Collaborative R&D

Customer projects

We have developed new forms of R&D partnerships with our clients, which go beyond consulting or turnkey-based projects.

We are working on the technical resolution of their sector-specific issues. To do this, we use innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence or machine learning, and we lead projects in a collaborative R&D mode.

For example, in the field of AI, we seek to optimize energy consumption according to the treatment. Currently, masses of data are sent to data centers for processing, and the results are returned to the devices. We aim to achieve optimal performance of neural networks by implementing them at the hardware level. To do this, we use the latest FPGA matrices provided by ARM (ELSYS is an « ARM Approved Design Partner »).

National and European research projects

We regularly participate in collaborative R & D projects at national or European levels.

For example, the EconHome project, which focused on reducing the power consumption of home network equipment (residential gateways, set-top boxes, powerline communication modems and Wi-Fi extenders).
It consisted in optimizing the phases of non-use of products with different levels of standby, while maintaining the highest level of service possible so that the user perceives no discomfort.
This project was part of the FUI (Unique Interministerial Fund), housed within the Minefe competitiveness fund business (French Ministries of Economy, Industry and Employment).

At the European level (FP Framework Program of the European Union), we participated in the OMEGA project, which aimed to implement a multi-technology home network at 1 Gbps, with no new wires.
This network combined radio, optical and powerline communication connectivity, whose cooperation was ensured by a common medium access control (MAC) layer.

Competitiveness clusters

Our internal or collaborative innovation activities are carried out in conjunction with competitiveness clusters, such as System@tic, Images & Réseaux, SCS, SAFE or MINATEC.

This way, we contribute to the exchange of ideas and points of views that often lead to promising new projects.

Universities, laboratories and private research institutes

We also work in partnership with universities (e.g. INSA-IETR), public research organizations (e.g. CEA) and private research organizations (e.g. IRT Saint Exupery).

From this pooling of our respective skills and know-how also emerge exciting projects!