Partners

orange
www.orange.com

ORANGE

ORANGE is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base close to 231 million customers at 31 December 2012, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. ORANGE is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

Research and innovation is a strategic priority for the Group as it is the key that unlocks our future growth and a powerful differentiator with our competitors. The Group's research and innovation chain in a few figures: more than 5,000 researchers, engineers, technicians, designers and marketers; a presence in 12 countries, over four continents (China, Egypt, France, India, Côte d'Ivoire, Japan, Jordan, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, the United Kingdom and the United States), through the Orange Labs, the Technocentre and Orange Silicon Valley; 812 million Euros devoted to research and innovation in 2012, that is to say 1.9% of the Group's revenue; 7,493 patents in our portfolio, including 291 patent applications registered in 2012.

Within the worldwide network, the Orange Labs carry out the Group's research, technical design and deployment activities. Each Lab is part of a specific geographic ecosystem. It works together with local universities, labs and companies, as well as with international organisations and participates in collaborative projects.

In constant interaction with the industrial and academic worlds, the Orange Labs:

  • Will carry out research projects with two goals: to help the Group identify and prepare for the next breakthrough technologies, and to invent new uses and services concepts;
  • Will lead the Group's networks strategy and coordinates the Group's standardization strategy, by looking ahead to the next breakthrough technologies, assessing the impact of new products and services, and preparing for changes in network operating models;
  • Will have overall responsibility for the technology used in the Group's products and services. They are involved throughout the entire development process, from the design of innovative services to the maintenance of systems already installed in each country where the Group operates.

The Orange Labs are set up in 9 countries (China, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, Tunisia and the United Kingdom).

citypassenger
www.citypassenger.com

CITYPASSENGER S.A.

Since 2001, CityPassenger, a 20 employees SME, develops secured network infrastructures dedicated for enterprise applications (around 800 customers worldwide). Our products line is call "Mobile-IT Networks", an all-in-one routeur solution which offer a wide range of functionalities (FireWall, VPN, URL filtering, load balancing, etc.) with optimal security and performances. Based on a strong customer partnership with its customers, CityPassenger has developed a dedicated environment which integrate the specific business applications required for the specific needs of customers.

Moreover, CityPassenger has active upstream R&D and technology watch teams to invent future products and services and to improve business activity of its customers. Since 2003, CityPassenger is involved in many international Joint R&D Projects in domains like Cloud Computing, Secured Remote Access and Semantic Web. The company is a member of the World Class Cluster.

internet
www.internetoftrust.com

INTERNET OF TRUST S.A.S.

Internet of Trust is dedicated to consulting on Security of embedded and connected systems. Created in 2014, the company is owned entirely by individuals and is managed by Claire Loiseaux, CEO and Carolina Lavatelli, CTO. Internet of Trust has a strong expertise built on PhD background and 20 years of experience in consulting and evaluation of the smart cards, applications, mobile devices. Its people are used to make « first-of » and to create from cross-domain expertise. Internet of Trust invests in standardisation organisations such as Common Criteria with being member of JTEMS and ISCI and is very active in organisation such as Global Platform with leading action in TEE, Premium content, Payment and Identity.

prove
www.provenrun.com

PROVE & RUN S.A.S.

Prove & Run helps its customers to meet the security challenges of embedded systems and connected devices. Thanks to a patented software development toolchain based on innovative proof techniques, Prove & Run can deal with the development of the most sensitive software components (microkernels, hypervisors, OSes, secure bootloaders, etc) and meet the highest security requirements (CC EAL7 and more) in a cost effective manner, taking also into account time-to-market and required skill levels constraints. Prove & Run was founded in 2009 and is a rapidly-growing software company, staffed with researchers and engineers who are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of computer science and software development. Prove & Run is independent and privately owned by its management team which has a solid track-record in turning innovation into successful businesses.

Prove & Run's main product are the ProvenTools. The ProvenTools enable a software engineer to build formal models of software components (including functional and non-functional constraints and properties) and then to gradually refine these models into implementation-level models, while maintaining perfect coherence between each level. This approach allows the software engineer to be mathematically certain that a property expressed in a specification-level model is still fully satisfied by every implementation-level model, and thus to get as close as possible to zero-bug software. The ProvenTools is result of the collaboration of 15 R&D engineers, including 11 PhDs in formal methods.

lille
www.univ-lille1.fr

UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE

2XS (eXtra Small eXtra Safe) is a team of the LIFL laboratory of "Université de Lille". Its research activities are focused on tools and languages for the performance and security of highly constrained devices. The team aims to provide solutions to enhance the adaptability and programmability of small devices starting from small sensors (IoT), smart cards to mobile phone. They mainly use two complementary fields: embedded operating systems and associated tools that are programming languages, formal proofs and automatic software processing and analysis. The team is directed by Pr. Gilles Grimaud and counts six permanent faculty members. The team has been involved in several national and European funded projects such as the EU CATRENE eGo project.

innovalia association
www.innovalia.org

INNOVALIA ASSOCIATION

Innovalia Association is a an independent private Associated Research Lab, established by a group of technology-based companies that are all highly aware of that innovation, as an inherent business process, is a necessity for maintaining competitiveness. The Innovalia Association serves as a mean for articulating critical mass to successfully address the ambitious and long-term research objectives of the associated companies. The association was founded in 2002, sprung from Innovalia, which is a strategic alliance of companies with more than 20 years of collaboration in research and innovation. Innovalia allied companies have participated and headed numerous research projects, funded on a national, international or bilateral basis. Innovalia's business activities broadly span the whole European market, covering the supply of RTD services, the networking of private and public companies with heavy emphasis on SMEs, SME collaboration activities and SME training.

The Innovalia Association is organised into three different Units: Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Unit; Nanotechnology and Advanced Metrological Unit; Manufacturing and Knowledge Management Unit. These units assemble skills, laboratories and resources from the allied companies and they also benefit from a high degree of collaboration with external companies, both on national and European level. Innovalia Association is member of the Innobasque Network, which is made up of various Basque organisations with innovation is a strategic priority. Innovalia Association is the coordinating entity of the FP6 Integrated Project Nano-CMM, one of the few integrated projects led by a high-tech SME. It has also long experience in technical coordination of projects, such as iTETRIS in FP7, and the already finished FP6 projects MULTINET and CSA REDEST. It has also served as Business Innovation Office of the FP6 Integrated Project Co-Spaces and it is the Spanish cluster representative of the European Europortal Project. Innovalia is furthermore taking part in the SECRICOM FP7 Integrated Project "Security communications for Crisis Management". On national level, Innovalia is the technical coordinator of FASyS, one of 18 Spanish flag-ship industrial R&D projects in 2009 (CENIT programme), addressing advanced ICT solutions for secure and healthy factories of the future.

Innovalia Association's vision is to be a key driver for its associated companies' continuous improvements and growth, via the performance of research activities founded on a systemic and systematic focus on innovation. It supports the generation, diffusion and transfer of specialised knowledge, with a clear and structured emphasis on the main strategic principles: technological innovation, business cooperation, market oriented actions and development of highly specialised knowledge niches with a strong added value. Thus, in some specific, relevant and state-of-the-art technologies Innovalia Association positions itself as a national and/or international reference of excellence.

Innovalia Association's activities adapt to the continuous evolution of new collaboration structures in order to make the allied companies benefit as much as possible of its innovation activities. It has an unmistakable vocation for service provision, always within its competency and specialisation area.

To uphold and strengthen its position, the association has developed collaboration agreements with a selected group of R&D centres, SMEs and large enterprises that are characterised by their brilliance and proven commitment to R&D. Innovalia Association, as an RTD and Innovation unit of the Innovalia alliance, supports the linked companies with:

  • Elaboration of strategic development plans based on research lines and technological development plans, serving as a technology monitoring unit.
  • Development of R&D based solutions, clearly market oriented, for use in the products or services offered by each of the associated companies.
  • Transfer, training and diffusion activities, as well as market oriented activities.

The Innovalia Association plays an important role, moving naturally between on the one hand long-term innovation strategies in collaboration with technology centres of highest level and on the other hand a business minded approach with focus on the commercialisation and technological transfer of the RTD lines explored.

In order to contribute actively to the improvement of technological services of medium-high level, one of the Innovalia Association's focuses is on the ICT area, with three fundamental axes. These are the communication quality, the security as a tool to ensure the sustainability of the Association's activities in the manufacturing industry, which also aims to generate new business opportunities and to be more attractive to the main world RTD units. The third axis is oriented towards software development. The development of agile methodologies as well as proactive and reactive embedded systems is going a step forward in the area of Software Quality. The expertise of the Association also comprises mobile services and applications aiming to improve the networking mechanisms and wireless infrastructures in industrial areas, as well as environmental intelligence through the creation of artificial vision algorithms.

nextel
www.nextel.es

NEXTEL

NEXTEL is a telematic engineering company with an expertise in security solutions. NEXTEL is an accredited auditor by BSI on BS-7799-2:2002 information security management system and has a long record of activities with telecom and broadcasting companies. NEXTEL has more than two decades of experience offering telematic services to the business world, broadcasters and telecommunication industrial enterprises, providing them with advanced technical security solutions and helping them to a total integration of telecommunications to their business processes. NEXTEL develops a wide range of network value added services from computer installations maintenance to specific security solutions.

NEXTEL has a development department focused on high performance secured computing in areas like banking, airports, construction and public administration. References are: Automotive (Daimler-Chrysler), Health (Osakidetza, SSO technologies), airports (AENA), ports (Puerto de Bilbao), Basque Parliament, SPRI, assurance companies and utilities. Our areas of work include the engineering, integration and consultancy of telematic systems and services, the support and advanced technical training, the security and maintenance of networks and systems, and the design and development of web applications. Services: Security Consultancy, SGSI Implementation (Systems of Management of the Security of the Information) according to BS 7799-2: 2002 / UNE 71502, content security, Secured servers, SSL, SET, Certification servers, certification entity, PKI systems, Routers, Firewalls, Proxys, and VPN modules, Systems of high availability and performance. NEXTEL has a high expertise in developing R&D projects, at both European and national level.

sqs
www.sqs.es

SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS

Software Quality Systems, S.A. is an independent testing house expert in the design and implementation of verification and validation processes. SQS is specialised in software quality management and assurance. SQS helps enterprises and organisations make their development activities more successful and finish projects within budget and time by providing systematic software quality assurance. The customers of SQS are relevant players within the telecoms, aeronautics, pharma, railway, electronics and banking sectors. SQS expertise comprises high technical background in designing, implementing and managing complex testing environments. SQS is in the position to offer the experience, knowledge, methods and tools that are currently implemented in SQS Test Lab, as a primary basis for the creation of new Test Platforms. Test Platforms that are currently created to manage and validate both functional and nonfunctional (interoperability, usability, load, stress…) requirements. SQS's success is largely due to an effective combination of consultancy and implementation service activities. SQS helps its clients with the implementation of improvements; our goal is the active transfer of know-how to our clients. No project is concluded until the customers' problems have been resolved. SQS's focus is on two different areas of activity:

  • Process quality assurance: In this area the main objective is to define the software development and maintenance process in such a way that quality defects are avoided in both initial and final products.
  • Product quality assurance: This includes all activities to avoid errors (constructive QA) and to find errors (analytical QA including review and testing) in initial and final products.

Some services offered by SQS are:

  • Design, follow-up and implementation of software development processes.
  • Design and implementation of benchmark process.
  • Design and implementation of product certification programmes. SQS has designed the Certification Vodafone Mobile Partner Programme (VMPP).
  • Design and implementation of verification and validation processes for safety critical systems and infrastructures, fulfilling sectorial standards (CENELEC, FDA).
poliuretano
www.ipfing.com

INGENIERÍA DEL POLIURETANO FLEXIBLE S.L.

IPF is an engineering company supplying customized solutions for the international polyurethane industry. From the initial concept to the final solution, from current to future necessities, IPF designs from scratch the new factories with the customers, and supplies most of the equipment needed for polyurethane foam manufacturing. IPF is specialized in handling systems and special machinery for managing polyurethane foam blocks, both manually and automatically. In the last years, and due to an innovative platform, IPF is also gathering a huge volume of information in all the customers' plants, providing added value information and services to the customers.

The catalogue of products and services of IPF is formed by:

  • Turnkey installations: transport and storage systems: Curing racks: conveyor rack & open-top rack, Foam cranes, Pop-ups, Lifting tables and carts, Conveyors, Measuring and printing systems for foam, etc.,
  • Special foam industry machinery: HR Foam Crushing Machine, Foam Roll Compress Machine, etc.,
  • Polyurethane Foam plant automation: tailor-made solutions for Automatic block racking system, Automatic block storage management, Data processing system for short blocks, Cutting management, Stock Control, Incidences Control, etc.. Moreover, it can be highlighted the multi-device and multi-location real-time control platform for the whole factory.

Being a Spanish SME, IPF has worldwide presence due to the importance of their specialized products and the high quality demanded in the foam sector. Therefore, IPF has customers in several European countries (Germany, France, Poland, Romania, Spain…), Asia (India, UAE, Indonesia…), America (USA, Mexico, Colombia…) and Africa (Kenya, Algeria, Libya…). The customers of IPF are large enterprises (the Recticel Group, the Vita Group, Kurlon), but also several SMEs with regional presence that cannot afford huge investments to improve their production processes.