Supercomputer Jean Zay, AI against Covid19 & Pasqal’s quantum computing

New paths of innovation are being invented at the end of the year, with the local start-ups making several major advances in the field of technology and health alongside French research institutes. To find out more, check out our monthly roundup of innovation news!

All the buzz at Paris-Saclay

  • During the Learning Expedition, organized in October, 28 investors came to meet 11 start-ups from the Paris-Saclay. A day of exchanges and opportunities that allowed all parties to forge new contacts.
  • 28 million billion operations per second, this is the new record set by the Jean Zay supercomputer at the CNRS Idris computing center. A tool where high-performance computing and artificial intelligence converge to serve the scientific communities.
  • AI as a prediction tool: many startups are using it to combat Covid-19, in particular researchers at CentraleSupélec and the Université Paris-Saclay, who have developed an approach based on deep learning to anticipate the degree of severity of the virus.
  • Signature of a partnership agreement between SATT Paris-Saclay and Valent BioSciences LLC on biocontrol to develop sustainable bio-pesticide technologies resulting from INRAE’s research work. A common ambition: to invest in promising new technologies for sustainable agriculture.
  • Like the analysis of data that helps shape racing strategies, data collection feeds into the performance of sportsmen and women. Using training data from marathon runners, researchers at the University of Paris-Saclay have been able to predict future athletic feats.
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