Electronics and IT

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).


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.  


Whoz at this year’s Web Summit?

Catherine Ryall - 09-oct.-2018 10:43:10

Whoz  will be attending the  Web Summit in Lisbon from 5th to 8th November 2018 With 70,000+ attendees expected, 1,200+ speakers, and influencers from every industry, the 2018 Web Summit is set to be, yet again, the world’s largest tech conference. Thought leaders from around the globe will gather to discuss topics ranging from Deeptech to blockchain or even Edtech. Jean-Philippe Couturier, CEO of Whoz , said, “We are really proud to attend Web Summit for the first time, as we will be representing French Tech under Business France’s banner. It is, without a doubt, the best way for us to showcase our AI and B2B solution . Millions of resumes, job openings and available trainings are analysed every day by our AI to connect people within companies to work opportunities and projects based on their current skills, expertise, and past experiences. We truly hope that you will enjoy witnessing the power of our Skills Intelligence , as much as we enjoy building it.” With breakthrough developments made within the past year, our team has the answers to today’s burning question: how can the skills of your company be managed and leveraged to overcome upcoming challenges? This year we have drastically improved our neural network to continuously analyse and deeply understand the job market. We can now determine in real-time, which skills need to be reinforced or acquired to help organisations in the design of their strategic HR processes. If you want to find out how we can help you support your HR strategies this year, come meet two of our co-founders: Nicholas Mandelbaum , Chief Experience Officer, and Vincent Palita , Lead Developer, during the summit or schedule a meeting now. Going to the Web Summit 2018? Let’s meet: websummit2018@whoz.com   About Whoz : The right person, at the right place, at the right time. Whoz AI reveals your workforce skills and finds positions, assignments, and trainings that suit them best. Whoz.com   - Skills Intelligence


#ConquerTheSummit: French Tech is back in Lisbon

Catherine Ryall - 04-oct.-2018 10:49:47

Bringing together over 170,000 visitors from more than 170 countries, as well as 2400 journalists, 1200 speakers and 21 startups on the  French Tech / Business France  pavilion, it can only be the most wonderful (tech) time of the year again,  Web Summit . This year’s edition in Lisbon, taking place from 5 th to 8th November , is widely expected to be the biggest yet. For tech companies, both big and small, it’s a chance to network, eye up the competition and meet investors. Find out all about the French exhibitors in this Web Summit 2018 catalogue . A jury of experts carefully selected the  20 best startups to represent France at the fourth edition of the event. They will join the Business France Pavillon and will proudly represent La French Tech at the event. Find out more in the catalogue . - Arianee - Blue Whale Company   - Braincities - Brennus Analytics - Clustaar   - ForePaaS - Foxy Nerds Studio - Glowbl -  KeeeX - Listen - Ogo Security - Play Play - Pocket Result  (Data Legal Drive) - Securibox - Redison   - Silent Space   - Skapánê - Toguna - WHOZ - Wiidii More information on all the exhibitors in the catalogue . D o get in contact  for any further information: Business France UK: Samy Kheloufi Business France HQ: Lorena Paz-Vilas Press enquiries: Catherine Ryall 


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