Amiral Technologies is rewarded from the I-Lab Innovation contest 2019

Winners of the 2019 Innovation I-Lab contest

We are honored to announce that the national jury has selected Amiral Technologies as one of the winner of the 2019 I-Lab Innovation Contest. We are in the top 75 out of the 468 projects in this 21st edition.

The prizes were awarded in the presence of the Minister Mrs. Frédérique Vidal, Mrs. Agnès Pannier-Runacher and Mrs. Emanuelle Wargon but also the Secretary General for Investment Mr. Guillaume Boudy.

This reward is accompanied by a significant endowment to fund our research and development project over the next three years.

Mazen Alamir research director at the CNRS and member of Amiral Technologies receives the I-Lab 2019 trophy

Created in 1999, the I-Lab competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in partnership with Bpifrance rewards the spirit of entrepreneurship. The goal is to detect and then highlight projects based on innovative technologies. It represents a real springboard for startups because it allows them to accelerate their development and put their research to good use. In fact, the winners benefit from financial and adapted support.

For 20 years, more than 400 million euros have been invested to crown the best startups. Result – More than 2000 companies have emerged and their survival rate after 9 years is close to 70%.

Amiral Technologies was selected on the main selection criteria of the winners namely, the innovative nature of the technology, the team and its complementarity, the economic viability of the project as well as the significant potential for development and value creation.

This reward represents a milestone and allows us to launch a vast R&D program over the next three years to solidify and increase the value created by our innovation and launch our large-scale industrialization.

The press talks about Amiral Technologies !

Amiral Technologies recently made several appearances in the media. The press talks about the startup, which continues to gain notoriety for its innovation in predictive maintenance.

First in march, L’Usine Digitale published an article about Amiral Technologies on the sidelines of the IOT, IA and Robotics trade 2019 SIDO event in Lyon. The startup exposed its technology on April 10th and 11th. Katia Hilal, CEO and co-founder clarifies several points in relation to her technology aimed to create  “A zero defect and zero fault industry”. The media also exposes future projects as well as the company’s aspiration to accelerate its development. Click here to read the article

In may, she also answered to questions in the n° 745 Polytechnique alumni magazine: La Jaune et la Rouge. She explained the positioning genesis of Amiral Technologies on the predictive maintenance as well as the technical implementation. The digitalization of the industry, described as a major challenge of the startup is approached as the many rewards and prospects for the future that can only be promising. Click here to read the article


At the beginning of June, it was Grenoble’s monthly magazine of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Présences which praised Amiral Technologies’ big success. Founded more than a year ago, the startup focuses on the industrialization of its technology, particularly in the fields of transport equipment, manufacturing and energy. Amiral intends to grow by targeting the number of 30 employees in the next 4 to 5 years and especially attract more international customers. Click here to read the article

Our startup is also mentioned in the newspaper n° 293 dated June 7th by Green News Techno, a journal specialized in environmental and energy transition technologies. They were present at Forum 5i and interviewed Katia Hilal. Click here to read the article


Finally, Amiral Technologies is honored to appear in the article Big Trends in the “Hyperconnected World of Tomorrow” category by HelloTomorrow. The famous organization sees in Amiral’s project a big technological potential to solve the industrial challenges of the future. Click here to read the article


Sébastien Le Gall joins Amiral Technologies as the new CTO

We are pleased to welcome Sébastien Le Gall who joins Admiral Technologies’ troops as Chief Technical Officer.

Specialist in Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence and in the Industrialization of B2B software, Sébastien will lead the technological strategy, innovation, development and industrialization of the solution to satisfy the requirements of our industrial customers.

In his role, Sébastien is supported by Mazen Alamir, research director at the CNRS, scientific advisor and inventor of the technology of our startup.

Sébastien has over ten years of research and development in artificial intelligence, including machine learning and deep learning. After having created facial recognition research center, he took the lead of the ID3 biometrics R&D team and participated in the internationalization of his products. He also acquired an experience in software development with the French Army at Masa Groupe.

Sébastien Le Gall during VivaTech 2019 event

Graduated from the Insa Rennes in 2008, Sébastien validates his training with a double degree in research in the field of imaging at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Passionate about algorithms and new technologies, wishing to launch new challenges, and convinced by the power of innovation brought by Amiral Technologies, he is deeply committed to the entrepreneurial adventure and joins our team.

We wish him a warm welcome and the best with Amiral Technologies !

VivaTech 2019 event recap with Amiral Technologies

CTO Sébastien Le Gall at VivaTech 2019

Viva Technology 2019, the worldwide meeting for technological innovation, closed its doors on May 18 after hosting 8000 startups and large groups from more than 100 countries that will shape the world of tomorrow.

The event located at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles attracted more than 80,000 visitors from around the world for its 4th edition.

Several innovations were presented such as Hovertaxi’s flying taxi prototypes, Huawei’s folding smartphone and the E-Tree solar tree.

For more information, here is an article about the highlights of the event.

Amiral Technologies was hosted by Thales group to showcase its innovation in the field of industrial predictive maintenance and its ambition to become the world leader in Zero Defect – Zero Downtime.

“To the moon” with Amiral Technologies

During the event, Katia Hilal, CEO and co-founder and Sebastien Le Gall, CTO of Amiral Technologies answered several interviews about the startup’s innovation as well as its future projects such as the one in the video below made by the CNRS communication service (in French): Click here to watch

More information about the Viva Tech 2019 event here.

Hannover Messe 2019 event recap with Amiral Technologies

The CEO Katia Hilal with Agnès Pannier-Runacher the State Secretary to the French Minister of Economy

From 1st to 5th April 2019 was held in Hannover, Germany, the largest industrial event in Europe and one of the largest in the world: the Hannover Messe.

This meeting brings together each year more than 200 000 visitors with 40% coming from abroad and this year has brought 6500 exhibitors from all over the world.

Between automation, robotization, artificial intelligence, IDO but also predictive maintenance, innovations are many and the organizers recently said the event was a big success : Read the article to find out more

In partnership with Business France, Amiral Technologies was present on the French pavilion, along with other startups and French companies.

Our innovation in Automatic Feature Generation for time series and its predictive maintenance applications has been presented. It represents today a major solution at the disposal of  industrial equipment providers to reduce maintenance costs, increase equipment aup-time and offer value added services to their customers.

During the event, Katia Hilal, CEO and co-founder received many international delegation. In this video, she answers questions of the HUB Institute about her startup and about the industry overall (in French): Click here to watch the video 

HUB Institute Interview

The French Fab also went to meet her and asked questions about the reason why Amiral Technologies decided to be at the event in Hanover as well as her opinion of the French Industry : Click here to watch the video

Katia Hilal for French Lab

More information about the event here


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