And the big winners of the Fondation Mines-Télécom prize for 2015 are…

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On Tuesday April 7, the Fondation Mines-Télécom awards ceremony was held at the premises of its partner Numericable SFR. Best work placements, best doctorate theses and most promising start-ups: discover the winners and their projects!

Three doctors took the honors

Giang Nam Nguyen (Télécom Bretagne) won first prize for his work on diffractive optical elements (DOE)! Second prize was awarded to Giovanni Chierchia (Télécom Paris), and Andrea Collo (Télécom Bretagne) was third on the podium.

Learn more about their thesis subjects:

  • Giang Nam Nguyen improves diffractive optical elements
  • Giovanni Chierchia perfects image restoration of and the detection of forged photographs
  • Andrea Collo’s autonomous and adaptive knee prosthesis



Three start-ups in the starting blocks

The ceremony was an opportunity to present three start-ups incubated in the Institute’s schools and winners of honor loans co-financed by Fondation Mines-Télécom and IMT.

> Excense (Télécom Bretagne incubator) markets digital face-to-face dialogue devices to enhance understanding, human interaction and co-construction between people working on the same project with different skills. Find out more

 > Sevenhugs (Télécom ParisTech incubator) has designed the first solution capable of analyzing and improving sleep for the whole family. The system is simple. You need a base named hugOne, to which are connected small sensors which are slipped under the mattress – minihugs – which monitor the temperature, humidity level and quality of the air. All this allows sleep quality to be monitored. Find out more

 > Testamento (Télécom SudParis and Télécom École de Management incubator) is the first Internet platform for the completely legal and simple digital management of last wills and testaments. Your will is incorporated into the national notaries’ records and stored in optimally secure conditions for your peace of mind. Find out more

Interns of the year

The Fondation Mines-Télécom also recognized the best end-of-study work placements by singling out three students (today graduates) from IMT graduate schools. Pierre Jouin, from Télécom SudParis, won the first prize (€4000) for his work placement with Safran Morpho. Second prize was shared between Antonin Milza and Quentin Michelet, both from Télécom Paris (€3000) for their placements respectively with Airbus Defense and Space et Sphero. Find out more

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