IDATE and b<>com : a new partnership

The french IRT has just signed a collaboration agreement with the Institute of specialized studies in Telecom, Internet, and Media Markets. The first step of this agreement: an IDATE consultant moving into b<>com’s new campus in Rennes.

Bertrand Guilbaud, CEO of b<>com welcomes this week in its campus Samuel Ropert, a consutant at IDATE and spécialist in technological innovation issues. But this collaboration goes far beyond and the 2 new partners will work on research projects and common use cases. "We’re already considering working on navigating in the big data, innovative forms of visualization, and joint publications that use our teams’ own cutting-edge technological expertise as well as the analytical skills of IDATE’s consultants.

According to Gilles Fontaine, IDATE's Deputy CEO, “more than ever, digital technologies are the fundamental driver of change, not just in their own industry but also in all fields of business. Understanding them and anticipating their impacts are central to what IDATE does, whether through the DigiWorld Institute think-tank program or through its consulting assignments. This cooperation with b<>com, a key player in technological innovation, will allow IDATE’s consultants and members of the DigiWorld Institute to get close to R&D. It also marks IDATE’s new presence in Rennes, one of the most fertile ecosystems for innovation.”