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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

Created in late 2012, the b<>com Technology Research Institute is a tech provider and an innovation accelerator for every business that uses digital to increase its competitiveness. Discover b<>com in 90 seconds thanks to this key facts and figures video.
About b<>com

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

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 #207

This week: Two rival AI approaches combine to let machines learn about the world like a child, YouTube's new videos will let viewers choose their own adventures, Ikea and Sonos made the ultimate speaker lamp, the iPhone 11 could monitor your body smells and "Robots", an exhibition from April 2, in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #207

Best Tech Stories around the web #206

This week: UPS will use drones to deliver medical supplies, a video shows the light at 10 trillion FPS, how to write a resume that will impress a bot and SIDO the groundbreaking event of the IoT industry starts on April 10th.
Best Tech Stories around the web #206

b<>com welcomes the DICOM Standards Committee

On April 5, b<>com is hosting the DICOM Standards Committee at its Rennes campus to discuss the specifications of tomorrow. Emmanuel Cordonnier, Director of e-health, told us about the global standard for medical imaging.
b<>com welcomes the DICOM Standards Committee

Best Tech Stories around the web #205

This week: Self-healing 3D-printed gel has a future in robots, the MetaFly drone substitutes rotors for wings, Ubisoft launches Assassin’s Creed VR escape rooms, Estonia is building a “Robot Judge” and the event “Designing the living“ in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #205

NAB 2019: b<>com tech in the spotlight

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 6 to 11, 2019), b<>com technology will be visible at multiple partner booths: Dolby, UHD Forum, Harmonic, BBright, Merging Technologies, Embrionix, and Intel.
NAB 2019: b<>com tech in the spotlight

Best Tech Stories around the web #204

This week: SXSW 2019 Interactive Innovation Awards Winners, NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes, Netflix’s next interactive show is called You vs. Wild, Google’s next Doodle uses AI to generate music in the style of Bach and the Starts Residencies Days in Paris.
Best Tech Stories around the web #204

Best Tech Stories around the web #203

This week: YouTube Stories Gets AR Selfie Tools Similar To Snapchat, Alibaba opens a fully connected hotel FlyZoo, an immersive 3D and 360° experience is rewarded at SXSW, LEGO integrates artificial intelligence to develop your creativity and the 21st edition of Laval Virtual is coming next week.
Best Tech Stories around the web #203

HDR for all at NAB 2019!

The NAB Show, the biggest meet-up for broadcasting professionals, will be held from April 6 to 11, 2019 in Las Vegas. After being selected twice to exhibit in Futures Park, a dedicated space for experimental demonstrations, and earning a Technology Innovation Award in the process, this year b<>com decided to join the Business France zone in the South Upper Hall to showcase its SDR-HDR-SDR conversion solutions.
HDR for all at NAB 2019!

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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