On April 12th, an EPF team, bearer of a Gyroseat project won Abylsen company's Coup de cœur award in the "Coup2boost" contest.
The EPF team has managed to distinguish itself among the 600 projects sent out at the opening of the competition last January. Their idea? Provide an innovative solution to the needs of mobility for people with disabilities through a wheelchair using gyroscopic technology. This new type of chair would allow mobility by simply tilting the body, thus releasing the use of the upper limbs to make travel less restrictive.
This project, born during the 2nd edition of the EPF Challenge 24h Innov’ handicap in June, has since come a long way. The 6 members of the team, Antoine Faure, Theo André, Arnaud Doussau, Antoine Machetto, Pierre Hemery and Vianney Le Goaster, all, currently in the 5th year, won in November 2017 an innovation contest introduced by Accenture. They have since been accompanied by 3 coaches of the company in order to be able to fully develop their project. The coaches have, among other things, helped them during the drafting of the Business Plan section.
Having taken part in the 2nd edition of the contest "Coup2boost" has allowed them to take a new step. After being voted on by Internet users, they were selected by the jury of Abylsen, Business & Decision, Coca-Cola European Partners, Dentsu Aegis Network, PwC, Sogeti High Tech and Tessi. Their project was then selected among the 5 finalists of Abylsen. Therefore, it was at the Dauphine Pavillon that this team of young and bright students presented their project in front of the Abylsen members to successfully secure its first place position. The team's performance particularly pleased the jury who voted them top standing in the coup de Coeur category. The team received a grant of € 2,500 with which they will be able to move forward with the prototype stage.
EPF is expressing its congratulations to the winning team and is wishing them the best in the continuation of their project!