UBIFRANCE helps French IT startups plug into global opportunities

Kate Riley - 11-déc.-2014 11:29:54

Fayssal Majid, IT project manager at UBIFRANCE, explains, “Smartphones will be the new platform for all companies. Companies will need to have a mobile application as well as a website in order to attract customers and maintain market share.” By 2020, the number of smartphone subscriptions is expected to more than double to 6.1 billion – almost the size of today’s global population of 6.7 billion. The IT sector is no longer a novelty market: companies of all sizes and in all sectors must integrate digital services into their offering or risk losing business.   France offers a mobile IT ecosystem that is leveraging the best of the country’s technology, services and infrastructure, not only to satisfy the domestic market but also to capture global customers. In fact, the domestic market which, in many ways, is a reflection of the country’s focus on technology, has been following the pattern of other developed countries in terms of internet-services consumption and mobile-telecoms usage: today, 54% of the French population uses the internet on their mobile device and 74% of smartphone users research products and services on their telephone.      Therefore, it should come as no surprise that France will be sending the largest national delegation to the Mobile World Congress, next year (2-5 March 2015), in Barcelona (Spain). The size of the delegation is undeniably linked to the quality of French engineering and the country’s well-organised R&D clusters, many at a regional level, which support the development of an array of independent projects.     A case in point is Systematic, a hi-tech cluster centred on the Paris region, which has helped to develop 379 projects and attracted €2 billion worth of investment over its brief history.  In fact, as Fayssal Majid, IT project manager at UBIFRANCE, explains, there are even further layers of organisation that benefit the start-up culture in France. He says, “There are start-ups that are very proud of their French roots but that are looking to expand globally. La French Tech, an initiative [launched] in collaboration with UBIFRANCE, helps them to achieve this goal.”     La French Tech is a collective project aimed at facilitating the growth and boosting the influence of French start-ups and of the country’s digital ecosystem: it has been behind the success of companies such as award-winning Citizen Sciences.      Citizen Sciences is a prime example of a French company that is innovating and pushing back technological frontiers. Citizen Sciences is pioneering applications in the field of the internet of things – the connectivity of everyday items for the purpose of improving usage and limiting human involvement – with a focus on clothing items. At the moment they are working on products that will gather multiples of data from athletes – from heart rate to specific movements – in order to improve their performance. The company was recognised as a winner of an Innovation Award at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (USA).      F Majid believes that Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, in spring 2015, is the perfect springboard for French businesses to reach global markets. IT has become much more of a global phenomenon and F Majid believes that French companies should not only focus on the US market but also on emerging markets in Asia, South America, and Africa. He explains, “French companies have always thought about the US, but in fact there is also a lot of interest from places such as the Middle East, South-East Asia and Africa – markets that are very large and continuing to grow.”      As a global event, Mobile World Congress provides the perfect forum for introducing French companies to prospective clients from all over the world. One French company that will be joining F Majid in Barcelona is Oledcomm. This company’s products leverage lighting networks into something many might find unthinkable – wireless communication and internet services. Another French company that will be at MWC 2015 is Famoco. This company is working on a long-sought solution to various problems affecting contactless payments.      UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, has 80 offices outside France. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services to businesses interested in expanding across the world.      For further information about Oldecomm, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/company-19013-oledcomm     For further information about Famoco, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/company-14629-famoco For further information about the French Pavilion at Mobile World Congress, please go to: http://mwc.ubifrance-events.com/  or  http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/Posts-10231-french-pavilion-at-mwc-2015-to-showcase-over-100-cutting-edge-players     For further information about Mobile World Congress, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/  

Silver Economy experiences healthy growth in France

Kate Riley - 08-déc.-2014 15:35:08

France’s Silver Economy is turning into a precious commodity, growing at 4% over the past few years and projected to create 300,000 jobs by 2020. France’s high-value Silver Economy (i.e. the sector of the economy that comprises the production and sale of goods and services for consumers who are over the age of 65) is expected to grow healthily, providing an abundant market for French and foreign-owned businesses. However, the most striking element of this market is that it has nothing to do with metals… Silver Economy is a term that refers to the segment of the economy that produces and distributes goods and services for consumers over the age of 65, who require products and services tailored to their specific tastes and needs, from accommodation to health and leisure. According to demographic projections, 23 million French people — the equivalent to one third of the population — will be over 65 by 2030. Many other European and Western countries are experiencing similar developments in their demographics and their retirees are often looking for very specific communities across the continents that they can move into. Furthermore, wealthy retirees from countries in the Far East are also looking for lifestyles with a certain quality that they may not be able to find so readily back home.  Amina Sambou, Project Manager for the Silver Economy at UBIFRANCE, is confident that France can excel in servicing the domestic and foreign market. She says, “In France, we have a focus on health and quality of life, which has already created a market with a strong infrastructure for retirees who are interested in these areas.” Therefore, it is not a surprise that French companies are experiencing interest from consumers in countries such as Japan, South Korea and China who, according to Ms. Sambou, are “interested in the French way of ageing”.  New French companies are already popping up in anticipation of vast opportunities in this field, in the next decade. Silver Valley is France’s answer to California’s Silicon Valley, combining advanced technology and a privileged location in order to create a future for the Silver Economy. Situated less than 10 kilometres from Paris, this cluster of French businesses will create a nexus for innovation in all respects – research facilities for innovative partners, a business park for product- and service-oriented businesses, and attractive real estate for retirees.  Demographics, such as longer life expectancy, a decrease in the birth rate, and the retirement of the ‘baby boomer’ generation are certainly reasons why the market segments relating to the over-65s will become more relevant for all businesses in the next decade. However, this is not the only reason why businesses need to stay ahead of the curve: senior citizens in France represent 43% of the population’s income, 60% of real estate, and 72% of financial investments. Therefore, it is not just the size of the market, but also its focus on high-value products that make it a priority for all business strategists. And, precisely, the structures and services put in place in France in this respect are unparalleled. Six French regions have been chosen to lead the Silver Economy in France, with each one setting up its own specialist cluster or programme, similar to Silver Valley. A good example is Toulouse’s So Toulouse campaign. The fourth largest city in France has recently been praised as being recession proof – a beacon of private-sector growth in France over the last decade. Part of the success of this city and its surrounding region has been its focus on education and technological innovation. This has translated into smart services for pensioners, including smart homes, e-health services, and a hospital dedicated solely to the elderly. Also, the region’s status as the second most popular agri-food region in France does not hurt its already impressive pitch. So far, it seems that a large part of French know-how is linked to elements rooted in France itself. However, much of the French advantage is exportable, and French-based companies have been finding success in events such as last June’s Silver Economy Connection in Atlanta (USA).  Sandrine Sauvage-Mack, Senior Trade Advisor at UBIFRANCE, recounts how La Valeriane, a diversified group, was awarded two pilot programmes with two large organisations specialising in homecare and other services to the over-65s:  “After a great first impression with Leading Age, the American Federation for Ageing Populations, they were certain to add more pilots and clinical trials with American universities and research centres.”  UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, will continue to promote French-based companies at events dedicated to France’s Silver Economy, in France and in other countries.  For further information about French exporting companies, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/search.aspx  

You can BETT on French companies in London 2015

Kate Riley - 05-déc.-2014 14:31:01

The French Pavilion at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will showcase 14 cutting-edge French companies. The trade fair, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, is taking place from 21 to 24 January 2015 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in London (UK).   The French Pavilion is being organised by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with the French Education Suppliers’ Trade Association (Afinef) and Cap Digital. The French Pavilion is also supported by the French Ministry for Education and by La French Tech, and results from collaboration with Copilot Partners. The French Pavilion will be situated on Stand C-98 at BETT 2015, and will present 14 French-based companies in the educational-technology sector. The British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will take place between 21 and 24 January 2015 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London. The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details are available on request. AVITICE   AVITICE has over 20 years’ experience in the distribution of high-added-value software in fields including hands-on remote support and user supervision for teaching solutions. The company has also developed complementary solutions in the protection and management of IT parks, shared digital learning spaces, and podcasting. www.avitice.com/EN/ DigiSchool   DigiSchool aims to revolutionise education through the use of digital technology. DigiSchool operates as a second school, guiding students through the learning process all the way from primary school to their first job. In light of current trends, all DigiSchool pedagogical content has been conceived and adapted for use with Smartphones. www.digischoolgroup.com/en/   Educlever   Educlever has worked alongside leading French research laboratories to develop Cartographie des Savoirs, an adaptive-learning solution designed to increase pupils’ achievement at school. This R&D project, supported by the French government, provides educators with a precise skills map to help them build a personalised, adaptive-learning strategy for each pupil. The solution is currently used by teachers and 4,000 pupils in primary schools across France. www.educlever.com   ENACO   ENACO, the first French-based online business school (ISO 9001-certified), offers e-learning diploma courses up to Master’s degree level. Thanks to its e-learning, technical, and instructional expertise, ENACO has developed eTrotter, a user-centred platform combining innovation and ergonomics. www.enaco.fr/   Immanens   Immanens develops and provides products and services in the digital-publishing sector, including books, corporate communication tools, magazines, and textbooks. Immanens works along three lines of approach: Andromede, which is a platform for the education market; Moodle Fizz, which combines tools and services for interactive classroom activities; and, finally, a digital-publishing solution based on the ePub3 standard. www.immanens.com/home/   Isograd   Isograd has developed TOSA®, the first universal-assessment test and certification for professional desktop software skills. It can be used by job seekers, recruiters, students, training organisations as well as universities, and it covers the main desktop software applications, programming languages and web-design languages. TOSA® is an online platform in SaaS mode with a powerful back office for managing and editing candidates’ data, tests and results. www.isograd.com/EN/index.php   ITOP Education   ITOP Education creates, develops and provides digital-school resources tailored to every stage of education, from primary school to sixth form. With more than four million active users, ITOP Education is the French leader in the Virtual Learning Environment market. ITOP Education’s latest project is NIPIB, a unique picture database with detailed scientific and educational indices. www.itopeducation.fr   Libcast   Libcast is an all-in-one online video platform available as a SaaS solution. The launch of online video monetization and the Dokeos plug-in are just two of Libcast’s recent achievements, proving its ability to innovate and deliver. Libcast already has prestigious clients, such as HEC Paris business school, thanks to the platform’s scalability and the support it lends to advanced projects, including Web TV and MOOC (which is a lecture-broadcasting portal). www.libcast.com/en   MASKOTT   MASKOTT has the consulting expertise that will help clients to manage the definition, planning and implementation of multimedia-equipment projects. The company offers a complete solution for digital projects with a range of hardware and software tools including interactive whiteboards, mobile classrooms, network infrastructures, personal computers, pedagogical content, podcasting, servers, software components, and tablets. www.maskott.com/ Milliweb   Milliweb’s technology turns tablets, computers and USB sticks into full-featured desktops for education. The solution includes advanced administration/customisation functionalities and, with the company’s Digital Course Manager, teachers can create their own e-learning sessions and easily transfer them over to students’ devices. Milliweb’s Millibox solution makes blended-learning sessions accessible to all, with or without internet access. www.milliweb.fr   NVIDIA   NVIDIA is a world leader in visual-computing technologies and is now bringing its unique video-gaming expertise to the education sector. Thanks to its technology, based around grid servers linked to the Cloud, NVIDIA makes serious gaming and rich content-based educational solutions available to students and teachers anytime, anywhere, and on any device (tablets, smartphones, PCs, etc.).  www.nvidia.eu   Orange Digital School   Orange Digital School is an all-inclusive, ready-to-use platform providing all the necessary equipment (carrying case, tablets, video-projector, Wi-Fi/LAN/4G router, etc.), online services, resources, training, software, and support. It gives access to an array of resources, enabling teachers to build courses and students to practise working independently and confidentially at their own pace, through personalised learning. www.ecolenumerique.orange.fr/   Streetlab   Streetlab develops digital-learning resources that provide realistic simulations of a range of visual defects, offering users a unique, innovative, immersive and playful experience, as well as a better understanding. Scenarios are based on interviews with partially sighted people as well as the expertise of the Streetlab team (ergonomist, occupational therapist, optician-optometrist, etc.). www.streetlab-vision.com/en/   Unowhy   Unowhy has created SQOOL, a complete and secure solution combining tablets and Cloud computing. Unowhy provides an integrated educational solution on a touchscreen tablet, manufactured in France and designed specifically for the educational environment. Worldline, Unowhy’s partner company, offers a Cloud-computing solution that enables the storage of educational content and students’ personal data on secure hosting sites. www.unowhy.com   About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Afinef and Cap Digital, with the support of the French Ministry for Education and La French Tech, and in collaboration with Copilot Partners, is showcasing 14 French-based companies at the BETT trade show, on the French Pavilion (Stand C-98).   BETT 2015, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, will take place at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London (UK), from 21 to 24 January 2015.   For further information about BETT, please go to: www.bettshow.com   For further information about La French Tech, please go to: http://en.lafrenchtech.com/   For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/     For further information, please contact :   Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London - SW1Y 4SP – UK – Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 - KATE.RILEY@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at :www.ubifrance.com/uk  

MobiWire cashes in with its Mobiprint³ terminal at Cartes Paris 2014

Marine Juillard - 04-nov.-2014 16:15:29

MobiWire will present Mobiprint3, the latest version of its transaction-processing terminal, at the Cartes Paris 2014 trade show, which is taking place from 4 to 6 November at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre (France). With almost 100,000 unit sales of the two previous generations of the product, MobiWire is proud to showcase its latest POS solution, which runs under Android OS. MobiWire, a recognised leader in the design, production and delivery of connected devices dedicated to cash and electronic transactions, is taking innovation a step further with Mobiprint3, its latest product. With a wide touchscreen, an Android OS, new sensors, high-performance battery life, and an ergonomic design, Mobiprint3 is the ideal POS terminal for distributors. MobiWire will present its new Mobiprint3 technology on Stand 4K028 at the Paris Cartes 2014 trade show, which is taking place from 4 to 6 November of this year at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, north of the French capital. The Mobiprint3 design is based on a smartphone architecture (GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSPA), combined with a robust printer, which enables everyday transactions (cash collection, proof-of-purchase tickets, receipts, etc.) and POS data management. Adapted to, and designed primarily for, cash-payment regions in which banking services are hard to come by, Mobiprint3 replaces traditional bank accounts with cheaper mobile accounts that are particularly efficient for micro-payments. Mobiprint³ is indispensable in scenarios where physical proof of transaction is mandatory, such as air-time top-ups on mobile phones, money transfers from mobile accounts, mobile payments, and purchasing bus tickets with cash (or through an electronic transaction). About MobiWire MobiWire is a French-based manufacturer of mobile-telecommunications devices, which designs and delivers tailor-made, connected high-tech solutions on behalf of local and global players in the mobile-telecoms industry (including OEMs, mobile-telecoms operators and retailers) for the mass market, whilst also being adaptable to other markets.   MobiWire’s products match this dual-market approach since, on the one hand, the company produces smartphones that incorporate up-to-date consumer-market trends and technologies and, on the other, MobiWire is an expert in wireless-payment terminals, having successfully developed a range of mobile-payment devices dedicated to both cash and electronic transactions. MobiWire will be showcasing its products and technology on Stand 4K028 at the Paris Cartes 2014 trade show, which is taking place from 4 to 6 November 2014 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, situated north of the French capital. For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.cartes.com For further information about the company, please go to its website: www.MobiWire.com You can also follow the company on social media: www.Facebook.com/MobiWire        Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP – UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk

Lucibel’s products in the spotlight at LuxLive 2014

Marine Juillard - 23-oct.-2014 16:16:48

Lucibel of France, a major player in the LED lighting sector, will be exhibiting its innovative solutions at the LuxLive trade show, which will take place at the ExCel exhibition centre in London (UK) from 19 to 20 November 2014. Lucibel will present its brand-new-generation LED panel and its new Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) concept designed for use in museums, galleries and showrooms. Lucibel, a specialist in the design and production of innovative lighting solutions based on Light-Emitting Diode (LED) technology, will showcase two of its stand-out products at LuxLive 2014. The first is its brand-new-generation LED panel, which provides the best luminosity output to power consumption ratio on the market. This product offers unparalleled energy savings, outperforming similar products, and greatly increases the customer’s ROI. Lucibel will also present its new Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) concept designed for use in museums, galleries and showrooms. For the first time, Lucibel has combined Li-Fi technology with LED lighting to transform existing LED lighting elements into Li-Fi emitters that can then remotely transmit multimedia content (sound, video, geolocation, etc.) to a tablet or smartphone. Using an indoor geolocation application on a tablet device, visitors have direct and automatic access to interactive content corresponding to the object on display. This virtual guide gives traditional visits a whole new dimension, making them more natural and intuitive. Lucibel’s solution is an integral part of the LED lighting element and requires no additional infrastructure or energy consumption. It can be featured in multiple applications, and reflects the company’s ambition to offer more than a simple lighting function, allowing customers to benefit from the many opportunities proposed by LED technology. The multiple advantages of LEDs have made them the preferred technology for new lighting sources. LED lighting efficiency reduces energy consumption by up to 80% compared to traditional technologies, increases operating life by up to 20 times, and can be controlled remotely or programmed to interact with its surroundings. Further advantages of LED technology include its homogenous, flicker-free luminous flux, excellent colour rendering, immediate illumination, lack of sensitivity to on/off switching cycles, and a wide range of integration and customisation possibilities. The company develops and produces the majority of its products in its own factories in France, selecting the best components on the market and ensuring that technical aspects are constantly being improved. Lucibel focuses on the professional market segments in which its solutions contribute maximum added value to the customer, such as hotels and restaurants, offices and industry, public authorities, and retail. As well as guaranteeing technical performance and energy efficiency, Lucibel also designs specific solutions adapted to client specifications and whose benefits go beyond lighting functions alone. Such benefits include incomparable product or site enhancement to boost customer visits and sales activity, a quality of light that improves well-being and productivity of employees, intelligent management of light sources to optimise energy consumption, and new functionalities such as the transmission of wireless data to enrich visitor experience. Lucibel has a dedicated London-based team that works closely with clients on their projects, advising and informing them about relevant applicable standards and undertaking return on investment studies. The team can also carry out studies into lighting, 3D simulations, and thermal dissipation. About Lucibel Lucibel is an innovative French company that designs new-generation lighting products and solutions based on LED technology. In 2013, Lucibel generated a consolidated turnover of €21.5 million, versus €6.3 million in 2012, equating to an 87% increase on a like-for-like basis. The company markets its products in over 30 countries and has seven international subsidiaries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, with exports accounting for 24% of sales in 2013. Lucibel will be exhibiting its products and solutions at the LuxLive trade show, which will take place at the ExCel exhibition centre in London (UK) from 19 to 20 November 2014. The company is working to continue its growth in Europe, in particular on the UK market, and is looking to meet potential partners at the trade show. Visitors are encouraged to visit the stand to discover more about the new LED panels and LiFi experience. For further information about the company, please go to:  www.lucibel.com For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.luxlive.co.uk Lucibel is listed on the Alternext Paris equity trading market. Ticker symbol: ALUCI. Code ISIN: FR0011884378L Lucibel is eligible for the PEA PME and FCPIs.    For further information, please contact :    Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP – UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk

VIRTUALDIVE is fully immersed at Dublin Web Summit 2014

Marine Juillard - 20-oct.-2014 17:34:31

VIRTUALDIVE of France, a start-up dedicated to the development of applications that allow internet users to discover and explore ocean depths,  will showcase its innovative technology at this year’s Dublin Web Summit, which will take place at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland from 4 to 6 November 2014. VIRTUALDIVE is keen to meet potential investors as part of its strategy for international growth. VIRTUALDIVE has created the Ocean Connected project, which is an application that allows internet users to discover and explore ocean depths, in real-time, from their home computers, tablets or smart phones. The main objective of this global project is to overcome unawareness amongst the general public about the ocean and the vital role that it plays in the survival of life on earth. With new technologies linked to underwater robotics, virtual diving eliminates actual aquatic immersion, which is the main obstacle to traditional diving in terms of both risk and cost. Rather than being individual and secluded, virtual diving remains constantly connected with the external world and information sources. The project also adds value and offers new growth perspective to diving centres and the industry as a whole, which has been slow to adapt to a more digital environment. The Ocean Connected application is a technological breakthrough in the industry. The system links a connected and submersible mobile device, named Dolphyn, with a multisided web platform and dedicated applications, allowing two global networks to interact and generate revenue. On one side there are the underwater content producers (divers, snorkellers, yacht owners, marine reserves, etc.) and on the other are the content consumers (Internet users). For a minimal cost, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, any internet user will have the opportunity to follow a qualified diving instructor and interactively discover and study – through links to their social network – the hidden wonders of ocean. Currently, traditional diving activities are undertaken by just 0.4% of the population but, thanks to Ocean Connected, these activities now have the opportunity to attract the interest and attention of 2.5 billion internet users around the world. For the first time, a viable alternative is available to the millions of people that will never practice scuba diving but that are interested in the direct observation and knowledge of the subsea environment. This digital alternative combines virtual and augmented realities, geo caching, live video streaming, gaming, eLearning, cloud computing, and networking, to enrich the video images collected by professional divers and open up access to thousands of diving sites, coral reefs, marine reserves and historical wrecks.  VIRTUALDIVE successfully completed a six year R&D programme, which was financed by the Agence Nationale de Recherche (French National Research Agency), regional institutions and the European Commission (FP7262160). The proof of concept (POC) was approved and pre-serial industrial production was launched, leading to the first sales of the product. Usage will be closely monitored in order to gather information and feedback from customers and users.  The company, which is a family owned SME, will be exhibiting at the Dublin Web Summit 2014 and is looking to meet external investors. Fresh funds are required to enter the global market, supported by a strong digital marketing campaign and a consistent strategy for industrialisation. For the first round of funding, the company is looking for between €1.5 and €2 million over the course of 2015. These funds will be used to hire a team of executives that will manage the company during its development phase; to cover the marketing launch; to acquire the industrial technology systems; and to proceed with technical and technological improvements in line with market demand. The withdrawal of the first external investors is expected by 2020, with an investment multiplier of 10. About VIRTUALDIVE The founders of VIRTUALDIVE, Alain and Antonio Dinis are serial entrepreneurs and have over 50 years of international experience in the management of innovative technologies, combining their technical background with strong marketing competencies. They have been working together for more than 10 years and have assembled a team of five experts in different disciplines.  Furthermore, they are supported by four research laboratories and specialised SMEs that provide a platform for exponential growth of the project. For further information about VIRTUALDIVE, please go to: www.virtualdive.com VIRTUALDIVE will be exhibiting at the Dublin Web Summit, which will take place at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland from 4 to 6 November 2014. For further information about the Dublin Web Summit, please go to: www.websummit.net         Ms Kate RILEY- Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP - UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr   View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk  

Salience maps out collaborative working at Dublin Web Summit 2014

Marine Juillard - 20-oct.-2014 16:22:50

Salience, a French startup in the field of technology consulting, will present  FeatureMap, a unique online platform for simple and effective real-time collaboration, at this year’s Dublin Web Summit, which will take place at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland from 4 to 6 November 2014. FeatureMap is a digital board (or map) on which the user can manipulate and organise cards containing ideas, tasks and projects. Users can then share their maps with colleagues, partners and customers, allowing interaction in real-time mode. As well as their position on the map, the cards embed additional information such as time attributes, ownership, quantitative data, comments, and a modifications log. Co-founder of Salience Tristan Thevenin says: “Our vision is to help people build better products and run more successful projects with the help of great software. We are passionate about how teams develop new products. Having listened to many different stories, we decided to create FeatureMap, in order to help great ideas to turn into real products. The team is dedicated to its customers and we are constantly developing FeatureMap to fit the needs of the user, enabling them to keep their projects even more simple, collaborative and visual.” In order to achieve goals, objectives need to be set out. Illustrations are the most powerful means to convey a message, but difficult to update. Words, on the other hand, can be moved but lack visual impact. FeatureMap enables users to make the most of both by building a project map, which gives a physical shape to the bigger picture, and harnessing the power and accuracy of words. FeatureMap is widely used by both small and large companies all around the world and Salience’s clients include AXA, Ford and Sony. It was developed by Salience to facilitate the missions of product managers, entrepreneurs, marketing managers and project managers. Moreover, based on visual concepts, FeatureMap enables users to collaborate, communicate and contribute efficiently to different projects whatever their location, language or role. FeatureMap is a flexible tool that enables users to define the best solution to bring maximum value to their customers. Whether users are accustomed to using methods such as Agile Marketing, Kanban or Story Mapping, FeatureMap can be adapted to fit a variety of approaches. About Salience Salience, which is headquartered in Troyes, is a French startup providing technological solutions in the consultancy field. Founded in 2011, the company was then designated Laureate in a French national contest for innovative companies in 2012. Salience’s FeatureMap solution was designed to facilitate collaborative working by grouping together ideas, tasks and projects on a digital map. Users have a clear and organised visibility of the whole project and are able to interact, communicate and contribute in real time, no matter their location. For further information about Salience, please go to: www.featuremap.co Salience will be exhibiting at the Dublin Web Summit, which will take place at the Royal Dublin Society in Ireland from 4 to 6 November 2014. For further information about the Dublin Web Summit, please go to: www.websummit.net        Ms Kate RILEY- Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London SW1Y 4SP - UK Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr   View other press releases at : www.ubifrance.com/uk

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