About Finsulate

Antifouling paints, without exception, try to prevent the growth of mussels, algae and other organisms through the toxic substances they contain. Apart from the chemical aspects and their environmental implications, these methods are not effective: The paints do not usually last long, and their antifouling effect is diminished when the boat is in port. While the water is intentionally polluted by the toxic substances that seep into it.

Finsulate® has proven that it is possible to have an effective antifouling. Much more practical and cleaner!

Today, conventional antifoulings are trying to prevent marine growth by use of toxic ingredients in the paint. Always with the same effect: short period of performance and the vessel needs a certain speed and continuous movement.

Finsulate shows there is a simpler and safer solution, leaving paints behind!

Finsulate products are suitable for all circumstances worldwide, whether you are moored or sailing. That's what we call: Antifouling Reinvented! Finsulate is a self-adhesive film and not a paint. The film or "wrap" is applied to the hull of the vessel.

Blue Innov is establishing the Finsulate Antifouling brand in France. Created in the Netherlands, Finsulate is an innovative antifouling offering an economical and ecological alternative. Finsulate is an adhesive composed of nylon fibres that prevent the colonisation of marine organisms. The advantages of choosing Finsulate antifouling are many:

◊ At least 5 years of effectiveness

◊ Profitability from the 2nd year

◊ Fuel savings as the boat hull stays clean longer.

◊ Easy and clean application

◊ Marine organisms are preserved and kept away from the hull

◊ Finsulate contains no solvents

◊ No discharge into nature, it is fully recyclable.

◊ As effective in salt water as in fresh water

Awards: 2014 TOP 100 innovation in the Netherlands - 2018: Product of the Year at the HISWA boat show Amsterdam.

 Nantes. Protecting the sea and the hull of ships

Winner of the European Inventor Award 2019



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Christophe GOUPIL - Speaker 2019

Christophe Goupil is Professor at the University of Paris (Diderot).

After twenty years devoted to the study of dissipative processes in condensed matter physics (superconductors, thermoelectricity), he took part in the foundation of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Energies of Tomorrow (LIED), of which he is the deputy director. He is in charge of the DyCo team, which is specialised in the study of coupled dynamics, based on the Onsager formalism, initially in the context of thermoelectric conversion. This work has led to the extension of the formalism to finite-time thermodynamics in other fields such as biology and economics.

For the past four years, the DyCo team has been developing these models through numerous interdisciplinary partnerships within the LIED and with external partners (hospitals, INSEP, French Development Agency (AFD)). Whether it is a macroeconomic model for a finite world [1], or a thermodynamic approach to biology [2], the work of the DyCo team is focused on the conditions of energy use, which is, in itself, a formulation of the second principle of thermodynamics applied to various systems. The question of the operating conditions of thermodynamic systems and the optima of these systems is at the heart of the team's work.

[1] Presentation by Christophe Goupil (LIED, Université Paris-Diderot) at the Energy and Prosperity Chair Research Seminar.
This session took place on 8 June 2018 and was on the theme: Physicists and Economists: in search of a paradigm.

[2] Bio-inspired Research Conference 16-17 December 2015

Intervention of Christophe Goupil at Biomim'expo 2019 :


Urban metabolism: if the city were an animal?

The term 'urban metabolism' is now widely used. Beyond its metaphorical dimensions, it primarily concerns the issues of matter, energy and water.
By considering the functioning of an animal undergoing an effort, we propose to analyse some of the lessons drawn from this bio-inspired view of the living being in its environment. Some of the questions that populate our debates are then shed in a new, sometimes unexpected light: Do circular flows go round in circles? Do metabolisms always function optimally? What is optimal functioning? Why are divergent flows the rule in our cities? Who governs the metabolic dynamics: flows, waste, feedback? Why are buildings not so intelligent and users not so stupid? How do users confirm the second law of thermodynamics?
Beyond purely technical observations, we propose to consider these bio-inspired insights as elements of reflection, which allow us to leave the place of metaphors and anchor our decisions as close as possible to physical realities on the one hand, and social and cultural realities on the other. After all, doesn't urban metabolism mean above all that we are the animals that make our cities come alive?

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Thank you Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, for supporting and associating the City of Paris with Biomim'expo!

Thank you Pénélope Komitès for your support, your interest, your welcome at each edition, and your intervention during the Biomim'expo Digital Week 2020.

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Luca Verre Co-Founder and Managing Director of Prophesee

Luca Verre holds a double Master's degree in Physics, Electronics and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and École Centrale and an MBA from INSEAD.

Luca's career has included many experiences in International Management, Marketing and Business Development in the automotive and electronics industry. Luca has been a research assistant in photonics at Imperial College of London, an engineer at Altis Semiconductors, Toyota and Schneider Electric.

Luca Verre Co-founder and CEO of Prophesee

Luca Verre holds a double first-class MSc in Physics, Electronic and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Centrale and an MBA from INSEAD.

Luca has extensive international management experience and a background in the automotive and electronics industries. His experience includes project and product management, marketing and business development roles at Schneider Electric. Prior to Schneider Electric, Luca worked as an engineer with Toyota and Altis Semiconductor as well as a Research Assistant in Photonics at the Imperial College of London.


Aryballe combines biochemical sensors, advanced optics, and machine learning in a single objective solution to collect, display and analyze odor data so companies can make better decisions.our digital nose relies on biosensors selected by our R&D team to mimick at best human olfaction. Digital olfaction made by Aryballe is a combination of biotech, nanosciences, IT and cognitive sciences.

Similar to our sense of smell, digital olfaction mimics the process by which our brains identify and differentiate between odors by capturing odor signatures for display and analysis via software solutions.

Applications :

  • Automotive
  • Consumer appliances
  • Food and Beverage
  • Personal care and cosmetics

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Press releases :

BLOOMBERG / 9 JUL 2019 / Leader in Digital Olfaction Aryballe Secures €6.2 Million in Funding to Fuel Innovation and Commercialization of Its Category

THE DIGITAL FACTORY / 13 JUN 2016 / Aryballe Technologies raises €3.1 million to industrialise its universal electronic nose

LA TRIBUNE / 11 JAN 2018 / Aryballe technologies, the good smell of innovation

FRANCE 3 / 15 OCT 2014 / A Grenoble start-up, Aryballe Technologies, has developed an electronic nose for those who have lost their sense of smell

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