L'Atelier BNP Paribas L'Atelier BNP Paribas : Accelerating Innovation https://atelier.bnpparibas/en Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:09:41 +0200 <![CDATA[US students to join the search for ‘smart’ mobility solutions]]>

Toyota Motor and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University are joining forces to set up a programme that will enable students to work on future approaches to mobility.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/students-join-search-smart-mobility-solutions Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Bank offerings: “It’s all about creating loyalty”]]>

During the recent France Fintech event we asked Emmanuel Touboul, Head of Acceleration Programmes at L'Atelier BNP Paribas, to give us his view of the current financial ecosystem and the range of banking products and services on offer.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/bank-offerings-it-s-about-creating-loyalty Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:30:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Quiet trucks starting to make a splash]]>

Tesla unveiled an electric long-haul truck a few months ago and the competition is already lining up. So what real added value are we likely to see from these intentionally ‘greener’ HGVs?

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/quiet-trucks-starting-splash Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:24:38 +0200
<![CDATA[France Fintech 2018: Freeing up, delivering and managing data]]>

Data is the new ‘black gold’, the fuel on which the digital economy runs. The latest moves to free up data and make it more easily deliverable have created the promise of new services and an augmented, fuller customer experience. We report on the third annual France Fintech event entitled ‘Fintech Revolution’.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/france-fintech-2018-freeing-up-delivering-managing-data Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:01:44 +0200
<![CDATA[Will expanding access to electricity help to boost prosperity?]]>

For technical and/or financial reasons, people in some parts of the world still do not have access to a power grid or an Internet connection. These are the people whom Kumbaya is targeting with its ZeroXess solution, which is intended to encourage economic and social development in poorer areas.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/expanding-access-electricity-boost-prosperity Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:40:36 +0200
<![CDATA[Financial technology coming to the fore in India]]>

Although close to one Indian citizen in five is still unbanked today, FinTech startups are now making headway on the sub-continent.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/financial-technology-coming-fore-india Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:30:06 +0200
<![CDATA["Banks are going to become tech businesses but they'll need to do so in an intelligent way"]]>

At France Fintech's third annual event, L'Atelier met up with Aurélie Jean, scientist, mathematician and entrepreneur. We asked her how she sees the bank of tomorrow.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/banks-tech-businesses-intelligent-way Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Water-cleaning technology to help stem the tide of oil pollution]]>

From Europe to America, we are seeing a rise in new wastewater treatment and water purification technologies.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/water-cleaning-technology-stem-tide-oil-pollution Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:00:01 +0200
<![CDATA[Egreen nudges people towards reducing their energy consumption]]>

Egreen installs sensors in people's apartments and then offers a gamified approach to reducing their energy consumption.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/news/egreen-nudges-people-reducing-energy-consumption Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:00:02 +0200
<![CDATA[The Netflix of InsurTech wants to make French people more at ease with insurance]]>

French startup Lovys has set out to make people more comfortable with insurance. The company's easy-to-use, personalized web-app is designed to be an antidote to bureaucracy.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/netflix-insurtech-french-people-ease-insurance Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:32:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Will privately- owned towns drive the development of smart cities?]]>

A number of tech giants are now planning to build their own private cities. As these futuristic, digitally-equipped towns will showcase many innovations, the projects may well help to get Smart Cities up and running faster.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/privately-owned-towns-drive-development-smart-cities Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:58:36 +0200
<![CDATA[Will instant finance facilities help to boost e-tailing and retailing?]]>

Installment payments are likely to prove an effective sales tool for e-tailers, a recent survey indicates. In fact, bricks-and-mortar stores could also benefit from such tech-based facilities.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/instant-finance-facilities-to-boost-e-tailing-retailing Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:56:44 +0200
<![CDATA[OhmConnect rewards users for reducing their carbon footprint]]>

California-based startup OhmConnect rewards people who reduce their power consumption and – by extension – their carbon footprint. Co-founder Curtis Tongue told us about the company's prospects and the future outlook of the US power sector.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/ohmconnect-rewards-users-reducing-carbon-footprint Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:20:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Bleenco gathers data to help prevent road accidents and assist insurers]]>

Munich-based startup Bleenco collects data on the driver at the wheel in order to help prevent road accidents and facilitate the work of insurers.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/bleenco-gathers-data-prevent-road-accidents-assist-insurers Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Why cities all want a digital double]]>

Virtual doubles, known as ‘digital twins’, have proved very useful in industry – enabling simulations of the assembly of an Airbus, an automobile production line or the operations of an oil platform. Local authorities pursuing Smart City strategies are now also getting interested in this approach.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/cities-digital-double Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:51:58 +0200
<![CDATA[Canadian small businesses keen to adopt new payments options]]>

Some 81% of the small firms in Canada that responded to a recent survey said they were prepared to incorporate new payment methods.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/news/canadian-small-businesses-keen-adopt-payments-options Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:49:37 +0200
<![CDATA[Net neutrality, data privacy... What's next Mark?]]>

With the recent Facebook data misuse scandal and the advent of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this seems the right moment to ask pertinent questions about data protection and also about what our data is worth. Alessandro Promutico, CEO of L'Atelier BNP Paribas Americas, provides some answers.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/article/net-neutrality-data-privacy-mark Thu, 05 Apr 2018 22:46:19 +0200
<![CDATA["People don't think of themselves as investors"]]>

Yuliya Tarasava, co-founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of CNote, talked to us about impact investing (how to make the world a better place). Her company offers a high interest rate on savings invested in financially underserved population. Basically, better financial return and good karma.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/fintech/article/people-investors Wed, 04 Apr 2018 22:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[EV batteries being harnessed for public lighting in Japan]]> https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/prospective/news/ev-batteries-harnessed-public-lighting-japan Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:45:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Real estate moves into the digital era]]>

‘PropTech’ startups are now breathing fresh, energetic air into a market with a reputation for inertia. Besides streamlining real estate sector practices, they are also helping to foster, in collaboration with the local authorities, a new, more ‘civic’ approach to the built environment.

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https://atelier.bnpparibas/en/smart-city/article/real-estate-moves-digital-era Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:36:38 +0200