Starting Up the Circular Economy

What if you could identify and quantify waste even before it was created? Would this be revolutionary? One person’s waste is another person’s treasure, so the biowaste created by an industrial farm could be the biofuel that a production company needs. And being able to predict how much biowaste is available at the farm at any given time means you can begin creating a secure supply chain.

That is the ethos behind the circular economy. It’s also the idea behind iNex, one of eight startups recently invited to the SAP.iO Foundry Paris program’s greentech and sustainable enterprise cohort.

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Shall we join a corporate accelerator?

Among the (many) steps on the road from an idea to a successful business, the decision to join a startup accelerator program for early entrepreneurs is a fundamental one.

It often raises very deep questions, sometimes even going so far as to question the very nature of entrepreneurship, the genesis of the project, its ambition, its outline. Joining a startup accelerator can only be achieved after having thoroughly considered the implications of such a process and the opportunities it might create. Let’s shed some more light on some key questions early-stage entrepreneurs need to ask themselves…

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9 nouvelles startups sélectionnées pour rejoindre Le Village by CA Paris

Le Village by CA, écosystème unique où startups et grands groupes se rencontrent et coopèrent pour innover ensemble, s’apprête à accueillir 9 nouvelles startups au sein de son entité parisienne. Ces dernières ont passé avec succès le comité de sélection vendredi 22 novembre 2019. Pour elles, c’est parti pour deux ans d’accélération au sein du Village by CA. Lire la suite…

Launching the 3rd SAP.iO Foundry Paris Cohort on GreenTech and Sustainable Enterprise

One year after its opening, the SAP accelerator unveils the startups selected for its third GreenTech-oriented promotion

After a first startup promotion focused on supply chain, and a second focused on retail solutions, SAP is putting the spotlight on GreenTech for its third promotion. The selected startups all have in common that they offer their customers technologies to reduce their environmental footprint and enter the circular economy in order to have a positive impact on the world.

The objective of this GreenTech-focused promotion is to address a central issue in the economy, as Sébastien Gibier, Director of SAP.iO Foundry Paris, explains: “SAP has chosen to put its technology at the service of its customers to help them have a positive impact on society and the environment. One of the goals of our digital solutions is to optimize the use of their resources in response to the 17 sustainable development objectives set by the UN. We are convinced that, combined with SAP solutions, the technologies of the selected startups will help companies to respond even more effectively to these challenges. And we can positively respond to the 48% of French people who believe that massive investment is needed in more environmentally friendly technologies.

The 8 startups of the new SAP.iO cohort will be supported for 10 weeks, 3 days a week, by mentors and coaches from SAP and the startup ecosystem who will hold workshops on different themes.

Here are the French GreenTech startups selected by SAP.iO Foundry Paris:

  • Circunomics: uses big data to recycle and put back on the market the various battery components.
  • Uzer: offers digital solutions to reduce waste and improve recycling performance. The startup developed Eugène, a small box equipped with a screen and a scanner that you can set up near your kitchen bin. All you have to do is scan the barcodes of the packages when you throw them away and Eugene displays the right sorting instructions directly on its screen. This avoids confusion and wasted time when recycling.
  • Evolution Energie: startup specialized in the management of energy purchases for manufacturers. It offers a software solution called “Flexinergy” that provides customers with additional tools and resources to independently control their operations on their contracts and on the energy markets.
  • Hiboo: helps the construction industry to re-invent the way field operations are managed. Hiboo captures and centralizes data from multiple sources, providing strategic insights to optimize processes and unlock new business models.
  • Harold Waste: develops software assistants for waste management and circular economy actors. The startup develops artificial intelligence capable of identifying and qualifying flows of plastics, metals and cardboard.
  • Trinov: offers a SaaS platform to collect and analyze data to reduce at source and optimize waste management of economic activities.
  • Ubleam : designed a new generation bar code, called “bleam”, which facilitates the use and maintenance of objects. This connected 3D tag, once attached to an object, can be scanned on a mobile device and gives access to interactive content, including all the technical documentation for the product concerned.
  • iNex Circular: European industrial waste exchange platform to promote the circular economy on the ground. The company ensures that one company’s waste becomes another company’s resource.

14 startups accelerated by SAP.iO Foundry Paris, 10 of which are directly integrated into SAP solutions, in just 1 year

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Heuritech raises $4.4 million for AI that uncovers what’s hot in fashion and beauty

With social media and data transforming commerce, Paris-based Heuritech has raised $4.4 million to help clients in fashion and beauty stay abreast of rapidly changing tastes.

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The company uses algorithms and computer vision to scan and analyze large volumes of images and text across the internet to understand trends as they emerge, mutate, and then vanish. With social media accelerating the rise and fall of mini-fads, companies are struggling to stay current in industries where falling behind can be fatal.

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