Five new startups join the IMT Atlantique incubator

The IMT Atlantique incubator, located on the Brest, Nantes and Rennes campuses, has been supporting innovative projects in the school's fields of excellence (digital, energy, sea, environment, health/wellness, industry of the future) since 1998. Located at the heart of the campus the start-ups offer a stimulating environment. The 2040 students and 250 teacher-researchers of IMT Atlantique can meet, exchange ideas, and benefit from personalised support and advice from entrepreneurs and business creators. The selected startups benefit from exceptional working conditions with 2000 m2 of office spaces dedicated to creation and innovation.

COBALT CONCEPTION (Brest) is a medical device for male contraception monitored by a tracking application.

This device uses thermal contraception which, through a mechanism embedded within the user's underpants, raises the testicles against the body, warming them by a few degrees and preventing the production of spermatozoa. The user thus becomes temporarily infertile. This method is reversible, non-invasive and has no side effects as it is not hormonal. To date, no device has been certified or marketed, so it cannot be prescribed by doctors. This is the challenge of the project: to provide a medical contraceptive device that is safe, comfortable and stylish. Website in progress.

UNICY (Nantes) offers a French alternative to traditional transmission systems such as chains, belts or gearboxes for bicycles. This equipment is currently mainly produced outside the EU.

UNICY aims to produce these technical parts in France. Inspired by the climate and energy crises, UNICY proposes an innovative up-to-date solution in the world of cycling. To overcome the problems of ownership held by Asian industries, they have developed an innovative cardan shaft transmission system with mechanical gear shifting. Their transmission offers innovative technology and a unique look. They want to offer urban users a new identity, that of the new French bicycle. This aim is in line with the ever-improving image of the bicycle, which is establishing itself as a clean mode of transport for the urban workers of tomorrow.

OSLY SOLUTION (Nantes) is a technological innovation specially created for the home.

Thanks to the OSLY mobile application, inhabitants can enter their buildings safely. It is also possible to share access with friends and family. Access passes will soon be things of the past! This solution also allows maintenance workers to act more quickly on buildings thanks to temporary access. The creators' aim to digitalize the home with the inhabitants and their security at the heart of the project.

LAPALA (Rennes) proposes a new way for the digital transformation of SMEs thanks to its Low-Code process engine.

When custom software development is too expensive, ERP too complex, and off-the-shelf software too inflexible, LAPALA allows non-engineers to digitalize their work and collaborate simply, quickly and in a way that suits their needs. LAPALA designs business processes without coding, and automates repetitive or low value-added tasks. Regardless of the software, colleagues, customers, suppliers, and partners can collaborate more freely.

DEEPHAWK (Rennes) reinventing Artificial Intelligence for visual quality control in manufacturing.

Thanks to a unique, proprietary and patented technology, DEEPHAWK's Cognitive Agents bring speed and flexibility to the learning capabilities, enabling production to get up and running 1000 times faster, offering near-instantaneous adaptation to design changes and very high accuracy (>99%). Deployed in edge architecture, the solution has a latency of less than 15ms, and does not send any data (product photos or volume and quality information) to external cloud servers.


Priscillia Créach, Head of Media and Promotion / Incubator Communication - Communication Department

Published on 14.11.2022

by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT