Bordeaux, ranked 3rd out of large metro areas for the number of its start-ups, benefits from state-of-the art urban innovations for developing smarter cities.
IQSpot, with its pioneering solution to reduce energy consumption and Qucit for its urban mobility analysis and prediction tools, take pride of place today at the Smart City conference organized by the newspaper Les Echos in Paris.
The 2 Bordeaux start-ups are based at the new Newton Environmental Intelligence Park.
QUCIT facilitates public bike rental
Qucit is a Bordeaux start-up founded in 2014 whose activity is based on the predictive analysis of data.
BikePredict is the first mobile application developed to optimize the use and running of public bike rental services. BikePredict (called “the right station” in Bordeaux) allows you to view the station closest to you and be informed in real time – indeed, up to 45 minutes in advance– of the availability of bikes to rent and the location of return points.
In only several months, this app has already been adopted in over 30 French cities. After its initial success, its objective is now to become a world leader in predictive information and logistics for vehicle-sharing systems.
iQSpot innovates for smart buildings
iQSpot offers a real time solution which allows businesses and local authorities to reduce their energy consumption while involving their partners in an eco-friendly approach to work.
The young company, founded in 2013 by two researchers from Inria Bordeaux-Southwest, raised €300,000 by the end of 2015.
iQSpot has been awarded 1st prize in the French IoT (Internet of Things) competition organized by the group La Poste, in the “energy transition” category. Following this, iQSpot took part in the Las Vegas CES Show in January 2016.
(Source: Invest in Bordeaux)