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June 01 2019

Patents: CEA remains very active

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France’s National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) released its 2018 ranking of patent filers. The CEA held on to its fourth-place ranking, coming in just behind three industrial corporations (Valeo, PSA, and Safran) with 674 patent applications published. This was the CEA’s best year ever with the exception of 2016 and 2017 (684 applications). It is […] >>

June 01 2019

Aledia invests in own R&D facility

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Aledia has been housed at MINATEC Entreprises for seven years. Today, the company is investing €20 million in a 4,000 sq. m facility in Echirolles, near Grenoble. The new facility, which will be equipped with Aledia’s own machines, will be dedicated to R&D as Aledia prepares to launch production within the next two years. Compared […] >>

June 01 2019

E-health: Ludocare to deliver 500 companion robots in September

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Lyon-based startup Ludocare was co-founded in 2017 by ENSPG (now Phelma) alumnae Élodie Loisel, who is currently the company’s VP R&D. Ludocare develops connected solutions for children suffering from chronic disease. The company’s two companion robots, Joe (for asthma) and Leo (for cystic fibrosis), provide sick children with fun reminders like when and how to […] >>

June 01 2019

Micro-LEDs: Low-cost mass production within reach

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In mid-May Leti presented a promising micro-LED fabrication technology at a conference in the United States. The technology would make it possible to fabricate micro-LEDs at a very low cost and transfer the LEDs onto all types of substrates—rigid, flexible, transparent, or opaque—with no limits on size. In the future, consumers could even order custom […] >>

April 01 2019

MINATEC startups raised more than €125 million in 2018

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When it comes to fundraising, 2018 will go down in the books as a record year. Ten MINATEC startups raised €30 million in 2017. In 2018 nine startups raised more than €125 million. Three of the startups (Isorg, Aledia, and Kalray, which went public last June) raised more than €20 million each. The six others […] >>
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