Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Contracts with Industry

  • InSimo is a startup we created in January 2013, after two years of thinking, maturation and incubation. Its founding members were all former team members of the SHACRA team (our previous team): Jérémie Allard, Juan Pablo de la Plata Alcalde and Pierre Jean Bensoussan have joined the operation team, while Stéphane Cotin and Christian Duriez serve as scientific advisors. The business model of the company is based on the SOFA platform and its community to transfer state-of-the-art simulation technologies into commercially-supported software components that medical simulator vendors can integrate into their products. The goal is to foster the creation of a new generation of medical simulators, highly realistic, faster to develop, allowing a broader commercial offer and novel uses. InSimo participated to the 2012 OSEO / MESR national innovative technology company creation competition (Emergence category) and was selected as the best project in the Alsace region as well as one of the three projects highlighted at the national level. InSimo also won the HelpMeSee contract (in partnership with Moog and SenseGraphics) and entered in February 2013 into a 3-year development phase to build a first batch of 100 MSICS simulators.

In the context of the SOFA Consortium, the team is also in close collaborations with:

  • Altran : is a global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. At the occasion of the “Journée Poster”, several members of the team (Rosalie Plantefève, Bruno Marques Jaime Guevara and Christoph Paulus) presented their work.

  • Anatoscope: is a young start-up company created in 2015 by researchers, engineers and one surgeon. We develop a software solution to automatically build 3D digital avatars based on medical images of patients. The avatars allow biomechanical simulations of the real person.

  • TruPhysics: develops Industry 4.0 software solutions to support manufacturing companies in development and sales processes by using a real-time and high-resolution physics simulation. We provide software that enables developers and engineers to simulate control programs, physical properties, kinematics and behavior of industrial robots, machines and assemblies.