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Since the creation of the Forum 5i in 1998, 373 projects were presented to venture capitalists. 236 companies are still in activity, generating more than 4000 jobs.

At least 140 start-ups have raised funds since the creation of this event for an amount of more than 1.2 billion euros.

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The 2020 edition of Forum 5i took place on the 29th of September and brought together more than 400 participants with the following topic: “Innovation and carbon footprint: which synergies ?“.

The panel discussions were organised in two sessions.

  • Pitch Venture 5i Start-up

The selected start-up at Venture 5i will present their project in 2 minutes!

2 pitchs sessions : from 9.00 am to 9.30 am & from 11.00 am to 11.30 am.

  • Morning Session
  • 9.30 am : Introduction and animation by Clement Ramos, Carbone 4
  • From 9.45 am to 11.00 am, “Innovation and carbon footprint: which synergies?“, with the participation of:
    • Christophe Joanblanq, Corporate Social Responsibility Director of Orange, Meylan Orange Labs Director
    • Sophie Quinton, Researcher at INRIA Grenoble, EcoInfo member
    • Pedro Riera Sarda, Business Creation Officer, InnoEnergy
    • Peggy Zwolinski, Professor, G-SCOP Laboratory, Grenoble INP, UGA
  • Afternoon session

Animation : Philippe Rase, French Tech in the Alps

  • From 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm, Award Ceremony by Benjamin Wainstain, InnoEnergy
  • From 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, “Pitchs Corporate partners“: which strategy to reduce their carbon footprint?


  • Marie Godard-Pithon, Directrice des Performances Industrielles, Groupe Vicat
  • Stéphane Roussel, Managing Director, Solvay Ventures
  • Eric Monchalin, Head of Machine Intelligence – Big Data & Security, ATOS
  • Marc Leduc, Investment Manager, BASF
  • Mateo Dugand (Sustainability & IT Efficiency, HPE) & Philippe Rase (HPE)


In 2020, the Technology Showcase presented 10 projects:

  • BeFC – Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells
    CNRS (DCM/BEA), SATT Linksium
    CERMAV, CTP, FCBA, SATT Linksium
    SIMAP, LGP2, SATT Linksium
    LEPMI, UGA, SATT Linksium
  • K-INF
    GIPSA-LAB, Grenoble INP, SATT Linksium
    LCME, SATT Linksium
    INRIA, Réseau Entreprendre Isère, Chambre Agriculture Ardèche, INRIA Start-up Studio
  • OAD VR – Outil d’aide à la décision pour l’exploitation des voies dynamiques réservées au covoiturage
    SPIE, CityNetworks, IRT SystemX
    LIG, SATT Linksium
    G2Elab (Grenoble INP/UGA/CNRS), SATT Linksium


At Venture 5i, the Committee Selection, composed of 26 investors with 7 different nationalities, and led by Benjamin WAINSTAIN (Innovacom), selected 21  projects whose representatives pitched in front of nearly 50 investors

    AIPLUX intends to protect everyone’s IP in innovative ways, and to provide the fastest, most convenient and time-saving trademark application platform for enterprises and startups.
    Aitenders is a AI powered software enabling Enterprises powering up and capitalizing on their response to tenders and their contract management.
    Bello develops a water dispenser which provides pure, healthy and personalized water while offering a real alternative to plastic bottles.
    Thanks to the marriage of wood and cement, our wood concrete allows constructions with a negative carbon footprint. Construction is going green!
    Clean Air, Clean Seas – all-in-one, ready to install solution for the shipping industry that simultaneously removes both SOx and NOx.
    Located in Montreal Canada, Elkimia develops, produces and sells innovative products to be used for sun protection in cosmetics, textile and coating.
    Our platform enables companies to create ecommerce shopping trip simulation to do market research for a new product/ idea/ concept.
    Eyeware makes human-computer interaction effortless with consumer-ready eye tracking software.
    Hephaïstos is a medical imaging software design company that aims to help pathologists make diagnostic decisions faster and more informed in cancer screening.
    Energy marketplace is a digital platform of energy solutions dedicated to the low carbon strategy of companies (VSEs, PME-PMI ETI) and communities.
    Greener solutions, more respectful of operators’ health, and more efficient with the pallet.
  • JYSE
    GEOJyse, the first indoor asset tracking solution, installed and operational in one hour.
    Metabolys has a drug discovery activity in the NASH (Non Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis)/diabetes field.
    The company is developing new photosensitizing compounds used to identify cancer through medical imaging and treat the disease (a “see and treat” approach).
    Next generation particle beam sources.
    Every goal matters: use RunMotion Coach mobile application to fulfill your running goals with a personalized coaching, like 100K+ other runners.
    OTShield detects, prevents and analyses cyberattacks in SCADA and Industrial IoT systems by using state of the art deception techniques.
    Automated quality control in industrial crystals. Making the invisible visible.
    Universal & Interactive Fitness AI Platform.
    Wise-Integration provides Power GaN Integrated circuits and patented system architecture to reach super compact and high efficient power supplies.
    Wormsensing add a layer of sensitivity to everyday objects for intelligible human-machine interactions.


More than 60 individuals B2B were organized during the day.

The trophy ‘5i – Jean-Michel Lamure’ was given to the company IP3 Group (Saint Etienne, France).

Wise Integration (Meylan, France) et Daphne Technology (Saint Sulpice, Suisse)  were also honored at the conference.

The « Coup de cœur du public » award was given by the participants of Forum 5i to Constructions Composites Bois (Le Cheylas, France).

The 2019 edition of Forum 5i took place on the 15th of May and brought together more than 500 participants.

The panel discussions were organised in two sessions.

Session 1 – from 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Introduced and led by Dominique Leglu, Editorial Director, Sciences et Avenir, La Recherche (Challenges group)

Keynote “AI and society” by Bertrand Braunschweig, Coordination Director of national research programme on AI, INRIA

“AI as a Rupture Technology”, with the participation of:

  • Thierry Bauchon, Strategic Planning Director & AI Solutions Director, Microcontrollers & Digital ICs Group, STMicroelectronics
  • Eric Monchalin, Vice-President, Head of AI, Atos
  • Lucas Nacsa, CEO, Neovision
  • Cordelia Schmid, Research Director, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
  • Henri Sanson, Head, data & knowledge research, Orange Labs

“Public Initiatives to Boost Innovation with AI”, with the participation of:

  • Eric Gaussier, Professor UGA, Director LIG
  • Claus Habfast, Vice-Chair in charge of High education, research, innovation and international, Grenoble-Alpes Metropole
  • Philippe Mouttou, Director of Advanced studies development, Thales Services SAS
  • Philippe Wieczorek, Software department Director, Minalogic

Session 2 – from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Led by Philippe Rase, HPE

“Everything you ever wanted to know about Grenoble’s start-up”, with the participation of:

  • Morgane Le Doare, Invest in Grenoble Alpes
  • Guillaume Emery, Skopai

“Start-up Program”, with the participation of:

  • Nicolas Franck, Safran Ventures
  • Mitchell Weinstock, HP Venture
  • Alexandre Ouimet-Storrs, Solvay Venture
  • Philippe Rase, HPE
  • Thierry Fensch, STMicroelectronics

In 2019, the Technology Showcase presented 11 projects in AI:

  • AMIRAL TECHNOLOGIES (GIPSA Lab (CNRS / Grenoble INP / Université Grenoble Alpes), SATT Linksium): Smart Predictive Maintenance Solutions
  • BLITZNET (INRIA (THOTH), LJK (CNRS / Grenoble INP / INRIA / Université Grenoble Alpes)): AI for 3D scene understanding
  • CYBERSMARTLEARN (G-SCOP (CNRS / Grenoble INP / Université Grenoble Alpes), SATT Linksium): Guaranteeing the integrity of the behavior of cyber-physical systems (Using AI techniques)
  • DATAGENIUS (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne): Find the solution that best suits your data with AI-Compare!
  • DEMOSAIC (LPNC (CNRS / Université Grenoble Alpes), SATT Linksium): Giving colors to your sensors
  • EMOFACE (GIPSA Lab (CNRS / Grenoble INP / Université Grenoble Alpes), INRIA, SATT Linksium): Train your social skills with animated characters
  • LCRNET (INRIA (THOTH), LJK (CNRS / Grenoble INP / INRIA / Université Grenoble Alpes)): AI for 3D human pose estimation
  • ODONATECH (IREGE (Université Savoie Mont Blanc), SATT Linksium): Technologies for individual investor’s coaching
  • OPTIMOVE (TIMC-IMAG (CNRS / G-INP / Université Grenoble Alpes), CHU Grenoble-Alpes, CIC-IT, Clinique Ostéo-Articulaire des Cèdres, INSERM, Médiberriat, SATT Linksium): Human motion optimization
  • SMARTGOV (LIRIS-CNRS (SMA), NAVER LABS Europe, Région AuRA): AI helping urban Policy makers take decisions
  • TOPPLAN (G2ELab (Grenoble INP / Université Grenoble Alpes / CNRS), SATT Linksium): AI for Distribution Network Planning

At Venture 5i, the Committee Selection, composed of 24 investors with 7 different nationalities, and led by Alexandre Ouimet-Storrs (Solvay Ventures), selected 20 projects whose representatives pitched in front of nearly 50 investors

  • AMBPR – Allevard Les Bains, France: Artificial intelligence for a new approach to robotics painting in sustainable development
  • ABOUTGOODS COMPANY – Annecy, France: Consumption data from mobile app users to produce decisional for Brand, Retailers, Banks and Market research companies
  • APITRAK – Meylan, France: Save money with data analytics based on geolocation technologies
  • COGITO INSTRUMENTS – Genève, Switzerland: We give intelligence to machines
  • DEMETA – Rennes, France: Next generation materials
  • EBIKELABS – Grenoble, France: Leading technology provider for Ebike sharing
  • FASTEESH – Lyon, France: A device made to brush your teeth effectively in 10 seconds
  • HEYDAY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS – Grasse, France: Heyday has developed break-through gate driver (key component in power electronics), enabling more efficient, simpler and safer energy conversion
  • HYMAG’IN – Gières, France: High-performance magnetite: a sustainable solution to treat your wastewater
  • INNOVASONIC, INC – Dublin, USA: Disruptive self-cleaning technology for automotive and Aerospace markets
  • INVOLI – Renens, Switzerland: Enabling the safe integration of drones into the air traffic
  • MAGIA DIAGNOSTICS – Grenoble, France: Screen as many people as possible for a better care
  • MOBILE PRACTICE – Menthon-Saint-Bernard, France: Mobile video & messaging technology for teams to integrate learning with practice, empower managers to coach their teams, share great performance
  • ODIT-E – Meylan, France: Analysis tools and software dedicated to the planning, operation, asset management and maintenance of low voltage networks
  • OROK – Bourgoin-Jallieu, France: Airport robotics
  • PREDISURGE – Saint-Etienne, France: Software solutions for computer-assisted cardiovascular interventions
  • SKOPAI – Meylan, France: We Watch the web in real-time, searching for all the startup information. We leverage Data Sciences & AI to collect, aggregate & analyze.
  • TIHIVE – Meylan, France: Featuring the invisible: we revolutionise industrial inspection with our breakthrough Terahertz vision cameras and Artificial Intelligence
  • WEX FAB – Courbevoie, France: We develop an AI to make integrated circuits manufacturing radically much more efficient
  • WHATTFORNOW– Chavanod, France: Developed by ex-Salomon, WhaTTfornow has developed a new type of e-bike: no continuous assistance, but a controlled boost for more fun, sport and safety

More than 50 individuals B2B were organized during the day.

The trophy ‘5i – Jean-Michel Lamure’ was given to the company Cogito Instruments (Geneve, Switzerland).

Tihive (Meylan, France) and Demeta (Rennes, France) were also honored at the conference.

The « Coup de cœur du public » award was given by the participants of Forum 5i to WhaTTfornow (Chavanod, France).

The 2018 edition of Forum 5i took place on the 31th of May and brought together nearly 400 participants.

The topic of the first panel discussion was ‘DeepTech: genesis and main issues’

The panel discussion, organized on the morning, brought together the following speakers:

  • Giorgio Anania, CEO & co-founder, Aledia
  • Philippe Cinquin, Director of TIMC-IMAG laboratory (CNRS/UGA), scientific coordinator of CIC-IT (INSERM/CHUGA)
  • Paul-François Fournier, Executive Director, Innovation Department, Bpifrance
  • Hamid Lamraoui, CEO & co-founder, UroMems
  • Maximilien Moulin, Manager IT & Deeptech et co-founder of Start-up program “Shake-up”, Wavestone

Led by: Christine Vaca, Linksium

The topic of the second round table was ‘DeepTech: a win-win collaboration between start-up and major companies’.

The round table, organized on the afternoon, brought together the following speakers:

  • Eric Alix, Chief Data Officer, La Poste
  • Thierry Fensch, Director of Innovation, Collaboration and R&D Efficiency, STMicroelectronics
  • Frédéric Joubert, CEO, Verelec
  • Jean-François Miribel, CEO, Probayes
  • Vincent Tempelaere, CEO, Eveon

Led by: Pierre Benech, General Administrator, Grenoble INP

In 2018, the Technology Showcase presented 12 projects in DeepTech:

  • Ab Initio: urban solar experts (LOCIE, USMB-INES, SATT Linksium): Tools of diagnostic analysis to improve productivity and sustainability of urban solar systems
  • APIOS (LMGP, CNRS, Grenoble INP, IAB, CHU Grenoble Alpes, CHU Annecy, SATT Linksium): Medical device to boost bone reconstruction
  • BIOPILE (TIMC-IMAG (Université de Grenoble Alpes/CNRS), SATT Linksium)
  • Brain Computer Interface with WIMAGINE (LETI/CLINATEC)
  • HYMAG’IN (Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, SATT Linksium)
  • iExec (IExec et Euipe-Projet INRIA Avalon, LIP (UMR5668), Stimergy)
  • MagIA (MagIA Diagnostics, G2ELAB, IAB, LMGP, Institut NEEL, SATT Linksium)
  • mars:hello! OperationNetworks (INRIA, XEROX, IT Translation)
  • METAMORPH (SiMaP, Université Grenoble Alpes, VULKAM, SATT Linksium)
  • Pumag (Institut Néel/CNRS, Universidade Federal do Parana, SATT Linksium)
  • RECUP’TR (Institut Néel/CNRS, SATT Linksium)

At Venture 5i, the Committee Selection, composed of 16 investors with 4 different nationalities, and led by Dieter Kraft (TRUMPF Venture GmbH), selected 19 projects whose representatives pitched in front of nearly 40 investors

  • BIOMEDE – Villeurbanne, France: Agricultural soil depollution by plants
  • CARTIMAGE MEDICAL SAS – La Tronche, France: Our surgical imaging instruments help surgeons reduce uncertainty in realtime, to optimize tissue preservation and improve patient outcomes
  • DATAMENTO – Grenoble, France: Hospital process management
  • EBIKELABS – Grenoble, France: Ebikelabs : your interactive drive system expert.
  • EMBION TECHNOLOGIESSA – Ecublens, Swizerland: Nutrition for better health.
  • EVERCLEAN HAND – Venon, France: Solutions for health  protection
  • EYEWARE – Martigny, Switzerland: Attention sensing with 3D Eye Tracking
  • GRAPHEAL – Grenoble, France: Grapheal is addressing wound monitoring and accelerated healing using smart bandages based on graphene technology
  • HEYDAY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS – Grasse, France: Driving the future of energy with breakthrough power electronics component developed by Heyday.
  • HBROBE – Grenoble, France: Speed up your magnetic test
  • IRLYNX – Meylan, France: Human activities sensing for smart building and connected homes. Applications include energy savings and space management
  • MYDATAMODELS – Le Cannet, France: MyDataModels provides an Automated Machine Learning SaaS platform for professionals with no or limited access to data scientists
  • NANOBIOSE – Sainte-Hélène du Lac, France: Nanobiose develops innovative lab consumables and reagents for a better evaluation of drugs candidates effects on man at early stages
  • LYMPE – Lausanne, Switzerland: Software is the new electricity: Olympe makes it that easy to power up innovation: Real-time, Adaptive, Distributed
  • ORCHESTRA SRL – Turin, Italie: Digital intensive for Industry 4.0
  • RHEONOVA – Saint-Martin d’Hères, France: Medical Device for Rheological Monitoring of Chronic Respiratory Diseases: “Rheomuco by Rheonova – Switch to mucus analysis!”
  • SIGNIA THERAPEUTICS – Villeurbanne, France: Breakthrough solution for novel antimicrobials based on globally targeting the host cell – Novel & proprietary technology for drug repurposing
  • STANDING EGG – Incheon, South Korea: MCU and System development company implementing facial recognition, gate tracking and motion recognition as AI based on machine learning
  • UNITED MOTION IDEAS – Lyon, France: Reinventing the B2B market research for your innovations through an automated web based platform connecting professionals and innovations

More than 60 individuals B2B were organized during the day.

The trophy ‘5i – Jean-Michel Lamure’ was given to the company Embion Technologies (Ecublens, Switzerland).

EBikeLabs (Grenoble, France) and Eyeware (Martigny, Switzerland) were also honored at the conference.

The « Coup de cœur du public » award was given by the participants of Forum 5i to Evercleanhand (Venon, France).

The 2017 edition of Forum 5i took place on the 1st of June and put together nearly 500 participants.

The round table dealt with the topic “Smart Industry: which main issues?”.

The round table brought together:

  • Nicolas Aubourg, President, ASTech Paris Region competitiveness cluster & Safran Group
  • Jacques Dupenloup, Sales Manager, Staubli
  • Frédéric Perrot, President, ARaymond France SAS
  • Florence Poivey, President, Federation of the Plastics processing industry

Animation by:

  • Daniel Brissaud, Professor, Grenoble INP

This year, for the first time, 7 workshops were organized to exchange around technical issues of Smart Industry:

  • Modelling, simulation, digitisation… the main issues of Smart Industry“, led by Emmanuel Maître, MaiMoSine and Serge Imbert-Bouchard, Digital League
  • 3D, virtual reality, augmented reality…which applications for industry?“, led by Véronique Péquignat, AEPI and Mehdi Makhlouf, Imaginove
  • From robot pilot to industrial connected objects and cyber-physical systems“, led by Farid Ouabdesselam, Carnot LSI and Eric Mottin, Minalogic
  • Industrial robotics and artificial intelligence in the service of man and industry?“, led by Claire Chanterelle, Inovallée and Damien Pellier, LIG-UGA
  • Industrial Big Data, which solutions and which uses?“, led by Jean-Louis Roch, ENSIMAG and Federico Pigni, EMSI-GEM
  • Smart Industry: new skills, new trainings?“, led by Renaud Cornu-Emieux, GEM
  • Smart Industry: which regional policy?“, led by Laurent Voillard, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

12 innovations from Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne laboratories in the field of Smart Industry were presented in the technology showcase :

  • ASTRION (GIPSA-lab (G-INP/CNRS/UGA) / IRIT Laboratory (ENSEEIHT/Toulouse-INP)) – Support software for preventive maintenance of industrial machines
  • BLUESKY (INRIA / CROUZET (InnoVista Sensors) / VERTICAL M2M / MOTWIN / LCIS (G-INP)) – Robust design of Embedded applications on PLC networks
  • DRONE INTERACTIVE (GIPSA-Lab (UGA/G-INP/CNRS) / Linksium) – Facilitate drones use in industrial world
  • EPICUB (G2E-lab (CNRS/G-INP/UGA) / Linksium / MAATEL) – Design and industrialisation accelerator in Power electronics
  • IFLEX PRODUCTION LAB (AXANDUS / EFI AUTOMOTIVE / ALPROBOTIC / WITTMAN Battenfeld / VISIATIV) – Production line for connected objects, sensors and actuators for short and medium runs
  • IMPULSA (ESI Group / SAFRAN / PCI SCEM / COMEFOR / ENISE / CETIM / AMVALOR) – Business software of digital simulation of machining processes
  • MODULE ALPHA (COFIM INDUSTRIE / WEENOV / MAGEA / VIAMECA) – Human-Machine Interface for machining shapes
  • MORPHOSENSE (CEA Tech / MINALOGIC / INDURA / EGIS géotechnique / CentraleSupelec / Réseau entreprendre Savoie / Savoie Technolac / Grenoble-Alpes Métropole) – Monitoring solution on uninterrupted real-time of 3D deformation and 3-axes vibration
  • MOTION RECALL (CEA Tech / LETI / LIST Laboratory) – The synchronisation of real world and virtual world
  • PDDL4J (LIG / UGA / Institut Carnot LSI / Floralis / Linksium) – Tell me how!
  • SICONOS (INRIA (Team BIPOP) / LJK (INRIA/UGA/G-INP/CNRS)) – Mechanical simulation software
  • TAAS (Orange Application for Business / Orange Labs) – Traceability as a Service

In the framework of the Venture 5i, a Committee Selection, composed of 25 investors from 8 different nationalities and led by Diego Braguglia (VI Partners), have selected 17 projects which have pitched behind nearly 40 investors:

  • APITRAK (France) – Save time and money by locating your medical devices
  • ARGOSIM (France) – System requirements validation
  • BLUEMINT LABS (France) – Bluemint Labs is a French startup specialized in Ultra-low-power human-machine-interfaces
  • BRIGHT RED SYSTEMS GMBH (Austria) – Development of Inline Wafer Edge Inspection Metrology to be integrated into production equipment saving inspection time, optimising processes and increasing yield
  • COOLTECH APPLICATIONS SAS (France) – Cooltech, World leader of magnetic refrigeration, First player worldwide to offer an industrialized magnetic heat pump solution with a world level patent portfolio
  • DECRO (France) – Smart instrumentation for rodents
  • DIANAX (Italy) – The laboratory in the palm of your hand
  • EVADERIS (France) – Data-efficient world
  • HPROBE (France) – Speed up wafer-level magnetic test
  • HYDRAO (France) – Smart solutions for water conservation and management
  • INSIGHT SIP (France) – Experts in RF circuit miniaturization, system-in-package and antenna-in-package! It’s all in the package! In shorter time!
  • MOTORSAT (France) – Design and commercialization of motor for satellites which work without propellant
  • PULSE ORIGIN (France) – Seamless technology, better experience
  • ROSI SAS (France) – Waste is displaced resource! RoSi technology recycles PV Silicon from diamond wire wafer sawing kerf waste, leading to significant cost reduction in PV energy production
  • SINNOVIAL (France) – The right treatment to the right patient at the right time!
  • SUBLIMED (France) – SUBLIMED is developing actiTENS, an innovative and connected medical device for chronic pain management, based on a proven non-drug therapy
  • VOOME NETWORKS S.R.L. (Italy) – “Your message, Our mission”

More than 50 individual B2B have been organised during the day.

The trophy “5i-Jean-Michel Lamure” was given to SINNOVIAL. Were also awarded: BLUEMINT LABS, ARGOSIM and INSIGHT SIP. The trophy “Coup de cœur du public” was given by the participants of Forum 5i to DECRO.

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The 2016 edition of Forum 5i took place on the 2nd of June and put together more than 400 participants.

The round table dealt with the topic “Enernet: a new paradigm to manage energetic transition?”.

An introduction movie have been realised to explain th main issues of Enernet.

The round table brought together:

  • Nicolas Bardi, President, Sylfen
  • Olivier Cottet, Innovation Marketing Director, Schneider Electric
  • Nouredine Hadjsaid, Professor, Grenoble INP
  • Philippe Malbranche, General Director, CEA INES
  • Julien Robillard, Enercoop

Experts opinions:

  • Jean-Paul Reich, Chief Scientific Officer, ENGIE
  • Rémy Garaude-Verdier, GRID4EU Project Coordinator, Smart Grid Project Manager, ERDF

Animation by:

  • Olivier Cateura, Delegate for Europe & Cluster Development, Tenerrdis

12 innovations from Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne laboratories in the field of Enernet and Smart Cities were presented in the technology showcase :

  • BAG-ERA (CEA Leti/IRT Nanoelec) – Software Platform to coordinate different services and connected devices
  • BEEBRYTE (Tenerrdis & Novacité/Enerstone) – A smart battery to reduce bills
  • BEEZBEE (Green&Connect/STMicroelectronics/Orange Lab/Grenoble-Alpes Metropole) – The first connected beehive using Orange’s LORA network
  • BLADETIPS ENERGY (Grenoble INP/Gipsa-lab/Linksium/Tenerrdis) – An energy-generating drone
  • EBIKELABS (Grenoble INP/Gipsa-lab/TIMC/IRT Nanoelec/InnovR/bpifrance/ACS 2014) – A connected electric bike
  • E-SIMS (MESR/bpifrance/CEA/ADEME/Investissement d’avenir/KIC InnoEnergy) – Empower your storage for renewable
  • LANCEY ENERGY STORAGE (Tenerrdis/Linksium/Captronic/InnovR/Opac38) – A smart electric heater with a connected battery
  • MOONPLUG (CEA Tech/Challenge First Step/Savoie Technolac) – Makes your batteries’ lives more beautiful!
  • ORANGE SMART METERING (Orange) – Smart meters
  • PULSCE (Linksium/Université Savoie Mont Blanc) – Vibrating batteries for autonomous sensors
  • TRANSLOCATOR (Grenoble INP/Gipsa-lab/CNRS/Linksium) – Real-time management of a cable network
  • WAGA ENERGY (ADEME/CGI/KIC Climate/MESR) – Biomethane for everyone

In the framework of the Venture 5i, a Committee Selection, composed of 21 investors from 4 different nationalities and led by Sebastien Touvron (Rhône-Alpes Creation), have selected 18 projects which have pitched behind nearly thirty investors:

  • 3D OXIDES (France) – A disruptive tag for traceability and authentification of objects and data based on 3D-printing of multi-functional thin films
  • AIREKA (by cymeya) (France) – Bike Better. Ride Faster.
  • BEEBRYTE (France) – An intelligent battery to save on electric bills
  • BGENE GENETICS (France) – Customizing microorganisms
  • FINOPTIM (France) – Fire revolution
  • LANCEY ENERGY STORAGE (France) – Lancey produces and sells an innovative radiator including a battery system, generating a tremendous economy on the heating bill and leading to develop renewable energies
  • MEAN IN FULL (France) – Ready to use live video
  • MOONTAINLAB (France) – MoontainLab is going to make your batteries life better!
  • MOTION RECALL (France) – We turn the real world into your interactive virtual reality playground
  • NANOLIVE (Switzerland) – Nanolive has developed a disruptive proprietary technology, which allows for the very first time to explore living cell in 3D without damaging
  • PRISTEM (Switzerland) – Fully digital medical x-ray systems for emerging markets, ie extremely robust, affordable, safe and easy to operate and maintain
  • PRYV (Switzerland) – Swiss made eHealth Middleware for longitudinal health data management which allows for multi-market distribution of eHealth and medtech products ans services
  • QLOUDLAB (Switzerland) – Your heart clinic at home !
  • SUBLIMED (France) – SUBLIMED is developing actiTENS, an innovative and connected medical device for chronic pains management based on a proven non-drug therapy
  • UPMEM (France) – Boost big data applications in the Datacenter with our arrays of in-memory processors by one or two orders of magnitude, solving the “Memory Wall”
  • VOICE (France) – In 3 years we will be the go-to manufacturer of dynamic orthopaedic rehabilitation systems
  • WATCHA (France) – Social Hub Makers
  • WYRES (France) – Indoor Geo-Localization for IoT and connected applications

More than 100 individual B2B have been organised during the day.

The trophy “5i-Jean-Michel Lamure” was given to BEEBRYTE. Were also awarded: NANOLIVE, BGENE GENETICS and PRISTEM. The trophy “Coup de cœur du public” was given by the participants of Forum 5i to MEAN IN FULL.

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The 2015 edition of Forum 5i took place on the 28th of may and put together more than 570 participants.

The round table dealing with the topic “Internet of things: what impact on economy and society ?” was opened by:

  • Jean-Pierre Gillet, Vice-President, Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Eric Piolle, Mayor of Grenoble
  • Christophe Ferrari, President, Grenoble-Alpes Metropole

Introduction by:

  • Pascal Meyer, RTONE

With the participation of :

  • Jacques Husser, Director of operations, Sigfox
  • Philippe Mallein, Scientific advisor “Innovation and Use”, IDEAs LABORATORY
  • Sylvain Paineau, Innovation & Partnerships Director, Schneider Electric
  • Vincent Roca, PhD/HDR, INRIA
  • Tristan Rousselle, CEO, Aryballe Technologies
  • Patrice Slupowski, Digital innovation Director, Orange

Animation by:

  • Isabelle Guillaume, General Director, MINALOGIC

13 innovations from Rhone-Alpes research actors in the field of internet of things were presented in the technology showcase :

  • ABEEWAY: The specialist in intelligent GPS tags with a long battery life
  • ARYBALLE TECHNOLOGIES – CEA Tech/CNRS/UJF: Go to the invisible world of odorous chemicals
  • CYBERSECURITE DES IoT – CEA Tech: A communicating tool, yes, but how safe ? A response to the hacking of data and remote control of the IoT
  • ENERBEE – Grenoble INP/G2Elab/CEA Tech Leti/UJF/CNRS: A unique technology for generating electricity for connected devices
  • HYDRAO – STMicroelectronics: Smart and fun shower, which will teach us how to save water
  • PHYSIODOM – Sirlan/Habitat et Santé: A generic e-Health Platform for internet-connected housing
  • PRIMO1D – CEA Tech Leti: Electronic wire that integrates intelligence at the heart of materials and objects
  • RFINET – IMEP-LAHC/GATE1/FLORALIS: Two-way radio communication technology with a narrow band and a long range for the Internet of Things
  • SPOK APPSGATE – LIG/Université Grenoble Alpes/STMicroelectronics/PACE/ARD/Immotronic/INRIA Rhône-Alpes: I program my home by myself
  • TERRADONA – CEA Tech Leti/IRT NANOELEC: Smart & connected solution for sorting
  • TERRITOIRES IoT – Orange: A complementary network for the Internet of Things
  • TEXISENSE – UJF/TIMC/AGIM/CNRS: An e-sock for e-health

In the framework of the Venture 5i, a Selection Committee, composed of 17 investors from 6 nationalities, chaired by Gregoire Aladjidi, Safran Corporate Ventures have selected the 25 following companies:

  • ALFRED ASSURE – Annecy, France: Insurance made Crystal clear! AlfredAssure makes easy the selection of your insurance within major companies in France, looking to cover quality, services and price range
  • APCURE – Lyon, France: Delivered with care
  • BT GROUND – Seyssins, France: Wireless technology, IoT, Seamless technology, meeting rooms, training session, BYOD, collaborative tools, interactive session
  • CARTIMAGE MEDICAL – La Tronche, France: Augmented arthroscopy for enhanced cartilage repair
  • CONTEXTUALIZED – Bernin, France: The Smarts for your Smartphone
  • ELIAXEL – La Tronche, France: Shining molecular world for breakthrough biotherapeutics discovery
  • ETHERA – Crolles, France: Ethera develops and markets measurement and cleaning kits capable of simplifying the diagnosis, monitoring and elimination of the chemical pollution of indoor air
  • GENECREEK – Grenoble, France: Build and operate a knowledge centric and secure gateway to cloud based genomics analysis and become the leading bioinformatics platform for biotech and precision medicine
  • GULPLUG – Grenoble, France: A new way to connect
  • HAP2U – Grenoble, France: Future is in your hands. Enrich our tactile interface with the sense of touch.
  • HORUSCARE – Saint Chamond, France: Innovative, safe and efficient treatment and food supplement concept to combat obesity
  • HYDRASMART – Moirans, France: Connected solutions for water management (ex: consumption data, quality & leak). First product: HYDRAO, a smart showerhead controlled by smartphone to save water.
  • LINKIO – Grenoble, France: Clever automation for a simpler life
  • MYBLUESHIP – Dardilly, France: Smart home and interactive people
  • NANOLIVE SAS – Ecublens, Switzerland: Nanolive SAS has developed a disruptive proprietary technology, which allows for the very first time to explore a living cell in 3D without damaging it.
  • NOONEE AG – Rüti, Switzerland: the Chairolution
  • PDC LINE PHARMA – Grenoble, France: PDC Line Pharma is a clinical-stage biotech that develops potent & scalable therapeutic cancer vaccines based on PDC*line, the only dendritic cell line for therapeutic use.
  • POLLEN TECHNOLOGY – Grenoble, France: The true nanoworld measurement software company
  • SIRION BIOTECH GMBH – Martinsried, Deutschland: ANY gene to ANY cell
  • SYLFEN – Grenoble, France: the energy you need, when you need it, and in the form that matches your needs.
  • TERABEE – Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France: Providing better eyes for faster robotics
  • TEXISENSE – Grenoble, France: Feel your skin.
  • TOUTI TERRE – Moye, France: Work earth in harmony
  • UPFIT – Lyon, France: Online clothing size experts

80 individual meetings were organised during this day.

The trophy “5i-Jean-Michel Lamure” was given to HAP2U. Two accessits were awarded: GULPLUG and NOONEE AG.

During the Vision 5i, Safran Corporate Ventures, Aliad, Total Energy Ventures, Orange Digital Ventures, Demeter Partners and Avenisense discussed on : “Corporate Ventures: what investment strategies ?”

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The 2014 edition of Forum 4i took place on the 22nd of may and put together more than 500 participants.

The round table dealing with the topic “Silver Economy : autonomy, a new field for innovation” was opened by:

  • Eric Piolle, Mayor of Grenoble
  • Jean Vaylet, President, Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Introduction by:

  • Frédéric Serrière, Senior Strategic

With the participation of :

  • Marc Boivert, Partner, I3S-Solutions
  • Nadia Frontigny, Vice President Care Management, LoB Healthcare, Orange
  • Catherine Grizaud, in charge of Development Thematic Housing Environment, Société Dauphinoise pour l’Habitat
  • Caroline Mouminoux, Marketing Director, Legrand Assistance to the autonomy
  • Nathalie Mouret, BlueLinea
  • Chantal Parpex, President, Innovation Capital
  • François Pernice, Director, Ordimémo
  • Eric Rumeau, Director of Health and Autonomy, Conseil Général de l’Isère

Animation by:

  • Véronique Chirié, Director, TASDA

11 innovations from Rhone-Alpes laboratories in the field of Silver Economy were presented in the technology showcase :

  • ACTIVITAL – SBT: Cognitive stimulation in the service of the autonomy of the elderly.
  • ASTUS – ASTUS SA: Portable solution of telemedicine and diagnostic assistance in real time
  • AVALUN – CEA LETI / IRT Nanoelec / Minalogic / Lyon Biopôle / Gate 1 / Avalun: My lab in the pocket
  • E-LIOBOX & INTERFACE UTILISATEUR ADAPTABLE – INRIA / TECHNOSENS / LJK: A new interface which recognizes his user.
  • ICASA – Orange Labs / UJF / Scalagent / Telecom Paris Tech / Minalogic: Platform of software integration for a smart housing environment.
  • IGIROUETTE – BIIN / CEA / Erasme / IRIS / Imaginove: The smart signalling system.
  • ISKN – CEA LETI / ISKN / IRT Nanoelec: The on-line health in all simplicity.
  • PROGRAMME TECHNOLOGIE DE LIAISONS – IRT Nanoelec: assist companies to develop innovative products and services
  • TOUCH IT – CEA / UJF / Orange Labs / Université de Lille / INRIA / Minalogic / Cap Digital / MAUD / STMicroelectronics: Do not look simply at the future… touch it!
  • USINE D’INNOVATION POUR HABITAT INTELLIGENT – INRIA / LIG / Equipex AMIQUAL4HOME / Schneider Electric: Place of unique hosting for the development of digital objects.
  • WEEPULSE – CEA / Gate 1: Patch of autonomous electrostimulation in energy for the treatment of the pain.

In the framework of the Venture4i, a Selection Committee, composed of 21 investors from 7 nationalities, chaired by Jean-Marc Bally, Managing Director of Aster Capital evaluated 50 companies. 32 companies were selected to present themselves to nearly 40 investors:

    • 3D-MONTBLANC – Grenoble, France: 3D-MontBlanc will be the first high performance silicon system company to enable next generation high performances data center and sustain the Big Data growth.
    • 3D-OXIDES – Saint-Genis Pouilly, France: 3D-Oxides has developed a unique additive thin film deposition technique. The main strenghts are single step deposition of complex oxide thin films on large substrates.
    • ALLEANTIA – Pise, Italy: Alleantia is an Internet of Things Software & Service Provider. They provide the ‘IoT Store’ and the ‘Clouds of Things’ system.
    • ARYBALLE TECHNOLOGIES – Grenoble, France: AT will develop innovative Gustatory and Olfactory Nano Bio Sensors. A first medical device will be launched in 2016 for patients suffering from Anosmia.
    • AVALUN – Grenoble, France: Avalun is a young spin-off from CEA LETI. The technology inside LabPad results of over 10 years of R&D in CMOS for biology.
    • AYAWANE – Lyon, France: AYAWANE has developed a new approach to manage hard-to-treat wounds, called HYALIn technology; an unique concept of sequential solutions.
    • BREEKTIME – Geneva, Switzerland: BreekTime is building a powerful analytic technology that makes team work more interactive, reliable and fun.
    • DEXTERITE SURGICAL – Annecy, France: Hand held robot for laparoscopic surgery. Cost only 20% of the currently available solution.
    • ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS – Turin, Italy: Electro Power Systems designs, produces and commercializes hydrogen fuel cell systems for backup power and energy storage applications.
    • ENERBEE – Grenoble, France: EnerBee is based in Grenoble, France, with a team expert in energy harvesting, electrical engineering, innovation industrialisation and financing.
    • EVADERIS – Grenoble, France: eVaderis envisions to be the leading fabless company offering energy-efficient, data-centric solutions, serving the future needs of Internet of Things.
    • EXAGAN– Grenoble, France: Accelerate electronic industry transition towards more efficient conversion systems to reduce CO2 emission, by enabling GaN on Silicon power technology adoption.
    • GLOBEVIP – Lyon, France: Visual search engine service EyeSnap who finds images by visual similarities in large image databases.
    • INSPHERO DIAGNOSTICS – Schlieren, Switzerland: With our 3D microtissue technology we transfer tumor chemosensitivity testing to the 21th century to increase cancer patients’ chances for successful treatment.
    • IRLYNX – Grenoble, France: IrLynx designs and sells human activity sensing modules to interactive system manufactures in smart building, security and assisted living markets.
    • PB&B – Lausanne, Switzerland: They make your own cells remove wrinkles and signs of aging.
    • PLUS MAT – Schüpfen, Switzerland: Waste is displaced resource! Their system extracts high values (PV Silicon) from waste of PV wafer sawing (slurry) te reduce PV production cost significantly.
    • PRAGMA THERAPEUTICS – Reignier-Esery, France: Pragma Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company in creation, developing innovative small molecules for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders.
    • PROSPER DIAGNOSTICS – Rolle, Switzerland: Operates a specialized molecular diagnostics laboratory positioned in the attractive European molecular diagnostics market.
    • SAMANTREE TECHNOLOGIES – Lausanne, Switzerland: Digital microscopy company, with the mission to enable in-vivo histology for tumor resection guidance and early-stage tumor diagnosis.
    • SAVE INNOVATIONS – Grenoble, France: Development and sales of innovative turbines for the industries and consumers in need for some hundred watts to supply their mobile or stand-alone equipment.
    • SIRLAN TECHNOLOGIES – Eybens, France: Home automation and home care services.
    • SOLIUM – Grenoble, France: Solium offers high performances solar-LED equipment based on its own core technology. Solium targets both local authorities and corporates in France and abroad.
    • TENSIVE – Milan, Italy: Tensive is an emerging biomedical start-up aiming to develop vascularizable biodegradable protheses aiming to offer natural breast reconstruction/augmentation.
    • TERABEE – Saint-Genis Pouilly, France: Technology company developing robust low-cost fast and safe indoor inspection systems and related sensing solutions.
    • THERESON – Milan, Italy: A new Healing technology for Diabetic Foot and Chronic Ulcers.
    • TRACE TECHNOLOGIES – Renens, Switzerland: Nike+ and Netflix for ball sports, starting with Golf.
    • VERELEC – Saint Etienne de Saint Geoirs, France: Verelec designs, produces and sells high performance infrared radiant and customisable heating devices on European markets.
    • VERSEO – Meylan, France: The managers of small, medium and large businesses and communities are exhausted with request for sustainability information, reports and questionnaires.
    • VISIOGLOBE – Montbonnot, France: Indoor Map Solution.
    • WATSIZE – Grenoble, France: Find clothes at the right size. On the web, in-store & to offer.
    • XTREMLOGIC – Lyon, France: XtremLogic delivers a paradigm shift in complex IP developments for FPGA by leveraging its internal tool that delivers >10x performance, >100x productivity.

160 individual meetings were asked during this day.

The trophy “4i-Jean-Michel Lamure” was given to ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS. Two accessits were awarded: DEXTERITE SURGICAL and WATSIZE.

The Vision 4i allowed to 3 major corporative to present their innovative strategies: Solvay Group, Orange, ALIAD (Air Liquid).

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The 16th edition of the Forum 4i took place on 23rd May 2012 with more than 450 participants.

The topic of the round table discussion was “Smart mobility, use and innovations”


  • Michel Destot, Mayor of the City of Grenoble, Member of the French Parliament
  • Jean Vaylet, President, Grneoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Marc Baïetto, President, Grenoble Urban Community
  • Jean-Jack Queyranne, President,  Rhone-Alpes Regional Council
  • Geneviève Fioraso, Minister in charge of higher Education and Research

Introduction :

  • Edith Cresson, Former Prime Minister, Aviser to ADIT


  • Marc Bourgeois, MB Solutions Collectivités
  • Edouard Combette, Ecomobilité Ventures
  • Vahagn Donabedian, Global Functional Area Manager Collaboration & Mobile Business Application, Volvo IT
  • Rody El Chammas, Toyota Motor Europe
  • Fabio Ferrari, CEO, SymbioFCell
  • Florence Lambert, Director, CEA Liten
  • Thierry Ménissier, Innovation philosophy Professor, G2i – UPMF Grenoble 2
  • Philippe Mulard, Hydrogen Mobility Director, Air Liquide
  • Jean Souchal, Chairman of the management Board, POMA
  • Marc Zuber, Sales Director, SIEMENS

Technology showcase:

  • BESPOON – CEA LETI: precision positioning system to locate people and goods through a small capsule that communicates with a smartphone
  • CHARGING AND CONNECTING TO THE GRID – CEA LITEN / AMPERE LABS / WINSLIM: innovative and universal system of wireless transmission of energy from the latest technologies of induction
  • CITY FRET  – Pôle de compétitivité LUTB, transport and mobility systems / Grand Lyon / Etat / Région Rhône-Alpes: simulator designed to educate the public about the choice of vehicle technologies and patterns of delivery in the urban space according to three indicators: sustainable development, economy and use.
  • E-MOTION – INRIA / LIG / PROBAYES / TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE: allows via sensors and computing capabilities embedded systems to provide individual (wheelchair, car) or collective (bus, tram) transportation with capabilities of perception, decision and action permitting operation in dynamic and shared environments
  • HYCAN – AD VENTA / MCPHY / PAXITECH / INSTITUT NEEL / LEREM: new range of mini-storage intended to supply small hydrogen-powered cell
  • METALOG – G-SCOP (UJF, Grenoble INP, Carnot LSI): software solution to accurately calculate distances between many points, and return results in the form of cards
  • MOBILITE SOLAIRE – CEA INES: technologies and tools for predicting solar resources to achieve refills of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids with the use of photovoltaic systems while maximizing the use of local energy produced in situ and minimizing the impact on the public electricity distribution network
  • PEDELEC – GIPSA-LAB / EBL / GRENOBLE INP / CNRS / UJF / UNIVERSITE STENDHAL: lightweight motorization, quiet and efficient, which can be fitted on a power-assisted bicycle, and adaptable to other light electric mobility equipments (wheelchairs, scooters…)
  • PLANIFICATION URBAINE – INRIA / IDDRI /AURG / MODELISTICA / LET (CNRS, ENTPE, Lyon 2): tool for decision support for the design and evaluation of transportation and development policies based on integrated models on transport / land use
  • VELO DELTA – CEA LITEN: innovative thermal assistance bicycle for claiming energy efficiency records and capable of climbing a slope greater than 35%
  • WEGOTO – Laboratoire AGIM / UJF / CNRS / EPHE / UPMF / IVèS / Carnot LSI: software suite to improve the movement of people based on the user profile, be they, for example, visually impaired or in a wheelchair

The Venture Capital Forum became the Venture4i.

A Selection Committee, composed of 40 members from 9 nationalities, chaired by Loïc Liétar, Managing Partner of ST New Ventures evaluated 75 pre-selected companies. 35 companies were selected to present themselves to 60 investors:

  • 3D-OXIDES – St-Genis Pouilly, France: 3D-Oxides develops disruptive complex 3D-nanomaterials.
  • ABIONIC – Lausanne, Switzerland: based on an innovative nanotechnology approach, Abionic has developed a medical diagnostic device providing fast and low-cost allergy tests.
  • ALEVA NEUROTHERAPEUTICS – Lausanne, Switzerland: Aleva Neurotherapeutics has developed proprietary neurostimulation technologies that enable significantly better therapies for neurological diseases.
  • AMOEBA – Lyon, France : Amoéba is pionneeering the development and supply of a natural biological agent for eliminating harmful micro-organisms from water networks.
  • APIX – Grenoble, France : APIX changes the use model for multi-gas analyzers: miniaturization, cost reduction for in situ and ubiquitous applications.
  • ATOOMA – Milan, Italy : Atooma is the ultimate mobile toolkit to create your self made mini-apps without coding and to make your smartphone so smart to work for you.
  • BESPOON – Grenoble, France : BeSpoon is designing chips that enable mobile geofencing, a feature addressing the B$ smartphone market.
  • BT3 – Grenoble, France : BT3 develops green chemistry to improve the properties of cellulosic materials, for example water repellency.
  • CELLIPSE – Grenoble, France : Developing a First-in-Class LIM Kinase inhibitor for Cancer Patients.
  • COMBAGROUP – Molondin, Switzerland: CombaGroup develops an automated, cost-efficient, environment-friendly and profitable solution for growing lettuce.
  • CRYSTAL DEVICE – Besançon, France : Crystal Device develops innovative micro components in microtechnology applications fields such as optics, sensors and energy harvesting.
  • CYTOO – Grenoble, France: From Cells to Health – more physiologic cell cultures through morphogenic cells guidance.
  • DIGITALMEDLAB – Zürich, Switzerland: DigitalMedLab develops mobile healthcare applications for the professional management of chronic conditions such as chronic wound.
  • DORPHAN – Lausanne, Switzerland: identification of small molecules for the treatment of orphan genetic diseases, and their preclinical development through outsourcing.
  • DTAMEDICAL SAS – Loulle, France: DTAMedical SAS develops a process of fast healing (for acute and chronic wounds) by enriched and mastered airflows: Wound Induction.
  • ECRINS THERAPEUTICS – Grenoble, France: Ecrins Therapeutics focuses on identifying and developing new molecules for cancer treatment.
  • ENCAPSULIX – Aix-en-Provence, France: process equipment for large scale nanotechnology.
  • EVEON – Grenoble, France: Eveon aims to become a leading company producing innovative medical devices tailored for the reconstitution and/or administration of drugs.
  • GENES’INK – Rousset, France: Genes’Ink the nanosolution provider pionneers in the design & manufacture of nanoparticles & various ink formulations.
  • HIKOB – Lyon, France: provides the hardware & software tools to help engineers and researchers becoming digital engineers and digital researchers.
  • INFLAMALPS – Monthey, Switzerland: a pharma biotech discovering and developing novel molecules derived from natural sources for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.
  • INZAIR – Lausanne, Switzerland: ZMS: next generation mobile messaging platform, allowing to trigger message by location and time, in the right place, at the right time.
  • KAIROS3D – Turin, Italy: it’s Genomic Data Visual Mining: next generation integrative 3D visualization and analysis of complex and multidimensional molecular data.
  • NEWLISI – Milan, Italy: a chemical process for sludge treatment: a unique, patented “Zero Sludge” technology that will transform the sludge processing market.
  • NEWSCRON – Lugano, Switzerland: a news platform that reduces the information overload by organising and filtering news items based on their content.
  • NOIVION – Trente, Italy: a new production technology to disrupt the industrial manufacturing of thin film coatings.
  • PRIMO1D – Grenoble, France: Primo1D provides textile yams embedding electronic functions for traceability, decoration and in-situ measurments.
  • QUALISTEO – Nice, France: Novel Monitoring Tools for affordable Energy Efficiency.
  • RESOLUTION SPECTRA SYSTEMS – Grenoble, France: Resolution Spectra Systems offers compact high-performance optical spectrometers based on an innovative technology called SWIFTS®
  • RESPONSA – Venise, Italy: stop answering the same question over and over – Responsa is a Q&A widget quickly and easily embeddable in any website.
  • RIGHTCLEARING – Zürich, Switzerland: provides a fully automated licensing service for digital content. No more brokers & lawyers needed – fast & easy.
  • TMS – Grenoble, France: TMS gives access to positive energy housing by transforming its roof in an economical and controllable major source of energy production.
  • TRANSCURE BIOSERVICES – Archamps, France: state-of-the-art humanized mouse models for drug targeting the human immune system. HIV mice, humanized liver, pancreas and skin models.
  • VENCE INNOVATION – Grenoble, France: Vence Innovation will provide an electronic eye to robotic companies who want their robots to perceive human-beings around them.
  • WISE – Milan, Italy: the new generation of leads for neuromodulation for treatment of chronic pain and Parkinson: unbreakable, less invasive and cheaper.

70 individual meetings were organized during this day.

The trophy “4i-Jean-Michel Lamure” was given to ABIONIC. Two accessits were awarded: BESPOON et QUALISTEO.

A new event was oragnized: Vision 4i: 5 major corporative innovative strategies: Bosch Group, 3M, Sony Corporation, SEB Group, Samsung.

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The 15th edition of the Forum 4i took place on 3rd May 2012 with more than 450 participants.

The topic of the round table discussion was “EcoCity, innovation accelerator”


  • Geneviève Fioraso, Deputy Mayor in charge of Economy, Employment, University and Research
  • Jean Vaylet, President, Grenoble Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Marc Baïetto, President, Grenoble Urban Community
  • Jean-Jack Queyranne, President, Rhone-Alpes Regional Council

Introduction :

  • Stéphane Siebert, Deputy Mayor in charge of Sustainable Development
  • Heinrich Hick, Member of cabinet of Günther Oettinger, Commissioner of Energy, European Commission


  • Jean-Louis Brunet, President, H3C énergies
  • Franck Chevalley, SVP, Smart Grid global business line, Atos Worldgrid
  • Patrick Criqui, Director of Research CNRS, Director EDDEN laboratory
  • Jacques Ferrier, Architect and town-planner, Jacques Ferrier Architectures
  • Nicolas Leterrier, Vice-President Innovation, Schneider Electric
  • Jean-Philippe Richard, Head of the metropolitan policy and urban development department in charge of the fund “city of tomorrow”, Caisse des Dépôts
  • Jocelyne Wasselin, Director Marketing Corporate, SOITEC

Technology showcase :


  • BEE-SECURED (CEA LETI) : network connecting 30 000 hives deployed throughout Europe. This alternative application of bees, can help communities, public health institutions, industry, agriculture, defence… with management of the environment
  • FLOW’AIR (LMFA – ECL/UCBL/CNRS/INSA) : Flow’Air is a modelling software for atmospheric dispersion of polluants released on industrial areas
  • GEOPROSPECT (EDYTEM – UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE, CNRS/TENEVIA) : geoprospective approach which associates territorial prospective and spatial land cover modelling to facilitate territorial reflection
  • METAPAPIER (CTP/MEP – LAHC et LCIS/AHLSTROM) : a printed electronic application in the form of a paper which can be plastered. Used as a wall covering, it protects public or private spaces against Wifi or GSM waves
  • VOLET SOLAIRE BUBENDORFF (CEA LETI/INES) : a new rolling shutter 100% powered by the sun


  • ABATIA (CEA/ARMINES) : energetic needs simulation software for building designers in project phase ; dedicated to non thermal specialists (architects, builders…)
  • A-EMS (FREEMENS/G2ELAB – INP/UJF/CNRS) : Advanced Energy Management Systems enabling second life / second hand battery markets and technologies
  • MICRO EOLIENNE (CEA LETI) : Off-grid micro wind turbine coupled with externe efficiency alternator from CEA Leti
  • VESTA-SYSTEM (G2ELAB – INP/UJF/CNRS / G-SCOP – INP/UJF/CNRS) : energy efficiency software solutions, used from design to management of energetic systems


  • IXE (Equipe WAM – INRIA/LIG – UJF/INP/UPMF/CNRS) : a mobile navigation system requiring no infrastructure, configurable for pedestrians, bicycles and caddies
  • SMART CITIES OU LA VILLE INTELLIGENTE (ORANGE LABS MEYLAN) : bringing to the forefront services for a sustainable city by creating an ecosystem of the services M2M by uniting SMEs providing a range of services, mutualizing the network and data collection platform, and minimizing the energy footprint of the deployed systems

15 projects were presented to 19 investors at the Venture Capital Forum.

The 2012 investor’s trophy “4i – Jean-Michel Lamure” for the most innovative project was awarded to WAVELENS.