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CentraleSupélec and the Foundation are committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities
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CentraleSupélec and the Foundation are committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities

On March 9, the School and the Foundationannounced a call for projects, with funding, for projects aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities through technical or organizational innovations.

Intended for teachers, technical staff, administrative staff of the school, permanent researchers in CentraleSupélec laboratories or doctoral students in these laboratories, students, or alumni who have graduated less than 2 years ago and who have an entrepreneurial project, the overall budget dedicated to this initiative was 50,000 euros this year.

Funding for projects of different nature. Here are the results of this first session:

  • 11 initiatives were received, including 5 projects that met the eligibility criteria.
  • 4 projects were supported by the jury[, with financial support ranging from 5000 to 12000 euros.

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, during the event organized by the Corporate Relations and Development Department (DREV), the results of the call for projects Handicap were announced.

Presentation of the selected projects:

  • Senior Seat Project. Device that facilitates the entry and exit of persons with reduced mobility in a car: rotating mechanism that allows the passenger seat to enter / exit the vehicle; product differentiated by its cost (mechanized model).
    • Project leader: Isadora Rodrigues Boff
      Brazilian student in double degree (1st year, Entrepreneurship course).
  • Digital Tinnitus Twin Project. Creation of a digital twin of the ear (outer ear, auditory canal, inner ear), to carry out very high precision numerical simulations, and thus improve the understanding of tinnitus in order to treat it effectively in a personalized manner.
    • Project leader: Frédéric Magoulès
      Teacher Researcher, MICS.
  • MALIN Project(Inclusive Textbooks). Creation of software to automate the adaptation of digital textbooks to make them accessible (access, processing and interaction with content) to dyspraxic children in regular schools.
    • Project leaders: Vincent Mousseau & Céline Hudelot
      Teacher Researchers, MICS.
  • PumpedUp.Startup project that develops a manual standing wheelchair that allows you to move in a raised position. It makes standing up more accessible and democratizes its physical and psychological benefits. The aid concerns the realization of the prototypes.
    • Project leader: Clément Ferré
    • Alumni / Executive.

The DREV and the Foundation are now involved alongside the project leaders to enable these projects to be carried out under the best possible conditions, and to work on their impact and development.

Thank you to the project leaders and initiators. Thank you to the members of Mission Handicap.

See you next year with the winners for an update on the achievements. This initiative is a success and will be repeated next year.


Selection Committee:

  • Romain Soubeyran, Director General of CentraleSupélec
  • Anne Keisser, Alumni, co-founder of Mon Copilote
  • Annie Floch, Head of Research & Development Projects DREV
  • Charles Galdin, student, president of the association Hagir
  • Colette Van Den Torren, Director of the Health-Well-being at Work-Disability Mission, Disability Correspondent
  • Didier Dumur, Research Department
  • Gaëlle Lahoun, DREV Director
  • Lionel Husson, teacher-researcher, CentraleSupélec Disability Advisor, Education Officer, Université Paris-Saclay
  • Nathalie Bousseau, Director of the CentraleSupélec Foundation
  • Olivier de Lapparent, Chief of Staff of the General Manager, “Social Openness” referent
  • Olivier Gicquel, Director of Research

You too, support the School and its students!

Donations from our Alumni, parents and corporate patrons are essential resources for CentraleSupélec, and the main seed fund for its development projects. So let’s all support our School!

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