For the fourth time, CAP'TRONIC, a national program to support SMEs in a wide range of sectors in integrating new electronic solutions into their products, awarded its Trophies at the new Carrefour des Industries Electroniques et Numériques CIEN, on Wednesday June 2, 2010.
Once again this year, the jury, made up of representatives from JESSICA FRANCE, OSEO, CEA, competence centers and SMEs, rewarded four French SMEs supported by CAP'TRONIC for successfully integrating electronic systems into their products, from among more than 30 projects submitted, in the following four categories: consumer products, industry & services, eco-innovation and start-ups.
CAP'TRONIC, a national program funded by the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment.
Founded by CEA and OSEO, and mainly financed by the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Finance
JESSICA FRANCE is implementing the CAP'TRONIC program.
The CAP'TRONIC Trophies competition is open to any company whose project has been supported by a CAP'TRONIC appraisal since January 1, 2006, and which has decided to undertake the development of the product concerned by this appraisal. New this year: the "Industry & Services" category, which rewards electronic projects designed to help these fields.
CAP'TRONIC Trophy for products for the general public:
Reward innovation in consumer products through the use of electronic solutions:
TOPCHAIR: On wheels and tracks, Topchair innovates with its electric wheelchair capable of going up and down steps. Totally reliable and safe, it significantly improves the autonomy and well-being of disabled and elderly people. Steps, sidewalks and staircases are no longer insurmountable obstacles for this innovative wheelchair, the only one of its kind in the world.
TOPCHAIR - Montrabe (31) - www.topchair.net
CAP'TRONIC Industry & Services Trophy :
Rewarding product innovation for industry and services through the implementation of electronic solutions:
GIMAR MONTAZ MAUTINO: Following an accident on a ski lift installation, and anticipating changes in French regulations (decree dated August 7, 2009), GMM developed the SECURM system for monitoring the rotation of the rollers supporting the traction cables. If one of these rollers is blocked, there is a high risk of derailment, hence the development of this system, which is both simple and robust. Self-sufficient in energy, they are designed for all gondola, chairlift and cableway installations worldwide.
GMM - Echirolles (38) - www.gmm-france.com
CAP'TRONIC Eco-Innovation Trophy:
Rewarding product innovation that contributes directly or indirectly to improving the environment through the implementation of electronic solutions:
SENS-INNOV: Thanks to an innovative portable sensor, the SENSOMATIC enables immediate and precise measurement of metal concentration in water. This station offers environmentally-friendly technology, as its electronic measuring tabs contain no mercury or toxic reagents, and consumables are recycled by the company.
SENS-INNOV - Rennes (35) - www.sens-innov.com
CAP'TRONIC Young Company TrophyThe prize is awarded to a company less than three years old that has successfully introduced an electronic solution into its product:
SEAREKA: Every minute counts in locating and rescuing a man overboard. SEAREKA has developed Divansi®MOB, a comprehensive, easy-to-use system for automatically detecting and positioning one or more "men overboard" in real time (GPS coordinates and position relative to a boat). Designed for both pleasure boaters and professionals such as fishermen, the system is already installed on some 50 trawlers and over 280 fishermen in Boulogne sur Mer.
SEAREKA - La Seyne sur Mer (83) - www.seareka.com