Adv Tech was founded in 2012. We develop new rotor technologies, based on trochoidal motion. These technologies can be applied to thrusters, wind turbines and tidal turbines, with exceptional advantages.

Everyone in the company has their own speciality and specific skills, but we are all focused on a common goal: to make high-efficiency propulsion and renewable energies cheaper, safer and easier to promote.

Press releases :

20 MINUTES / 03 FEB 2020 / Bordeaux: The start-up ADV-Tech experiments with a unique urban wind turbine

ADV-Tech has just signed a partnership with Bordeaux Métropole Energies to test an urban wind turbine whose revolutionary technology allows for very high efficiency, without the blades making the slightest noise.

BOATS.COM /16 OCT 2019 / ADV Tech: a revolutionary propeller to replace the propeller?

Could the new biomimetic rotor developed by ADV Tech replace our good old propellers in the same way that propellers replaced paddle wheels? This question was asked after a demonstration on the water of a floating drone equipped with this new propulsion system.

ENGIE INNOVATION / 03 JUL 2017 / ADV Tech's revolutionary wind turbine

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ADV Tech, Esplanade des Arts et Métiers, 33400 TALENCE

Arnaud Curutchet, Founder





UNIROYAL's Shark Skin technology:

The nature and art of low water resistance

If you've ever gotten close enough to a shark to see the extraordinary texture of its skin, you've witnessed the most ingenious thing Mother Nature has to offer. Its effect is replicated on our RainSport 3 and RainExpert 3 tyres.

From a distance, sharks appear smooth, almost slippery, but on closer inspection they are covered with scales that resemble miniature interlocking teeth. These teeth, or skin scales, not only serve to protect the shark, they can also ruffle like fur and push water along its body more efficiently, with less drag. And that's how it stalks its prey. Faster. More silently. With less resistance.

Bionics for safety and driving pleasure

The interlocking grooves of the scales inspired our designers to develop the Shark Skin Technology (SST) used on our RainSport 3 and RainExpert 3 tyres. Using bionics, we were able to replicate the effect of shark skin in our tread patterns to prevent the agitation of liquids and quickly expel water from the underside of the tyre.

Videos :


Contact: here


No antimicrobials. No chemicals. Just Sharklet.

Sharklet is the world's first technology to inhibit bacterial growth through pattern alone. The Sharklet surface is comprised of millions of microscopic features arranged in a distinct diamond pattern. The structure of the pattern alone inhibits bacteria from attaching, colonizing and forming biofilms. Sharklet contains no toxic additives or chemicals, and uses no antibiotics or antimicrobials.

Sharklet draws inspiration from the shape and pattern of the dermal denticles of sharkskin. Sharks are resistant to fouling organisms in the water including algae and barnacles.

Founded in 2007, Sharklet Technologies, Inc. uses the Sharklet micropattern to control bacteria and other microorganisms. Originally discovered by Dr. Tony Brennan at the University of Florida, STI has licensed the technology to develop medical devices and consumer applications utilizing the Sharklet pattern.

After relocating in 2009, we are now located in the Colorado Bioscience Park in Aurora, Colorado, in a facility that includes business development and management offices as well as a GLP-ready microbiology and cell culture lab.

Videos :

The board Biomim'review :



Address 12635 E. Montview Blvd. Suite 155
Aurora, CO 80045Phone 720-859-4070



With the world's most advanced neuromorphic vision systems, inspired by human vision and built on the foundation of neuromorphic engineering.

PROPHESEE is the revolutionary system that gives Metavision to machines, revealing what was previously invisible to them.

Prophesee is the inventor of the world's most advanced neuromorphic vision systems.

Inspired by human vision, Prophesee's technology uses a patented sensor design and AI algorithms that mimic the eye and brain to reveal what was invisible until now using standard frame-based technology.

Prophesee's machine vision systems open new potential in areas such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, IoT, security and surveillance, and AR/VR. One early application was in medical devices that restore vision to the blind.

Prophesee's technology is fundamentally different from the traditional image sensors - it introduces a paradigm shift in computer visionevent-based vision.

Guillaume Butin's presentation at Biomim'expo 2019:

The board Biomim'review :

Other releases :

BFM Business 26 FEB 2020 : Sony acquires stake in French company Prophesee to further develop machine vision

Engineering techniques 18 MAR 2020 : Prophesee develops neuromorphic vision sensors

Les Echos Entrepreneurs 28 OCT 2019 : Prophesee secures €25 million and deploys its sensors in industry

The Tribune 28 OCT 2019: Deeptech Prophesee raises €25 million to give sight to the blind and to machines

Le Figaro 28 OCT 2019: Prophesee raises 25 million and shows new ambitions

VB 28 OCT 2019 : Prophesee raises $28 million for machine vision sensors that mimic the human eye



Guillaume Butin | Marketing Communications Director | +33 (0) 6 63 87 26 39



The Institut des Sciences du Mouvement Etienne-Jules Marey is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 7287), associating Aix-Marseille University and the CNRS through the Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB), the main institute, and three secondary institutes: the Institute of Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS); the Institute of Computer Sciences and their Interactions (INS2I) and the Institute of Human and Social Sciences (INSHS).

The institute is located on several sites of Aix-Marseille University, the Luminy campus, the Sainte-Marguerite Hospital, the Timone Hospital, and the IUT site of Aix-en-Provence


The Institute's research themes focus on the mechanical, physiological, neurological, psychological and sociological determinants of the motor skills of living beings, particularly humans.

The Institute's project is to develop interdisciplinarity for the study of Movement, in order to work at the frontiers of disciplinary fields.

Research teams :

Intervention by Stéphane Viollet and Antoine Wystrach at Biomim'expo 2019 to present the robot AntBot :

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2019 :

Sources / contacts :

UMR 7287 CNRS & Aix-Marseille University
Faculty of Sport Sciences, CP 910
163, av. de Luminy F-13288 Marseille cedex 09 (FRANCE)
Telephone: +33 (0)491 17 22 55
Fax: +33 (0)491 17 22 52
E-mail :




Edeis is a major player in the engineering and infrastructure management sector. Thanks to its innovative and sustainable vision, the group assists its clients in the implementation and operation of their development, planning and enhancement operations for spaces and territories.

The Edeis group supports its clients with innovative and sustainable solutions in fields as varied as urban management, mobility, digital, building, industry and infrastructure management.

Edeis: a new player guided by an innovative and sustainable vision

A one-stop shop for all building engineering services, Edeis is also a specialist in site management (airports and ports) for local authorities and the attractiveness of the region.

Thanks to its innovative and sustainable vision, Edeis assists its clients in the implementation and operation of their development, planning and enhancement operations for spaces and territories.

Our teams manage public and private projects, from the strategic thinking phase to their commissioning, as well as their operation and maintenance.

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2019 :




Anna Gallay

01 56 20 50 84





The Animal Cognition Research Centre (ACRC) is part of the Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI Toulouse)This research federation brings together five laboratories in Toulouse. It has two supervisory bodies which are the CNRS and theUniversity of Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier.

The main objective of the CRCA is the multidisciplinary and comparative study of cognitive processes in various animal models ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates.

  • At the level of the individual, we are interested in perceptual processes, selective attention, and the learning and memorization of point and spatial cues. The understanding of these processes requires multidisciplinary studies from various approaches such as ethology, experimental psychology, neuroethology, neurobiology, molecular biology and modelling. In this context, the study of the animal brain and its plasticity is a priority of our unit.
  • At the level of societies or species living in groups, we are interested in the behavioural rules allowing the coordination of activities within groups, from which complex collective behaviour can emerge through self-organisation processes. We thus study distributed cognition based on interactions and the direct or indirect transmission of information between individuals. In this framework, approaches from ethology, modelling, physics and robotics are employed.

Research teams :

Collective behaviour (CAB) Person in charge: Vincent Fourcassié

Experience-dependent plasticity in insects (EXPLAIN) Leaders: Martin Giurfa and Jean-Marc Devaud

Sources / contacts :

Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (UMR 5169) - Centre de Biologie Intégrative
CNRS - Paul Sabatier University - Bât 4R3
710 Rosalind Franklin Court
118, route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse cedex 09

Telephone (secretariat, Mrs C. Renault) : +33 5 61 55 67 31

The portrait page in the Biomim'BOOK 2019 :


ANTBOT - geolocation without GPS

Her name is Cataglyphis and she's great. She is a desert ant, a navigator who moves without GPS, thanks to a celestial compass because she can "read" light!

Researchers have deciphered its secret and even used it as a bio-inspired tool to develop the AntBot robot, a revolution in future navigation strategies.

Discover this fantastic story inspired by the living with Stéphane Viollet, Director of Research at CNRS, Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM-UMR7287) Aix Marseille University, and Antoine Wystrach, Research Fellow at the CNRS, Animal Cognition Research Centre in Toulouse (CNRS) Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III), told at Biomim'expo 2019.

Other videos :

Sources / contacts :

CNRS researcher l Stéphane Viollet // T +33 4 91 82 83 68 // +33 6 34 14 15 94 //
Press CNRS l Priscilla Dacher // T +33 1 44 96 46 06 //

Other releases :

The CNRS press release: The first legged robot that moves without GPS

Science Robotics : AntBot: A six-legged walking robot able to home like desert ants in outdoor environments

Futura Sciences : Meet Antbot, an ant-inspired robot that moves without GPS

Engineering techniques : AntBot: a robot that orientates itself like an ant - Applications to visual navigation without GPS or magnetometer

Rfi : AntBot, ant robot without GPS

The World : AntBot, an autonomous robot inspired by desert ants



A carmaker since 1898, we are present in 134 countries and sold nearly 3.9 million vehicles in 2018. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and pursue our strategy of profitable growth, we rely on our international development and the complementary nature of our five brands: Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA.

Discover the Renault Group

Smart Cities :

The Renault Group works with public sector players to learn and dialogue with cities about their vision of the future. Through its position as European leader in electric vehicles and its commitment to continue investing in innovative technologies and services, the Renault Group is contributing to the development of smart cities. Read more.

Intervention by Jérôme Perrin at Biomim'expo 2019 :



Jérôme Perrin, Scientific Director

about the Biomim'City Lab :

The Biomim'City Lab is a working and prospective group led by a college of experts aiming to promote and intensify innovative collaborative approaches applying the principles and methodologies of biomimicry, in the service of the reinvention of virtuous, regenerative and resilient cities, inspired and designed by and for living things.


The presentation

The manifesto