Creating conviviality

Reviatech is a company specialised in interactive 3-D technologies and was created in 2008 by Romain LELONG and Medhi SBAOUNI. As they see it, the local ecosystem enables and formalises a trend to encourage and enhance dialogues that already exists in the company.

Creating conviviality

Reviatech can recreate an industrial line post to train operators without danger and without stopping production, on a course that covers all sorts of failures and alarm states. Reviatech also edits training software packages and is now orienting its policies to creating virtual reality (VR) environments for public events. So, who are their clients? Continental, the DCSN, Areva … Reviatech has a turnover of 100 00 euros and advises UTC-Compiegne on its choice of equipment for the future VR room at the Innovation Centre. « The relationships that UTC-Compiegne is developing with industrialists are interesting for us, the start-ups; The Innovation Centre will act as the hub and the accelerator to help us exchange more spontaneously, more easily and thus create new opportunities. For example, we could access Renault’s needs or reply to calls to tender by the ARC (Greater Compiègne) if we had better information sources, and indications as to needs », explains Romain LELONG. We had heard about a museum structure that would require 3D display of works, but it did not come about. Medhi SBAOUNI adds « In order for the ecosystem to become a convivial, user-friendly network, such that participants can find new axes for development, we should be organising breakfasts, after-work get-togethers, demonstrations, meetings … in this highly symbolic place for the ecosystem as a whole, viz., UTC’s Innovation Centre”. »

An emblematic collaborative research project

Reviatech is already involved in collaborative research with students, notably in the Coyote Project which has enrolled 40 Mechanical engineering trainees to improve the interface in virtual reality training. It provides real added value for the company, inasmuch as the kind of people capable of doing this sort of testing are not exactly running around on the streets. Another project, for the moment under the wraps but seen as « emblematic of future developments of the ecosystem », associates Reviatech, an industrialist and UTC-Compiegne. « The local ecosystem enables other enterprises to build up special relationships with UTC-Compiegne if they have joint interests, and also Reviatech gets the chance to widen its knowledge about the universities laboratories and ongoing work ». The two young CEOs advise that communication/PR be made as widely as possible on real examples, so as to better identify needs, wishes, and to detect people/structures with viable promising projects, who embody ideas and know how to get to the aid structures. « Moving on from the exceptional to the normal » as they put it.