Innovation

Flexible smartphones are just around the corner!

Soft, foldable smartphones are all the rage, with prototypes by Lenovo and LG, or Samsung’s patents and ongoing rumours on such innovations which everybody expected at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. What about a new Apple device for 2017, to celebrate the iPhone’s tenth anniversary? What are the advantages of flexible displays? Emedia gets you ready for the next major leap in the history of connected, mobile displays. LG, with their 18-inch roll-up OLED display which showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, impressed everybody and left them expecting soon a brand new generation of displays, that you...

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#Seedstars: promoting startups in emerging markets

The lively digital innovation trend isn’t restricted to national ecosystems such as Silicon Valley, French Tech or Startup America. There are also organisations like Seedstars, a huge international network that identifies and supports projects launched by young entrepreneurs all over the globe. In four years, Seedstars Group has created the ideal conditions help startups in emerging markets thrive. During this time it has gradually put in place summits, national and international competitions, accelerators, experimentation labs, mentoring, venture capital and collaborative environments. Co-founded in September 2012 by three Swiss entrepreneurs – Michael Weber, Adrien de Loës and Pierre-Alain Masson – Seedstars...

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Has #FrenchTech become the goose that lays the golden eggs?

FrenchTech and digital innovation in France boast an undeniable dynamism. The support of start-ups, their networking, a better visibility both in France and internationally, along with talent and the increase of digital maturity, led to regular fundraisings in 2016, thus to encouraging prospects. With €93m in a week in September, €87m in a week in October, €377.25m in total in November, €70.3m in the first week of December: investments in favour of young innovative French companies are regularly analysed and counted by French websites such as Maddyness, JDN or L’Usine Nouvelle. Which sectors are the most flourishing? In November...

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#SupplyChain: how augmented reality can boost quality controls

On assembly lines, on construction sites, before delivering luxury products, augmented reality (AR) helps operators detect manufacturing and finishing defects. Across the whole supply chain, it saves considerable time and reinforces quality assurance, an increasingly critical issue for manufacturers. The most dominant element of AR is reality, which is one of its main assets for technical operations. For AR is based on a real environment upon which complementary digital information is superimposed (text, video, user interface, 3D object), displayed in real time. This data varies depending on the orientation of the device (smartphone, tablet, glasses or headset) and thus...

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Digital at school: teachers are innovating, and word is getting round

Using a smartphone, tablet, blog, social network, 3D printing or VR in school: a number of teachers have tested it. Their experiments are now more and more visible in France and the Ministry of Education would like to extend these exemplary practices to the whole school system. The “Twictation” is almost an international star. It promotes the learning of spelling through a collaborative approach. The experiment was conducted for two years in the Freyming-Merlebach elementary school in the Nancy-Metz area. In terms of results, it has highlighted “visible improvements in the pupils’ spelling skills”. For the teachers, Twitter was...

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