Laureates


Laureates 2021

The objective of MEDICING, led by the start-up DIAGNOLY, is to improve prenatal diagnoses and simplify therapeutic decision-making during obstetric ultrasounds. In close collaboration with doctors from the hospitals of Lyon and Saint-Étienne, as well as with the Creatis laboratory specializing in medical imaging, MEDICING is developing an intelligent software platform intended for anyone following prenatal development by obstetric ultrasound.

CERES BRAIN Therapeutics is developing an innovative drug, a creatine ester administered nasally, to treat a genetic autistic syndrome, with severe intellectual delay and epileptic seizures in children: creatine transporter deficiency syndrome (CTD). In CTD, the transporter cannot ensure the passage of creatine to the brain. Nasal administration of the product avoids any systemic degradation and has a very high acceptability for families.

Increasing the number of controlled quantum particles is essential to go beyond the proof-of-concept stage, but proves to be extremely difficult in practice. This dimension is precisely the major advantage of the technology used by the startup Pasqal. Validated in the laboratory, it has already proven its potential by controlling the interactions of 49 individual quantum particles, namely neutral atoms manipulated by laser and trapped in a network of optical tweezers.

vorteX.io offers innovative and intelligent services dedicated to water resource management and flood and drought risk assessment. The company provides in real time, at high frequency and with an accuracy close to the centimeter, a wide range of water parameters for hydrological monitoring and population alert, using non-invasive remote sensing instruments inspired by the satellite altimetry.

For the 49 million patients with “normal tension glaucoma” (NTG), no effective treatment is available and progressive blindness is inevitable. On the strength of a major discovery, the company MT-act is developing a new first-in-class drug candidate, combining an active substance for neuroprotection combined with a device allowing controlled release in the fundus. MT-act relies on unique expertise in the world and patented technology in order to offer a differentiated solution to meet one of the greatest current medical challenges, neurodegeneration and associated diseases.

The solution developed by AVATAR MEDICAL offers surgeons an immersive and interactive visualization, in virtual reality, of 3D medical images of their patients, allowing rapid and intuitive preparation of operations. Surgeons can navigate images naturally and fluidly, change display settings in real time, and navigate in 3D along the intended surgical path. Surgeons can visualize in 3D structures annotated by radiologists and thus agree on what will be discovered during the operation.

Qfluidics is developing an ultra low-shear (extremely gentle) pump for the bio-pharmaceutical production market, where fragile liquids (living cells for the production of bio-medicines), which require extremely gentle pumping, are legion. This breakthrough technology thus promises manufacturers to achieve their production yield objectives, which have so far been limited by the damage suffered by the cells during the pumping phases.

CryptoNext Security offers a cryptographic library that combines the best of current cryptography standards with new algorithms resistant to quantum computing. This French solution is "hybrid", i.e. it complements the solutions currently implemented, providing a second lock. Security is thus reinforced, and the data are already ready to face the quantum threat, while allowing them to keep their current labels.

The innovation carried out by Hemerion is based on the combination of a photosensitizing agent and laser light which allows the destruction of cancer cells in areas of the brain inaccessible to surgery. A first clinical study made it possible to validate the feasibility and to collect the first indicators of effectiveness.

Embedded systems and electronic development have never evolved and are still monolithic. Luos offers technology that allows developers to create their own embedded microservices and use the CICD methodology. Luos thus offers real-time open-source architecture solutions for designing, testing and deploying embedded applications.

Embodme designs expressive electronic musical interfaces and instruments based on a unique patented technology, centered around the modeling and recognition of gesture and touch. Embodme proposes to rethink the musical approach by integrating the body and the gesture into the practice. The solution makes it possible to generate an ever more spectacular performance, both for the musician and for the spectator.

SeaBeLife Biotech is a biopharmaceutical company that dedicates its innovative approaches to emergency medicine, resuscitation and oncology services. To this end, the start-up is engaged in the development of new drug candidates. Its innovative technology: families of original, patented molecules capable of deprogramming necrosis by specifically blocking the induction cascade of the cell death mechanism.

B2B SaaS, AI-powered analytics engine for data from moving assets. NavAlgo enables companies to achieve operational excellence by leveraging their unstructured data (risk awareness, anomaly detection, etc.) without the need for a single data scientist.

Sonio develops decision support software based on Artificial Intelligence for fetal ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis that guides the practitioner in real time during the examination in order to secure the practice and minimize diagnostic errors.

The start-up Inarix is ​​revolutionizing the measurement of cereal harvest quality by using artificial intelligence through the use of image processing and the development of a data collection and processing platform. The aim is to provide high value-added services to all actors in the sector.

AgenT-Biotech combines 10 years of academic research on neuroscience and artificial intelligence to develop the first blood diagnostics to detect Alzheimer’s disease up to 20 years before the onset of irreversible symptoms.

Carbon Waters develops biodegradable protective additives for coatings targeting transportation, aerospace, energy, infrastructure and marine industries.

CERTIS Therapeutics develops MRI guidance solutions for minimally invasive therapies to drastically improve patient outcomes during thermal tissue ablation (cardiology, oncology and neurology).

Deepsense/Unissey is developing a SaaS solution for biometric authentication by facial recognition, made more reliable by passive liveness detection algorithms, compatible with any device and detecting advanced fraud attempts (photos, videos, masks).

Grapheal presents a wearable patch for continuous remote monitoring of wounds. This technology combines new materials, integrated wireless electronics, data analytics and IoT technologies to monitor chronic wounds and provide alerts in the event of infection.

Hewel S.A.S. promotes with ImVisio, the first digital immersive microscope dedicated to routine diagnostics, the convergence between current work processes used in pathology (optical microscopy) and Digital Pathology.

Kiro enables medical biology laboratories to improve the care pathway experience thanks to Artificial Intelligence.

PowerUp is a French start-up, spin-off of CEA-Liten, offering solutions for optimizing the performance and lifespan of Lithium-Ion batteries in order to limit their economic and ecological impact.

SPARTHA Medical is an INSERM company developing antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory coatings for a wide range of medical devices (implants, dressings, surgical materials, etc.).

SurgAR helps increase the efficiency of surgical procedures through software that combines computer vision and artificial intelligence techniques to provide the first functional real-time augmented reality system on a mobile organ.

Vaxxel is developing the first live attenuated, multivalent vaccine against human metapneumovirus and RSV, administered intranasally.

VeriQloud is a startup specializing in quantum communication. It offers a quantum cybersecurity solution optimized for local and metropolitan scale infrastructures.

Wise-integration develops integration solutions based on integrated circuits in GaN technology to miniaturize power supplies.

Amiral Technologies develops and markets blind failure prediction software for IoT-enabled equipment, creating a new scientific method to extract health indicators from industrial time series.

Augmented Endoscopy is a start-up based on artificial intelligence in the context of digestive endoscopy. It allows, via a plug-play module, to assist the gastroenterologist in the diagnosis and characterization of lesions.

Braintale offers hospitals a decision support solution based on expert analysis of brain MRI examinations in comatose patients in intensive care.

ByStamp allows, thanks to an original system, the identification, authentication, and traceability of documents on all smartphones or tablets, even without a network connection.

Cyprio has developed breakthrough 3D cell culture technology enabling the fabrication of more physiological three-dimensional cell models for drug efficacy and toxicity screening, basic research and cell therapy.

Dilepix provides agricultural producers with a B2C software platform for agronomic image and video analysis that automates crop and livestock monitoring.

Divincell is a bio-pharmaceutical nanomedicine company, pioneering new drug delivery technology for the treatment of cancer and genetic diseases.

Gleamer is developing an AI-powered workstation to improve the accuracy and productivity of radiologists, using state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms to quickly detect abnormalities.

Greenerwave simplifies communication infrastructures and develops flat panel antennas for satellite and RFID communication solutions for retail and industry 4.0!

KAER LABS designs, manufactures and markets optical imaging systems for the research community in the fields of pharmaceutical research and medical research.

Oenotropic Innovation develops plant extracts for oenological and brewing applications and supports alcoholic beverage producers in the development of new products.

PrediSurge is a software company that develops innovative technological solutions based on advanced digital simulation in the field of cardiovascular interventions.

Tortoise puts data science at the service of industry to explain and eradicate mechanical failures.

TreeFrog Therapeutics is a stem cell company committed to enabling millions of patients to access cell therapies through C-Stem, a scalable 3D solution that dramatically reduces treatment costs.

Wattson Elements/Falco is developing an IoT solution, Falco, providing real-time information and optimizing berth occupancy in marinas or offering 24-hour monitoring services.

Ktalyse SAS/Kognitif develops and markets three connected products. KOGNITIF© is a medical device intended to improve the cognitive functions of Alzheimer’s patients through the use of Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Serious Games.

Diabeloop is a French start-up that is developing a revolutionary artificial pancreas (closed loop) to restore the living comfort of diabetic patients by improving the management of their disease and reducing the risk of hypo/hyperglycemia.

Hyperlex is a contract management and analytics solution leveraging artificial intelligence to help businesses manage their legal/procurement/trade commitments more efficiently and with confidence.

Iktos develops artificial intelligence solutions to help design new molecules and in particular new drugs using proprietary technology for automatic molecule generation.

Internest has developed an autonomous and precise landing system for drones and helicopters. The Internest embedded system is operational in the most complex environments.

Japet Medical Device is a biomedical company developing robotic medical devices for rehabilitation. Its first device, Atlas, is the first exoskeleton intended for the treatment of back pain.

LATTICE MEDICAL, in partnership with the University Hospital of Lille, has developed the MATTISSE technology, the first cellular regeneration prosthesis for natural, personalized breast reconstruction in a single surgery.

Nestwave develops an innovative geolocation technology and solution for the IoT, at low cost, low speed, and which works indoors and outdoors. The solution is hybrid GPS – 4G.

Powerpeps offers edible energy gels for the runner and without packaging, in order to limit waste during races.

Skipper NDT secures 1.5 million km of oil & gas pipelines that cannot be inspected by traditional methods. Protecting people, the environment and infrastructure.

SmartCatch develops three-dimensional micrometric landing nets for the capture of circulating tumor cells directly in the blood, in the context of personalized medicine.

Tiamat is the leader in sodium-ion power batteries.

TissueAegis is a biomedical start-up developing medical devices for the transport and preservation of human tissues with complete and real-time quality control. The first application concerns the corneas.

WiseBIM develops software to automatically generate 3D digital models of buildings from existing 2D plans. This technology is unique because it automates work that was previously done manually.

InSimo develops medical simulation software allowing surgeons to learn about virtual anatomy. Biomechanical modeling makes it possible to reproduce the realism of organs and interactions as in a real operation.

Ekinnox develops and markets a medical device for the quantified and visual analysis of human movement for gait rehabilitation.

Innorevia develops automated instruments for biological analysis. These automatons use breakthrough technologies (microtechnologies and microfluidic systems), developed by a team of researchers from the Institut Curie, to miniaturize biochemical reactions.

Solen has developed a unique technology in the world to measure and calculate the natural light of a home before its sale / rental.

Accelad develops Raphton Analyzer which is a software assistant for early detection of failures.

Airthium develops a new type of electric battery based on compressed air energy storage.

Alkion BioInnovations develops a new innovative industrial process to produce natural food additives, natural flavors, essential oils and biopesticides.

CarThera designs and develops innovative medical devices using the therapeutic potential of ultrasound to significantly improve the efficacy, comfort, and cost of treating a range of medical conditions.

Cell Constraint & Cancer develops disruptive innovation in oncology to change the phenotype of cancer tissues.

Diabeloop develops an artificial pancreas to fight type 1 diabetes.

Dynacure is developing new treatments for patients affected by serious orphan disorders, for certain neuromuscular diseases.

Earthcube/Preligens enables global monitoring of ones’ activities and environment, and increases satellite and airborne imagery accessibility thanks to the latest artificial intelligence developments.

iExec is developing a blockchain-based, fully distributed cloud computing platform.

Innopain develops an alternative to morphine and opiates for acute and chronic severe pain treatment.

Irisiome is developing a new generation of all fibered tunable lasers aiming at offering an effective alternative to large footprint scientific lasers.

LightOn develops optics based hardware for Machine Learning.

Lybero.net is developing an ergonomic cryptography software editor.

MilliDrop designs and develops cell culture machines based on millifluidics technology for bacteriological research and diagnosis purposes.

NFC-Interactive/Preditic designs and develops interactive digital solutions for the industrial and services (retail, events,etc) sectors.

Op2Lysis develops a medical treatment designed to remove the hematoma formed in the brain in patients with a hemorrhagic stroke.

ORFEA Acoustique Développement develops Silent Space, a sound masking technology to limit obtrusive noise in open plan workspace.

Scortex provides a smart visual inspection solution as a service for manufacturing.

Uwinloc provides a disruptive localization solution based on battery-less low-cost tags suited for volume asset tracking.

Vaonis designs and develops the world’s first innovative telescopes that are easy to use and controllable from a smartphone or tablet.

Affilogic is a privately-owned biotech company specialized in discovery and development of a novel class of affinity proteins called Nanofitins®.

Anatoscope develops software solutions to automatically build and simulate 3D digital avatars based on medical images of patients.

ArtEffect/MinuitUne produces next generation lightings for shows, which reinvent the use of laser for concerts, events and broadcasts.

Auxivia develops intelligent services improving caregiving quality for elderly people whom are being less autonomous.

Bee Angels develops a connected beehive which allows a non-intrusive control of bees and its production.

BoneTag develops an electronic device to enhance surgical knee arthroplasties.

Cyclopus develops miniature 3D cameras for mobile and consumer electronics manufacturers. These cameras allow users to simply shoot 3D movies, and can also be used for augmented / virtual reality applications and 3D scanning.

DreamQuark develops artificial intelligence solutions dedicated to healthcare and insurance, building on the most recent advances in machine-learning.

DTA Medical/VistaCare is developing an innovative medical device for wound isolation and contactless therapy.

Equisense develops a connected device designed to help riders to take care of well-being and track performance of their horses.

Genoskin provides the cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industry with a new generation of human skin models and assays for dermatological testing.

HydroQuest produces robust and operational hydrokinetic solutions for electricity producers all around the world.

Instent/Sensome develops a breakthrough remote monitoring technology that can turn invasive vascular medical devices into connected healthcare devices.

Makitoo provides a technology enabling anyone to track every user action on a single intuitive interface, without writing code.

Novagray is developing a new generation of companion diagnostic tests aimed at improving radiation therapy planning.

Pixyl delivers quantitative neuroimaging biomarker extraction for improved insight and decision-making in clinical studies.

Regaind helps businesses and developers deal with massive flows of images by using state-of- the-art artificial intelligence to analyze and sort them.

SecludIT provides security services and software to help to secure infrastructures and data, Web and e-commerce sites.

Therapixel makes touchless image navigation system designed for operating theaters: interventional radiology or surgery.

Tongue Laboratory develops and markets innovative medical device for tongue re-education: the TRP (Tongue Right Place).

UPMEM designs processors and integrates them on DRAM chips in order to boost data intensive (big data) application in the data center.

UrbanLeaf designs indoor aquaponic gardens to produce fruits, vegetables and fish.

Wandercraft aims to develop an innovative exoskeleton, intuitive and easy to use, for the disabled.

Active Asset Allocation is an investment solution designer providing institutional investors, pension funds and asset managers with customized models based on a unique asset allocation methodology, to regularly and automatically evaluate and adjust their investment risks to meet short-term constraints and long-term goals.

Algama with the product Springwave, is the first naturally regenerating aquadrink with magnesium and vitamin-rich spirulina that has healthy benefits for the body and mind.

Bloomizon is the first customized vitamin program for living longer, in better health and with more healthy energy every day.

DAMAE Medical solves a major healthcare issue with an innovative instrument providing dermatologists with a new in vivo imaging technique capable of producing images similar to histology images without the need for skin tissue excision.

Blue Poppies has developed Cocolico, an innovative approach to the children’s clothing market using online and in-store configuration tools to produce and sell children’s clothing that is adapted to the tastes and needs of customers at international stores.

EHTech cuts water heater energy costs threefold by recovering heat from shower waste water.

Idexlab’s platform is a kind of “dating service” dedicated to innovation, allowing innovative companies and top experts to find each other.

XRware offers a suite of software for all X-RAY systems’ needs from simulation to visualization.

Kemiwatt (formerly Ionwatt) has developed an innovative redox battery technology for the global market of stationary electricity storage.

VProject has developed “Mr. Gabriel”, the first personal safety application designed specifically for the Apple Watch, with the bold ambition to save lives by leveraging wearable sensor technology and real-time data.

XtremLogic is an innovative startup that offers computing solutions using dedicated reconfigurable circuits up to 50 times more efficient than existing systems for the analytical, oil and finance markets.

Albedo is a service company offering simulations of international UN conferences about climate and energy transition. Serious Game is made for policy makers, companies, NGOs , students, and more globally for every citizen.

BeAm aims to transform the business of industrial manufacturing using 3D printing to create shorter more cost-effective manufacturing, maintenance and repairs as well as to enable experimentation and product development.

Efficiencia offers a software platform for businesses, governments or communities to facilitate and accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency measures fitted to their buildings and their uses.

Numalis offers a software platform for businesses, governments or communities to facilitate and accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency measures fitted to their buildings and their uses.

KininX is a leading company in the healthcare industry with a unique worldwide expertise in the field of kinin-induced angioedema. KininX is that is the first company to provide a diagnostic solution for this inflammatory disorder.

Neolys Diagnostics is developing and commercializing in-vitro diagnostics for radiotherapy. Their determination of patient/tumor radiosensitivity allows radiation oncologists to minimize patient side effects and to improve treatment efficacy

Tetrane is the publisher of a software analysis solution, intended for military and civilian cyber security experts, to help them find, understand and fix software bugs at the processor level.

aPSI3D designs, manufactures and sells, addressing fast growth markets, an innovative generation of power die packaging, far more compact et less inductive.

Mathym is a young nanotechnology start-up dedicated to the development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovative colloidal solutions.

Delair-Tech offers discreet, safe and reactive aerial observation solutions designed for the Oil & Gas industry and the utilities.

Klearia develops innovative sensors based on Lab-On-A-Chip for real time monitoring traces of pollutants to optimize treatment in water.

Stilla Technologies offers instruments for high resolution genetic analysis that allows researchers and clinicians to reveal life changing details in their samples.

Adionics created a new technology to desalinate any salty water (included seawater) and to democratize access to desalination.

Emosis is focusing on the development and commercialization of an unparalleled in vitro diagnostic system, to routinely diagnose and assess hemostasis disorders.

NAWATechnologies develops and industrializes a new generation of ultra-capacitors.

Prodontis/Willo has developed a connected medical device providing an automated tooth cleaning in order to treat periodontal disease.

SurgiMab’s goal is to provide oncology surgeons with an intraoperative surgical assistance technique that will allow them to visualize infra-clinical size tumors invisible to their naked eyes during surgery.

Amerigo Capital Analytics provides innovative algorithms that allow institutional investors to value complex mortgage real-estate investment trusts and measure their fundamental risks.

CreaWave delivers vocal messages and interfaces that perfectly imitate human voice.

FlightWatching created an innovative piece of web-based software that links with aircraft ACARS data which transform into animated schematics to track, troubleshoot or predict aircraft failures.

Gaia Transparence presents financial institutions with an open-source platform for integrated trading, risk, and processing for financial products, natively offering transparency that achieves standardization and reduces costs through mutualization.

Systheia has developed innovative, reliable, and modular miniaturized imaging solutions for harsh environments, for applications in space and the nuclear industry.

Idova conducts research and develops systems improving the security and the independence of deaf and hard of hearing people.

Facten provides Lead discovery and management as-a-service for small B2B tech companies.

KoDe is a full and disruptive database management system which is able to preserve linear performance according to data volume.

Evolution Energie provides software solutions to help its customers monitor, analyze and predict their energy costs.

Calixar helps pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies as well as academic life sciences organizations to preserve and resolve the native structure of membrane proteins targets for improving the performance and reliability of drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tools.

TrustInSoft is a software publisher proposing innovative solutions for software security against cyber threats.

BIOptimize provides knowledge extraction from scientific data, for pharmaceutical, agrochemical, cosmetic R&D centers.

Exoès has developed a revolutionary 15% fuel savings technology for cars & trucks with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership of the market.

Unitag offers a comprehensive mobile marketing platform which allows professionals to become independent from their regular web agency for their communication on mobile devices.

Crystal Device Technology brings high miniaturization of micro components based on very high coefficients smart materials.

Shortways develops a virtual assistant software to make company data more reliable and save on users support costs.

Seclab provides cutting edge cyber security solutions for critical infrastructures.

Predinat/Baby Progress develops childbirth simulation technology to facilitate the choice of childbirth conditions for parents and doctors.

Avenisense designs and manufactures embedded micro-sensors for instant analysis of fluids. 

Cornis puts in place systems for monitoring and analyzing the state of operation of wind turbines, with expertise from aerospace. 

Osseomatrix designs and produces custom bioceramic implants to compensate for the loss of critical size bone, cranio-maxillofacial and orthopedic. 

Pacifa Decision implements management systems in security in stadiums and similar sites. 

PlugMed offers a technology used to transfer electricity to ventricular assistance devices and artificial hearts, for permanent implants in the human body. 

Qualisteo specializes in measurement systems and management of detailed electrical consumption in buildings, and developed a DataLogger, Lynx. 

Repropharm offers a range of products for the reproduction of farm animals, as part of a process of sustainable agriculture. 

Restlet platform provides developers using APIs with a comprehensive, well-integrated set of capabilities to Create, Test and Run APIs in the cloud, easily and quickly. 

Réuniwatt offers innovative solutions to meet the challenges posed by the use of renewable energy and energy optimization in general. 

Solidages mission is to improve the oral health and nutrition by placing on the market dietary supplements supported by clinical studies.

BF Systèmes/Azoth Systems develops and markets innovative technology for measuring in real time the oxygen level in the blood.

Synthelis is a specialist in the production, purification and characterization of personalized membrane proteins, key molecules for the development of new drugs and vaccines.

SûretéGlobale.Org develops and markets management tools for territorial risks, statistical analysis, forecasting tools and evaluation systems and decision support.

Blue Industry & Science develops and markets systems for measuring the quality of indoor air, based on the principle of infrared spectrometry.

GMP Orphan designs, develops and records orphan drugs, primarily in pediatrics.

Didhaptic creates comprehensive training platforms in the health professions, particularly concentrating on those where the actual scenario may be dangerous, expensive or technically impossible.

3DTV Solutions is an expert in engineering real and virtual 3D-relief, visible without glasses.

Axenis uses humanized mouse models as models for preclinical immunology and vaccinology.

Phycosource is an expert in the high output production of microalgae strains for pharmacologic and cosmetic tests