Presans Raout 2016: go deep or go home

Friday October 7, PARIS — The urban halls of Remix Coworking once again rang with the clamor of the Presans Raout. Expectations had been set high by the previous edition of the Parisian industrial innovation event. Presans CEO Albert Meige managed once again to take everyone by surprise. Sure, the Presans team went in with a rough map of what was about to transpire. The Raout is our annual company gathering, a time of reckoning, a time when visions are shared and strategies discussed.  In 2016, a snapshot picture of Presans would reveal the following facts: Presans is consolidating its position as a French industrial open innovation leader. The Fellows team is successfully renewing itself and expanding. The technology behind

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Sofia 3 : five million experts at your fingertips – interview with the wizard behind this prodigy

Presans is proud to announce the new version of Sofia (presans.com/x-search), the search engine and management tool for international experts. Sofia 3 is both more accurate and more relevant: Comprehensive coverage of global expertise, over 5 million experts identified, as well as their relationships. Search scientific and academic experts as well as startups. Innovative search features. Because searching for an expert isn’t the same as searching for a web page, the new version of Sofia allows to search by similarity, working relationships, communities of interest, etc. Fabien Coulon took the time to discuss this important milestone with us. Can you tell us about yourself? Fabien: After my Computer Science PhD, I worked at startup called Linterweb on a search engine.

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Presans @ X Open Innovation | expert smartsourcing

The X Open Innovation (Ecole Polytechnique Alumni Group on Open Innovation)  squad convened again recently for an exchange of views on the subject of expert smartsourcing. No surprise, Presans was on board, represented by Albert Meige and Hervé Arribart. As readers of this blog are already familiar with the XOI drill by now, we’ll just jump to the pitch set from here. Michael Haddad based his contribution on an article on technology scouting he wrote last year for the Paristech Review. The article provides a good picture of the different approaches to open innovation, with an emphasis on the problems of trust and IP management. Michael also noted that information based on the analysis of publications and patents will automatically

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Sofia, the World’s Most Advanced Expert Management System

Today, we are the 21st of September 2013, exactly 4 years after the launch the beta version of our expert management system. This was a long way! We have learnt a lot, from both our clients and our experts. Today, I am very proud to announce that we have a new kid at Presans, Sofia 2. Sofia 2 is the new version of our expert management system. Sofia is the world’s most advanced expert management system. Sofia, the world’s most advanced expert management system Sofia is composed of two main parts. The first part is called X-Search. X-search is our expertise mapping and profiling system. X-Search is organising global expertise by extracting and analysing information from various sources of information (scientific

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Presans invited to the Tuesdays of Innovation (video)

On February 26th 2013, Marc Giget invited Presans to the “Mardis de l’Innovation” to present its vision of the Open Innovation and crowdsourcing. (See video at the bottom of this post!) Les Mardis de l’Innovation (the Tuesdays of Innovation), presented by Professor Marc Giget, aim to spread the culture of innovation in various forms through open conferences and debates. Topics include: theories and key concepts of innovation, best practices in innovation around the world, innovation in areas of rapid change, important periods of the past for innovation and innovation in other countries. The theme of the evening of February 26, was the Open Innovation and crowdsouring. Marc Giget presented the recent developments in crowdsourcing with a focus on crowdfunding. Then four

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Jacques Schmitt, Fellow at Presans, Invited Speaker at the European Physical Society

The fifth EPS (European Physical Society) Forum Physics and Society will take place in CERN, Geneva (2012). Previous meetings were held in Graz (2006), Zakopane (2007), Ratnieki (2009) and El Escorial (2010). The meetings have dealt with issues like science education, physics in schools, teacher training, ethics, innovation and communication. The annual theme of the forum is “Physicists in the marketplace: opportunities and threats”.     Jacques Schmitt, Fellow at Presans, is one of the invited speakers of the forum. Jacques will be speaking about:  “Physicists: from expert to skills in the marketplace”.     Abstract: In the 20th century, shifting from an academic life to an industrial career meant quite a big jump across a cultural barrier. The barrier height and

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One Million Experts on X-Search!

PRESANS has launched X-Search (presans.com/x-search), the first Worldwide Expert Search Engine less than 3 months ago. It took us a while to go through all the awesome comments and feedback you sent us. We read them all and today, we have great news to announce: more, more and more! Access one million of experts worldwide for free! PRESANS is proud to announce that X-Search, has recently reached 1 000 000 (one million) experts in base. This is an amazing progression since the launch of the of the tool in February 2011. The expert database behind X-Search covers most European countries, including France, England and Germany. Worldwide! We have been claiming that X-Search is worldwide, and then we put a temporary

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X-Search, the worldwide expert search engine is live

Since a few hours ago, PRESANS Expert Search Engine, X-Search is live. You can create a free account and start finding hundreds of thousands of experts worldwide in a few clicks. If you have been invited to the Beta, we will send you your activation code in a few hours from now. If you are not yet invited, you can ask us for a free activation code. All the instructions are here: presans.com/x-search

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A Novel Approach for Open Innovation Platforms : Multistep Dynamic Expert Sourcing

Open Innovation platforms (and especially problem solving platforms) have received increasing attention over the last few years. Although much hope was initially put into them, it gradually faded away and changed in some form of mistrust, because of a number of drawbacks (relatively low number of solvers, confidentiality issues, intellectual property management problems, disappointing solutions, etc.). We propose a novel approach, Multistep Dynamic Expert Sourcing (MDES), developed and implemented by the French company PRESANS. This approach solves most of the existing drawbacks and leverages all the potential of online Open Innovation. This very short article is summary of a series of upcoming articles on Expert Sourcing (vs crowdsourcing): A Novel Approach for Open Innovation Platforms : Multistep Dynamic Expert Sourcing

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