Exhibition areas

On more than 2000m², researchers and companies can exchange and lay the foundation stone of their collaboration.

Recruitment stands

The recruitment area is open from 9h to 18h. Companies and candidates can exchange as they please. 120 companies and 3500 visitors are expected October 5 at CENTQUATRE-Paris.

Tech Transfer area (restricted access)

The Tech Transfer area is a showroom of technologies from the academic world. Only companies that have opted for a Tech Transfer package or benefit from dedicated tickets can access it.


At the PhDTalent Career Fair, 4 conference areas are set up to accommodate stakeholders and the public.

Corporate conferences

From 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, four companies can present their activities, their professions and their recruitment processes. In 2017, Altran, the European Patent Office, OCP and Scalian presented their activities.

Thematic conferences (restricted access)

From 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, 12 recognized researchers in their field come to present the latest technological advances to the employees, clients and partners of the present companies.

Employment conferences

From 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, the employment conferences held by our partners give the keys to job search and professional networking for the present doctoral students and doctors.

Pitch & Hire your Doctor

The “Les start-up font leur show” contest changes its name in 2018 and becomes “Pitch & Hire your Doctor”. The principle remains the same: the 10 start-up finalists pitch the day of the PhDTalent Career Fair and try to convince the doctors to join them.


ABG Professional Pitch Competition

For the fourth year in a row, ABG is organizing its professional pitch competition at the PhDTalent Career Fair. The principle: 10 PhD students and young PhDs present their background and their professional ambitions.


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Whether it is to discover entrepreneurship or to make one’s resume attractive, hundreds of workshops are planned throughout the day.

« PhD and entrepreneuship » sessions

During the afternoon, PhD candidates and doctors discover the issues of business creation.

CV group sessions

In the morning, PhDs and PhD candidates work on their CVs during group sessions led by APEC.

CV optimizations

Throughout the day, visitors can benefit from professional recruitment individual advice given by our partners.