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Technology transfers

Start-up policy

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One of the preferred methods of technology transfer is the creation of start-ups marketing technologies derived from results research. Since 1987, the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre has started up about 20 technology companies.

Most recent start-ups

  • 2018: Neurinnov designs and develops new generation of Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDs). It has implemented a patented generic neurostimulation platform technology to provide innovative solutions to several families of severe functional deficiencies without therapeutic solutions. The breakthrough technology developed by the company will treat first quadriplegic patients by restoring hand functionality of the hand to provide autonomy
  • 2018: Denimbo develops software tools for the Internet of Things. The solution makes possible the agile development of device-to-cloud IoT applications by business focused teams.
  • 2017: BioMathematica, specialized in the mathematical modeling of omic networks, develops innovative and evolutionary metabolic models at the genome scale to characterize and understand a biological process from simulation to control in order to optimize and/or modify its behaviour.
  • 2017 : inHEART whose objective that combines their top-tier expertise in cardiac electrophysiology and medical imaging to develop advanced medical imaging processing and visualization solutions for heart rhythm disorders.
  • 2017:  Ekinnox aims to help therapists and their patients improve the rehabilitation pathway.
  • 2016 : Inalve produces microalgae for animal feeding.
  • 2013: Therapixel provides solutions for image-guided therapy.
  • 2012: Mnemotix*  is a start-up in engineering knowledge and semantic web.
  • 2010: Robocortex provides real-time vision based localization software products to integrators for augmented reality applications and robotics systems.
  • 2007: ActiveEon*  is a publisher of Open Source  solutions for distributed and parallel computing in order to accelerate applications and virtualisation.
  • 2006: Vulog*  develops software and services for urban mobility.
  • 2001: QuantifiCare specialises in measurements of changes in pathologies based on the analysis of medical images.
  • 1990: Ergomatic consultants is a company specialized in the ergonomics of computer systems and in the design of human-machine interfaces.

(*) These start-ups value work from Inria and I3S Laboratory (UMR 7271 UNS-CNRS)

Bought by groups

  • 2005: Keeneo is a publisher of software for the recognition of behaviour and intelligent video surveillance. The company was boutght out by Digital Barriers.
  • 2000: UDcast specialises in the convergence of IP networks through satellite and land-based radio-relay digital connections. The company was bought out in 2011 by OneAccess.
  • 1999: Esterel Technologies markets software for designing reliable system, technologies from Inria and Ecole des Mines de Paris (CMA laboratory).
  • 1999: Aucland specialises in online auctions. The company was bought out by the English group QXL in 2002.
  • 1998: Realviz is a publisher of image processing software and solutions for the content creation sector. The company was bought out in May 2008 by Autodesk then by Bentley Systems
  • 1992: Focus Imaging publishes 3D medical image analysis automation software. The company was taken over in 2002 by Median Technologies.
  • 1988: Istar specialises in the processing of aerial and space images. The company was bought out in 2006 by EADS Astrium, then integrated into the company InfoTerra.
  • 1987: Ilog is a global leader in C++ and Java software components. The company was bought out by IBM in 2009.

Technologies taken over by groups

  • Connexité: created in 1990, provided a system for the development and re-engineering of programs written in Fortran. Its technology was taken over by Simulog, itself bought out in 2003 by Aztek.
  • Infobjects: created in 2000, this company developed the software ObjectDRIVER, technology from Inria and Ecole des Ponts&Chaussées (CERMICS laboratory). The company ceased operations in 2005. The software was acquired by ATOS Company.

Companies that are no longer operating

  • Neosensys: created in 2014 this company put video intelligence at the service of store profitability. It ceased operations in 2017.
  • Activia Networks: created in 2000, this company provided open, interoperable network solutions for routing and exchanging contents for Internet operators. It ceased operations in 2004.

Keywords: Startup Technology transfers