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PICOM : THE FRENCH RETAIL INDUSTRIES CLUSTER @ RBTE WILL SHOWCASE THEIR INNOVATION LABSTAND 260 For the first time, PICOM - The French Retail Industries Cluster will exhibit at the Retail Business Technology Expo 2015 in London from March 10th to 11th to promote the New Shopping lab experience.Launched in 2010, this cluster set the tone of the future shopping experience supported by innovative SMEs, ICT research teams, and major distribution brands. The large scope of PICOM’s R&D activity has led to the launch of thirty projects since its inception. The Shopping Innovation Lab® is a unique project in Europe created by Picom in 2013, and is supported by the French Government through its Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (Future Investments Programme). It features a collaborative lab, a fully-equipped facility and mentoring to foster innovation.PICOM is building an international network which is already formed of 100 companies: about 30 technological SMEs and 15 research laboratories bringing together several hundred researchers specialized in ICT.We invite you to come and meet the French companies showcased at the French Pavilion at the RBTE Show:KEYNEOSOFT: Flash&Get is a one-click sales and payment app combined with a one-flash locker collection mode. Customers can purchase an item wherever they are by flashing the product or its picture with their smartphone. The image recognition function finds the product and payment can be processed in one click and secured with a confidential code. http://www.keyneosoft.com/en/WEBPULSER: Meezprint is a demonstrator to explore 3D digitalization in the retail space, allowing the customer to take part in the product personalization. It benefits from image pick-up technology and generates a 3D model. http://www.webpulser.com/FITIZZY has developed an algorithm to recommend the garment size most suited to a person’s body shape and provide them with information on the product fit. These details are obtained by comparing a person’s measurements with the product information. The customer creates his body shape passport free of charge on Fitizzy.com or on the Fitizzy mobile app. http://www.fitizzy.com/PHOCEIS: By combining the latest PRICER electronic shelf label technology and an algorithm, the solution spots each label in real time. This information improves supply chain effectiveness and optimizes the in-store journey. This application also provides consumers with new services to find products in store. www.phoceis.comARTCOM: During the simulation of a customer journey, customer attention is drawn by an UltraHD video or by a personalized offer displayed on a connected trolley! The information is transmitted by LEDs. This new technology tackles the issue of network saturation, data security and customer journey tracking. http://artcom.fr/LIMPIDIUS: Limpidius, Lucky Cart and ULtimedia join forces to revolutionize the promotion landscape! The customer receives a QR Code to scan at an interactive kiosk and he can win up to the value of his basket with a game. www.limpidius.com
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Electronics and IT
TRONICS EXPANDS ITS BUSINESS MODEL TO MOBILE AND WEARABLE APPLICATIONS WITH THE LICENSING OF ITS COMBO SENSORS BASED ON DISRUPTIVE MAGELAN AND M&NEMS TECHNOLOGIES 2015 Mobile World Congress , Hall 8.1 - Pavilion E49Tronics has stepped up its strategic deployment by providing the industry with the most advanced solutions for mobile and wearable applications. This key milestone enables the Company to offer state of the art products and technologies to new players in high volume markets. Grenoble, France and Barcelona , Spain Mobile World Congress- March 1st to 5th Tronics Microsystems, a designer and manufacturer of innovative nano and microsystems, expands its business model to high volumes markets with the licensing of its unique Magelan and M&NEMS technologies. The products manufactured on these breakthrough platforms offer key differentiators, from inertial sensors enhancement to the combination of all measurement types on a single chip, paving the way for new fields of application, in particular for the mobile and wearable devices market. Tronics continues to demonstrate its commitment to making innovation a reality by providing advanced solutions to the industry and offering a cost- and power-efficient response to the increasing miniaturization of electronic devices and the proliferation of wearable electronics.Available technologies and products include:- Magelan process technology platform: state of the art capacitive technology for 6 axis monolithic chips, designed for miniaturized high performance inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyros), with a proven track record in high volume applications
- M&NEMS process technology platform (in close collaboration with CEA-Leti): breakthrough piezoresistive nanowire technology combining up to 10 axis (accelerometers, gyros, magnetometers, pressure sensors and over time, microphones). The inertial 6 axis chip is currently the smallest combo sensor of the industry on a single die (less than 4mm²): it exhibits reduced size and cost, low power consumption, as well as an improved ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit).
Buoyed by this momentum, Tronics aims to make its unique product technologies available to very high consumer volumes by providing the industry with a new licensing model. Having already secured customers in Asia, the Company is now targeting key foundry players with a view to enabling fast and easy technology deployment in order to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the growing demand for wearable devices, smartphones and tablets.
”The need for inertial solutions is omnipresent: our new licensing model offers industry players their only opportunity to reach an integration level of 3, 6, 7, 9 and up to10 axis with state of the art technologies and products. With more than 15 years of experience, Tronics is well-positioned to address high volume markets in key applications”, said Pascal Langlois, Chief Executive Officer of Tronics. “We are ready to partner with both existing and new players to meet the challenges of cost and power savings, performance and integration.” About Tronics: Founded in 1997, Tronics is a recognized technological leader in the sector of nano & microsystems with high added value.Positioned at the heart of product innovation, Tronics has technology platforms protected by a portfolio of 25 families of patents, resulting from 15 years of R&D. Addressing high-growth markets relying on increasing miniaturization of electronic devices, Tronics designs, manufactures and sells custom or standard products to the industry, aeronautics & security, medical and consumer markets.For more information, please visit www.tronicsgroup.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Health, Medical devices
Viticell®, a new treatment for Vitiligo patients using cutaneous repigmentation through cell grafts
Viticell®, the new medical device on the market, offers an innovative treatment for patients with non-progressive vitiligo or post-traumatic hypochromic scars by using autologous grafts in cellular suspension, either in the doctor’s surgery or hospital. Having achieved excellent results in the domestic market of France, the UK Business Development Manager from Laboratoires Genévrier will be visiting the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition 2015 on 7-8th March 2015 in London, to develop partnerships in the UK with specialist dermatology clinics, KOLs, and practitioners treating patients with vitiligo. For meeting requests, contact Katie Docwra at BUSINESS FRANCE on 0207 024 3619, email@example.com
Vitiligo affects 0.5% to 2% of the population worldwide, and presents in two clinical forms: segmental and non-segmental. Due to its visible nature, this disease often triggers social withdrawal and can be very troubling for patients. Six in 10 patients fear the condition will worsen, and about one third of them report feelings of anger and shame, a tendency toward depression, as well as reporting an impact on their social life. Medical treatments for vitiligo include natural heliotherapy and, especially, high activity corticosteroids (class IV), immunomodulators, and associated phototherapy.
Surgical treatment is based on three autologous graft techniques. The oldest method is the full-thickness skin graft. The second, the split-thickness skin graft, consists in the direct application of a dermal-epidermal graft, harvested using a dermatome, on to the depigmented area which has previously undergone dermabrasion treatment. For the autologous epidermal graft in cellular suspension, the harvesting methods are the same as for the previous technique, but include an additional step: the use of an enzyme solution to dissociate the epidermis from the dermis so as to collect keratinocyte and melanocyte cells from the epidermal tissue. This step takes the solution from a solid to liquid phase, through the cellular suspension of the harvested epidermal cells. When applied to the area previously treated by dermabrasion, cellular suspension makes it possible to treat a surface area 5 to 10 times as large as the biopsy.
According to European recommendations, the autologous graft in cellular suspension is indicated in cases of segmental or localised vitiligo after failure of classic medical treatments, such as phototherapy, and in non-segmental vitiligo that has been stable for at least 6 months in patients with no previous history of Koebner phenomenon. In the case of segmental vitiligo, it is possible to obtain significant repigmentation (95%) that lasts for 5 years in 84% of patients . The cell graft may also be a therapeutic option for the treatment of hypochromic or achromic scars following burns or laser treatments, for example.
Viticell® obtained CE marking in October 2013 and is therefore authorised for sale within the UK. The benefit of using the melanocyte graft using Viticell® is the accelerated repigmentation process achieved by using the patient’s own cells to repigment his or her depigmented lesions. Thanks to a single-use, standardised procedure that is GMP compliant, it is now possible to treat a depigmented area of up to 100cm2 in 1 to 2 hours either in the doctor’s surgery or clinic, or at the hospital. One of the principal innovations of Viticell® lies in suspending isolated cells in hyaluronic acid (HA) during the dermal-epidermal separation. The addition of HA allows a more viscous cell suspension, giving better adhesion and diffusion when it is applied to the area ready for the skin graft.
Viticell® expands the therapeutic arsenal either at the hospital or the doctor’s surgery, making it possible to treat patients suffering from vitiligo where previous conventional treatments no longer allow for repigmentation.
Viticell in 5 steps:
1 - Harvest thin skin sample (4-20cm2)2 - Skin digestion and collection of epidermal cells with Viticell®3 - Resuspension in Hyaluronic Acid (HA)4 - Cell graft onto the area previously treated with dermabrasion (<100cm2)5 - Option to use post-graft phototherapy to augment repigmentation
About Laboratories Genévrier
Since their creation in 1987, Laboratories Genévrier has been a leading expert in Rheumatology, Dermatology and Gynaecology. It embraces the development of new medicines and medical devices, as well as the activities of its Biotechnology affiliate, “Genbiotech” , the first centre in Europe for cell culture therapy, developing Cell Therapy Products and Ancillary Therapeutic Products.
For further information about the company, please go to: www.laboratoires-genevrier.com
WITIGO SHOWCASES ITS PARENTAL CONTROL SOLUTION AND ITS NEW TECHNOLOGY AT THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS IN BARCELONA FROM 2 TO 5 MARCH 2015
Witigo, the French brand for online child protection solutions, will be an exhibitor at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona from 2–5 March. Located in Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall 8.1 App. Planet dedicated to mobile apps, Witigo is inviting equipment manufacturers (smartphones, tablets, desktops, laptops) to come and find out about its internet filtering solutions (for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android), ranked no. 1 in the Filtra Test, which are ideal for completing and adding value to their products or services (technology, integration, SDK, bundle or pre-installation).
PREMIUM PARENTAL CONTROL THAT KEEPS THE BEST OF THE INTERNET FOR CHILDREN
With over 130,000 new sites created every day, Witigo can recognise a web pages content in real time, thanks to a very detailed analysis (address, keywords, links, images and semantics) – even for newly created or modified sites. Content recognition is based on the companys own innovative ICE technology (Intelligent Content Evaluation). As a result, parents can give their children the benefit of optimum filtering, with an effectiveness of over 99%, that does not disrupt their browsing.
NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR DETECTING PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEOS
Visitors will also be the first to find out about VISIA Technology (Video, Streaming and Image Analysis), a brand new technology enabling the real-time detection, analysis, classification and filtering of pornographic images and videos. Developed in-house by the R&D department of the Witigo solutions publisher, Profil Technology, VISIA Technology offers many potential application areas such as, in particular, social network and online sharing or storage platforms, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), security software publishers and equipment manufacturers (smartphones, tablets, webcams, etc.). Each day, nearly 2 billion photos are posted on social networks1 and, each minute, 100 hours of videos are posted on YouTube2. This explosion makes content control increasingly more difficult. VISIA Technology should therefore interest those players who, more than ever, want to enforce their content publication policy, whether it concerns nudity or sexual and pornographic content. "For more than 10 years, we have been setting up technology partnerships with IT equipment manufacturers for incorporating our Witigo content-filtering technologies and solutions into their digital projects. This year, our visitors will be amazed by the new video and picture content detection technology that we are bringing to MWC. So MWC 2015 is looking very promising. More than ever it is an ideal, dont-miss opportunity for a French company that wants to accelerate its international growth," stated Nicolas Lacourte, Witigo Product Manager.
Witigo products are designed to protect children online and allow them to enjoy the best of the web thanks to intelligent ICE filtering technology developed by Profil Technology. Witigo® is a registered trademark of Profil Technology S.A. For further information, go to witigo.com
About Profil technology: Founded in 1989 as Editions Profil, the company changed its name to Profil Technology in 2014. It is an independent French company that develops, publishes and sells software for private users and companies. Profil Technology publishes its own information security solutions under its Egedian and Witigo brands and, since 2001, has also held the exclusive republishing rights for the Bitdefender brand in French-speaking markets. For further information, go to profiltechnology.com
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Telecommunications and Space
PetaCache: New Generation Hybrid Cache for Telecom Operators
BoostEdge is a French software editor that specialises in processing and optimising Internet flows. More than 100 telecom operators and enterprises use its BoostEdge, Cloud of Compression and PetaCacheÒ products (Areva, Total, Air Liquide, I-zone, Idom, 4G, etc.). BoostEdge is backed throughout the world by a network of value-added systems integrators to guarantee the best local service for end-users. This French company will present its new PetaCache product at the MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 show, 2–5 March in Barcelona.
This new generation cache, specially designed to have optimum performance levels on Internet flows, incorporates flow compression and optimization techniques, handles 1 to 80Gbps throughput scalability and capacity of up to 1 PetaByte. The volume of Internet data flows are reduced up to 75% on the Long Haul and 50% on the Last Mile. BoostEdges hierarchical hybrid cache technology improves overall performance of the cache by managing storage hierarchy, by combining object and content driven analysis and all the benefits of additional compression techniques. This means that the operator can develop a carrier-grade solution for high-capacity caches. Storage improvement is simple, inexpensive thanks to the Plug’n Boost® deployment method, and green due to lower carbon and energy footprint. The compression/optimisation technologies, already used by a hundred customers, makes possible a considerable reduction in Internet data volumes flowing through the Long Haul (or Backbone). As a result, the operators data bill is significantly lower, users benefit from a smoother, more inexpensive service, and the QoE (End-user Quality of Experience) is substantially improved. This technology is "clientless": it requires no client or plug-in on the users workstation (PC, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.). It is also compatible with all types of connections (2G/3G/4G/LTE, xDSL, Satellite, WiMax, WiFi, etc.) and with all browsers available on the market.
BoostEdges Cloud of Compression connection, integrating a Cache driven feature, complementary to the Peta cache solution, allows ISPs and Telecom Operators to save bandwidth without On-Premise investment.
Come and meet the company for a demonstration at its stand in Hall 5 – 5B41 at MWC.
About BOOSTEDGE - ACTIVNETWORKSFor further information about the company, please go to: http://www.activnetworks.com/ For further information:BOOSTEDGE - ACTIVNETWORKSFrancesco SerraGlobal Sales VPfrancesco.firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: +33 (0)1 64 86 44 44
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french technology for high performance, miniature, autonomous geolocation tracker
On the occasion of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2nd-5th March 2015, M2M and geolocation specialist AGUILA Technologies is launching its very latest generation GPS mini-tracker, the AGUILA1000, on the European market. Light, with very long energy autonomy, it is the smallest geolocation tracker in the world today. The company will be located on Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall 5 Stand 5B61.
New uses to meet increasing needs for geolocation
The current surge in thefts of shipments, jewellery, works of art, equipment, machinery and various commodities, together with the increased requirement for anticipation in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors are making geolocation systems even more of a necessity. Now there is a demand to track an ever-increasing number of ever-smaller elements with systems that are even more powerful and discreet.
Accordingly, AGUILA Technologies has developed a highly innovative mini geolocation tracker.Its energy autonomy (of up to 1 year), borderless coverage with GPRS communications, accuracy, small size and lightness (weighing less than 35g) open up new uses in a market with increasing requirements in terms of anti-theft monitoring and traceability.
Very strong interests from the market
Currently this miniature GPS tracker is eliciting a great deal of interest amongst insurance companies and security and logistics professionals, with orders received for several thousand units. Its presence at the Mobile World Congress aims to open up major foreign markets, in particular partnerships with distributors and integrators in the geolocation and security sectors.
A real technological innovation
The AGUILA1000 mini-tracker from AGUILA Technologies is the result of several years of Research and Development..
The technological feat consists of incorporating a set of technology innovations within an extremely small sized unit: a highly sensitive mini-GPS, accurate to 3m, movement and impact sensors, Bluetooth 4 (low-consumption) communications, GPRS data transmission, and various power-management scenarios making possible long-lasting and complete energy autonomy.
"This is the result of our geolocation experiences in difficult real-world situations and also of AGUILAs advanced R&D", explains Hubert Forgeot, founder and CEO of AGUILA Technologies. "With this mini geolocation system we have a significant competitive advantage over current units, which are larger and have much shorter battery lives. Our tracker can remain on standby for up to 1 year, depending on the mode of use."
Method of operation
All the monitoring and alert parameters (sensitivity to movement, tracking duration and regularity, outline of the security area, geofencing, etc.) can be configured remotely with simplified ergonomics, using a smartphone, tablet or PC.
For complete reliability, whatever the mode of use selected, the system regularly sends messages to the user confirming its power level and correct functioning.
About AGUILA Technologies
AGUILA is a high-tech company specialising in communicative electronic systems (Machine to Machine) and geolocation.
An expert in small-size and very low power consumption connected objects, AGUILA has developed products for high-growth business sectors using geolocation, such as intelligent transport systems and environmental monitoring. AGUILA is now a player recognised for its strength in innovation, with highly specialized expertise, particularly in M2M communicative systems sectors.
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Business France showcases 120 technology innovators at MWC 2015
For the ninth consecutive year, Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of French businesses, is organising the French Tech pavilion at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the trade show for the mobile-telecoms sector taking place in Barcelona (Spain) from 2 to 5 March 2015. There will be 120 SMEs and start-ups on the French Tech pavilion – the largest national pavilion at MWC 2015.
The French Tech pavilion will enable several partner regions, such as Brittany, Ile-de-France, Languedoc Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées and Provence-Alpes-Côte-dAzur to be represented at the trade show. Additionally, high-technology clusters will have stands of their own on the French Tech pavilion, with Systematic Paris Region and Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées (Secure Communicating Solutions), the latter being based in Provence (south-eastern France). With a surface area of 560m², the French Tech pavilion will be the largest national pavilion at the trade show. It will comprise three booths in Hall 5 (5 B41, 5 B61 and 5 B71) and two booths in Hall 8.1 (8.1 D41 and 8.1 E49), known as the APP PLANET. The 120 companies hosted by the French Tech pavilion are specialists in a range of areas within the telecommunications industry, such as mobile apps, the telecoms infrastructure, mobile advertising, mobile marketing, telephone-based games, accessories, engineering services, and financial services.
The offices of Business France in Brazil, China, India, Israel, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the UK have helped organise the French Tech pavilion by setting up B-to-B meetings between French exhibitor companies and representatives of leading international groups such as LG, Samsung, Huawei, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain.
Mrs Axelle Lemaire, France’s Minister of State for the Digital Industry, will visit Mobile World Congress 2015 in order to help promote French excellence in the field of technological innovation at MWC. Many innovations will be showcased during the trade fair: below is a snapshot, with four companies that will exhibit on the French Tech pavilion at the trade show.
The full list of exhibitors on the French Tech pavilion is available here: http://mwc.ubifrance-events.com/; further details can be sent on request.
COPSONIC is exhibiting the first patented universal mobile-payment system, compatible with all mobile devices on the market. COPSONIC’s technology heralds the future of secure hands-free payment systems. Using sound waves as a means of exchanging consumers secure data, this system has the ability to transform any telephone, whether a less advanced model (such as the Nokia 3310) or the very latest iPhone, into a contactless payment device.
FAMOCO, a Near Field Communication (NFC) specialist, develops high-tech information systems in many areas where identification and access control are required (e-governance, contactless payments, mobile point-of-sale technology, etc.). At MWC, FAMOCO will present its unique solution for next-generation, secure and connected NFC readers that combines smartphone technology with the security requirements of the bank-card sector.
OLEDCOMM, a Light Fidelity (LiFi) solutions operator, will showcase its new optical wireless-communications technology, which uses LED lighting to transmit digital data. LiFi has opened up a new era for wireless-data transmission because it generates no electromagnetic pollution, does not saturate bandwidth, and is much cheaper to deploy than WiFi-based systems. This technology will allow the densest very-high-speed internet network in the world to be rolled out, turning the 14 billion light spots worldwide into LiFi spots.
PRADEO has developed Trust Revealing, a behaviour-analysis engine for applications. With this technology, which lies at the core of its range of products and services, Pradeo can offer its customers enhanced security for their applications and better protection from attacks by cyber-criminals (which can be carried out using micro-apps available in high-street stores).
About Business France
Business France is the French national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. Business France’s responsibilities encompass the international development of companies and their exports, as well as prospecting for (and receiving) international investments in France. Business France also promotes the attractiveness and image of France, its companies, and its regions. Finally, Business France manages and develops the Volontariat International en Entreprise (VIE) programme, for the deployment of young graduates across the globe.
Created on 1 January 2015, Business France was formed out of the merger of export-support agency UBIFRANCE with inward-investment agency Agence française pour les investissements internationaux (AFII). Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It is backed by a network of public- and private-sector partners.
The French Tech pavilion at Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona (Spain), will feature three booths in Hall 5 (5 B41, 5 B61, 5 B71) and two booths in Hall 8.1 (8.1 D41, 8.1 E49). With 120 companies and related entities, the French Tech pavilion promises to be the largest of its kind at the trade fair, which takes place from 2 to 5 March 2015.
For further information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/
For more information about Business France, please go to: www.businessfrance.fr
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UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.