ay 17, 2019 at 10am
CNRS stand, location M33 (Hall 1)
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
Come and meet them on Friday, May 17, from 10:00am, in the presence of Antoine Petit, CNRS President and CEO, Jean-Luc Moullet, CNRS Chief Technology Transfer Officer (DGDI) and Johanna Michielin, CNRS Innovation Director.
With nearly 100 startups created each year, 5,800 patents, 1,400 active licences, and 20 framework-agreements with CAC 40 companies, the CNRS is a major actor in Deep Tech in France
Viva Technology (VivaTech) promotes collaboration between major companies and startups in an effort to share the technologies of the future with a broad public. For Jean-Luc Moullet, the new CNRS Chief Technology Transfer Officer, this event highlights the organisation's commitment to developing startups that find applications for the results produced in its research laboratories. The variety and quality of the startups that will be present illustrate the diversity and wealth of research conducted at the CNRS.
Press visit programme:
Registrations before May 15, 2019 with Alexiane Agullo: email@example.com
- Presentation of startups: Tiamat (energy), ThrustMe (space), Curve One (new technologies), Greenerwave (new technologies), Daumet (luxury), Bio Inspir' (environment), Mercurio (arts and heritage), Sensome (health)
- Presentation of the Jean Zay supercomputer from the CNRS Institute for Development and Resources in Intensive Scientific Computing (IDRIS) on the Hewlett Packard stand (with Genci, Hall 1 - location D30)
Tiamat designs, develops, and produces sodium-ion batteries in a standard industrial format. These batteries could mitigate some of the limitations of the lithium-ion batteries that currently prevail, such as charging speed, lifespan, and the cost of production. Located in Amiens (northern France), this young company emerged from the French Research Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E) led by the CNRS, and now has a few dozen functional prototypes available. Some of them, including an electric scooter, will be displayed at the CNRS stand.
Miniaturised low-altitude satellites represent the future of global connectivity and real-time Earth monitoring. ThrustMe enables this new space industry to be economically and environmentally sustainable by developing and marketing electric propulsion systems, which will be on display during the fair. This startup was founded in 2017, and emerged from the Laboratoire de physique des plasmas (CNRS/Ecole polytechnique).
Curve One specialises in the production of curved sensors for the drone, autonomous vehicle, and photography and video camera markets, as well as for astronomy and scientific instrumentation. Its sensors improve clarity, reduce distortion, and eliminate vignetting (the dark corners present on certain photos). Based on the expertise of the Laboratoire d’astrophysique de Marseille (CNRS/Cnes/AixMarseille Université), Curve One proposes a comprehensive solution for boosting images, and will be on display at VivaTech.
The startup Greenerwave, a spin-off of the Institut Langevin (CNRS/ESPCI Paris), has designed an intelligent and low-cost metasurface to control waves. This innovation, presented at VivaTech, will make it possible to develop flat satellite antennas with electronic reconfiguration to bridge the digital divide, ultra-high resolution radars for autonomous vehicles or RFID infrastructures for real-time inventories.
Approximately 75% of individuals with an amputated arm possess mobility in their phantom limb. Basing themselves on this information, researchers from the CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université and Sorbonne Université, in collaboration with doctors from the IRR in Nancy, have developed a prototype that uses muscle activity to detect the movements of the phantom limb and reproduce them in a prosthetic arm. The prototype will be on display at VivaTech. This intuitive and natural approach for prosthesis control requires neither surgical intervention nor learning on the part of patients.
The AntBot robot:
Inspired by the desert ant, which has a reputation as an extraordinary solitary navigator, researchers from the CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université have developed the first robot with legs that can move without GPS. AntBot will randomly explore the robotics area of VivaTech before automatically returning to its base, without GPS or cartography. Its secret is a celestial compass sensitive to polarised light, which allows it to find its way.
This startup from the GIPSA-Lab (CNRS/Grenoble INP/Université Grenoble Alpes) in Grenoble (southeastern France) seeks to revolutionise the amusement park industry by combining intuitively piloted drones with video games in mixed reality, in order to propose multiplayer attractions available to a broad public. GIPSA-lab’s algorithms help safely pilot the drone by ensuring it remains within authorised areas and by avoiding collisions. A new recreational experience that can be enjoyed during VivaTech.