Start-ups Energysquare and Opti’Waves receive IMT awards at CES 2019

On January 8, two start-ups from IMT school incubators received Bercy-IMT Innovation Awards in Las Vegas at CES 2019. Energysquare and Opti’Waves won first and second prize, respectively, for these financial support awards sponsored by IMT, Fondation Mines-Télécom and Carnot Télécom & Société numérique. Fondation Mines-Télécom presented the 5 “Coup de Coeur” awards chosen by 5 sponsors (Bouygues Telecom, Deloitte, Engie, Safran and Wavestone).


Two Bercy-IMT Innovation Prizes


First Prize: Energysquare

Energysquare develops new wireless contact charging technology that can be used to charge several devices simultaneously on a high-power surface without any electromagnetic waves or loss of energy.

Second Prize: Opti’waves

Opti’Waves develops and commercializes technology for sintering ceramics using microwaves. It is ten times faster than the technology currently present on the market and is used to create dental prostheses.

Read our article on I’mTech: Opti’Waves, microwaving ceramics

The Fondation Mines-Télécom Awards


Acklio develops software aimed at making it easier and more secure to develop, integrate and operate IoT solutions. The start-up, founded in Rennes in 2016, has created technology that enables the use of IP in the emerging networks of the Internet of Things. This technology, currently exclusive to Acklio, will soon be recognized by the IETF as the international standard.

Read our article on I’mTech: Acklio: Linking connected objects to the internet


Uavia is a design, production and service company in the field of civilian drones for professional use. It manufactures high-tech drones that meet the needs of companies with strict requirements.

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AskHub, an artificial intelligence platform aimed at improving chatbots, offers an ecosystem of ready-to-use conversational plugins and cutting-edge artificial intelligence components to improve the user experience.

See the start-up’s website for more information:

Learn more about other start-ups from the IMT delegation to Las Vegas on our blog I’MTech.


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