<P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG><STRONG><A title="" href="http://www.novacite.com/" target=_blank>Novacit&#233;</A></STRONG> celebrated its 25<SUP>th</SUP> anniversary</STRONG> by organizing an evening event last 27 November, in the great hall of <A title="" href="http://www.lyon.cci.fr/site/cms/2004122010584752/Accueil" target=_blank>Lyon&#8217;s Chamber of Commerce</A>. <STRONG>Companies accredited by the organization networked with players involved in facilitating the creation of innovative companies within the <A title="" href="http://www.rhonealpes.fr/" target=_blank>Rhone-Alps region</A>.</STRONG> Created initially in 1987 to help launch companies coming from research, Novacit&#233; has held the European CEEI title (European Center of Enterprise and Innovation) since 1991. Supported by various actors, <STRONG>the Novacit&#233; team provides personalized accompaniment in the areas of human resources, marketing, sales and finance during the first three years of a company&#8217;s existence</STRONG>. This accompaniment has been accredited by the <A title="" href="http://www.lyon-ville-entrepreneuriat.org/ccm/fr/home/" target=_blank>Lyon City of Entrepreneurship </A>network.</P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>The evening was also an occasion to give the Novad&#8217;Or 2012, a reward that recognizes every year an innovative project coming from an accredited company.</STRONG> The award acknowledges the winning company&#8217;s enduring success in its market, its <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/pepiniere-entreprise/scientific-research-development-france,p,16,EN.jsp" target=_blank>innovation</A> and its potential for growth. <STRONG>This year, <A title="" href="http://www.thecosmocompany.com/" target=_blank>The CoSMo Company </A>won the award</STRONG>. Created in June 2012 by Eric Boix and Hugues de Bantel, the company aims to perfect the modeling and digital simulation platform, &#8220;Complex Systems Modeling&#8221; (CoSMo), which responds to major challenges in various domains, such as the rapidly increasing number of new molecules in the pharmaceutical industry, or experimenting with different urban development scenarios to make the city of the future more sustainable. <STRONG>The CoSMo Company sought <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/services-aderly/index,p,100003,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Aderly&#8217;s help </A>when settling in <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/implantation-entreprise/lyon-european-city-france,p,5,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon</A></STRONG>. You can contact The CoSMo Company <A title="" href="mailto:%20thierry.delumley@thecosmocompany.com">HERE</A>.</P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>Novacit&#233; has accredited over 300 companies since it was launched in 1987</STRONG>. The companies have generated over 2,300 jobs and sales of &#8364;308 million for those that are still active today. <STRONG>The success is also proven by the companies&#8217; endurance</STRONG>: 90% of them still exist after five years, compared to a national average of 52%. The Novacit&#233; concept has been adapted to new business models and today, <STRONG>60% of projects supported by Novacit&#233; are part of the <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/biotechnologie-france-europe/life-science-biotechnology-cluster-france-europe,p,6,EN.jsp" target=_blank>biotech</A> and information and communications technology sectors</STRONG>; the remaining projects offer innovative services to both companies and consumers.<BR></P>