Wattpark, Geoflex and Vianova win


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Wattpark, Geoflex and Vianova win software of the Republic
Mobility 4.0 challenge

  • Atos, Dassault Systems, Orange, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales, members of Software Republic, finalized their first open innovation challenge on December 16
  • Out of 150 applications and 10 finalists, the 3 winning start-ups are: Wattpark, Geoflex and Vianova
  • The 3 winners are invited join the software Republic incubator to accelerate their innovative projects

Paris, December 16, 2021 – The three start-ups Wattpark, Geoflex and Vianova have won the first edition of the “Mobility 4.0 Challenge” organized by the Software République, a new European ecosystem for innovation in smart mobility. The winners received their trophies from the members of the Jury of the six founding companies with the participation of Cédric O, Minister of State in charge of Digital.

The 6e In September, members of the Software Republic launched the “Mobility 4.0 Challenge”, motivated by a common objective: to mobilize the ecosystem of start-ups around innovation for sustainable mobility.
After receiving more than 150 projects, 10 finalists were shortlisted by the Software République Jury. By giving them access to the data needed for their projects and benefiting from the expertise of the six founding companies, the 10 finalists were able to develop their innovative concepts during a prototyping phase which ended in early December.

After deliberation by the Jury, three winning start-ups were awarded. Wattpark, Geoflex and Vianova have been invited to join the Software République incubator from February 1st, 2022 to make their project a reality with the support, expertise and resources of Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Orange, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales.

the Three start-ups winners of the 2021 edition of the Mobility 4.0 challenge are:

Wattpark is the “Airbnb © for chargers”. It allows the owners of charging stations to share and rent it. It helps drivers locate, connect to, and pay for a charging station easily, making the experience of driving an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle stress-free.

Geoflex is a service operator improving GPS / GNSS applications to obtain secure and precise positioning, up to 4 centimeters, on land, at sea and in the air. Geoflex provides universal hyper-geolocation for trains, cars, ships, drones and smartphones, but also for last mile delivery in smart cities.

Vianova proposes to build a road safety algorithm that could benefit both cities and motorists to identify and be informed in real time of dangerous incidents on the roads or of high accident risks in certain areas.

The members of the Jury also named three special mentions: Parcoor, Pasqal and Search Mobility.

The jury is made up of representatives of the six members of the Software Republic:
– Sophie Proust, EVP Group Chief Technology Officer, Atos Group
РLaurence Montanari, vice-president of the transport and mobility industry, Dassault Syst̬mes
РFr̩d̩ric Vacher, Innovation Manager 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, Dassault Syst̬mes
– Jean-Marc Lafond, Director of the IoT portfolio, Orange Innovation
– Luc Julia, Scientific Director, Groupe Renault
– Sophie Schmidtlin, Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering
РFr̩d̩rique Le Grev̬s, Executive Vice-President, Public Affairs France, STMicroelectronics & President and CEO, STMicroelectronics France
РSt̩phane Royer, Group Chief Data Officer, Thales

For more information on the Mobility 4.0 Challenge: https://www.challenge-software-republique.com/ and associated videos on the Software République YouTube channel.

Press contact

Atos: Laura Fau – [email protected] – Tel. +33 673 64 04 18

Dassault Systèmes: Arnaud Malherbe – [email protected] – Tel. +33 687 56 24 61

Orange: Tom Wright – [email protected] – Tel. +33 678 91 35 11

Renault Group: Amélie Le Gall – [email protected] – Tel. +33 601 92 12 26

STMicroelectronics: Ronan Mulvaney – [email protected] – Tel. + 33 764 50 58 37

Thales: Vanessa Viala – [email protected] – Tel. +33 607 34 00 34

On Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual sales of over 11 billion euros. European leader in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group offers tailor-made end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to secure and carbon-free digital for its customers. Atos is an SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indices.
Atos’ goal is to help shape the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, teaching and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. All over the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, as well as members of companies in general, to live, work and develop in a sustainable manner, in a safe and secure information space. www.atos.net

About Dassault Systems

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, is a catalyst for human progress. We offer companies and individuals collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating a real-world virtual twin experience with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers are pushing the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 290,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information visit www.3ds.com

About Orange

Orange is one of the main telecommunications operators in the world with a turnover of 42.3 billion euros in 2020 and 139,000 employees worldwide as of June 30, 2021, including 80,000 employees in France. The Group had a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide as of June 30, 2021, including 218 million mobile customers and 22 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also one of the world’s leading providers of IT and telecommunications services to multinational companies under the Orange Business Services brand. In December 2019, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Engage 2025”, which, guided by social and environmental responsibility, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging businesses.
Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
For more information on the internet and on your mobile: www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com or to follow us on Twitter: @orangegrouppr.
Orange and any other Orange product or service name included in this document are trademarks of Orange or Orange Brand Services Limited.

About Renault Group

Groupe Renault is at the forefront of reinventing mobility. Backed by its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors and its unique expertise in electrification, the Renault Group includes 5 complementary brands – Renault, Dacia, LADA, Alpine and Mobilize – offering sustainable and innovative mobility solutions to its customers. Established in more than 130 countries, the Group sold 2.9 million vehicles in 2020. It employs more than 170,000 people who embody its Purpose every day, so that mobility brings people together. Ready to meet challenges both on the road and in competition, Groupe Renault has embarked on an ambitious transformation that generates value. This focuses on the development of new technologies and services, and a new range of even more competitive, balanced and electrified vehicles. In line with environmental challenges, the Group’s ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040. https://www.renaultgroup.com/fr/

About STMicroelectronics

At ST, we are 46,000 semiconductor technology designers and manufacturers mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An independent device manufacturer, we work with more than 100,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and create products, solutions and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, as well as the need to support a more secure world. sustainable. Our technologies enable smarter mobility, more efficient power and power management, and the large-scale deployment of the Internet of Things and 5G technology. ST is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027.
Further information can be found at www.st.com.

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a world leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and deep tech innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future that is crucial for the development of our societies. The Group offers its customers – companies, organizations and governments – in the fields of defense, aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security solutions, services and products that help them fulfill their critical role, with the consideration of the individual being the driving force behind all decisions. Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020, the Group achieved sales of 17 billion euros. www.thalesgroup.com

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