Renaud Champion is Director of Emerging Intelligences at emlyon business school, member of the Executive Board in charge of developing the strategy on Artificial Intelligence as well as the digital transformation of the school and its practice. He is also Director of euRobotics AISBL, the European Association of Robotics acting as the private side of SPARC, the Public-Private-Partnership for Robotics in Europe, and an independent expert for the European Commission on innovation and investment in advanced technologies.
After building an international career in capital markets, Renaud created PRIMNEXT, an expertise company specialized in valuing disruptive technologies and investing in as well as accelerating startups operating in Advanced Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Through PRIMNEXT, he founded and managed Robolution Capital, the first venture capital fund dedicated to AI & Robotics in the world. He was involved in the definition of several national robotics roadmaps and he has been an active board member of a dozen startups in this field.
An engineer fascinated by new technologies, Renaud Champion has published articles and white papers on the ethical, legal and socio-economic issues linked to AI and Robotics. He is in particular member of the international multidisciplinary experts group gathered by the Association IEEE for its initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.