Neue Technologien, Innovation, Dienstleistungen

Clevy to launch in Ireland at Dublin Tech Summit

Julia Balvay - 08-avr.-2019 18:27:32

Founded in May 2017, Clevy is a SaaS platform dedicated to conversational technologies (chatbot, voicebot, callbot). The Clevy platform allows companies to create conversational agents answering recurring questions. Today, Clevy is a leader on the conversational market dedicated to employees and on many use cases (HR, IT, Legal, Change Management…). In 2019, Clevy chose to wider its value proposal and opens it to B2C conversational for clients and consumers.   By providing instant answers to employees and eliminating "polluting" e-mails, Clevy enables companies to improve operational efficiency and worklife quality. Clevy can integrate any other classical communication channel (Workplace by Facebook, Google Hangout, Skype for Business, Slack, Chatbox...). Clevy is 100% owner of its technology and its performance rely on NLP (Natural Language Processing). Our platform has been awarded several times (Grand Prix de l’Innovation Digitale, Grand Prix du Jury RMSconf, Challenge Sanofi, Challenge Manpower, distinction at the AWS Summit...).   Clevy works with both private (Danone, SNCF, Crédit Agricole, Capgemini, Roche, Yves Rocher, SANOFI) and public clients (the city of Orleans, the Ministry of Army, Anah).


French Tech takes centre stage at MWC 2019

Catherine Ryall - 16-janv.-2019 13:38:14

The MWC is a key event for global mobile, services and content that brought together over 2400 exhibitors and 107 000 visitors from 208 countries in 2018. For the 13th consecutive year, from 25th to 28th February 2019, Business France , the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing the French Tech pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona with the support of Orange ,  BNP Paribas and Vivatech .  Over 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups will exhibit at the French Tech pavilion this year. The  French Tech pavilion will be one of the largest national pavilions at the show, with an exhibition space of 630 sq m spread over Hall 5 (5B41 / 5B61) & Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 / 8.1E49) “APP PLANET and hosting companies belonging to a wide range of Telecoms sectors:  - mobile applications - games and accessories - Telecoms and software infrastructures - digital marketing - e-commerce - engineering services - financial services   This year Africa and Scandinavia have been designated as special guest regions at the French Tech pavilion and will take centre stage at various events. Throughout the week, numerous events will be held at the French pavilion notably, The Business France awards ceremony on the 25th of February, innovative product and solutions demos in the Hall 5 demo Room as well as B2B meetings between the exhibiting companies, VCs and corporate groups. You can also receive live updates on our program by following us on Twitter with the  #BonjourMobile .   The French Tech pavilion will also play host to several partner regions such as Brittany, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur as well as the competitiveness clusters “Systematic Paris Region” and “Secure Communications Solutions”. The companies belonging to the Business France delegation will participate in business meetings and exchanges with operators and firms from other regions of the globe : Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Cameroun, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Scandinavia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, USA.   A wide range of new innovations will be presented at the show, including: KONROW : This French brand of smartphones and tablets designs telephones which answer each of your uses. With Konrow, discover a reliable and accessible brand which proposes you the products you need. With our products and our philosophy, we defend the simplicity and the accessibility, and we offer you an alternative which is meaningful. FOXY NERD STUDIO  develops SaaS Digital Marketing solutions for big companies. Our digital listening & brand awareness solution allows big companies to monitor how customers and people react on their communication on social media and platforms dedicated to collect customers feedbacks. DEJAMOBILE  is a Fintech offering white label software solutions in the field of mobile transaction services. Dejamobile solutions enable payment, commerce and transport companies to deploy secure and interactive mobile services using proximity technologies such as NFC, QR code and Bluetooth Smart. Find the full list of French exhibitors on the MWC French Tech pavilion website .   About Business France Business France  is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program. Created on 1 January 2015, Business France came about following a merger between UBIFRANCE and AFII (the French agency for international investments. Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It works with a network of public and private partners. For more information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr About French Tech French Tech  is the term used to describe the French start-up community: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, incubators, public organizations, etc. committed to the growth of French start-ups and to their international prosperity. This community includes unicorns such as Blablacar, Criteo, and Vente-privee and champions like Sigfox, Devialet and Voodoo which respectively raised 150 million euros in 2016, 160 million euros and 170 million euros in 2018. The French Tech initiative is an innovative public policy created in 2013. It is not about the government imposing regulations and limits. I’s about the government supporting the start-up community. For further information: www.meetlafrenchtech.com   Contact: Caroline Ginoux, Head of Tech operations - Digital Technologies Department E-mail: caroline.ginoux@businessfrance.fr


France’s EdTech Trailblazers at Bett 2019

Catherine Ryall - 03-janv.-2019 12:46:53

From 23rd – 26 th  January 2019, London will host  Bett , a worldwide beacon for education technology. Nearly 40,000 visitors are expected, hailing from more than 130 countries. France’s know-how on display at the French Pavilion (C100) A number of French companies (start-ups, SMEs and major corporations) will be there to unveil their solutions and services in eLearning, content platforms, on-line assessment applications (eAssessment), MOOCs, cooperation tools, classroom management, new learning and student monitoring solutions, serious games, and more. The French EdTech scene is active, for instance according to  Deloitte : 100 new startups or associations have been created since 2015, and more than 200 since 2010 Worth €180 billion each year (€150 billion in schools and universities + €30 billion in professional training) Find out more about the companies that will be showcasing their EdTech solutions on the French Pavilion at the Bett Show 2019 . The exhibitors will demo their solutions for the duration of the 4-day event. About the French Pavilion at Bett 2019 The French Pavilion is being organised by  Business France , the French export-support agency, in partnership with the French Ministry for Education  with the support of the  French Association of Digital Industries for Education and Training  (Afinef) and in collaboration with Copilot Partners, Ed21, EdFab, the Institut Français in the UK, Réseau SPN and Promethean. Visit stand C100 to meet the companies on the French Pavilion at the Bett show . For more information about the show, see the French Tech Pavilion catalogue , visit  the  Bett  site or contact Francesco Plazzotta .


Vive la French Tech - 160 French Tech startups at CES 2019

Catherine Ryall - 02-janv.-2019 11:08:50

The 2019 edition of CES will see Business France once again organising the French Tech pavilion . With 160 startups in total, it will be the largest European delegation as well as being one of the largest at the show globally.    New for 2019:  26 brand-new startups selected by a jury of Business France-certified experts will be exhibiting their breakthrough innovations. These promising startups were handpicked for their ability to take advantage of their presence at the CES and for their commercial potential. Business France will be bringing together 9 French regions and 120 startups under the national banner of La French Tech. The French government agency will also play host to around 40 startups from other parts of the country   Back again for 2019   For the 2 nd year running, Business France will be running a French Pavilion for the automotive industry in the Central Plaza (LVCC, Central Plaza - CP-4), a space which will showcase how France is leading the way in the Auto Tech sector with connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation systems along with new mobility technologies. Additionally, Business France will support a dozen startups as part of a ‘Family & Friends’ delegation, made up of firms who have worked with the government agency previously and whose technology shows commercial potential. This year, the main innovative sectors showcased at the French Tech pavilion in Las Vegas’s Eureka Park will be: Health Mobility Voice Assistants  Who are the 26 startups selected for CES 2019’s French Tech pavilion? Archos will present solutions that bring AI and blockchain to a wider audience. The ARCHOS Hello personal assistant combines visuals and voice commands, while maintaining maximum privacy. The ARCHOS Safe-T is a hardware wallet for cryptocurrencies. Aveine has developed a connected wine aerator with a temperature sensor. The accompanying app allows the aerator to be adjusted by scanning the label on the wine bottle. It suggests an optimal aeration level depending on the wine in question. Snips is an embedded voice-recognition platform for connected devices. Snips’ vision is to fit a smart voice assistant to every device, making the technology so intuitive that it becomes invisible. The company has already raised over $20m. Carfit uses AI to analyse vehicle vibrations in real time and anticipate the maintenance requirements of coachwork parts without sensors (brakes, tires, wheels, shock absorbers, etc.). Chronolife ’s solution remotely monitors patients with heart problems using a connected t-shirt and app. The system offers continuous monitoring and alerts patients and doctors if required. R-PUR has developed R-PUR NANO, an anti-pollution mask, made in France and specially designed for two-wheel users. It is equipped with a patented nano-filtration® technology that allows users to breathe clean air by filtering toxic particles, fine particles, pollen, etc. in the air. The mask can be connected to a mobile app that tells the users when to replace their filter according to their personal use and the real-time air pollution rate. Vivoka  (NRF) specialises in voice recognition and AI. Their objective is to revolutionize man-machine interaction using the human voice. See the catalogue detailing the full list of startups selected by Business France’s jury to exhibit at the show. Business France is organising the French Tech pavilion at CES 2019 , with the support of Orange , BNP Paribas , the INPI ,  All Circuits , STMicroelectronics , Arrow and France Brevets . For further information, please contact: Maxime Sabahec / +33(0)1 40 73 31 39, +33(0)6 68 67 22 35/ maxime.sabahec@businessfrance.fr


“Augmenting decision-makers’ capabilities with a Human-Supportive A.I taking the form of a distributed Cognitive Operating System.”

Catherine Ryall - 07-nov.-2018 20:03:00

BRAINCITIES LAB bridges the gap between humans and their ever-changing environments by making ecosystems such as cities, cars and businesses responsive. We are augmenting decision-makers’ capabilities with Human-Supportive A.I taking the form of a distributed Cognitive Operating System. Founded in 2013, BRAINCITIES LAB is a French Startup based in Paris, specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. The company creates dynamically evolving knowledge bases to train, then fuel predictive models and measure the readiness of evolving processes. This architecture enables the mining of meaningful stories from heterogeneous data sources. Decision-makers need A.I that Understands Human Behaviors to enable frictionless interactions between environments, technology and people. Inspired by this foreseeable reality, Braincities builds and provides the first human-supportive Artificial Intelligence endowed with judging and empathy capabilities. This unique technology helps decision-makers solve structural problems like: • The human inability to quickly identify trends and patterns • The lack of business self-serviceability • Top management needs to make informed decisions when and where it matters • The increasing volume of unreliable data flooding in the Global Datasphere (163 Zb by 2025) BRAINCITIES LAB combines a proprietary semantic data refinery with a deployable decentralized infrastructure as a service. Such Data Analytics Infrastructure and its related universal personal Datawallets comply with European GDPR regulations. The associated services and protocols secure the data used by our A.I algorithms to provide accurate and reliable recommendations to individuals, businesses, governments and even, smart-devices like autonomous cars. The described Data Analytics Infrastructure is powered by a scalable network of autonomous computation units (the Datawallets), that ultimately will enable us to release the first Distributed Cognitive Operating System . By 2025 our technology will endow all computerized equipment with judging and empathy capabilities drastically improving the machine’s ability to deliver accurate and contextualized services and recommendations to humans. Looking for ways to grow your business with AI? Contact us to discover our use-case in HR, Finance, Smart Cities, Automotive.   Antoine BRUEL | Head of Growth Key Account Manager Email. antoine.bruel@braincities.co Mob. +33 601 642 742 www.braincities.co   BRAINCITIES LAB 21 Bvd Haussmann 75009, Paris Tel. +331 56 03 67 52 Tel. +447 413 341 581 contact@braincities.co www.braincities.co  


Blue Whale Company wins award at French CES 2019 Innovation Awards

Blue Whale Company - 31-oct.-2018 12:02:46

French start-up Blue Whale Company, the creator of the SMS-driven Spy Can Compact has been announced as a French Honoree in the Smart Cities category at the French CES 2019 Innovation Awards . Blue Whale Company designs, develops and markets IoT products, data loggers, measurement probes and smart valves all based on an innovative SMS communication technology.   The latest, the Spy Can Compact The Spy Can Compact is a simple battery-powered tool to save water for use in - housing - residential sites - professional buildings and more   Small with a nice design, simple to use, GSM connected, the Spy Can Compact is a small monobloc fixture of less than 6 inches long.  The Spy Can is fitted with a leak detection system: Whether the flow is very low, standard or very high, a specific algorithm is at work. As a result leaks are detected very quickly and the alerts sent immediately by SMS are very efficient.     The Spy Can Compact is also fitted with: Different algorithms that monitor permanently the daily consumption, the weekly consumption and the monthly consumption: As soon as one of the limits has been reached, it sends an alert An internal   clock function so that water can be shut off automatically every day outside the working hours. This limits the risk of flooding when buildings / infrastructures are not occupied and it reduces mechanically the wastage of water. All in all the experience is that one can expect a reduction of 30% of water consumption with that technology, a crucial benefit at a time when water shortages are visible everywhere on the planet.  Thanks to its very competitive price, the investment is quickly profitable with the savings but if it prevents only one case of water damages the return on investment is immediately there.    A very technical fixture The Spy Can Compact is cutting edge IOT product. Its construction is made up of very long lasting materials. The electronic PCB is micro-coated so that it works even when covered with water. There is no resin casting protection that makes recycling very difficult and that makes battery replacement very difficult.   Its casing is designed to be IP68. If necessary the battery can be replaced very easily.   On the operational side things have been designed to facilitate the installation. There is a Bluetooth communication for the setup. Terminal for the connexion of the water meter are of easy access. The design of the antenna makes it very performant so that it works in places where usually smart phone have lost access to the network.   There are also provisions such as a double monitoring of batteries, an anti-fraud function, an internal check-up and also a manufacturer setup that can be re-instated if necessary.   The Spy Can is also fitted with an internal memory recording all the information sent over the air. Setup can be modified remotely if necessary. Many provisions have also been integrated in terms of security, to prevent hackers from entering into the system. Clearly the Spy Can Compact has been designed to offer a maximum of satisfaction to the user.    The company Created in March 2016, t he company is financed by its shareholder and President, Véronique Stankowiak. The company is managed by Thierry Sartorius who has extensive experience in business development. A team of 10 specialised engineers has been recruited with experience in microelectronics and radio, software development, CAD and mechanics.   Véronique Stankowiak declared: ‘’We are very proud of this award that I want to share with the team. This will mark a new era in the development of the company’’.    The company is based in the North of France in Saint Léonard in the neighbourhood of Boulogne-Sur-Mer. Blue Whale Company is supported by the French Hauts de France Region and Communauté d’Agglomération du Boulonnais as well as the BPI.  For more information: bluewhalecompany.com   contact@bluewhalecompany.com


Senstroke: Use any object as a drum kit! Play, record and improve your drumming anywhere

Catherine Ryall - 11-oct.-2018 11:08:12

Our first product: Senstroke Created by drummers for drummers, Senstroke is a revolutionary solution that lets you play drums anywhere, anytime. The goal of Senstroke is to revolutionize drumming by becoming an indispensable tool for percussionists. Senstroke is designed for non-musicians and drummers of any level. Senstroke makes drumming natural, accessible, and fun Senstroke is the first connected solution device for drummers. Using the impact of the drumsticks and feet position, the sensors can reproduce the real play of a drummer. This allows users to : - Play on any item and emulate the sound of a real drum element - Easily record the drummer playing and share as an electronic file - Improve drumming with interactive lessons Senstroke breaks all barriers of standard drumming To take advantage of the Senstroke experience, all you need is a smartphone (iOS or Android), Senstroke sensors, and drumsticks. The patented technology developed for this product transforms everything a drummer touches into an interactive drum kit. You no longer need to own a drumset to play drums. You can now play drums on whatever you want : your legs, cushions, table, books etc … This is a smart product : thanks to AI, it adapts to your playing environment, and is compatible with all classic drumsticks on the market. The company behind Senstroke: Redison Redison is a French startup based in Lens (1hr from Paris, 1hr from London, 1hr from Brussells). Redison brings you innovative solutions to make your daily life easier. Experts in new technologies, we develop projects in the world of music and health. Contact the team  for more information.  


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The Tech Services and Press Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions key exhibitions in the UK as well as meet-the-buyer events, and offers individual prospecting trips and exploratory missions. We cover various industries including telecommunications, audiovisual/multimedia services and technologies, video games, software and IT services, Internet services/technologies and e-commerce solutions, together with B2B services in marketing, HR, real estate as well as the financial sector.   Isabelle Tibayrenc Manager isabelle.tibayrenc @businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3634 Teresa Marshall Senior Trade Development Adviser teresa.marshall@ubifrance.fr   Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3644 Samy Kheloufi Trade Devel

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