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Following the meeting of MonacoTech’s third Selection Jury, the start-up programme created by the Monaco State with Monaco Telecom and Xavier Niel, seven candidates have been selected to join the incubator programme.
These are: O’Sol, which makes solar energy accessible to mobile or emergency applications with generators that deploy their panels and follow the sun automatically (and can be installed and uninstalled in less than a minute); Black River which creates underwater vehicles that can operate independently, but also carry a pilot and a passenger. Their flagship product, the BR1000, is inspired by the anatomy of the tuna and the traditional propeller has been replaced by a fin, giving it greater speed.
Also selected are URBANLab, which offers solutions for pedestrian flow simulations that reposition human beings at the centre of concerns, particularly in terms of travel and security; Classic & Electric which converts vintage cars to electric propulsion, totally preserving their original characteristics thanks to a 100% reversible process; iDruide which offers an innovative solution developed for the world of education: a tablet with a detachable keyboard (operating system and software adapted), given to each student and teacher and usable both in the classroom and at home; SKYdeals, which allows travellers to benefit during the duration of their flight from private sales through their smartphone; Orbital Solutions, which develops low-Earth orbit (500km) nanosatellites (1 to 10 kg), to “democratize” the use of space and make possible a large dissemination of applications, such as environmental studies, earth observation, IoT, and so on.
The jury was composed of Cyril Guenoun, Cofounder of Aglaé Ventures; Robin Rivaton, President and founder of Real Estech; François-Xavier Leclerc, Head of the Financing and Economic Development Division; Patricia Niego, Founder of Beaunies Invest/Member of the Women Business Angels; Aurélie Lavaud, Cofounder of bimBamJob; André Saint-Mleux, Business Angel and State Administrator RMC and Monaco Telecom; Frank Julien, National Councillor; and Henriëtte van Niekerk, Director at Clarksons Platou.
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