ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF are pleased to announce the winners of the “Industry of the Future” challenge, second edition. The grand finale happened on June 6th, on the Campus de l’Espace, Normandy, France.
The winners are…
GrandPrize Industry 4.0
to GreenTropism Software components and algorithms based on sensor-independent artificial intelligence for analysing the composition and quality of matter in real time. The startup competed in the Datascience category.
ArianeGroup Award Pierre-Guy AMAND, Head of Innovation Directorate, rewarded
InBolt Smart module to be placed on each tightening tool (wrenches, screwdrivers), capable of identifying and automatically proposing the appropriate tightening settings. The startup competed in the Connected Plant category.
Jean-Marie SIMON, Head of Atos France, rewarded
Mechanica AI Exploitation of industrial data to improve production efficiency thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The startup competed in the Datascience category.
SKF Award Luc GRAUX, President SKF in France & Director Operations Development SKF Group, rewarded
Cevotec Solution for automatically depositing composite fibres in 3D on complex surfaces. The startup competed in the Datascience category.
“Coup de cœur” Award
Yves VALENTIN, General Manager of Techniques de l'Ingénieur
Jérôme TACONNET, General Manager of Campus de l’Espace, according the public’s vote, rewarded
Holipress Modular machine used to melt plastic and inject it into moulds by manual force in order to make objects in small series using ground plastics (recycling) or plastic pellets.
The “Industry of the Future” challenge aims to make new technological solutions emerge, to improve the performance and quality of the services provided in industrial environments.
Launched in October 2018, the Challenge recorded more than 200 participations – going far beyond the frontiers of Europe with 47 nationalities represented! A success, therefore, for this second edition which has opened its doors to international entrants for the first time.
Out of that, 20 startups have been selected for the mentoring phase.
Mentoring phase: a win-win partnership From March till June, the 20 finalists worked closely with their mentors, “profession-experts” from the ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF companies. They will thus benefit from personalised support and multidisciplinary feedback that will allow them to adapt their solutions to the realities of the industrial world – with real perspectives of seeing them implemented, thanks to this quality mentoring. On 6 June 2019, the Challenge’s final took place on the Campus de l’Espace, one of the event’s partners, in Normandy, Fnrace, with the support of Techniques de l’Ingénieur, the reference publication in the industrial sector.
They all submitted original, innovative projects allowing to actively contribute to the transformation of the factory of the future, and in concrete ways to improve the performance and quality of the services provided in industrial environments.
A finale organized to share experiences
On June 6th, the jury consisting of senior executives from the various partner organizations – ArianeGroup, Atos and SKF, Campus de l’Espace and Techniques de l’Ingénieur – and a number of other players from French industry attented the 20 start-ups’ pitches.
Full of events, this finale brought together 200 guests, invited to hear Energiency’s feedback, laureate start-up 2017, to visit the “start-up village” and to attend the roundtable “From the industry of the future to tomorrow’s jobs”.
The most promising start-ups won a financial endowment up to €6,000.
The finalists, by category:
Awen Collective (GBR): Software suite making it possible to cut the costs of cyber threats impacting critical national factories and infrastructures.
QuantiCor Security (DEU): cybersecurity solution for the IoT making it possible to resist quantum computer attacks.
GreenTropism (FRA): Software components and algorithms based on sensor-independent artificial intelligence for analysing the composition and quality of matter in real time.
Panga (FRA): Building Network Operating System dedicated to managing buildings & infrastructures, based on an Edge & Swarm Computing architecture.
Mechanica AI (RUS): Exploitation of industrial data to improve production efficiency thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Materials of the future:
Carbon Waters (FRA): Graphene deposit to improve corrosion resistance, thermal regulation and electrical conductivity.
NanoPrint (DEU): Deposits of nanometric layers of molecules of conducting materials to detect and correct the surface materials.
SolCold (ISR): Nanomaterial coating naturally regulating the temperature without any energy input.
Processes of the future:
Cevotec (DEU): Solution for automatically depositing composite fibres in 3D on complex surfaces.
Castor (ISR): Decision-aid tool for designing parts made by 3D printing or conventional machining.
EMSProto (FRA): Web platform associated with a production line for the costing and rapid prototyping of electronic cards.
SES Imagotag (FRA): Coming from the retail world, this on-label digital display is used for providing dynamic signage in warehouses and information at the workstation.
Ecology in the industry:
Holipresse (FRA): Holipresse is a modular machine that is used to melt plastic and inject it into moulds by manual force in order to make objects in small series using ground plastics (recycling) or plastic pellets.
ID-NRJ / Otonohm (FRA): A solution dedicated to professionals for charging & powering electrical devices, integrating the charging and converter functions. A battery that adapts to the input and/or output voltage, aiming to be lighter and more mobile.
People at the heart of the factory:
Simsoft Industry (FRA): Smart voice assistant dedicated to industry, that implements voice synthesis and recognition, dialogue, artificial intelligence, 2D and 3D graphic rendering and data mining technologies.
KypSafe (FRA): a connected, smart solution making it possible to geolocate and warn technicians, in real time, as soon as they enter a potentially hazardous or unauthorised zone.
The connected factory:
InBolt (FRA): Smart module to be placed on each tightening tool (wrenches, screwdrivers), capable of identifying and automatically proposing the appropriate tightening settings.
WH Monitoring (LVA): Solution for measuring in 4D and interpreting vibrations, for the predictive maintenance, design and operability of structures.
CoreTigo (ISR): Solution for secure wireless communications between sensors, actuators and measuring units, based on the IO-Link Wireless protocol.
Saagie (FRA): End-to-end solution that orchestrates Big Data technologies to automate the large-scale deployment of analytical and AI applications.
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Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.
ArianeGroup develops and supplies innovative and competitive solutions for civil and military space launchers, with expertise in all aspects of state-of-the-art propulsion technologies. ArianeGroup is lead contractor for Europe’s Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launcher families, responsible for both design and the entire production chain, up to and including marketing by its Arianespace subsidiary, as well as for the missiles of the French oceanic deterrent force. ArianeGroup and its subsidiaries enjoy a global reputation as specialists in the field of equipment and propulsion for space applications, while their expertise also benefits other industrial sectors. The group is a joint venture equally owned by Airbus and Safran, and employs approximately 9,000 highly qualified staff in France and Germany. Its 2018 revenues amounted to 3.6 billion euros.
SKF is amongst the leading suppliers worldwide of bearings, seals, mechatronic components, lubrication systems and services including technical assistance, maintenance and reliability services, technical consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has a network of some 17,000 distributors around the world. In 2018, SKF in France generated sales of €1 billion with a workforce of almost 3,000. www.skf.fr