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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From left to right, Yann Cariou, Thomas Boggini and Quentin Merle.

Green Hill Studio: Initial Results Are In

Last June, b<>com announced the birth of its very first spin-off: Green Hill Studio. Created by Thomas Boggini, a former Lab Manager at b<>com, the start-up began developing collaborative virtual reality experiences. Thomas looks back at the past few months and their first steps, challenges, and opportunities.
Green Hill Studio: Initial Results Are In

Special Best Tech - CES 2019

This week, discover our Top 5 Innovations presented at the CES in Las Vegas: Nexus and its flying shuttle, the LG's roll-up screen, the four-legged car by Hyundai, a wall of curved screens by LG and the smart mirror of Careos.
Special Best Tech - CES 2019

Best Tech Stories for Christmas!

This week, discover the Best Tech Stories for Christmas season. On the program: an AI writes Christmas corals, Christmas trees in AR and a futuristic concept-car for Santa's sleigh... Merry Christmas!
Best Tech Stories for Christmas!

Best Tech Stories around the web #195

This week: AI optimizes air traffic, a cyborg indoor plant, Puma springs up its "computer sneakers" from 1986 and Arkansas raises awareness of concussions with VR.
Best Tech Stories around the web #195

Best Tech Stories around the web #194

This week: a digital twin to save your life, an unlikely $4500 computer and the TOP 10 large-scale artworks of 2018.
Best Tech Stories around the web #194

Best Tech Stories around the web #193

This week: new wearable tech lets users listen to live music through their skin, the pictures of Insight on Mars and the Award-Winning VR Space Experience "Spheres" lands on Occulus Rift.
Best Tech Stories around the web #193

Back from AWE 2018!

Munich, the European core of Industry 4.0, hosted the 10th edition of the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in late October, as well as the 17th edition of the ISMAR international conference devoted to augmented and mixed reality technologies. Jérôme Royan, Principal Architect at b<>com was on site. He shares his impressions with us.
Back from AWE 2018!

Best Tech Stories around the web #192

This week: VR footwear designed to make you feel like you’re walking, the first 3D printed electric motorcycle, VR games during Muse’s concerts and an advertisement created by an AI.
Best Tech Stories around the web #192


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.


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 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.


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.