Every year, Telecom Valley organizes a challenge — Trophée objects connectés et services (TOCS) — where any professional or student can team-up to create a prototype of a connected object. The teams have 12 weeks to create a prototype of their object during which they benefit from the support of researchers and digital manufacturing and tech experts.
Léo Hardy, a student of SKEMA Business School, partnered with Martial Mauti, an engineering student from Polytech, to develop the first prototype of KeeBox. KeeBox is a ‘connected box’ that has been engineered and designed to assist people to take back control over their addictions. People can program this box through an application available on their mobile phones.
Leo and his teammate have won two prizes: the usage prize and a start-up prize. They will now receive assistance for intellectual property consulting from Cabinet Hautier and six months of incubation at Incubateur PACA Est. The entrepreneur duo’s achievement has been widely appreciated and covered by the local media as well.
To learn more about Telecom Valley, visit www.telecom-valley.fr/telecom-valley/
To learn more about the Trophée Objets Connectés & Services, visit http://www.sofab.tv/tocs/