8 & 9 October: IMT meets SMEs at the Rendez-Vous Carnot 2014


At this gathering to be held in Lyon on 8 and 9 October, IMT will be answering questions from SMEs seeking to develop R&D projects and in search of innovation, thanks to the presence of its two Carnot Institutes: the M.I.N.E.S. Carnot Institute and the Telecom & Digital Society Carnot Institute. Over 2,500 visitors are expected and enrolment is free of charge. View the full program of the Rendez-Vous at www.rdv-carnot.com.

> M.I.N.E.S Carnot Institute – Stands B80 to B84
All the themed departments of the M.I.N.E.S Carnot Institute will be represented on the stand. Also, in partnership with the Energies of the Future Carnot Institute, the AVENEPME project will be presented there in the Carnot Institutes Association area dedicated to promoting SME calls for projects. The 5 innovation officers will be present to meet small and medium-sized companies seeking to boost their competitive edge in the area of energies of the future. Through research partnerships, AVENEPME provides companies with  solutions to take up today’s new energy challenges, such as reducing CO2 emissions, increasing the proportion of renewable energies (production, energy mix), managing smart electric grids, energy storage, improving energy efficiency in various sectors of application (transport, buildings, industrial processes, materials). AVENEPME will be presenting the results of the CRIBA project (Industrialized Wood and Steel Construction and Renovation) conducted with TBC, a Toulouse SME, and two Mines Albi-Carmaux research centers (Rapsodee and the Industrial Engineering Department). A full-scale demonstration wall will illustrate the keys to this energy renovation project.

The M.I.N.E.S. Carnot Institute will also be taking part in the “Biomaterials for Health” conference on Thursday 9 October at 2pm: Nathalie Douard, a lecturer at Mines St-Etienne, will be illustrating how public research and industry are joining forces to develop high-performance materials.

> Telecom & Digital Society Carnot Institute – Stands A23 to A26

The Telecom & Society Carnot Institute will be presenting, among others:

  • the Futuring Cities program encompassing research and innovation forces pertaining to the city (energy, building, transport, environment, safety, digital technology, uses and the economy), based on the experience of partner start-ups and SMEs.
  • service platforms for industrialists: OpenAir, Europ, Arago, Teralab, SERTIT, VIGISAT and over thirty R&D platforms.
  • a demonstrator from the Openflexo cooperative R&D agency.

It will also be presenting the CVSTène consortium, a program funded by the Future Investments Program to develop technology transfers in partnership with the SATT (Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies).

Finally, at the conferences on the morning of Thursday 09 October, the Institute will present solutions to enhance organisation, processing and analysis of Big Data, focusing on the Teralab service platform.


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