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The aim of the Institute of Research and Technology (IRT) b<>com is to accelerate the development and marketing of tools, products, and services for improving everyday living, through research and innovation in digital technologies. In concrete terms, b<>com innovates at the highest levels in the fields of hypermedia (ultra-high-definition images, 3D, smart content, and virtual and augmented reality, to name a few), ultra-high-speed fixed and mobile networks, and its starting field of e-health.


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About b<>com

Our ambition is to innovate for the common good by driving major innovations in three domains: hypermedia, networks & security and e-health. Discover b<>com in 90 seconds thanks to this key facts and figures video.
About b<>com

Activities

Intellectual property, technological solutions , R&D à la carte, consulting, technological platforms
Activities

Working with b<>com

b<>com is a tool for accelerating the innovation of its investor members. Whether you're a large corporate group, an academic player, or a small or medium business, with b<>com you're choosing a partnership that lasts.
Working with b<>com

b<>com Galaxy

Members, partners, board, staff, funders, International Scientific Council, find out b<>com ecosystem. Enter the b<>com galaxy!
b<>com Galaxy

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Best Tech Stories around the web #142

On the program this week: a 3D-printed artificial heart, the first full-scale test of hyperloop, a cell phone without battery, an AI to transform Street View landscape photos into professionnal pictures and an augmented reality GPS.
Best Tech Stories around the web #142

A virtual Dive in Oceanopolis

From July 3 to 13, 2017, b<>com invites the visitors of Océanopolis Brest to test out a new experience, "The Virtual Arctic Expedition." Equipped with virtual reality headsets and headphones, the volunteers, in groups of four, are submerged 20m deep, in a hyperrealistic, virtual marine environment.
A virtual Dive in Oceanopolis

Best Tech Stories around the web #141

On the program this week: Aquila drone completes its second test flight, a prothesis with a sixth finger, Facebook helps you find Wi-Fi hotspots and new solid-state batteries by Samsung.
Best Tech Stories around the web #141

b<>com's people: Interview with Jalil Boukhobza

A lecturer at the UBO (University of Western Brittany), Jalil Boukhobza has been working four years as a guest researcher with b<>com's teams in the Cloud Computing laboratory. An interview with one of the pioneers of the b<>com adventure.
b<>com's people: Interview with Jalil Boukhobza

Best Tech Stories around the web #140

On the program this week: a smart ring which makes mobile payments and unlocks doors, the ecocapsule micro-homes let you travel in eco-friendly luxury, the cyberattack Petya and the world’s first private astronaut training center.
Best Tech Stories around the web #140

Best Tech Stories around the web #139

On the program this week: the incredible NIKE's unlimited stadium in Manila, a smart bike lighting system uses lasers to make cyclists more visible, a Flying Car Project by Toyota and Super Mario Bros in augmented reality.
Best Tech Stories around the web #139

Best Tech Stories around the web #138

On the program this week: a clickfarm in Thailand, driverless train that follows painted lines instead of rails, blood delivery by drone in Africa, a robot that can park your car for you and a neutral network creates creepy images form your sketches.
Best Tech Stories around the web #138

Best Tech Stories around the web #137

On the program this week: a rocket-launching plane, gloves to translate sign language to text, Facebook launches new life-saving maps, Apple unveils its HomePod and a school lesson to help kids fight trolls.
Best Tech Stories around the web #137

Augmented Healthcare: progresses and challenges. An interview with Laurent Launay, Manager Lab

From May 16 to 18, the medical community met up at Paris Healthcare Week, the leading professional conference in medical IT. Over the past few years, digital technology has come to occupy a sizable place in the medical sector, and the technology is constantly changing. We asked Laurent Launay, recently named Head of the Augmented Healthcare Laboratory at b<>com, for his insights.
Augmented Healthcare: progresses and challenges. An interview with Laurent Launay, Manager Lab

innovation fields

b<>com innovates in 3 main fields:

  • Hypermedia (ultra-high-definition images, 3D images, smart content, virtual and augmented reality, etc.)
  • Networks & Security (ultra-high-speed and upcoming generations)
  • e-Health

To achieve our goals, we have developed a line of skills for use across industries, divided into nine varieties of experimentation.

Fred Pieau

Augmented Healthcare

Moving towards personalized medicine, improving clinical benefits thanks to more accurate diagnoses and more effective, better-targeted treatments: these are typical challenges for the Augmented Healthcare lab. It co-builds tools with the practitioner that are needed to improve his or her performance, from establishing a diagnosis to providing an exacting level of care.
Augmented Healthcare

Connected Healthcare

The progress of medical imaging and information technologies promise a new era in medical care, offering each patient a personalized, optimal health path. But the heterogeneous and distributed nature of health data is an obstacle to the adoption of new clinical solutions. The Connected Healthcare lab develops technological bricks that facilitate the sharing of distributed data, while ensuring its privacy and security, for better analysis and diagnosis.
Connected Healthcare

Network Architecture

"Everything at our fingertips": Widespread access to all types of content at all times and from all places is key to today’s new practices. But the boom in data transfers, the growing number of terminals, the complexity of content, and the need for instant speed mean that the architecture of telecommunications networks must be redesigned. With this in mind, the Network Architecture lab designs architectures suited to these needs and the overall management system that will enable the optimal use of the resources deployed.
Network Architecture

Network Interfaces

To be connected or not to be connected, that is definitely NOT the question. Being connected at all times, in all places, to all types of content is essential. This evolution in usages involves the deployment of new optical and radio technologies, an essential condition for resizing networks. The Network Interfaces laboratory develops these technologies in order to effectively respond to the explosion in transmission speeds and the proliferation of different technologies, while making an effort to reduce their power consumption.
Network Interfaces

Cloud Computing

The cloud will furnish the general public (including companies and individuals) with a new kind of power, which we call "information power". Simplicity, computing power, data sharing, accessibility, and low cost are its main advantages. To take part in this ongoing revolution, the Cloud Computing laboratory seeks to optimize where data is located and ensure that it is protected, while also taking into account the ecological impact of data centers. The goal is to prepare for the cloud technologies of tomorrow.
Cloud Computing
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Advanced Media Coding

Most of tomorrow's media formats are likely to improve the immersiveness of content. The challenge is transforming the experience of viewers and users by putting them in the middle of the action or information they're looking for. All the universes are connected: Television, movies, games, advertising, co-working, surveillance, the web, and more. The Advanced Media Coding lab builds tools that allow publication, storage, and sharing for and by the general public.
Advanced Media Coding
Fred Pieau

Immersive Interactions

Improving perception of the environment, understanding complex data, or allowing remote users to interact and collaborate: These are the challenges that the Immersive Interactions lab is striving to meet, using augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. It also seeks to improve the physiological and psychological acceptability of the proposed technological solutions.
Immersive Interactions

Usage & Acceptability

Meeting the clients' needs by putting them at the center of the development process is a fairly old concept at this point. Ensuring user satisfaction by measuring their emotions, building their loyalty by measuring their commitment, and ensuring the optimal acceptability of emerging technologies, are new issues. The Usage & Acceptability lab aims to maximize user experience, identify new behaviors and business models, and develop guidance tools needed to continue their progress.
Usage & Acceptability

Digital Trust & Identity

The advantages of digitizing documents and the ease of data sharing have benefited everyone. But without security, these transfers are also a threat. The Digital Trust & Identity lab builds tools to establish digital trust, while ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of your data exchanges.
Digital Trust & Identity

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Jobs

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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Joining b<>com

When you step through the doors at b<>com, you enter an agile, energetic world that peers into the future. Cooperation is fundamental to how we imagine the future. We firmly believe that openness, pluralism, mutual respect, and teamwork are essential to progress. Our staff come from over ten countries, and we see that diversity as an opportunity. Bringing together different skills and ideas to build our projects is normal for us. We have built a community of renowned experts, b<>com employees, and researchers from about thirty different structures, which cover a broad variety of technological fields. Researchers, engineers, doctoral candidates, designers, physicians, salespeople, marketers, communications professionals, and others are already part of the b<>com adventure.
Joining b<>com