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Remembering That There Are Different Levels of Brownfield Innovation

By Eric S. Quon-Lee, French Tech Hub’s mentor and Director Visa Performance Solutions at Visa As Silicon Valley increasingly turns its innovative ideas towards brownfield sectors such…

How to make machines learn like humans: Brain-like AI & Machine Learning

by Ed Ferandez, French Tech Hub’s Mentor and Early stage VC. AI and machine learning are all over us, a simple search on google draws 105 Million…

What Is Required To Make a Corporate Incubator Successful?

By Eric S. Quon-Lee, French Tech Hub’s mentor and Director Visa Performance Solutions at Visa It has been a little more than two years since the…

Healthcare 3D Printing in Orthopedics: A Frontier

By Hui Jenny Chen, M.D. Founder of 3DHEALS and French Tech Hub’s Mentor  Required to be innovative and design oriented, orthopedics is one of the first surgical sub-specialties…

Smart Cities: Interview with Valerie Issarny, Scientific Manager at Inria

Valerie Issarny is currently Scientific Manager of the Inria@SiliconValley program, hosted by UC Berkeley EECS & CITRIS, where she is researching smart cities. We sat down with her…

Chatbots and the Revolution of Messaging

I recently attended a talk by Tim Chang on Messaging is Eating the World, where he discussed how messaging-based interfaces are becoming the new norm…

The emerging 4th sector of the economy and a (tangential) AI arms race

Social & mission driven enterprises in the age of AI: mixing up two otherwise unrelated albeit mesmerizing topics. Agent Smith Clone 1: It is purpose…

Where are Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality heading

Investments in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality reached $658M in equity funding across 126 deals in 2015 (source: CBinsights) and analysts say (JPMorgan Securities Ltd)…

Connected Car: The 5C Framework

Connected car. Over the past 5 years, the term connected car has been gaining increasing relevance in the automotive industry. The rise of Silicon Valley,…

Veolia Reduces Boston’s Carbon Footprint by Improving Energy Infrastructure

Energy is Key to Smarter Cities Energy is an important parameter of a smart city. In order to meet sustainability goals and ensure long-term resiliency, city…

Aging in place in the U.S.

The aging population is expected to sky rocket in the next decade and the United States has to rethink how it will deliver care for…

Interview with Phoebe Kwan, External Venture Strategy Director, Saint-Gobain

Phoebe Kwan is a Director at NOVA, the External Venturing arm of Saint-Gobain. Saint-Gobain is a French multinational company, world leader in the habitat and…