Convergence Challenge 2023 : congratulations to the winning teams !

The second edition of the IMT Convergence Challenge took place from June 22 to 25, 2023 in Lyon and Saint-Étienne. Students from 7 ITM schools and affiliated institutions took up the sustainable innovation challenge.

It’s a truly unique event for understanding, discovering and learning more about the issues involved in sustainable innovation. Over 3 days, thirty-nine students from Institut Mines-Telecom schools took up challenges based on genuine business cases, where they had to come up with sustainable solutions to present to a professional and academic jury.

The IMT CONVERGENCE Challenge was custom designed in 2022 by the IMT incubator network to enable engineering and management students to innovate by applying a robust sustainable approach to business issues. This challenge allows us to consider innovative approaches and new environmental and social indicators, helping us to think about sustainable business models in an uncertain, energy-conscious world of the future.

Three awards were presented at the end of the 3-day event :

Innovation Award

SINERGIE project: replacing data centers with DNA data storage. Project sponsored by Airbus.

Congratulations to :

  • BESSAID Lilia – IMT Atlantique
  • ROUXEL Ronan – Mines Saint-Étienne
  • BAKABOU Esther – IMT Atlantique
  • HERAIL Cyril – Mines Saint-Étienne
  • RUBIO Arthur – IMT Mines Alès

2050 Award

GREEN DATA CHALLENGE project: a consulting firm that aims to develop a multi-phase strategy for an eco-friendly data center. Project submitted by Airbus.

Congratulations to :

  • KOUA Emmanuel – IMT Atlantique
  • DIORO GUY – Mines Saint-Étienne
  • MESNARD Alizée – Télécom SudParis
  • PAYET Thomas – Mines Saint-Étienne
  • LANDRAING Antoine – IMT Mines Albi

Excellence Award

SINERG’EN project: launching a “regional network” as part of the circular economy, by setting up a trusted partner to promote cooperative industrial initiatives. Project submitted by EDF.

Congratulations to :
  • WALLEZ florine – IMT Nord Europe
  • NESME Maxence – IMT Atlantique
  • OUATTARA Bakary – IMT Atlantique
  • MARCHAND Josselin – Mines Saint-Étienne
  • KENNY Steeven – Mines Saint-Étienne
This challenge was financed by Fondation Mines-Telecom and its sponsors BNP ParibasOrangeDassault Systèmes and Sopra Steria, and with the support of Airbus.
Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks to Campus du Numérique and Mines Saint-Étienne for hosting the event.

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