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The b<>com Technology Research Institute is a technology pioneer and provider for companies that want to digitally boost their competitive edge. In concrete terms, b<>com innovates at the highest levels in areas like artificial intelligence, immersive video and audio, content protection, 5G networks, the Internet of Things, and cognitive technologies.

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About b<>com

Created in late 2012, the b<>com Technology Research Institute is a technology pioneer and provider for companies that want to digitally boost their competitive edge.
About b<>com

Activities

Intellectual property, technological solutions , R&D à la carte, consulting, technological platforms
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b<>com Galaxy

Board, European projects, funders, international scientific advisory board, members, partners, staff and training advisory board, find out our ecosystem, enter the b<>com galaxy!
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Best Tech Stories around the web #269

This week: A 3D-printed heart is more real than life, the first intelligent contact lenses are now available, and the European Space Agency signs with a Swiss startup to clean up space.
Best Tech Stories around the web #269

Airbus Defence & Space is b<>com’s new industrial investor to develop airborne communications for fast, tactical deployment

Airbus Defence & Space, the European aerospace giant, is joining the b<>com Technology Research Institute. Airbus Defence & Space will rely on b<>com’s multidisciplinary expertise to research and develop dual-use tactical airborne communications solutions.
Airbus Defence & Space is b<>com’s new industrial investor to develop airborne communications for fast, tactical deployment

Best Tech Stories around the web #269

This week: SpaceX will attempt the first high altitude flight for Starship, the first 100% virtual museum, a designer imagines a lunar motorbike, Balenciaga unveils its new collection in a video game, and the Virtuality event from 02 to 04 December 2020.
Best Tech Stories around the web #269

Best Tech Stories around the web #268

This week: A wingsuit basejumper soar up over a mountain using BMW electric impellers, a portable keyboard that lights the way for first-time musicians, and a revolutionary mask "absorbs" excess alcohol.
Best Tech Stories around the web #268

[VIDEO] Words from b<>com’s teams: Meeting with the Trust & Security lab

In this video, we set off to learn about the Trust and Security lab, represented by the duo of Valérie Denis and Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, respectively a Research Engineer and a Manager at the Trust & Security lab since 2013. Valérie and Gaëtan work together to design and improve tools to fight digital fraud, such as video watermarking, authentication solutions, and anti-piracy measures.
[VIDEO] Words from b<>com’s teams: Meeting with the Trust & Security lab

Best Tech Stories around the web #267

This week: China launches the world’s first 6G satellite into orbit, humans have traveled aboard the Hyperloop for the first time, and international space station photo highlights celebrate 20 years of human life in orbit.
Best Tech Stories around the web #267

[Webinar replay] Using dynamic watermarking to stop live content piracy with Viaccess Orca and b<>com

During a webinar on October 28, 2020, Mathieu Harel, Marketing Director of Security Products at Viaccess-Orca (VO) , and our expert Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, Trust & Security Lab Manager at b<>com, demonstrated the ability of their dynamic watermarking solution to identify and stop live content piracy.
[Webinar replay] Using dynamic watermarking to stop live content piracy with Viaccess Orca and b<>com

Best Tech Stories around the web #266

This week: AI model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through cellphone-recorded coughs, Disney’s new skinless robot can blink like a human, and physicists 3D print a boat that could sail down a human hair.
Best Tech Stories around the web #266

Best Tech Stories around the web #265

This week: a virtual keyboard to write on any surface, the "Apple Glass" could arrive by 2022, robot swarms guided by human artists to execute paintings, and an intelligent fabric that recognizes everything placed on a table.
Best Tech Stories around the web #265
Fred Pieau

[Opinion paper] The age of fakes: What if the next pandemic were digital?

What is deepFake, is it possible to protect against it, what threats does this phenomenon pose to society? Amine Kacete, a research engineer in artificial intelligence at b<>com, gives his opinion on the question.
[Opinion paper] The age of fakes: What if the next pandemic were digital?

industries

Culture & Creation

Information-sharing, access to culture, and preserving heritage are examples of areas where digital technology is completely changing the cultural and creative industries. Whether it’s broadcasting, movies, heritage, or the arts, the cultural and creative industries are associated with a strong, internationally famous French identity.

With world-renowned expertise at the highest level, b<>com is taking action in this technology landscape for which excellence is a must, including in augmented reality, immersion, 3D image/sound/video playback, content production/post-production, digital distribution, and rights protection. b<>com is also a player on the international scene, taking part in standardization bodies and industrial alliances in order to encourage the development of interoperable technologies for the cultural and creative industries, with an eye toward the export market.

 

Digital Infrastructures

Our societies are experiencing a fundamental transformation; the world is becoming more digital at all levels, including human relationships, recreation, production, government agencies, and more. We are now living in a world that is growing increasingly virtual, tending toward optimization and focused on the collection, exchange, and usage of data of all kinds.

b<>com is a guide to this transformation through its convergent network and application infrastructure solutions that open the way to increasing flexibility, more opportunities for adapting to needs and practices, and the instituting of end-to-end high-quality services. b<>com is also addressing the serious challenges of security for users and their data by offering innovative solutions to deploy digital infrastructure that better protects the rights and freedoms of everyone.

Health

The healthcare technology industry needs to address major challenges, of both the individual and collective kind. Medicine is becoming more and more connected, personalized, and preventive. It is moving closer to a multidisciplinary approach where data and artificial intelligence are to play a critical role, and the patient has more say in the course of their treatment.

With expertise from each of its laboratories, and ISO 13485 certification for medical devices, b<>com is using its technologies to assist in the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Medical providers can easily access the innovative solutions that b<>com has to offer, in areas like surgical guidance solutions, patient flow predictions, image/video analysis, and translational research tools.

Industry 4.0

Much like the last three industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 aims to totally change the way goods are mass-produced. To address the needs of consumers who are seeking increasing low-cost customization, the factories of the future must rely on new technologies integrated all along the value chain.

b<>com offers the factories of the future the benefits of its solutions in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, advanced connectivity (LTE/4G/5G), the Internet of Things, the media, the Cloud, and artificial intelligence.

Defense

Defense in particular, but more broadly the security and trust industries, are seeking to encourage the emergence of new forms of innovation and new kinds of innovators.

With its scientific potential and engineering capabilities, b<>com, which addresses innovation in various civilian technologies (5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, spatialized audio, holography, user experience, digital infrastructure, etc.), can play a role in the digital transformation in order to help these technologies find new use cases in critical environments, thereby becoming dual-use. Already active in cybersecurity with concrete results in authentication and digital identity, content protection, network security with anomaly detection, intrusion, and remediation, b<>com is opening up its projects to cyberdefense with its shareholder-members and the French ecosystem, particularly including the Pôle d'Excellence Cyber Cluster.

platforms

b<>com invests in the latest technological ressources in order to support its projects. Its infrastructures and skills are available for rent or for service offers.

b<>com *Boost AI*

Developing competitiveness through artificial intelligence
b<>com *Boost AI*

b<>com *Ngagement*

A new generation of interaction design to boost your systems’ conception.
b<>com *Ngagement*

labs

Fred Pieau

Immersive & Medical Technologies

Augmented reality is upending many industrial sectors by offering a new way to perceive the environment. Healthcare applications are one promising example.
Immersive & Medical Technologies

Advanced Media Content

Most of tomorrow’s media formats tend to increase the sense of immersion into the content. Transforming the end-user/consumer’s experience by putting them into the middle of the action or information is the challenge, especially whenever narrative aspects are key.
Advanced Media Content
Fred Pieau

Human Factors Technologies

Smart assistants, self-driving cars, cognitive interfaces, automated decision support... New technological challenges are leading us to fully rethink the relationship between humans and machines.
Human Factors Technologies
Fred Pieau

Artificial Intelligence

The striking progress of statistical learning over the past decade has led to wild expectations about the ability of machines to reproduce human behavior.
Artificial Intelligence
Fred Pieau

Advanced Connectivity

Communication systems are experiencing a major change being driven by their convergence on technologies drawn from information systems: Network programming, virtualization, and now cloudification, flexibility, and speed of deployment.
Advanced Connectivity
Fred Pieau

Trust & Security

Today, digital life is an integral part of our routines. But without security, this new component becomes a threat to our personal data, the normal operation of businesses, and the confidentiality of communications.
Trust & Security

jobs

Fred Pieau

Joining b<>com

When you open the doors at b<>com, you’ll enter an agile, dynamic, forward-looking world. b<>com’s 330 employees and researchers come...

Joining b<>com