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Two IPGG projects are winners of the i-PhD competition for young PhDs' innovation.

Two IPGG projects are winners of the i-PhD competition for young PhDs' innovation.
The i-PHD competition is co-organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and bpiFrance to promote entrepreneurship among young PhDs. It aims to support the valorization of the best research works and to support young PhDs towards the creation of deeptech strat-up. Two young PhDs from IPGG were rewarded during the 2020 edition.

TOUCHEE led by Mickael Pruvost (MIE Lab - CBI / IPGG) was awarded the grand prize of the jury. The Touchee project is based on a new patented material that is highly sensitive to deformation and pressure. Its flexibility and low cost allow integration into clothes, surfaces or objects with applications ranging from intelligent clothing for sports or health to ultra-sensitive surfaces for robotics.

EVOBIOME led by Jean-Baptiste Dupin (LCMD Lab - CBI / IPGG). The Evobiome project is a new high throughput screening platform based on the automated handling of millimetre-sized bioreactors. It will enable to cultivate and direct the evolution of complex cultures of microorganisms such as microbiotes, for uses in food, agriculture (soil enrichment), cosmetics industry, or health.

The winners will receive support for their project over one year, including mentoring with successful entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship training financed by BpiFrance.