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VivaTech 2019

Morgane Hamon (*) - 6/05/2019

Come and experience the future at Viva Technology!

Viva Technology is a global event bringing start-ups and leaders together to celebrate innovation. This is also the theme chosen by Inria for this year’s event, bringing to the fore start-ups that began life within the institute, participating in workshops in partnership with French Tech and with a “Doctoral pathway” on the theme of company creation.

An unmissable event promoting innovation

Organised jointly by Publicis and Les Echos, the 4th edition will once again be an unmissable opportunity for start-ups and entrepreneurs to come together to celebrate innovation. Major players from technology and the digital economy worldwide will be in attendance as they seek to analyse the impact of digital technology on a range of different sectors. Although targeted primarily at professionals (start-ups, investors and executive directors), VivaTech is also open to students and teachers. The wider public are also invited to attend on the Saturday.

For the 2019 edition of the event, the spotlight will be on Europe, AfricaTech, women in digital technology, rising stars and “Tech for good”.

Inria at VivaTech on 16th, 17th and 18th May 2019

Enhancing the impact of research and innovation in the digital sector on French society and the country’s economy is a major focus for the institute. The creation of such a large number of technological start-ups that either have their roots in or are partners of their project teams is just one illustration of this. It was for this reason that Inria made the decision this year to focus on start-ups at VivaTech, whether by helping to boost visibility at their stand, participating in workshops organised by French Tech on the creation of deep tech start-ups and the ties between public research and companies, or by inviting doctoral students to come and be inspired at VivaTech. 

A number of highlights from the schedule have been chosen this year, with the following objectives: 

  • Presentations of 9 start-upsover the 3 days (presentations of the start-ups below)
  • Participation at the deep tech workshopshosted by French Tech (stand U16 - Pavilion 2.2 - see programme opposite)
  • Inviting Inria doctoral studentsin order to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship within the institute
  • Participation at the Job Board Talent Connect in order to attract new talent. 

Inria start-ups at VivaTech

You will find us atstand M38, where nine start-ups will take it in turns to present their projects in the form of demos over the course of the three days. 

  • Alérion (Madynes project team)

Alérion design high quality software and material components for core functions (safety and security) that will form an integral part of an advanced, comprehensive system adapted to the needs of their clients. Specialising in the development of intelligent solutions both by and for drones, Alérion create high quality software and material components for core functions such as safety, security and autonomy.

  • Anatoscope (Imagine project team)

Anatoscope is a software solution used to build and simulate digital 3D avatars based on medical imaging, with the same biomechanical characteristics as the real life individual. The avatars model musculoskeletal and dental pathologies and are used for testing personalised treatments virtually before applying these to the patients themselves and producing prosthetic body parts.

  • Cryptonext (Polsys project team)

Our start-up (CryptoNext Security) is the result of a gestation process with the SATT Lutech. In this context, we are working to develop a program that can be used to secure communication in a post quantum framework, with a specialisation for blockchain technology (a widely distributed protocol that is constantly updated).

Dilepix technology helps farmers understand the data supplied by these monitoring devices, providing an image analysis system that works automatically, notifying the farmer in the event of any problems occurring. Dilepix are targeting rapid deployment across France before turning towards the European market.

  • iEx.ec (Avalon project team) 

iEx.ec provide a fully decentralised cloud platform based on blockchain technology. The company are working to develop a marketplace without any trusted intermediaries, enabling suppliers of IT resources to monetise their servers, applications or data sets directly on the blockchain. The iEx.ec team is a group of European and Chinese scientists that have produced software and algorithms in P2P, grid computing, big data and cloud computing.

Nurea develop decision support and implant personalisation software for cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery (e.g. aortic stents, tracheal implants, etc.). Using innovative digital simulation technology, scanners are used to automatically supply surgeons with a range of information. This information enables surgeons to be more confident in their diagnoses and when deciding whether or not to operate.

  • OpenAgora (Sumo project team)

OpenAgora provide online solutions for gathering and analysing collective views. OpenAgora offer two comprehensive and easy-to-use voting and consultation applications for Slack (a powerful team communication tool used by thousands of companies worldwide) and Microsoft Teams (a conversation platform accessible to everyone, particularly users of Office 365). These products improve communication within teams, encouraging feedback and collective decisions. OpenAgora also provide an online application for consultations and votes: Instant Agora.

  • Therapanacea (Galen project team)  

Therapanacea is a medical technology company that was set up in 2017. They develop next-generation programs comprising artificial intelligence building blocks in order to assist medical teams with the diagnosis of radiotherapy treatments for cancer. The company’s aim is to revolutionise the fight against cancer, enhancing the precision of existing technology in order to enable more effective monitoring and security for patients.

Ullo have developed a care protocol for cognitive impairment that draws on a methodology involving the use of ambient sensory biofeedback. This protocol came about as a result of successful collaborations with their partners, both clinical and scientific. This protocol is particularly effective at tackling anxiety disorders and ageing issues. They design evaluation and stimulation devices for ageing issues for use in retirement homes.

Keywords: Innovation Startups Nurea Dilepix Anatoscope IExec Therapanacea Open Agora Potioc

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