 tons of dry matter per year.
The acquisition of the Portuguese company Allmicroalgae placed it at the forefront of microalgae companies in Europe. A well-deserved award for the company whose commercial director is Eric Causse. The company, based in Mèze, on the banks of the Etang de Thau, will receive its trophy in the coming days.
Sustainable development: Effect of the sea
Flora Joly and Céline Lapeyre started an ecological and social project a few years ago. In February 2018, the adventure began with meetings with associations that collect plastic at sea and public authorities. They then discover that their crop is mostly buried in the absence of outlets for the plastic, which has been badly damaged by a long stay in the water.
They come up with the idea of creating glasses with salvaged plastic. After cutting-edge research and development work, they are launching the first eco-friendly eyewear collection in February 2021. Available from eyewear manufacturers in the region. The award was given to them by Virginie Brugues, director of MédiaSchool Montpellier.
Contractors: Ecocene Habitat
The real estate development firm brings together Morgan Chabalier and Tristan Séchaud around an off-site building system, meeting the requirements of the new 2020 environmental regulations.
The company specializes in building energy efficient housing. It offers individual homes and small units equipped with photovoltaic panels for self-consumption and charging systems for electric cars.
The first program is the creation of “Miles Davis” eco-responsible villages in Clapiers. A construction based on panomurs, products 80% made in France. The award was given to them by Alyne Bouix, president of Femmes 3000 Languedoc-Roussillon.
Agrifood: Boc d’Oc
Lucie Rocherieux created her ready-to-eat business in 2019, which she sells in returnable glass jars. She was joined a few years later by her sister Clara, Maxime Lagosse and Théo Brunier.
Organic, the range offers a wide vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free offer. With twenty points of sale in Montpellier, weekly home delivery presents a new opportunity.
In 2022, the company innovates with the connected refrigerator. In partnership with the Parisian start-up NU, it offers companies to install it on their premises. The award was given to them by Anthony Gontier, president of the Junior Economic Chamber of Montpellier.
Occitania region favorite: CiD Plastiques
Isabelle and Marina Cebron embody French entrepreneurship. From manufacturing above ground pools to plastic injection, there’s nothing but Isabelle Cebron’s business acumen.
In 1989, under his leadership, the injection plant was built and marked the beginning of a great adventure. More than thirty years have passed since creation, mother and daughter together run a growing company, which has diversified from injection to bubble wrap extrusion.
CiD Plastiques is one of the European references in the modeling of mats and bubble covers for above ground pools. The award was presented to Marina Cebron by Marie-Thérèse Mercier, Regional Councilor for Occitania.