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Water valuation and management

Water valuation and management

The earth water reserves are rapidly dwindling, and the urbanization is developing way much faster than the drinkable water treatment and distribution construction. The UN values that 4 people out of 10 suffers directly from the water rarefaction in the world....

Urban cleanliness

Urban cleanliness

The agency of Cities for Urban Cleanliness (AVPU) estimates that the cost of urban cleanliness will be €56 per year per citizen in 2019, compared to €42 in 2017. Whether it is waste thrown on the public highway or waste from economic activities, urban cleanliness and...

C-Capture raises £8 million

C-Capture raises £8 million

C-Capture raises £8 million (approx €9 million) existing shareholders IP Group, Drax Group, and BP Ventures, with additional funding from the British Business Bank’s Future Fund.   The startup from the United Kingdom designs energy efficient chemical processes...

Vestack raises funds and more

Vestack raises funds and more

Vestack announces that its new production line will be installed within a 30,000m2 former industrial land plot with up to 30 related jobs The startup, proptech dedicated to offsite construction, also raises €2.6 million to boost development, increase production...

Start-up news: fundraising and aquisitions

Start-up news: fundraising and aquisitions

Our startups are growing, finding investors, developing new offers, diversifying... Here are a few illustrations : Altaroad, a start-up dedicated to road traffic measurement, raises €10M and opens its capital to PRO BTP. This fundraising completes the financing...

New and renewed partners

New and renewed partners

The Impulse Partners teams are continuing their work of monitoring and qualifying the innovations that arrive on our markets. This work is carried out in order to better respond to the challenges of our partners, members of our innovation platforms, and to help them...

Accompanying a delegation of Quebec start-ups in Paris

Accompanying a delegation of Quebec start-ups in Paris

We are delighted to accompany the City of Montreal and the Quebec Delegation in Paris to create gateways between Quebec start-ups (smart cities, mobility, green tech and artificial intelligence) and our ecosystem of European players. The meetings will take place in...

The attractiveness of jobs in the construction industry

The attractiveness of jobs in the construction industry

Construction jobs are changing and demand is also accelerating, as more than 250,000 people will need to be recruited between now and 2023 simply to meet the energy renovation targets for buildings. Despite the health crisis and the drop in the number of building...

Semana raise funds of €600,000

Semana raise funds of €600,000

Semana have  recently finalised their fundraising process with a pre-seed round of more than €600,000 obtained with Business Angels and BPI.   This fundraising  will allow the startup to accelerate their product and commercial development in France and across...

Causeway Technologies acquires Ermeo

Causeway Technologies acquires Ermeo

Causeway Technologies acquires mobile development startup Ermeo today as part of its strategy to create a powerful digital platform for the Construction Industry. Ermeo offers a collaborative web and mobile solution enabling industrial companies to ensure better...

Impulse Talks- let’s talk about hydrogen

Impulse Talks- let’s talk about hydrogen

For our 10th edition of our live Impulse Talks sessions, we discussed the development of the hydrogen industry with major corporates, investors & startups. This one-hour event covered an introduction by Impulse Partners Manager Jérôme Pasquier, corporate testimony...

Hydrogen opportunities for a low carbon future

Hydrogen opportunities for a low carbon future

The idea of combustion of dihydrogen (H2) as an energy carrier has existed for years, an idea which regularly comes back in the energy transition debate. Hydrogen can be either derived from hydrocarbons ("hydrogen from dirty sources", causing the release of CO2) or...

Resilient solutions for resilient cities

Resilient solutions for resilient cities

With the increase of climate risks, the notion of urban and territorial resilience is a major issue today. Applied to the city, urban resilience can be defined as the capacity of an urban system to absorb a disturbance and to recover its functions following this...

SEKOYA’s workshop on biomimicry

SEKOYA’s workshop on biomimicry

On April 6, the partners of the SEKOYA industrial club, dedicated to low carbon, met to discuss the theme of biomimicry. The objective of the workshop was to provide the partners of this club initiated by the Eiffage Group with avenues and examples of integrating...

LafargeHolcim invests in XtreeE

LafargeHolcim invests in XtreeE

LafargeHolcim has invested in XtreeE, the French start-up pioneering large-scale 3D printing for construction, alongside Vinci Construction and the investment fund Shibumi International. LafargeHolcim and XtreeE are involved in several joint industrial projects and...

Impulse Talks – March 2021

Impulse Talks – March 2021

On Wednesday March 10th we were delighted to invite you to the 9th edition of "Impulse Talks, a digital & low carbon future” where we talked about Industry 4.0 This one-hour event in English covered: Introduction by Jérôme Pasquier, Impulse expert on the topic...

Transformations in the engineering sector

Transformations in the engineering sector

The engineering sector is currently undergoing major transformations linked to macroeconomic and social evolutions, but also linked to innovations that are transforming the engineering profession on a daily basis. The engineering players will therefore have to modify...

Rehabilitation in occupied areas

Rehabilitation in occupied areas

Access to decent and less energy-intensive housing is a national priority, so the authorities have set up mechanisms to encourage social landlords to renovate their housing stock (Climate Plan, quality of company with a mission for social landlords introduced in the...

Smart thermostat Ween bought by Atlantic Group

Smart thermostat Ween bought by Atlantic Group

Impulse Partners is proud to announce the union between the Aix-en-Provence-based start-up and the Vendée-based Group that it has put together as part of its innovation platforms. The Atlantic Group, a manufacturer of HVAC systems, has joined forces with the start-up...

Boosting female entrepeneurship

Boosting female entrepeneurship

Women account for less than a third of startups in France. Yet more than two-thirds of them say they are tempted by entrepreneurship. In the Impulse Partners ecosystem, only 10% of our startups are headed or co-headed by women. In fact, we have two additional biases:...

Quality of life in working from home

Quality of life in working from home

Although it was already a common practice for 7% of French employees, teleworking has become widespread since the first confinement was announced: between March and April, 95% of organizations* used it for eligible employees. This new way of working, which has become...

Water recovery and management

Water recovery and management

Our planet's water resources are dwindling, and urbanization is occurring at a faster rate than the construction of infrastructure to treat and distribute drinking water. The UN estimates that today 4 out of 10 people suffer directly from the scarcity of water in the...

Combating urban heat islands

Combating urban heat islands

Climate change and extreme heat waves, combined with population growth, urban densification, and the artificialization of land, are all factors in the multiplication of "urban heat islands" - an expression that appeared in the middle of the 20th century. These...

Energy retrofitting

Energy retrofitting

The energy retrofitting of the building stock has become a national priority. The ambition is to reduce energy consumption by 38% in 2025 and 67% in 2050 compared to 2010. This will notably involve renovating 20 million housing units by 2050 - a market worth 14...

Startups that are pivoting

Startups that are pivoting

In order to better respond to changing customer needs, many start-ups evolve during their development and their confrontation with their market. They "pivot" in the language of entrepreneurship. This "pivot" translates the idea of an evolution around a central axis,...

My Car Spot raises €1.2M from Irdi Soridec Gestion

My Car Spot raises €1.2M from Irdi Soridec Gestion

MyCarSpot raises €1.2M from Irdi Soridec Gestion. This news reflects a good implantation on the french market et announces the beginning of international expansion. The fund raising will allow the allow the startup to strengthen its sales team and to finance its...

Why and how to innovate in the maritime sector

Why and how to innovate in the maritime sector

European states, including France, are promoting "green" recovery plans. The challenge for industrial players is now to deepen and accelerate actions that will contribute to a new model that is sustainable, economically, socially and ecologically. The maritime world...

Robotised construction sites

Robotised construction sites

Robots are mechatronic devices (combining mechanics, electronics and computers) designed to automatically perform tasks that imitate or reproduce human actions. If their use can replace the human, in the construction sector or industry, they are often used in addition...

Impulse Partners at Moniteur Innovation Day

Impulse Partners at Moniteur Innovation Day

The second edition of Moniteur Innovation Day took place on October 19th at the Seine Musicale in Paris. Project managers, architects, professionals from construction et housing and start-ups participated in the day of reflexion and discovery of new...

Impulse Partners, signatory of the Sista charter

Impulse Partners, signatory of the Sista charter

Impulse Partners is delighted and proud to be a signatory of the SISTA charter alongside more than 50 gas pedals and 20 venture capital funds. The objective? To enable the support and financing respectively of 50% and 25% of start-ups (co)founded by women by 2025....

The sale of social housing

The sale of social housing

The Elan law, introduced in 2018, aims to improve the living environment, promote access to housing and the construction of new housing. One of the levers provided for by the law is the sale of social housing, with the objective of increasing the number of homes sold...

Quality of inside air

Quality of inside air

We spend nearly 80% of our time in enclosed spaces and breathe an average of more than 13,000L of air every day. Indoor air quality (IAQ), exposed to various harmful pollutants (furniture, coatings...) or health threats that are transmitted through the air, is then a...

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

Biomimicry is a process of innovation and engineering which consists of taking inspiration from living organisms. Its forms, structures, properties or even modes of organization are studied, and used in solutions to solve human problems. The biomimetic approach is a...

Operator support

Operator support

We have talked about these innovative maintenance systems, mainly based on data recording, to enable predictive maintenance. Innovation and technology can be at the service of understanding equipment, but also of sharing information and expertise between operators....

Propel by MIPIM

Propel by MIPIM

Among the trends of this year's Propel by MIPIM, our teams highlighted sustainability and quality of life, biodiversity and vegetalization, energy savings, as well as making it easier for users to buy, rent, build and manage real estate. We had the pleasure of...

Low carbon materials in construction

Low carbon materials in construction

Every year, the building sector emits more than 123 million tons of CO2, which is more than 25% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the national territory. Faced with this fact, governments have put in place a number of regulations and measures applicable to new...

H4D raises €15M

H4D raises €15M

Congratulations to H4D for this great fundraiser of 15M€. This investment will enable the company to multiply its health projects and its territorial location to support access to care. For more information, click here 👉 https://www.h4d.com/levee-15-millions-2020/...

Qarnot raises €6M

Qarnot raises €6M

Congratulations to Qarnot computing ( https://qarnot.com/en/home/ ) for this nice fundraising of 6M€ 🚀 This makes it possible to accelerate the development of ecological heating: based on the use of fatal heat emitted by computers.

Newsletter March 2020 – Part 2 – Startup news

Newsletter March 2020 – Part 2 – Startup news

For this second part of our newsletter, we would like to inform you about our startups , their developments, and their offers. We have put together a more targeted format, with specific topics, to highlight the contribution of our startups to the selected themes,...

Newsletter March 2020 – Part 1 – Headlines

Newsletter March 2020 – Part 1 – Headlines

In the current situation of uncertainty and restrictions on travel and gatherings, our role is to help you continue to innovate. More than usual, entrepreneurship needs to be encouraged! We remain mobilized and active alongside our partners and startups. Here is the...

Siteflow raises €1.5M

Siteflow raises €1.5M

Congratulations to Siteflow (https://siteflow.fr/) for raising €1.5 million from 360 Capital and being selected by Orano's Dismantling and Services entity for one of the most ambitious digital transformation plans in the nuclear industry. Find all this news here...

Homeloop raises 20M€

Homeloop raises 20M€

Homeloop ( https://www.homeloop.fr/ ), raises a second round of funds of 20M€ and positions itself as the leader in the immediate purchase of real estate in France. http://bit.ly/2RlqTyX #iBuying #Proptech #immobilier

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