A new innovation hotline to facilitate recovery

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To facilitate the relaunch, the Carnot and the Paris Club of Innovation Directors are launching a fast and direct innovation hotline. In less than 48 hours, companies will be put in touch with competent experts and will be able to receive proposals for technology applications made by a Carnot institute.

In the current context of economic emergency, a major challenge is posed, that of the revival of all the country's activities: industries, networks, construction, transport, tourism, culture, public and private services, trade, crafts... Faced with this challenge, innovation will be more necessary than ever for companies.

Innovations in times of crisis and resilience are mainly characterized by technology transfers from one sector to another, by the activation of existing technologies not yet in use, and by the combination of simple technologies, enabling quick, widely diffused and cost-controlled solutions.

In a constrained situation and in order to meet the new expectations of companies, cooperation with R&D players, a vector for accelerating innovation, is more necessary than ever. These collaborations provide access to the best talents and skills and allow us to respond quickly, by optimizing production and distribution capacities, to the urgency of the challenge.

Faced with the magnitude of the needs, the Carnotwith their network of 39 institutes and 35,000 researchers, are partnering with the Paris Club of Directors of Innovation which brings together a hundred or so groups, large companies and ETIs, leaders on an international scale, to set up a hotline for ultra-fast contacts between them. The objective is twofold.
For companies, it is a question of being able to quickly find out about the best available technologies or have an expert opinion on the choice of technology by being put in touch with experts from the most competent scientific and technical institutes on the subject. In general, an initial response is made within 24 to 48 hours.
For research and technology centres, the objective is to make companies aware of the possible applications of technologies in their field of expertise that are particularly simple and quick to implement in order to respond to post-Covid-19 issues.

The expected innovations relate to the rapid resolution of the multiple problems posed by the resumption of activity in the post-Covid-19 context: new products and services, ... but above all the adaptation of existing ones to the new reality (low cost, industrialisation and very rapid rise in production, even better price/efficiency ratio, ...).

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The Association of the Carnot Institutes will act as a unique interface between requests for expertise from companies to put them in contact with the most competent institutes in relation to the subjects posed. The Paris Club of Directors of Innovation will make known the application proposals made by research institutes to potentially interested companies.

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