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The Bordeaux region is renowned for its entrepreneurship and research & development thanks to increasingly innovative and conquering companies.
Olikrom, peinture intelligente @olikrom

Olikrom: when paint becomes more !

Olikrom @sudouest

Olikrom is an ultra innovative Bordeaux start-up that has developed a type of intelligent paint and ink that changes colour according to temperature, light or air in order to alert manufacturers of an anomaly. Its clients, more than a hundred, are international groups, notably those of the CAC 40. Its flagship product developed in partnership with Eiffage is Luminochrome paint used on poorly lit roads and sidewalks to make them luminescent. The next step for OliKrom is to deploy internationally and build a distribution network. In the long term, a stock exchange listing is even envisaged

Acteon : medical innovation and worldwide ambition

Acteon @leséchos

The Bordeaux group Acteon, headquartered in Mérignac, specializes in dental health equipment and products and medical imaging. It aims to reach the top 5 in the world in the sector by taking control of an Italian digital imaging specialist Villa Sistemi. Acteon already employs 720 people and has an annual turnover of 170 million euros.

Eurekapôle: a new building dedicated to innovation in the Bordeaux Montesquieu Technopole

Eurekapole @technopoleBordeauxMontesquieu

On June 6, Eurekapôle, a new showcase dedicated to the innovation that the Bordeaux Montesquieu Technopole has just acquired, was inaugurated. This new building, with a total surface area of 1663m² and a value of 3.7 million euros, houses new innovative services: a fablab Eurekafab, a co-working space, a vine and wine experimentation platform - natural products as well as a clean room according to ISO 8 standard.
The Technopole will not stop there and plans to expand by 8 hectares by 2021 to include a Technopolian Resources Centre in order to provide new services to companies located on the site: offices, laboratories, conference rooms, restaurants, etc.

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