Last Thursday L’Atelier North America, the High Tech studio for a changing world, launched its very first Atelier Tech Radar. Gathering successful entrepreneurs, journalists, and other nice people from the industry, Dominique

Piotet, President and C.E.O. of the company, revealed the upcoming top 5 trends for 2008, and invited and introduced 5 companies that were the very reflection of success in those 5 fields.

The Top 5 Trends for 2008 in Atelier’s Tech Radar are:

- Green and Clean Energies
Represented by Solaria, tomorrow’s future is green. Or blue, for this solar technology company based in Fremont, California.

“Pollution-free and virtually limitless, solar is the world’s most promising energy source. We believe in its future.

Our mission is to overcome the economic barriers of solar energy using practical thinking and sophisticated engineering, creating viable solutions for today’s industry reality and that of the future,” says the mission and vision of Solaria.

Learn more about Solaria, visit

- Semantic Web
Represented by Radar Networks, tomorrow’s Internet began yesterday with always more and more data and content to enrich the Web.

“Radar Networks is building technology for enriching content that will catalyze the evolution of a new dimension of the Web. This new dimension is the next frontier in search, advertising, content distribution and commerce. The company is presently in stealth-mode and anticipates releasing its first commercial products in 2007.”

Learn more about Radar Networks, visit

- Situational Advertisement
Represented by PlaceCast, a 1020 company, the situational advertisement connects the virtual world with the physical world.

This San Francisco based company helps “advertisers find and reach their target audiences where they live, work, and play via any device over any Internet connection. Their Placecast Advertising Network™ is the largest place-based ad network in the U.S., reaching millions of users every month.”

Learn more about PlaceCast, visit

- On-line Video
Represented by Revision3, tomorrow’s web has a new audience. The video

“Revision3 is the first media company that gets it, born from the Internet, on-demand generation. Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast quality shows.”

Learn more about Revision3, visit

- Artificial Intelligence
Represented by SRI International, the artificial intelligence perceives its environment and takes actions which maximizes its chances of success.

"SRI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute conducting client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, foundations, and other organizations. SRI also brings its innovations to the marketplace by licensing its intellectual property and creating new ventures.

For more than 60 years, since our beginnings when we were called Stanford Research Institute, our strengths have been our staff's world-leading expertise and passion for working with clients on important challenges.”

Learn more about SRI International, visit

Make sure you are on the list for the next Atelier’s event. Stay tuned.

Mathieu Ramage
Media and Editorial Manager of Atelier North America