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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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


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.