Portfolio

Safran Corporate Ventures’ portfolio comprises various startups

Diota

Diota

Diota is the leading French publisher of augmented reality software solutions for industry, enabling manufacturers to boost their performance by providing an interactive link between digital data and operators in the field. Founded in 2009, Diota has built on its innovative technologies and business-oriented solutions, developed through a strong partnership with the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), to anchor its pivotal role in the trend towards digital factories and increased industrial competitiveness. It operates in France and throughout Europe, with customers from a number of different sectors, including aerospace (Dassault Aviation, Safran, etc.), rail, naval, automotive (PSA Group, Volkswagen, etc.), energy and chemicals (Air Liquide, Total, etc.).

Website: http://www.diota.com/

 

Krono-Safe

Krono-Safe develops software for real-time operating systems (RTOS) in an integrated development environment (IDE), to ensure equipment operating safety. It was founded in April 2011 to commercialize a software technology originally developed by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), used in the nuclear sector to guarantee the predictability of critical real-time control applications. In particular, the company signed a technology transfer agreement with CEA-LIST (technology and systems integration lab) concerning this technology.

By adapting this solution to onboard applications, Krono-Safe is addressing safety-critical onboard system requirements in strong growth markets: transport (connected and autonomous vehicles), industry (Internet of Things) and aerospace (including defense and cyber-security).

Website: http://www.krono-safe.com/

 

Prodways Group

Logo Prodways Group

Prodways Group, specialized in 3D printing for industry, is a subsidiary of the Gorgé Group, and is listed on Euronext Paris, compartment B. 
The company has two main business lines, Systems and Products. The former had sold 76 machines at the end of 2016, making it one of Europe's leading manufacturers of 3D printers. Prodways Group offers a range of 3D printing systems, along with the associated materials (resins and powders). Its machines use different materials, and are designed for customers in many different sectors, including aerospace and dentistry. The company's Products business line makes 3D-printed parts of plastic or metal, and sells them directly or indirectly, via specialized entities in niche markets. 

As a center of expertise in machine design, parts and materials, Prodways Group covers the entire value chain. The company has developed an integrated model offering turnkey solutions to its customers, the only company of its kind in Europe, and with excellent prospects in international markets. 

Website: http://www.prodways.com/

 

SafetyLine

Logo Safety Line

SafetyLine is a leading specialist in data analytics applications for flight operations. Founded in 2010 by Pierre Jouniaux, former pilot and lead investigator with the French civil aviation enquiry and safety agency BEA (Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses), Safety Line now has 18 employees. It offers a range of innovative services, including OptiClimb (personalized optimization of fuel consumption for each flight) and Airside Watch (improved airport operations based on radar data).

Building on its knowledge of the aviation environment and expertise in big data processing, developed largely through a partnership with the French IT and automation research institute INRIA (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique), the company now counts nearly 40 airline and airport customers in France and abroad. 

Website: https://www.safety-line.fr/

 

Tronics - exiting the portfolio in 2016

Tronics is a firm that designs and makes innovative nano- and micro-systems, especially MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems), which are used in a wide variety of applications: aerospace and defense, drones, manufacturing, offshore platforms, medical systems, etc. These devices should provide a distinctive difference in tomorrow's aerospace applications, especially for inertial navigation and platform stabilization.

Website: http://www.tronicsgroup.com/