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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
Activities

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!
b<>com Galaxy

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news

Best Tech Stories around the web #243

This week: Emoji get redesigned for COVID-19, virtual dance parties on Instagram, and a great initiative from SAT to help caregivers.
Best Tech Stories around the web #243

Best Tech Stories around the web #242

This week, some tips to clear your mind at home! Discover more 500 museums & galleries from your couch, seven ways to experience live music while social distancing and Berlin’s clubs launch collective streaming platform.
Best Tech Stories around the web #242

Best Tech Stories around the web #241

This week: Minimuscles let amputees control a robot hand with their minds, 5G & IoT technologies are driving the connected smart vehicle industry, Envelope paper sleeves turn smartphones into analog devices, and space lettuce is totally healthy.
Best Tech Stories around the web #241

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Nour Hobloss

Arriving in France in 2010 after receiving her Baccalauréat in Lebanon, Nour first studied applied mathematics at the Faculté de Bordeaux before...

[VIDEO] b<>com's people: Interview with Nour Hobloss

Best Tech Stories around the web #240

This week: TCL’s new foldable and rollable concepts imagine a wild future of phones, NASA wants to transform urban aerial transportation, ancient dinosaur remains contain something that looks like DNA and SXSW Festival from March 13-22 in Austin, TX.
Best Tech Stories around the web #240

Best Tech Stories around the web #239

This week: a new way to generate electricity from rain, Ocutrix uses AR to fix your vision, researchers found an animal able to live without Oxygen and the future of health IT at the Digital Health Rewired in London.
Best Tech Stories around the web #239

Bye Bye MWC, Welcome MRC!

b<>com organizes this week on its campus in Rennes (from Tuesday to Friday) the Mobile Rennes Congress! A unique opportunity to discover the demos designed for MWC.
Bye Bye MWC, Welcome MRC!

Best Tech Stories around the web #238

This week: A solar airplane with the potential to stay airborne for a year, jaguar land rover unveils its electric city, China launches app to identify 'close contact' with coronavirus and the Vertigo Forum in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #238

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 health care program addresses major issues for individuals and the public at large. b<>com creates innovative components based on the latest digital technologies for personalized, distributed, and integrated health care: medical imaging and health data cloud, support for translational research for developing biomarkers; image-guided provider assistance, particularly via augmented reality; support for surgical workflows and synchronized real-time medical video; integrating data around the clinical pathway, making the patient an agent in their own health; evaluating the acceptability of the impact of digital technology by health professionals and patients.

 

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 250 employees and researchers come...

Joining b<>com
Fred Pieau

Job offers

The curious, open-minded, those passionate about technology and innovation, and action-oriented people with entrepreneurial spirit, come aboard! Join our first-rate technology campus.

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