We have elected to set our vision at a Human level. We think that an innovation, a service or a content generate value only if they are a source of utilitarian or emotional well-being.

Here, you will discover inventions and movements which make life more beautiful, more simple or more exciting.

Support frugal innovation

By Mathilde Balsan
— Apr 10, 2018


  Navi Radjou is the theorist behind frugal innovation : rather than decreasing, he prefers the term Jugaad (“hack” in Hindi, doing more with less) which can be a source of innovation and even a better quality of life. The circular economy would be an initial prerequisite as the classic linear model demonstrates its limits on a […]


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Remove packaging in the supermarket

By Mathilde Balsan
— Apr 10, 2018


  To protest against the excessive use of plastic food packaging, twenty or so environmental militants took action in a Tesco supermarket near Bath in England. Men and women did their shopping, paid at the till and then took out scissors to remove all unnecessary packaging. This symbolic action, now dubbed a “plastic attack”, was […]


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3D printing in construction is real

By Mathilde Balsan
— Apr 10, 2018


At the meeting point of robotics, architecture and materials science, the first French house built by 3D printing was inaugurated in Nantes on 21 March 2018. It was the second fix, such as door frames and windows, which caused the delay because of the bad weather over winter. The main achievement came in September 2017, […]


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A sensor to enrich the experience of a football match with Footbar

By Benjamin Couteau
— Jan 8, 2018


Wednesday, 9 pm, my five-a-side football match has just finished. For this match, each player in both teams was fitted with a sensor worn on the calf. Speed, kick strength, number of accelerations and running performance are analysed in real time and can be viewed after the match on a dedicated platform. The player who […]


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The race for the driverless car

By Jason Madelénat
— Jan 3, 2018


It’s all happening. The driverless car is gambling on a radical reduction in road-traffic accidents based on the principle that over 90% of them are caused by human error. The race for the car of the future is now more than ever being contested by competitors in the sector. Waymo, the Google subsidiary, is starting […]


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