This year, Archeon is honored to be among the finalists of the INPI 2021 Trophies in the “start-up” category. We are proud to be once again recognized by the French National Institute of Industrial Property, which was born 70 years ago and which is now at the service of innovation and competitiveness of companies.
Discover below the interview of our President, Alban De Luca, who explains in detail our industrial property strategy.
A. D L.: Intellectual property (IP) is essential to secure the development of a start-up and to give confidence to financiers and investors, who risk a great deal if the company is overtaken. This is particularly true in the health care sector, where very large investments are required before a product can be marketed, and where the risk related to copycats is particularly high. Therefore, for the development of our ventilation products, we have put in place a strategy based on four main axes:
At the same time, our team of engineers in R&D is constantly monitoring new technologies. And we are supported by a scientific board made up of experts in emergency medicine and resuscitation, in order to compare our ideas and thus propose solutions that are not only innovative, but also the most relevant possible to meet the needs of healthcare professionals.
This strategy, although energy-intensive and relatively costly, not only allows us to “de-risk” the development and growth of our company, but also to establish strategic partnerships with large industrial groups with whom we are in contact for the integration of our technology in their product range.
A.D L. : We are very happy to be nominated for the INPI 2021 Trophy in the “start-up” category, because it highlights all the efforts we make to protect our innovations. This area, too often neglected or undervalued, is the tip of the iceberg, but is no less important. In June 2020, the INPI had already noticed our EOlife device as a promising innovation in response to the Covid-19 health crisis. This nomination is a continuation of that and is already a huge reward for us!