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Award winners & N100

The 10 starred award winners showcased their innovations at the 2018 Netexplo Innovation Forum, before an audience of business and media executives at UNESCO House, Paris. 

You can also discover the 100 most incredible innovations chosen among thousands of projects around the world. 

Cataki

Tinder for waste picking
Smart Cities
Sustainable development

Grand Prix

Cognitive hearing aid

An audio version of the filter bubble
Artificial intelligence
Health
Interfaces

Award Winner

Neurala Air Shepherd Drones

Smart drones to fight poaching
Robotics
Artificial intelligence
Sustainable development

Award Winner

Hand that Sees

An intuitive bionic hand
Robotics
Artificial intelligence
Health

Award Winner

Wysker

Data-driven and blockchain-powered mobile shopping
Big data
New business models
Blockchain

Award Winner

360ed

Democratizing education thanks to VR
Augmented reality
Education
Virtual reality

Award Winner

SingularityNET

An open platform to democratise AI
Robotics
Artificial intelligence
Blockchain

Award Winner

Stentrode

A brain stent to thought-control an exoskeleton
Robotics
Health

Award Winner

Giuseppe

An AI creating plant-based substitutes for animal products
Artificial intelligence
Sustainable development
Biotech

Award Winner

Status

A mobile OS based on blockchain
Blockchain

Award Winner

Earbud smile controller

Controlling your smartphone with a smile and an earbud
Interfaces

Bringing Portraits to Life

Your Facebook profile pic will soon wink
Media
Social media

AI couple therapy outcome prediction

Let's stay together (or not)
Artificial intelligence

AlphaGo Zero

Google’s Alpha Go is now self-taught
Artificial intelligence

LyreBird

It only takes a minute to clone your voice
Artificial intelligence
Fake news
Media

Slighter

A learning lighter to quit smoking
Health

Gavagai

Do you speak dolphin?
Artificial intelligence

Re:scam

A trolling chatbot to email scammers
Chatbots
Security

Someya Lab E-Skin

Turning your skin into an electronic interface!
Health
Interfaces

Electrick

A spray that gives an interactive twist to any surface
Interfaces

Sewbo

My tailor is a robot
Robotics
Retail

Woman Interrupted

An app exposing Manterruption
Media

Coded Couture

A personalized dress based on your data
Retail
IoT
Social media

AtomNet

Artificial intelligence for drug discovery
Artificial intelligence
Health

Libratus

An AI mastering poker and, most importantly, strategy
Artificial intelligence
Gaming

Wysa

Fighting mental health disorders by talking to a chatbot
Health
Chatbots

IoT Sleepbuddy

A build-it-yourself babysitter robot
Robotics
3D printing
IoT

Rigetti Forest

A learning platform for quantum programming
Knowledge
Quantum computing

Shapr

Tinder for networking
Workspace
Social media

Mama-Ope

A smart jacket to detect pneumonia
Health
IoT

Starling Crossing

An interactive crosswalk
Smart Cities
Augmented reality

Princeton Smart Windows

Eco-friendly, cheap smart windows
Interfaces
Smart Cities
Sustainable development

Kiwi Campus

Autonomous food delivery robots
Robotics
Smart Cities

Cloud Walk

AI predicts crimes before they even happen
Big data
Security

Quantum Photon Storage

A quantum memory capable of storing photons
Security
Quantum computing

Poet on the Shore

Robots get started on poetry
Robotics
Artificial intelligence
Media

Iris.ai

An AI-powered research assistant
Artificial intelligence
Knowledge

Suicide prediction algorithm

Predicting and preventing risk of suicide with AI
Artificial intelligence
Health
Big data

Intervyo

Scientifically proven recruitment
Workspace

AI mortality predictor

An AI predicting your life expectancy
Artificial intelligence
Health

ThermoReal

Virtual reality enhanced with heat, cold and pain sensations
Virtual reality
Media

Lemonade Inc.

My insurer is a chatbot
Artificial intelligence
Chatbots
New business models

Molecular Robot

Microscopic robot moving and building molecules
Robotics
Biotech

AI elephant scarecrow

A smart scarecrow to protect crops
Artificial intelligence
Sustainable development

Smart Needle

A smart needle to make brain surgery safer
Health
Workspace
IoT

Arooound

Bye bye smileys, send Visiooons to your friends
Augmented reality
Media
Social media

OxSight

Augmented reality glasses to restore sight
Health
Augmented reality

Shimon

A robot writing and playing its own music
Robotics
Artificial intelligence
Arts

End-of-life chatbot

A bot that helps you with difficult final decisions
Chatbots

Leap.ai

An AI that helps you get your dream job
Artificial intelligence
Workspace

Moby Mart

The supermarket that comes to you
Robotics
Smart Cities
Retail

VRTU

Treating dementia with virtual reality
Health
Virtual reality

SJ hand implanted travel cards

A biometric chip as train ticket
Biotech
Mobility

KoKo

A "safety net" chatbot for social networks
Social media
Chatbots

Memory Prosthesis

A brain implant to enhance human memory
Health
Interfaces
Biotech

NEC ear authentication

Your ear is your new password
Interfaces
Security

Dex-Net

A robot grasping any objet with 99% accuracy
Robotics
Artificial intelligence

Rosie de Serenata

An algorithm to fight corruption
Artificial intelligence
Big data

Mind-controlled drug delivery nanobots

Targeted drug release through DNA
Health
Biotech

eLoc

A standardized pan-India, digital address system
Smart Cities

Synthesizing Obama

From audio to realistic lip-synced videos
Artificial intelligence
Fake news

Case Management Robots

Robots are the new righters of wrongs
Robotics
Artificial intelligence

Aslan

A 3D-printed robotic arm that translates spoken words into sign language
Robotics
Health
3D printing

Micius

A promising breakthrough in ultrasecure quantum communications
Security
Quantum computing

FlowLight

Can’t you see I’m working?
Workspace
IoT

Aquapioneers Ecosystem

Grow your zero-km food with aquaponics
3D printing
Sustainable development

Automated crowdturfing

Totally believable AI-generated fake reviews
Artificial intelligence
Fake news
Media

Oshi-el

Need advice on love?
Artificial intelligence
Chatbots

Real-time robot mistake correction

Humans teach robots by thought
Robotics
Artificial intelligence
Knowledge

Meta Workspace

Replace your office with 3D holograms
Workspace
Augmented reality

Intendu Brain Trainer

A home training console for brain re-education
Health
Interfaces
Gaming

Primer

Shape-shifting origami robot
Robotics

Fake AI world

AI paints a realistic new world
Artificial intelligence
Media

Smell of Data

Cybersecurity: it smells like trouble!
Interfaces
IoT
Security

Vision-Based Tracking of Hygiene Compliance

Hand hygiene compliance tracking cameras
Artificial intelligence
Health

Eva

A connected bra to detect breast cancer
Health
IoT

HoloLamp

Augmented reality without headset or glasses
Interfaces
Augmented reality
Media

Elderly fall prevention system

Predicting elderly falls days in advance
Health
IoT
Big data

Polygram

A social network turning your reactions into emojis
Media
Social media

Biodegradable microsensors

Monitoring the food supply chain
IoT
Biotech

3D printed artificial muscle

An ultra-powerful synthetic muscle
Robotics
Interfaces
3D printing

Hayo

Your house becomes a universal remote
Interfaces
IoT

Futurecraft 4D

A shoe built with light and air
Retail
3D printing

ContinUse Biometrics

Biometric sensors to keep traders under surveillance
Health
Workspace
Security

Emotional Chatting Machine

Who said chatbots were cold-hearted?
Artificial intelligence
Chatbots

Anti AI AI

A chill down the neck to warn you against synthetic voices
Artificial intelligence
Interfaces

Rootclaim

Crowdsourcing and mathematics to fight fake news
Fake news
Media
Big data

Aelectra

A smart green « wallpaper »
Smart Cities
Sustainable development
IoT

Hearing Rescue

Hearing aid becoming a smart vibrating bracelet at night
Health
Interfaces

Google Clips

A tiny camera smart enough to take photos for you
Artificial intelligence
Interfaces

Bridge

Real motion through a virtual world
Interfaces
Augmented reality
Virtual reality

Desktopography

Making your cluttered desk interactive
Interfaces
Workspace

Revain

Certify reviews authenticity with blockchain
Retail
Media
Blockchain

A; by Laboratik

Optimizing teamwork with a Slackbot
Workspace
Social media

Dotlearn

An ultralight encoding technology to democratize video learning
Education
Knowledge

SMIS pptVR

A platform to democratize virtual reality content creation
Augmented reality
Virtual reality

CoolHobo

Do your grocery shopping in virtual reality!
Retail
Augmented reality
Virtual reality

Emma Watch

A wearable helping people with Parkinson’s
Health
IoT