Friday Inspiration is a selection of the latest innovative ideas we would like to share with our community every week.
On this week’s review: L’Oreal launches an international program to accelerate the development of startups… We also will discover how human minds and technology together reduce food waste, democratize art and improve rehabilitation of patients. As an inspiration to start your weekend right, we will leave you with a video introducing the booming ecosystem of La French Tech 🙂
Digital tackles food waste issue
Emerging from the collaboration of Marc Simoncini, Founder of Meetic, and Arash Derambarsh, elected municipal representative, The Food Life is an app connecting food stores to humanitarian organizations. The idea is to collect unsold fresh products in supermarkets and to bring them to associations devoting to reduce food insecurity. The app uses digital connectivity to map available stocks of fresh products to be carried to charities.
Successful first world robotic surgery
The Amiens Hospital successfully practiced the world first robotic surgery on a young boy suffering from severe scoliosis. Preceding 12-months of practice on a 3D duplication of the patient’s spine, the team of surgeons used the robot Rosa during the operation to effectuate smaller incisions and have better precision. This technique combining human capacities and technology reduces postoperative pain and provides a faster rehabilitation for the little boy, who has seen his sitting position and breath improved. A big advancement for medicine, and most importantly, hope for scoliosis patients.
Colour your inbox with Art
In the spirit of democratizing arts, the startup Artips writes cultural newsletters on short and memorable pieces of art thanks to various contributors (students & professors in History of Art, docents, artists…). Addressed to curious and/or passionate individuals, every week Artips greets subscribers in 110 different countries, but only in French for now.
L’Oreal launches an international program for burgeoning startups
L’Oreal is launching a program accelerating startup development at the Parisian “startup campus” Station F. The program – opened to all nationalities – will select each year, 10 to 12 startups to work on their projects for 6 to 12 months. The beauty company is looking for projects in new user interfaces, deep tech or new beauty brands. Young startups interested in benefiting from the expertise of the “leader in digital beauty” can now apply here.
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Have an inspiring and creative weekend!