Following the June 2019 call for expressions of interest from startups sourced by GICAN, nearly 40 applications were submitted for the SEAstart program by August 2019.
The twelve selected startups (details on their activities can be found below) are involved in maritime industry R & D and innovation: smart ship, green ship, smart yard and smart offshore. The selected startups are intended to integrate the civil and military markets, which are complementary for the French naval industry.
For a year and a half, these twelve startups will be accompanied by GICAN to develop their maritime markets. The selected startups are located throughout France. They have an average turnover of 600,000 euros per year and an average of 9 employees.
“The launch of the SEAstart program must be an opportunity for the entire French naval industry, and should allow the rapid development of collaborations between GICAN members and startups. Through the program, we want to allow startups the best integration possible in the French naval industrial network, actively participating in the “navalisation” of their activities. This initiative must illustrate the tremendous innovation capabilities of the French maritime sector, both civilian and military.
Fabien Napolitano, iXblue CEO, member of the SEAStart jury
Coordinated by Jacques Orjubin,the GICAN’s Communications & Public Relations Officer, the SEAstart programme is expected to lay the groundwork for meaningful partnerships to develop between shipbuilding manufacturers and start-ups, so as to help the latter successfully integrate the industrial fabric. Four strands underpin the programme’s support strategy: Business, Funding, Expertise and Visibility.
The 12 startups selected for SEAStart are:
CERBAIR anti-drone solution
CerbAir is the French leader in anti-UAV detection and neutralization solutions. CerbAir has gained the confidence of major corporate and institutional players and recently collaborated with the elite unit of the French police, the RAID.
Eco-Adapt is active in the field of energy and industrial efficiency, with two complementary activities: real-time monitoring of energy consumption and predictive maintenance of rotating machines, based on the analysis of electrical signals.
D-ICE Engineering is a deeptech specialized in hydrodynamics, robotics, artificial intelligence. Its multidisciplinary team is committed to providing innovative solutions to optimize, sustain and secure the exploitation of the oceans.
ELWAVE is the first and only company in the world to develop 360 ° real-time detection systems based on the “electrical sense” disruptive technology. Promoting the research work of the Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique, ELWAVE addresses the underwater and industrial robotics markets.
eOdyn develops and markets decision support tools to secure and optimize vessels operation. eOdyn measures ocean conditions (wind, wave, current) globally and in real time by analyzing massive amounts of maritime traffic (AIS) and observation data.
Internest designs autonomy and safety solutions for drones. The team has developed an ultrasound positioning system allowing an autonomous landing on ships even in degraded conditions (absence of GPS, salt fog, theater of military operations).
FORSSEA is a company specializing in the design and manufacture of subsea systems for offshore industries (Oil & Gas, Defense, Marine Energy). The company was created in May 2016 with the ambition to reduce operational costs in certain niches of offshore oil services.
MMProcess is a provider of technical solutions for competitive sailing as well as industrialies and investors eager to create innovative products to improve the energy performance and ecological impact of new construction.
Neocean is developing three breakthrough technologies: an electric motor for fast boats, articulated and retractable foils and an on-board electronic flight control system. These innovations make it possible to create a light and handy boat: the Overboat which offers a new way of sailing.
Olenergies designs electrochemical storage batteries that are smart, connected, very long-lasting, secure and environmentally friendly. Areas covered for the naval sector: servitude, traction, RE storage, port mobility.
Notilo Plus is a leader in the design of autonomous underwater drones. Notilo Plus solutions use artificial intelligence and data fusion to facilitate underwater inspections and simplify data analysis.
TUITO is a technology company specializing in the design of interactive control / command consoles optimized for demanding professional use in order to improve user experience.