Entrepreneurship / Innovation, International

The Université de Lyon took part in the French American Innovation Day

On The March 7, 2019

This event was held in Houston for the launch of a bilateral fund supporting collaborative research between France and the University of Texas. The day focused on two main themes: Computer-Assisted Surgery (artificial intelligence) and simulation and visualization tools.

As a sponsor, the Université de Lyon received a lot of visibility during the French American Innovation Day (FAID) event, which was held on March 7, 2019, at the initiative of Alain MERMET, former professor at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), and currently the Scientific cooperation officer for the French Consulate in Houston.

The Université de Lyon’s participation in this day of themed lectures results from the guidance of Jacques COMBY, President of the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and Vice-President for the international strategy of the Université de Lyon, given during the launch of the Bilateral fund supporting collaborative research (agreement between France and the University of Texas in Austin, signed on January 31, 2019).

The French American Innovation Day was held at the Texas Medical Center, which was an appropriate setting for the two main topics of the day:

  • Computer-Assisted Surgery and 3D Visualization Tools;
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Imagery and Healthcare

During this day, the Université de Lyon was represented by:

  • A speaker, Florence ZARA from the LIRIS laboratory (Computer Science imaging and information systems, UCBL);
  • A PhD student, Pierre-Yves GANAYE, from the PRIMES LabEx (Physics, Radiobiology, Medical Imaging and Simulation) who presented his Radiostic company project;
  • A young entrepreneur, Yacine RÉMINI, from the Médéo company.

Both entrepreneurs were also granted free access to a start-up event immediately following the FAID event.

This event is being coordinated by the international attractiveness and promotion department (SAPI) and results from excellent dynamics at the site. It was completed with the cooperation of the Future project investment department, the doctoral studies department, Beelys and the PRIMES LabEx.