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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Naval Group, b<>com’s new industrial investor

Naval Group has just joined b<>com. This partnership will help to accelerate technological advances in the field of new digital and communication technologies. The two partners will work together on breakthrough solutions and innovations to reinvent digital solutions for naval defense solutions.
Naval Group, b<>com’s new industrial investor

Best Tech Stories around the web #208

This week: the first 3D-printed heart, a 23 meters pavilion made thanks to robotically-produced fiber composites and the Star Wars VR Series.
Best Tech Stories around the web #208

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.
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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


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 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 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.