Interview with Luca Verre from PROPHESEE

PROPHESEE, the French inventor of the most advanced neuromorphic vision system in the world and the winner of INPHO Venture Summit 2016 has just launched its first revolutionary artificial vision system to be integrated into Industry 4.0 solutions: Onboard™. Luca Verre, co-founder, and CEO of PROPHESEE, formerly CHRONOCAM, shared with us his expectation towards Artificial Intelligence solutions in the machine vision sector.

Interview with Michel CUI from ALIBABA CLOUD EUROPE

A panel discussion at INPHO® Venture Summit will be dedicated to ubiquitous high-performance computing. In this interview, Michel Cui, head of Mid-market & Internet Industry and Benelux country manager at Alibaba Cloud Europe shares a first taste of what will be challenged during this panel discussion in Bordeaux, France on the 11th and 12th of October at INPHO® Venture Summit.

The future of Blockchain for Industrial applications – insights from VeChain

At INPHO® Venture Summit, executive investors and corporates challenge game-changing innovations in the 5 high growth vertical businesses: mobility, healthcare, infrastructure, consumer and smart factory. Participating in INPHO® Venture Summit is a unique experience in the world of hardware conferences in order to get inspired through hard talks, meet with best partners and get ahead of the competition. A panel discussion at INPHO® Venture Summit will be dedicated to industrial blockchain in order to challenge its unique value proposition and limits while assessing live business cases.

3 Reasons not to miss INPHO® Venture Summit 2018

Every two years INPHO® Venture Summit becomes a unique destination where private investors, corporates and leading enterprises meet to evaluate selected pivotal bankable challenges to invest resources towards solving, refining, and redefining.

This year’s challenging topics are:
– Sensors & data generation technologies towards new business models
– Industrial blockchain
– Ubiquitous High-Performance Computing

Granting easier access to latest innovations in deep tech for European SMEs

When the European Union Horizon 2020 research program sets in to give European SMEs easier access to most innovative technologies, thanks to the gateone-project.

Time and again, European Commission studies have shed a light on the widening gap between European companies when it comes to access innovation, according to their size, their home country and their field of activity. To quote but one figure, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index –(DESI), only one company out of five is considered as active in the process of digitalization.

The European Commission supports the emergence of European game-changers in deep tech

At INPHO® Venture Summit 2018, the European Commission and private investors will strengthen their relationships.
INPHO® Venture Summit will have the great honored to welcome Jean-David Malo, Director “Open Innovation & Open Science”, DG Research & Innovation – European Commission in Bordeaux on the 11th and 12th of October.

EU gateone-project helps the European industry mitigate risks when adopting disruptive technologies

BLUMORPHO, an innovation and business accelerator for companies involved in smart technologies, today announces that its EU-backed gateone-project has overseen the fast-track development of 35 innovation projects since the three-year program began in 2015. These include Swiss-based F&P robotics’ flexible pressure sensors on its humanoid robot – recognized for its high agility, French-based itk’s IoT solutions for improved crop management and German-Serbian Nissatech’s smart knee sensor to rehabilitate patients following knee surgery.

Join a unique ecosystem of top managers leading the industry and investing in photonics and smart technologies

Since 2008, Invest in Photonics has attracted more than 500 European participants, 50 international keynote speakers, more than 80 VCs and Corporate funds, more than 60 start-ups seeking investors and more than 100 million Euros in investment.
Recognized as the major European event supporting investment in photonics, Invest in Photonics is also evolving to become the place where financial and strategic investors meet to support and invest in future technologies and in the champions of tomorrow.

Some of the key thought leaders you will hear from include:

  • Jean Marc Bally, General Manager at Aster Capital
  • Raffi Garabedian, CTO at First Solar
  • Pierre-Guy Therond, Head of Technologies at EDF Energies Nouvelles
  • Nicolas Leterrier, CTO at Schneider Electric
  • Pierre Laroche, Group VP Research & Technology at Legrand
  • Dieter Kraft, Investment Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital
  • Elon Musk (Live remote video), CEO TESLA
  • Anne Laliron, Innovation Strategy Manager, PSA
  • George Ugras, Managing Director at IBM Venture Capital Group
  • Christian Reitberger, Partner at Wellington Partners
  • Xavier Niel, General Manager at FREE
  • Amir Elbaz, CEO at iPhotonix
  • Julian Lucek, Distinguished Systems Engineer at Juniper Networks
  • Paul Thurk, Managing Director at Arch Venture Partners
  • Nitan Patak, Institutional Business Development at European Investment Fund
  • Hyunchul Jeong, Investment Manager at Samsung Ventures
  • Ethan Pierse, Managing Partner at NEST Ventures
  • François Badoual, TOTAL Energy Ventures
  • Kyung H. Yoon, CEO at Talent Age Associates
  • Stephen B. Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CIENA

This year’s program focuses on open discussions to identify the key challenges to invest in:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Mobility & Smart vehicle
  • Innovative medicine
  • Datacom & Telecom

INPHO® Venture Summit organizes pitching sessions so you can introduce your activity and investment opportunity to strategic and private investors. You will thus strengthen your visibility before and during the event.

Why register?

  • to learn from emerging and promising technologies that will shape the futur
  • to discover the champions of tomorrow
  • to close round table by meeting with investors and co-investors
  • to detect investment opportunities to define the bankable challenges
  • to focus on in lively discussions

Inpho’ Team

Inpho is lead by a team of experts: Audrey, Géraldine and Hervé will be your hosts during the event.


Géraldine ANDRIEUX


All applicants to the pitching sessions will receive concrete feedback. You will also get individual coaching by BLUMORPHO to prepare the pitching session in getting access to our technical, market and financial readiness expertise. Additionally, BLUMORPHO will organize for you one-to-one meetings with key players participating in the event.

INPHO Venture Summit: Industry leaders insights on emerging new economies and opportunities in our fast-changing digital world

The face-off between investors and global industry players on key market issues in datacom/telecom, mobility, energy management, and personalized medicine, as well as disruptive technologies.

The largest European business enters into Smart Innovation

he largest European business is entering into Smart Innovation and digitization. More than 35 products addressing the digital and smart market are currently under validation for the first market introduction by 2017.

Those new generation smart products are addressing the 54B€ connected devices market expected in 2020 (source Yole Développement) in targeting more than 7 different industrial fields from the consumer market to security, digital medicine, energy efficiency, smart manufacturing, smart cities and also the agriculture industry. With the first investment of 1,3 M€ funded directly by the European Commission, 200M€ cumulative sales are expected in the 5 years to come.