Panel Discussion on Accelerators @ HEC Advanced Technology

There are a lot of accelerators out there, and Presans has its eye on startup ecosystems. Earlier this month, the HEC Advanced Technology Group, the board of which Albert Meige is a member of, organized a conversation on the value proposition and business model of accelerators. This timely event organized by Christian Coutenceau and Silvia Carter was held simultaneously in Paris and Toulouse. Participants included: Eric TARDY, Axandus / EFI Automotive Cécile BROSSET, Head of BPI France Le Hub Jean-François GALLOÜIN, Managing Director Paris&Co Marielle Charpin, remplacing Pascal LATOUCHE, Director Orange Fab France Bruno GUTIERRES, Head of Airbus BizLab David COHEN, Managing Partner at Techstars Here are the main takeaways, courtesy of our man Dominique: Various types of accelerator There isn’t a

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Albert Meige @ SEB Innovation Forum – Video & Q&A

The SEB Innovation Forum is a biennial two day company event gathering 250 people from all kinds of functions and places. Prototypes, secret projects, and conferences. Albert Meige was invited to deliver a speech on “open innovation in a digital world”. He got a standing ovation but may or may not have used a trick for that. Here are some bits from his Q&A: Q1 What is the role of Intellectual Property in innovation and where is this role heading? A1 Historically IP had a downstream role: building protective walls around a product. The current trend in leading companies is upstream involvement. The old approach is all about decreasing risk. The upstream approach incentivizes the success of the project. You

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