Due to the health context, the 54th edition of the Consumer Electronic Show, “the” world tech show, which is usually held in Las Vegas, will take place this year in 100% digital from January 11 to 14. Here are the young shoots of the region who will be there
Usually, French start-ups communicate all the way to express their pride in being present at CES in Las Vegas. Because, it is “the” great world trade fair for high-tech. We discover the latest connected objects, latest generation TV screens, autonomous cars …
Most of the major international and French groups are present: Google, Sony, LG, Ford, BMW, La Poste, Limougeaud Legrand (the only company in the region in the Cac 40) …
A 100% digital event, which attracts less
This is the perfect opportunity to meet the main managers of these prestigious companies and try to win big contracts or partnerships.
In 2019, the event brought together 4,500 exhibitors, 270,000m² of surface area and nearly 180,000 visitors from all over the world.
Unthinkable this year, given the health context. The 2021 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show will therefore only take place virtually with live video, from January 11 to 14.
Concretely, this will result in a page where companies will present their products in text, photo and video. They will also have access to a private discussion space to discuss and make an appointment with visitors. A system that reduces its attractiveness.
The French delegation will count this year only 113 young shoots, against 150 last year and 420 in 2019, a “normal” edition. Although this year, the booth will only cost $ 2,000, compared to $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 in previous editions in physics.
But, with great uncertainties as to the visits to their virtual pages and the commercial benefits.
13 start-ups will represent the region
In this context, the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine has reduced the sails. It will support 13 start-ups, which will exhibit virtually at CES 2021, compared to around thirty in 2019.
They work in a wide variety of fields. Among them, the Gironde company 3DiTex offers solutions for designing 3D technical textiles directly to the shape of the part, thus saving material, energy and labor.
Still in 3D, Girondin Wezir has designed real-time 3D visualization software designed for collaborative 3D reviews alone or with others, which helps teams avoid R&D errors and accelerate time to market.
In a completely different sector, the Bordeaux company Dipongo has developed the first creative application on tablets and smartphones of personalized stories that mixes the real world and the virtual world for 4-9 year olds.
Along the same lines, the Palois VMPS Corporation offers learning solutions combining human and artificial intelligence. With Mathia, their mission is to enable all children to love and appreciate mathematics, which they often find too abstract and conceptual, through a personalized voice assistant and a 3D hologram representation tool.
In Vienne, Domalys, on the other hand, helps the elderly in their daily life with Aladdin, his magic lamp connected with a “little genie” inside, which detects the warning signs of loss of autonomy and alerts in the event of a fall.
Affected by the Covid-19 crisis, very strong in events, the Girondine nugget Dronisos, which has become one of the world references for drone shows, will try to relaunch itself at CES 2021. Another Girondine start-up to follow, Go4iot will present Khiko, a connected anti-theft device, an innovative and professional solution to protect large equipment (vehicles, vehicles, machines) against theft with numerous applications in the construction, agricultural, vintage vehicles, nautical and motorhome markets. .
Despite the 100% virtual configuration of the show, some young shoots like Wiidii, an assistant who combines artificial intelligence with human experts who finalize the requests, have not hesitated to invest in a new and fourth participation.
For the Girondin Mediamap, however, this will be a first. This Carcans (33) start-up is digitizing visual inspections of infrastructures for companies and communities. Their software solution is made up of AI bricks accessible through their platform or can be integrated into their clients’ tools, and allows visual inspection like an expert.
AI will be at the heart of many innovations, such as Pollen Robotics’ know-how, which makes robotics and AI more accessible. Thanks to Reachy, their interactive robot, the only humanoid platform, open source and offering teleoperation.
Some also know how to transform traditional sectors, such as Lux Lingua in Jarnac (16), a specialist in multicultural storytelling, who imagined Xemplar, a platform allowing wine and spirits brands to create themselves an augmented reality experience, in a simple way. and fast. By scanning the bottle label.
Or the Palois Sodium Cycles, which designs, manufactures and markets electric two-wheel vehicles with clean and efficient technologies with a marked design approach, via Xubaka.
Another Pau, between physical practice and video games, PaaSport will try to make its online platform better known to organize fitness challenges.
It remains to be seen what the return on investment will be for these 13 start-ups at this very special CES 2021.