BeNomad develops and markets location based software and services to optimize the management of companies’ mobile assets. The company’s products address several industries like utilities, goods and people’s transportation, waste management, emergency services with geolocation server and connected navigation applications. BeNomad products allow efficient development and quick time-to-market of tailored and professional connected geolocation application.

L’école nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Etienne, créée en 1816, a trois missions principales :

  • Formation d’ingénieurs et de chercheurs : plus de 1750 étudiants sur ses 2 campus, à Gardanne et à Saint-Étienne.
  • Recherche scientifique de haut niveau : 300 personnels scientifiques, 120 enseignants-chercheurs.
  • Transfert de technologies, soutien à la création d’entreprises.

Elle évolue en relation étroite avec le monde économique dans un environnement international. Elle est la seule grande école d’ingénieurs à accueillir en son sein un centre de culture scientifique, technique et industrielle.


Enedis (ex ERDF), as the European first Distribution System Operator (DSO), is in charge of 95% of the continental French public electric distribution network.

ERDF is also a founder member of the GIREVE group, and is involved in the GREEN FEED project, providing all its expertise as DSO taking part into the electric vehicle charge ecosystem. This commitment to GREEN FEED project applies to the storage, the renewable energy in general, power demand, and data management for market customers and producers. Being involved in several international normalization organization (CEN-CENELEC for CE, ISO, CEI, and other accreditation mandate), ERDF will insure the communication between the project management and the normalisation work


G²mobility is the Smart Charging system provider leader in France. Founded in 2009 the company deploys its smart systems for EV charging with large enterprise customers and collectivities. Its main share older is the Caisse des Dépôts (French Pubic Bank of Investment)


GridPocket provides energy-related value-added services solutions for Smart Grid Utilities. The company has developed ETSI M2M smart grid management platform to collect, store and process consumption data generated by millions of customers to assist electric, gas, and water utilities to reduce operational carbon emissions, and increase revenues. This core platform is extendable by GridPocket applications for BigData analysis, demand control, open data services and its award winning EcoTroks energy consumer engagement application.


The Institut Mines-Télécom is a public institution devoted to higher education, research and innovation in the fields of engineering and digital technology. The institution is under the authority of the French Minister for Industry.

The schools of the Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. They prepare to engineering, MSc and PhD degrees. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level.
Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools.


Kerlink specializes in the conception and development of products for remote equipments interconnection with a company or organization information system without human intervention – called Machine-To-Machine. From the good transportation to automated meter reading markets and going through carsharing, the range of products developed by Kerlink can fit to several application markets.


Telecom Saint Etienne is an engineering school in the Information Technology domain, encompassing optics, vision, images, computer science, electronics, telecoms and networks. Associated to the Institut Mines Telecom, this school is member of the Saint Etienne University.

The school develops its partnering research in the scope of the Carnot Telecom and Numeric Society. In particular, the Satin research team works on the following topics: knowledge representation and reasoning, specifically at the cloud scale, services adaptation in distributed environments, and recommendation in social networks.


VULOG, a French SME and European leader in Car Sharing technology, offers in-car technology and a modular software platform that allow mobility operators to implement all types of Car Sharing services (public, corporate, etc.), covering vehicles used for Round Trip, One Way and Free Floating Car Sharing, and all vehicle types.

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