Friday, May 30, 2014

Art and New Technologies 1 Call contribution: Poetics of … – Fabula

Art and New Technologies # 1

Call for papers: Poetic data ANT Review | Art and New Technologies

Editorial Direction: Mathilde Chénin Florent Di Bartolo, Pierre Vialle

Editorial Board: Jeff Guess, Julie Morel, Julien Prévieux

First issue led by Mathilde Chénin and Florent Di Bartolo

Releases in Spring 2015

ANT is a new section on relationships between art, science, and digital technology review. The review aims to ensure the publication of quality items, a high degree of clarity and accessibility, written not only by researchers but also by artists and art critics. By the translation of scientific articles, it also aims to ensure the dissemination of texts recently published and considered important in relation to the subjects.

For the first issue, entitled Poetic data The ANT review will focus primarily on literature on the analysis of artistic devices:

– using algorithms to process, organize and provide access to data

– resulting in the creation of collections of objects, knowledge base

– engaging their audience in an act of collective creation

– providing a visualization of data (textual, visual and sound).

Articles (maximum 25,000 characters including spaces) will also address data visualization in the field of arts, history, characteristics and possible specificities, or, its relationship with other disciplines.

Proposals for Article (maximum 500 words) should be sent before 28 July 2014 with a short biographical at the following address:.

The receipt of each proposal will lead to an acknowledgment by email. All proposals submitted by the deadline will be evaluated by the selection committee.

In addition to the articles, the journal will incorporate visuals provided that they are in good standing with the legislation on the rights of copyright, image rights and broadcasting rights.

Selection Procedure

The reading committee will select abstracts selected and give its response to the latest 1 November 2014 .

The full article written in French should be sent by the authors by email on 28 February 2015 last time.

Health: Zambia exploring new technologies to reform … – The Sun

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A new technology? No thank you –

          The story of Catherine Dulude

         Digital technology is gradually gaining ground in all fields of activity. Never mind, some seniors and younger, refuse to take this turn.

         The Manitoba farmer Gilles Sabourin, who has spent his life on the family farm, said that if he had not passed the torch to his son Gilbert, he would have struggled to adapt to new working tools. “It has changed a lot in five years, he testifies. I am no longer able to “setter” a machine, it was Gilbert who does. ”

         Learn how to use a cell phone is one thing, but knowing how to use an electronic seeder is another. “Maybe I could learn, but I do not want,” admits Mr. Sabourin.

         ”The less I know, the better it is, sometimes. But [if I worked] hard, I could learn. But I leave that to the young. ”
          – Gilles Sabourin

         For his part, the doctor Philippe Lagacé-Wiens refuses to buy a mobile phone. Still far from retirement age, he still relies to a pager. “It’s a little moral judgment,” he admits, particularly about the owners of smart phones. “I do not know if you’ve seen it, but you’re in a cafe, there are four or five people, but not talking to each other. ”

          When you have no choice

         Not everyone has the luxury to refuse new technologies. For many industries, “alternative [option] is to adopt the technology or close shop,” says sociology professor Ken Fish, from the University of Winnipeg. “The adoption of any technology in an industry exerts competitive pressure on all other players in the industry to adopt the same technology in order to remain competitive,” said Mr. Fish.

         Professor warns against generalizations. It reminds historically older generations were resistant to technological change. He adds, however, that some refractory Instead the impression that these changes rob them of power.

         ”Over the generations, there is less need to acquire knowledge, notes the university. Know we had to learn and integrate is now programmed into a computer “that, moreover,” [is produced] by a large corporation with its own interests. ”

          constant learning

         The radio host Suzanne Kennelly had to learn to use many new software during its 30 years on the airwaves of Radio-Canada Première HERE. “I think that over time, the ability to adapt is less elastic,” she says.

         ”It becomes more and more an effort too, can be a source of worry, constantly adapt to these new technologies there. ”
          – Suzanne Kennelly

         Now retired, it is a relief for her to not have to worry about being aware of the latest gadgets. She did not abandon her smartphone so far. “My children communicate that way, so if I separate this technology, I somehow separated from my children. ”

         ”In today’s society, if the technology is denied, it may be excluded from a number of social relationships,” adds Mr. Fish.

          With reporting by Catherine Dulude.

Android Day: new technologies presented to students – MCE Ma Chaine Student

May 28, 2014 at 19:40

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On May 15, students from the engineering specialization of mobile applications MMSE , Senior Computer Engineering School, organized the second edition of the MMSE Android Day . To discover more of the latest advances in technologies and applications to Android this day was to.

A day dedicated to new technologies

Several workshops and various conferences have furnished the afternoon of May 15 For “novices” in the field, they were able to learn some tips on applications and attend conferences orchestrated by professionals. Nokia , Sophiacom , Octo Technology , Mobile Wallet , many companies present to come to the front of the new generation, but also present new ways of working that develop in new technologies.

Among the students, hiding perhaps future students of these large companies . This is the second year that this day is born and the rooms are attic. A real success for the organizers but also for the school. Students are seeking this kind of events, it can lower the barrier between the professional world and training. A day that allows them to immerse themselves in the concrete. Students of the school but also the general public was able to attend this day as an opportunity for the school to make themselves known.

Before the last workshop of the day, up to the delivery of prizes a small contest held during the day: the students had to create a voluntary applications to find cafes less than one euro in Paris
this second edition of the Android Day ended with a lighthouse workshop. presentation of famous Google Glass , eyeglasses high-tech giant Google, the students had the chance to test preview

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  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    economy – research and development New Technologies: the … – The Republican Lorrain

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    Monday, May 26, 2014

    New technologies for agriculture – Ouest-France

    Thursday, Agricultural College Vire had the sixth edition of “Growing otherwise.” Organized by the Chamber of Agriculture of Calvados, this day presented to farmers, elected officials, teachers and students, the new techniques that apply on farms in the coming years.

    Among the subjects who selected public attention include the drone management tool of the future for precision agriculture. In particular for measuring the dose of biomass rape, with the support of GPS.

    In total, there were 22 workshops on the school website. Robotics is the future of agriculture, yet requires heavy investment.

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    In Vietnam, agriculture cultivating new technologies – Vietnam +

    Vietnamese agriculture is
     entered the era of high-tech, shyly but surely. A choice
     necessary because it helps to increase yields, quality
     products and so to conquer demanding markets.

     Vietnamese agriculture contributes a significant share of GDP
     national. Each year, exports of rice, coffee, pepper, tea, nuts
     cashews, … relate big country. In its economic policies,
     Vietnam is still interested farmers and development

    At a recent meeting on
     rice production held in the province of Can Tho (Mekong Delta)
     Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said: “Agriculture is a
     pillar of the national economy. ” However, rising costs
     production, lower yields and declining arable land
     hindering the development of this sector.

    One way to accelerate growth

    In a recent report published by the Vietnamese market
     International Organization for supervision companies (BMI) based
     London, specialists found that the Vietnamese agriculture
     is facing great opportunities to accelerate growth,
     through the improvement of the national economy. This sector could
     reach, according to them, an annual growth of over 10% by 2017
     condition of raising the quality of its products and yields
     using the famous new technologies.

    Recently, the Vietnamese government has approved a comprehensive plan
     Agricultural Development 2020, which focuses on strengthening
     the application of high technologies. In 2020, agricultural production
     high-tech should represent 10% to 15% of agricultural production

    “It is necessary to accelerate
     the application of technologies to achieve high product
     quality and greater economic value, can pass
     barriers demanding markets, “Truong Dinh Tuyen noted,
     former Minister of Trade of Vietnam.

     The guarantee of high returns

    According to economist Alan Phan, “Vietnam could be a leader
     ASEAN in two sectors, as long as you know the
     develop: the high-tech agriculture and technology
     information. ” And to succeed in the high-tech agriculture, the country
     should, according to him, form his farmers and develop culture
     bio, generating high incomes. Aware of the benefits of
     high-tech, many businesses and farmers have used this tool,
     with results that have often exceeded their expectations.

    “After five years in the high-tech agriculture, I can say that if we
     know introduce effective and intelligent way these technologies,
     we will win big profits, “says Nguyen Duc Doàn President
     Hoang Anh Gia group of Lai, who has invested more than 14.000 billion
     VND Laos and Cambodia in maize. Its 5,000 ha
     Cambodia give at least 14 tonnes per hectare, twice the
     Traditional methods.

    “We apply the
     high technology from seed to harvest. For example, before
     seed, soil samples and water parcels involved
     are tested. Data will be analyzed and processed by software
     tell us about the right amount of fertilizer to make, “says
     Doàn Nguyen Duc.

    The cultivation of banana and
     high-tech tomatoes also has its adherents. The operating ten hectares of
     banana Tran Danh Thê in Ho Chi Minh City, from plants
     obtained by tissue culture is a success. Bananas through
     natural resistance to diseases and pests,
     give 70-80 tonnes per hectare, double varieties
     traditional, without phytosanitary treatments. This
     operating even provides plants with a Filipino exploitation
     specializing in the export of bananas to Europe.

    “The potential of Vietnamese agriculture are immense.
     However, to maximize the professionals
     will increasingly rely on high-tech. In addition yields
     above, this will allow them to obtain products with standards
     satisfying the demanding international markets, “said Zafrir
     Asaf, Head of Economics and Trade, Embassy
     Israel in Hanoi. – VNA

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

    New IBM Cloud technologies make analytics more … –

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    IBM announces a set of solutions to support leaders in making informed through information collected in real time on many strategic issues, regardless of the place where decisions time. The notion of “pervasive analytical” becomes a daily reality by making Big Data technologies & Analytics more accessible, easy to use and available to all employees everywhere and at any time.

    More and more organizations are turning to Big Data & Analytics to generate profit and growth. Because companies are exploring data sources both internal and external, the need for analysis of value-added data at all levels has become paramount. Gartner expects Analytics will be used by 50% of employees in 2014. By 2020, this figure will reach 75%.

    Despite the rise of Analytics, organizations still difficult to analyze the data in real time and provide the means for better decisions and faster actions implementing appropriate by more players in the organization.

    is at its Vision conference held this week, IBM announced a new software available on the cloud which puts the analysis and use of data in the hands of a greater number of professionals. These new solutions include:

    – Analytical offers now available on IBM Cloud Marketplace that allows you to manage the increasing volume and complexity of processes and tasks. This solution supports employees more mobile, and stresses the importance of collaboration in Social Networks (CSR) as an integral part of the decision

    -. A new analytical tool discovery and visualization that allows users to interact visually and apply advanced data analyzes become available to everyone without needing the skills of a data scientist

    -. management software risk and governance available SoftLayer as a “Managed Service” that allows companies to develop a comprehensive strategy for compliance and risk management in many areas.

    These announcements underscore the commitment IBM to provide organizations with a broad portfolio of solutions & Big Data Analytics that meets all their needs. With over $ 24 billion invested in Big Data Analytics and through R & D and numerous acquisitions since 2005, IBM continues to engage in? Its mission to help businesses realize the enormous amount of digital data from enterprise data bases, sensors, smartphones, internet, social networks etc..

    Dictionaries “are logging” on new technologies –

    In the kitchen, readers will enjoy Petit Larousse “antipasti”, a “bruschetta” and a “gourmet coffee” sipping “cachaça” water Brazilian life.

    menu offers Robert meanwhile a “burger”, the “gianduja” of “shiitake”, the “speck” of “wild garlic” or various “Protected Geographical Indication” (PGI) .

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Hesdin students aware of the new fifth … – La Voix du Nord

    social networks necessarily represent an important part of training. Students have learned that all the information they leave on their pages are viewable by anyone. To avoid this, they simply set it and make it private. Another tip: if you refuse that information is public, it is better not to publish it …

    Slippage can also occur on these social networks, insulting teachers, harassment … These can result in sanctions. Not to mention the addiction to gambling and the risk of falling prey to sexual predators and other pirates.

    The dangers of new digital technologies exist, they must know how to protect themselves.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Fontevraud Abbey. History of new technologies – Ouest-France

    Who manages the abbey?

    Exceptional agreement binds the state, which remains the owner of the premises, and the regional council that accompanies the renovation of heritage and cultural animation manages the place.

    Is the purpose of the Region to fund the work of the hotel, which will open in late May, and manage live?

    sought private investors, but as it is a public property of the State it is not possible to make a commercial lease. We decided to finance investment and ensure the operation. We contribute to the development of tourism and economic activity

    How do you deal with the weight of history

    There are rules of law.?’s Facilities and renovations are subject to the chief architect of historical monuments, which provides an architectural warranty and the assurance that the work does not disqualify the place. The interior of the hotel, designed by architect Patrick Jouin (see also page 8) and is inspired by the history and spirit of the place, while placing it in a contemporary use, with all new communication technologies.

    The cultural component is it visible tip of the iceberg?

    culture remains the essential function of the abbey including gastronomy , tourism, viticulture, etc.The abbey is it a laboratory for sustainable development It is the only historic monument where a wood boiler of this magnitude was installed to clean the entire property, generate substantial savings, and allow also host exhibitions of plastic arts tapestry and preserving works. We also have solar panels … And I dream to be installed on the roofs of the abbey, to further integrate new technologies heritage.

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    you rêveriez to welcome Fontevraud Abbey?

    Rather a milestone in national vocation, which would extend the existing cultural events in the territory, in the spirit of the Missing Link in Laval or Crazy day in Nantes.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    All distant and yet so close: how new … – The Express

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    New technologies are transforming our daily actions – Le Journal du Geek

    In our daily life, actions related to technology are almost as present as we do naturally. Anglo-Saxons call this phenomenon the “gestechulation.”

    The way we communicate through gestures and body language, has been transformed by new technologies. Gestures that we use everyday, add new gestures inspired modern CNC

    For years, some hand gestures -. Request addition waving an imaginary pen or tapping his wrist to ask the time, for example – have saved many tourists uncomfortable with the local language. Today, the gestures we use constantly with our tablets and smartphones through language barriers and rely as little by little in our daily interactions.

    To better understand how some hand gestures are used to describe actions we perform with our digital cameras, HP interviewed 6,000 people in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Russia (in partnership with ResearchNow among a representative sample of 6090 people) by asking them to identify new actions. The first three were classic everyday practices form a “ring” with the thumb and forefinger to say that everything is “OK”; raise an imaginary glass to invite someone to toast; and tap the wrist to ask the time. The following three actions involved well known technology gestures carrying an imaginary phone to your ear and say “Call me” shake thumb to mimic typing a text message, and walk her fingers on a virtual keyboard to indicate its intention to send an e-mail. Finally, respondents were asked to identify three actions corresponding to gestures made by hand on a touch screen, namely drag the screen with the tip of the index finger (swipe) to move to the next page, scroll the page from top to bottom (scrolling) and zoom (zoom out).

    In France, 96% of respondents acknowledged the gesture inviting them to send a text message or call, such as gestures most commonly used in everyday life. 91% of respondents also correctly identified the gesture “write an email,” demonstrating that these behaviors are already fully anchored in the daily communication gestures. The rate of gesture recognition “scroll” and “next page” remains high among older users, which shows how the new vocabulary of “gestechulation” was adopted throughout Europe. It should be noted cultural differences in understanding the gesture “zoom”. In the UK, the recognition rate dropped to 18%; Similarly, respondents in France (37%), Spain (18%) and Russia (30%) also had a little trouble identifying the gesture.

    And you Do you use these daily actions?

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    Monday, May 19, 2014

    The French are fond of new technologies. And you … – Fredzone

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    France is not only the paradise of pastries, cheese and wine, it is also the new Eldorado for fans of new technologies. In any case, what is the result of a study conducted by Crucial in partnership with OpinionWay and Le Journal du Geek. 77% of French actually be of interest to all these electronic products are now part of our daily lives. The best is yet to come as the specialist high-speed storage is not stayed there and has the opportunity to run a computer “geekiness” to help users discover their technological profile.

    From the results of this study, 66% of French appreciate new technologies, but 11% are completely crazy. Nice score, right? Yes, but not everything is rosy and some of our fellow citizens (22%) could not care less of everything that relates to this topic. Worst 1% of the population even vouerait fierce hatred of all that is approaching near and far to a computer, a smartphone or even a tablet.

     Crucial Geek

    So of course, all the French do not have the same face compared to high-tech products. In fact, the study also revealed the existence of multiple profiles and more precisely five distinct groups:

    expert (9%): He is passionate he spends his life on his computer and he averaged nine products at home. Even he loves to talk about him to evangelize the masses

  • social (29%). There is not complicated, it is the guy who spends his life giving advice to everyone relying on blogs, forums and social networks of the moment
  • prudent (26%). It has nothing against new technologies, but is wary still a bit because he does not understand everything. Generally, beginners wishing to improve are placed in this category
  • pragmatic (25%). He does not know what field, and he is the both complicated and changing. That said, he really wants to improve, without emptying his bank account
  • anti-geek (11%). He hates both new technologies and Geeks. If he could, he would even cut the power of our internet cable box. This obviously does not prevent it from having the basic equipment.
  • Some of you may be in which category they are asking. If this is your case, then you can go on imagined by Crucial, a test that is available at this address test. You simply answer a few questions to know the fraternity to which you belong.

    To end on a note a little more serious, and because it is very good news, well aware that High-Tech products are no longer the preserve of the upper classes. In reality, they are considerably democratised in France over the years.

    Finally, note that this study is based on the testimony of 1,002 user aged 18 and over. This panel has been carefully selected to reflect as closely as possible the French population.

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    In companies, new technologies sometimes rhyme with … –

    CHRONICLE – Monitor an employee – through its mails, phone calls and movements – is illegal. However, with new technology, it seems that it is easier than before.

    Only app in five effective

    in 2013 – this is a figure that tells you RTL – the Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has received nearly 1,000 complaints of employees for invasion of privacy. New technology brings new temptations , and therefore further abuse. This will very quickly smartphones networking, ultra-powerful cameras, geolocation

    Of course, many employers will not use these private given on weekends.. The problem is that nobody can guarantee. We are now at the edge of the right construction.

    New technologies: China Syndrome – RTBF

    you speak Chinese … Chinese syndrome smartphones arrive in Europe and the world, with market share increasing. Brands such as Dapeng, Haipai, Meizu, Oppo, Zoppo or more known, Huawei, attack giants Apple and Samsung with prices revised down significantly.

    But other brands from emerging countries also point the tip of their nose …

    An update at 6:20 in the Morning First 5-7.

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

    Medpi to Monaco: New Technologies for Big … – France 3

    270 companies are participating in the 20th edition of Medpi: IT, broadcasting, telephony, mobility, connects the world evolves. Studies show that in 2020 we will identify on earth 80 billion connected objects.

    high tech Salon Monaco

    Report: B. Peyrano, JM and Sara B. Mariani


    Arnault De Carli Port Director France (Alsace)

  • Eydieu Laurent Exhibition Director Medpi
  • Yann Director Garry Mac Ticatag (Britain)
  • Véronique Bettignies Purchasing Manager Auchan
  • SmartFocus expands its range with new technologies … – Decideo


    SmartFocus, the world leader in personalized and intelligent real-time multi-channel marketing, innovating to better assist marketers to acquire new customers, retain and develop their rentablilité . With its new suite of products, marketing professionals will be able to better analyze their performance and produce more impactful personalized experiences to engage consumers who are increasingly connected, transform hardcore fans of their brand and better return on their investments.

    SmartFocus technologies address the three key disciplines of marketing: market research, the extensive customization and management of multi-channel campaign. They facilitate the recognized trade customers and help develop custom, by e-mail, via social media, mobile devices and Internet interaction strategies to convert prospects into buyers and buyers into loyal customers.

    The recent acquisition of specialist marketing intelligence PivotLink, leading provider of market intelligence and analysis for retail, allowed SmartFocus to expand its offer. With its sophisticated technology analysis, now the heart of SmartFocus solutions, marketers benefit reporting in real time the effectiveness of their campaigns, merchandising and marketing, to refine their approach and deliver a personalized experience on the accurate database, simplifying fact, the stages of marketing analysis and market research and thus allowing a reduction in costs.

    “Our distribution model based on digital obliges us to better know and understand our customers, so we are excited about the new direction SmartFocus gives its roadmap,” said Jason Bertrand, Director senior in charge of customer acquisition at Skullcandy. “We look forward to continuing to benefit from new SmartFocus to help us meet our customers with even more segmented by purchase history content and engagement statistics, to generate more revenue. ”

    To support them in this new phase of development, the company also has appointed Rob Mullen as CEO. With multiple experiences of SaaS and “on-premise” model, personalization, CRM and analytics services, Rob Mullen will provide valuable assistance to SmartFocus. He will be responsible for plan development activities of the company, which provides new investments in R & D, as well as strengthening and expansion of international teams.

    “The digital world is evolving at a rapid pace and we all impact significantly. Consumers are more connected than ever and brands can no longer be content to disseminate their messages. They should create links with their customers across all channels, delivering them with relevant messages at the right time, “said Rob Mullen, CEO of SmartFocus. “Our goal is that SmartFocus continues to offer marketers the best digital marketing technologies to help them study their performance, manage their various channels of online marketing and to engage their customers through real-time personalized digital interactions. ”

    With a 99.9% uptime and deliverability rate record, the company helps marketing professionals worldwide to prepare and carry more than 5 million campaigns per year to administer 5 billion customer records and disseminate over 55 billion personalized messages. Backed by Francisco Partners since 2010, SmartFocus has some 2,500 customers worldwide, including major international brands like CamelBak, Filofax, French Connection, Galeries Lafayette, Office Shoes, Mercedes-Benz, Selfridges, SmartWool and Speedo.

    77% of French interested in new technologies. And you? – Be Geek

    A recent joint study by , Journal du Geek and Opinion Way indicates that 77% of French are interested in new technologies. The pollster interviewed online a sample of approximately 1,002 users, which allowed them to develop a profile of 89% of French “techno-compatible.”

    a face, or rather a variation of 5 portraits. But they are novices or experts, these new technologies are all synonymous with progress and carry many activities (online shopping, video, music, …). If you are reading us on there is no doubt that you are part of French enthusiasts high-tech innovations. However, where do you fit in the spectrum of these technophiles French? An online calculator allows you to make a clear idea.

    Using the results of the study, published an infographic (shown below) which details in depth profiles obtained. Thus, the most represented is e Social, 29% . It arises as a leader, do not hesitate to give his opinion on the forums or via a blog, or advising his family and friends. Then comes the Prudent (26%) which although cautious, seeking to enrich their knowledge. Pragmatic about it (25%) and look carefully at the price before jumping on the latest gadget, expect that they are declining.

    Less represented Expert (9%) can be considered a geek, who has at least 9 products. At the other extreme, Anti-geek (11%) but has said to do without new technologies.

     France and the new technologies which category do you belong

    France and the new technologies which category do you belong

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    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Richemont bet on new manufacturing technologies – World Tempus

    For several years, the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) pursues a policy of geographical expansion in order to implement its research activities nearby industrial areas of interest, and as a result the opening campus in Geneva, Fribourg and Sion. After the resumption of the Institute of Microtechnology of Neuchâtel in 2007, EPFL has moved into its new premises last September Neuchâtel. Coinciding with the inauguration of the new building, nicknamed “Microcity” Richemont announced on April 28 that he would base the 11th academic chair of the institution.

    The pulpit manufacturing technology multi- scale is the third chair sponsored institution. It aims to develop synergies with companies in the region so that they benefit from the results of his research in the field. “For us, what is interesting is that EPFL is close to local businesses,” says Ricard Lepeu, co-CEO of Richemont.

    Christian Enz and Patrick Aebischer, EPFL, and Richard Lepeu, Richemont, during the press conference. Paul O’Neil / Worldtempus

    With two-thirds of the 10,000 employees in Switzerland Richemont spread over 20 production sites, the importance of research in manufacturing technology is obvious. The work of this new department within Institute of Microtechnology – which will include up to 20 researchers assistants – will complement the 100 million Swiss francs as individual brands group Richemont already invest. It will focus on new technologies such as 3D printing, laser machining and lithography and plasma etching, all three already used in watchmaking and jewelery.

    “We already using stereolithography “says Philippe Leopold-Metzger, Piaget CEO, to Worldtempus. “We can transfer files directly from 3D computer production.” However, the accuracy level currently achieved by 3D printing (0.1mm) is not sufficient for large-scale manufacturing. One of the main areas of work of the new research group is to continue investigations in this area.

    But before the research is powerful start in 2015, it remains to find the future teacher. If the recruitment of candidates has already begun on the basis of a given working with Richemont profile, it will take time to choose, because it is a very long post whose holder will have the difficult task create and manage the team of researchers.

    It is only when the perfect candidate has been selected and the research team made that research in these technologies advanced manufacturing can begin . “Innovation is a must for a leader like Richemont confirms Richard Lepeu. “These new methods are opening unlimited possibilities panorama techniques to meet the industrial challenges of tomorrow.”

    Although the fruits of this research will reap in a few years, the announcement made yesterday by Richemont EPFL and illustrates their common desire to take a step ahead in the race for innovation.