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  • 1. Michelin

    1. Michelin
    Problem
    Michelin was having great difficulty making clients accept the products technical progress and therefore its selling price
    1) Energy tyre = -6% fuel consumption
    2) X-one = 1 tyre instead of two per axle => -5% fuel consumption due to weight reduction
    « Energy Technology + X-one » = -11% fuel consumption, a very sensitive point for road hauliers. Roadhauliers refused to pay more [...]
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  • 2. Xerox

    2. Xerox
    Problem
    Xerow was having great difficulty making clients accept the products technical progress and therefore its selling price. The customer was having difficulty perceiving the progress being made, bringing the performance to that of a quality photocopier and having their eye constantly on the price.
    The machines at the end of a leasing contract were in good shape or only needed [...]
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  • 3. Nordaq “Fresh®”

    Problem
    ADEME estimated in a study of this subject that, on average, a bottle of mineral water travelled, in France, 300km before being drunk, and that the packaging is said to be “lost”, transformed into waste, typical example, the overconsumption of energy and raw materials. Tap water is perfectly healthy but, depending on the regions, the taste may be imperfect.
     
    Solution
    Nordaq installed [...]
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  • 4. Collective heating

    4. Collective heating
    Problem
    How to sell less energy but still guarantee comfort in an old building?
     
    Solution
    By selling a service (interior temperature guaranteed within a range agreed by contract) based on the energy supply of variable nature, by financing the isolation and the temperature control equipment.
     
    Results
    By doing this, the provider has replaced a short-term contract in a very competitive market by a [...]
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  • 5. Electrolux

    5. Electrolux
    Problem
    Experimenting a washing machine freely at the disposal of all residents of the Isle of Gotland (Sweden) with a payment by wash cycle to find out if this model could be expanded to the entire washing machine market.
     
    Solution
    To establish a partnership with the local electricity supplier because smart electricity meters enable to count the number of cycles.
     
    Results
    The idea was [...]
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  • 6. Renault-Nissan : Leaf (Zoe*)

    6. Renault-Nissan : Leaf (Zoe*)
    Problem
    In February 2009, Carlos Ghosn ensures that the electric car of his group « already exists ». He ensures that the alliance Renault and Nissan is an “extraordinary advantage” because “Nissan masters the ion-lithium battery”. “We believe that the conditions are now reunited for the electric car to finally be a success”. But, to succeed, it is necessary [...]
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  • 7. Safechem

    Problem
    Chlorinated solvents are used to degrease metallic parts. These types of products pollute for centuries when there are split in water or on land. Other processes exist, generally less efficient and not always cleaner. A wave of protest reigned over Germany and rumors of banning the use of chlorinated solvents appeared at the end of the nineties. The market collapsed, [...]
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  • 8. Mu by Peugeot

    Problem
    Demand evolves very quickly. The era of car is very much over. Mobility is becoming multimodal: to each need there is a mode of transport. In five years the models sold will be radically different. Vehicle propriety is no longer vital to social status, it could even devalue it.
    How to adapt the offer while the company is living on an [...]
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  • 9. Cofely Alsace regional council

    9. Cofely Alsace regional council
    Problem
    The Alsace regional council must assume responsibility of all regional colleges. Worried about rising energy prices and anxious to set the example concerning greenhouse gases, the council redefined its energy strategy but is stopped by the necessary investments, 70% of their heritage does not comply with requirements of the European regulation, TR 2000 =Thermal Regulation 2000. [...]
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  • 10. TotalBoox payment for electronic books up to the page read

    10. TotalBoox payment for electronic books up to the page read
    Problem
    How to stop slowing down the development of the electronic book denounced by many studies: we must buy the whole book before reading it and thus know if it meets our needs?
     
    Solution
    Enabling download the complete book and only charge the pages read (Read first / Pay later system). Each page [...]
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  • 11. BOLLORE – Autolib’

    11. BOLLORE – Autolib’
    Problem
    How to validate and promote, on a large scale, the exceptional qualities of a Lithium metal polymer battery (no memory effect, 2000 cycles possible, no fire hazards)?  
     
    Solution
    Renting electric cars on short and long term has been considered, but the lack of infrastructures, the natural distrust of new things, however nice they may seem, make success dependent [...]
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  • 12. Velo’V, the lyonnais VLS

    12. Velo’V, the lyonnais VLS
    Problem
    The Grand Lyon (urban community of Lyon) is asking itself how to reach two goals:
    1)      How to reduce by 10% the intensity of circulation at rush hour, knowing that the switch fluidity/saturation depends on more or less 5 to 10% ?
    2)      How to improve air quality, which is very polluted by motorized vehicle congestion?
     
    Solution
    The urban community [...]
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  • 13. Eneora

    13. Eneora
    Problem
    How to contribute to saving energy in companies without making them carry a weight that, although concerns them more and more, no longer corresponds to their activity?
     
    Solution

    By providing knowledge, very specialized expertise, to an extent that completely discharges the company of its management, based on the model of public service delegation (PSD)
    By only charging usage, enabling thus to switch [...]
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