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agaptualité IN THIS EDITION Born2innovate CLIENT EXPERIENCES Innovation at the service of health NEWS agap2 Auto : ready, steady... go! page 03 PROJECTS Electricity storage : the real challenge of renewable energies page 04 INITIATIVES Coaching to help job seekers n° 21 JULY 2018 page 07 page 09 EDITO SUMMARY agap2 : born to innovate The one thing solar energy conversion for industrial batteries and connected tablets for trucks have in common is innovation! In a multi-competitive industrial environment where innovation is a key factor towards success,agap2conso- is lidating its position in terms of the support it affords to cutting-edge industrial projects. In a wide range of sectors (automotive, aeronautical, energy, health, etc.) hundreds of technological innovations are supported byagap2, its Technical Management department, and its consultants every year. Thanks to these projects, our consultants are offered stimulating subjects which enable them to discover new technologies that further their ƙČĿĚŠƥĿǛČ ČƭŕƥƭƑĚ îŠē ČîƑĚĚƑƙȦ agap2adapts to its market and sectors, constantly providing relevant, reactive and effective solutions to this changing industrial environment.agap2, born to innovate, now more than ever! Julien C. Agency Manager agap2Lyon Vibrate at the rythm of the World Cup with agap2 agap2 2018. All rights reserved. DIrector of publication: Patrice Giudicelli. Editing: Fanny GIRERD. Graphic design: Assema Moussa.

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agaptualité
IN THIS EDITION Born2innovate
CLIENT EXPERIENCES
Innovation at the service of health
NEWS agap2 Auto : ready, steady... go!
page 03
PROJECTS Electricity storage : the real challenge of renewable energies
page 04
INITIATIVES Coaching to help job seekers
21 JULY 2018
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page 09
EDITO
SUMMARY
agap2 : born to innovate
The one thing solar energy conversion for industrial batteries and connected tablets for trucks have in common is innovation!
In a multi-competitive industrial envi-ronment where innovation is a key fac-tor towards success,agap2conso- is lidating its position in terms of the support it affords to cutting-edge in-dustrial projects. In a wide range of sec-tors (automotive, aeronautical, energy, health, etc.) hundreds of technological innovations are supported byagap2, its Technical Management department, and its consultants every year.
Thanks to these projects, our consultants are offered stimulating subjects which enable them to discover new technologies that further their scientiîc culture and careers.
agap2adapts to its market and sectors, constantly providing relevant, reactive and effective solutions to this changing industrial environment.agap2, born to innovate, now more than ever!
Julien C. Agency Manager agap2Lyon
Vibrate at the rythm of the World Cup with agap2
agap22018.Allrightsreserved.DIrector of publication: Patrice Giudicelli. Editing: Fanny GIRERD. Graphic design: Assema Moussa. Photos credit © agap2 - Tel. : +33 1 41 31 20 20 - Email : agaptualite@agap2.fr - www.agap2.fr
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Summary
News
Stromspeicher
An electric future
3D printing
Histolog™ Scanner
Buildings get their own digital revolution
Initiatives
In short...
agap2 moments
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agap2 Auto: ready, steady… go!!
« The automotive sector is booming, and sorely in need of skilled workers. Faced with historic engineering companies that have been actively involved in this sector for a long time, it is important for us to work on improving our visibility, and be in a position to provide a customised offer. Our customers are enthusiasts, and eager to have access to specialists who speak the same language as they do.agap2 Autois already supporting lots of widely-renowned equipment manufacturers. As a matter of priority, we must strengthen our presence among our strategic customers, to have the chance of one day working with constructors such as PSA, Renault, Volvo Trucks, etc.
agap2 Autovery proud to be launching its îrst seminar on the 7th and is 8th of June, with the participation ofagap2 Strasbourg, Paris, Nantes and Grenoble. »
Florent W. Business Unit Manageragap2 Auto
First LAN-Party tournament for agap2IT
On the 10th and 11th of March last, Pierre, Alex and Geoffroy, aka «Fe-Breizh», «Julien Lepers» and «Ticney», defended the colours ofagap2ITat the «Press2Play» LAN-Party. This Brest-based eSport competition welcomed nearly 250 gamers, both amateur and professional. Congratulations to our team of gamers who proved their worth on League of Legends by coming 5th out of a total of 16 participants.
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ÉNDEITWOS
agap2 is on the move!
After Frankfurt, our branches in Nantes, Bordeaux, Lyon and Aix-en-Provence are moving too! All have relocated their belongings in brand new and more spacious premises, so as to be able to develop their activities and house their ever-growing staff.
Growth Champion 2017
The Technology Fast 50 programme rewards the technology îrms with the strongest economic growth. For the second time since 2013,agap2 has won 1st prize in the Intermediate Size Company category thanks to its 26.5 % growth in 2017.
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PÉRDOIJTEOCTS
Electricity storage, the real challenge of renewable energies
Start date :March 2017 Localisation :Seraing (BE) Consultant :Hamid S.
In a world in the middle of an energy transition, storing energy produced by the sun or wind in order to release it during the night, in times of bad weather or when there is no wind, is a real challenge. The Belgian company CMI (Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie) provides integrated production, storage and management units for green electricity. A promising solution towards using renewable energies, doing away with their major drawback: their intermittent production.
CMI Energy’s research team has highlighted the opportunity to develop storage solutions for electricity produced by photovoltaic panels or wind turbines. Both sectors suffer from the same major drawback, which is their intermittent electricity production, seeing as both depend on the presence of either sun or wind. Coupling them with storage technologies gives them an undeniable edge: full control of the use of stored electricity.
CMI Energy Storage is currently building the largest industrial energy storage pilot site in Europe, on a site in Seraing in Belgium. This installation will include over 2 MWp of photovoltaic panels covering a surface area of 10,700 m2, combined with two types of batteries (Low and lithium-ion), totalling over 4 MWh of stored energy, which will be
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able to operate on and off line. This installation will be operational in the summer of 2018. «CMI is currently building the largest industrial energy storage pilot site in Europe. »
The main advantage of storing energy in batteries is the energy transfer, which consists in storing energy produced during the day (when production is high) and using it later in the evening (when consumption is high). This system means that electricity can be supplied on demand, and guarantees greater autonomy compared to a traditional power grid, and can even ensure total independence from power grids in non-connected areas.
Supplying green energy to sites that are geographically isolated and have less energy requirements would thus become possible.
As an electricity specialist, I’m responsible for, or contribute to, all the electrical aspects of this project: sizing of AC/DC power cables, developing a strategy aimed at controlling the entire photovoltaic + battery system, designing general low-voltage panels, and assessing and comparing the technical capacities of the various suppliers, etc.
Hamid S. Electrical Engineer
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An electric future
PROJÉEDCITSO
As a global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric aims to become a major stakeholder in e-mobility. Emilie M., consultant for agap2, works in the EV department, where they design, produce and market a wide range of charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVlink) to meet energy requirements in the future.
Following the announcements made during the COP21 forum and those made by certain cities to do away with diesel vehicles, e-mobility, that is the use of more environmentally-friendly vehicles, is fast becoming a solution for the future. And the energy transformation is already well underway, seeing as the electric vehicle market is growing by 50 % every year. As a supplier of recharging terminals, Schneider EV intends to be part of this trend, and support users and cities in this automotive revolution.
Within the EV department, I’m in charge of procurements for continuous engineering activities (double sourcing, component obsolescence, issues with customers, etc.) as well as for range
Start date :November 2016 Localisation :Grenoble (FR) Consultant :Émilie M.
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expansion projects (the addition of new functions, customisation, etc.).
«e-mobility is fast becoming
a solution for the future. »
I was recently also put in charge of Supplier and Project Quality. Schneider EV must provide customers with robust and reliable products, as well as After Sales and Technical services. All technical actions undertaken must be customer-oriented, and serve the activity’s economic growth in the best way possible. EV activity can be compared to a start-up operating within Schneider’s midst,
versatility being its key word. We don’t have time to get bored: procurement, quality, logistics, project management, etc. The ongoing aim is to contribute to the activity’s expansion and customer satisfaction.
Contrary to the other projects I have completed for Schneider, this one has enabled me to come to grips with new areas of business (Marketing, Business Development, Sales…) and apprehend offer management from A to Z: from technical design to marketing, including After Sales services.
Émilie M. EV Purchasing Leader
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PÉRDOITJEOCTS
3D printing on an industrial scale
3D printing is about to radically change the manufacturing industry. The range of materials available for use in additive manufacturing machines is constantly growing. This diversity is inspiring industrialists and paving the way for a new way of thinking about production. As a fully-qualiIed general engineer, Floriane is working on one of these new manufacturing processes inspired by 3D printing.
For my îrst project as a consultant for agap2, for the past two months, I’ve been working for Resmed, a îrm specialised in medical devices. Its site in Saint-Priest manufactures orthoses, a dental appliance that helps to treat the symptoms caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring in adults.
«3D printing is rarely used at industrial level. »
These orthoses are manufactured using a laser sintering machine, on the same principle as a 3D printer. This machine is used to create 3D objects, one layer at a time, using powders that are sintered
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or fused thanks to a high-power laser. This manufacturing process, which is similar to that of a 3D printer, is highly innovative, as very few companies include it in their manufacturing chain at industrial level.
Working with a 3D printer is really interesting, all the more so when you consider that this process can only evolve thanks to the wide range of materials that could be used in the future. My work consists in înding solutions to better control this new manufacturing process and anticipate possible machine failures. The possibilities provided by this project are huge. The simplest as well as the most innovative solutions are indeed being considered and studied.
The îrst stage of the project was to analyse the current process and highlight areas for improvement. We then had to prioritise our solutions according to how much they contribute to the stability of the process or quality of the product, and the necessary investment. The next stage of the project will be to deîne a test protocol to conduct trials and validate the control method. The aim is to ensure that this control method is sustainable over time for the production team.
FlorianeL. Validation & Qualiîcation Engineer
Start date :April 2018 Localisation :Saint-Priest (FR) Consultant :Floriane L.
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CLIENT EXPERIÉEDNICTEOS
Histolog™ Scanner : innovation in service of health
New treatment, surgical robots, artiIcial intelligence… with these new technologies, the health sector is undergoing huge transformations, borne in particular by recently-created and innovative start-ups that Irmly intend to enhance the lives of patients. SamanTree Medical, a Swiss start-up based in Lausanne and founded in 2014 is one of the companies that are making advances in medicine. Chief Medical Technology OfIcer Etienne S. tells us about the Histolog™ Scanner, a technological innovation that will considerably improve cancer surgery.
In what areas will the Histolog™ Scan-ner developed by SamanTree Medical be of use? Designed on the basis of ground-breaking technology devised by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Histolog™ Scanner is aimed at cancer surgery. It is used to analyse tumours directly in the operating theatre to ensure that the entire tumour has been removed, and therefore limit the number of subsequent operations. Thanks to this process, we have estimated that we could reduce further operations by up to 90 %. This new imaging method is a unique and direct aid in cancer surgery, and improves the quality of life of patients while reducing the cost of treatment.
How did your project evolve, and what are its prospects? The project has undergone substantial
agap2’s expertise
Aurèle H., consultant for agap2 Lau-sanne, is helping SamanTree Medical to design the Histolog™ Scanner.
I’m in charge of the design, develop-ment and industrialisation of the His-tolog™ Scanner’s disposable optical interface. The challenge is to produce an interface that is very easy to use, and very precisely locates cancerous
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change over the past decades, both in terms of its concept and maturity. From the optics lab to the operating theatre, there’s a huge leap. It mainly started as a new technology, which, by decoupling the notions of resolution and îeld of view, allowed for the capture of microscopy images in unprecedented dimensions. After years of developments, tests and validation processes, the îrst cancer surgery product is now about to be launched on the market.
Why did you choose agap2 to help you with this project? The local branch initially introduced us to agap2, and got our relationship off to a good start. In taking an interest in us, the managers were attentive to our needs, and able to suggest at least one person who was available straight away, and perfectly suited to our requi-
tissues, and will be well protected from blood, dust, and the impact of surgical instruments, etc. I’ve attended several surgical interventions to make sure that the scanner and optical interface ît in well, and meet the surgeons’ re-quirements. This project will consi-derably improve cancer surgery, and therefore patients’ lives. It’s also very motivating to be able to produce a pro-duct from start to înish; that is from design to marketing.
rements in the launching of this new project.
« The Irst product aimed at cancer surgery is about to be put on the market. »
We needed a project manager with ex-perience in plastic injection in the highly regulated îeld of medical instruments, and capable of developing a new acces-sory, from the design to the manufac-turing phase. That person was Aurèle. I don’t think that when he signed up for the project, Aurèle expected to înd himself in an operating theatre, in the product development îring line, so to speak…
Samantree Medical aims to develop a cutting-edge product that’s simple to use and robust, and is doing every-thing it can to achieve this goal. It really is exciting to be part of this incredible team, and to be contributing to this project!
Aurèle H. Project Manager
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CÉLIDEITNOT EXPERIENCES
ENGIE Labs: buildings get their own digital revolution
In order to be fully involved in the energy transition and anticipate the future needs of its customers, ENGIE relies on ENGIE Labs, its international network of research centres. In these laboratories, many projects are being brought to fruition every year, the aim being to design better quality buildings. Mariane G., Team manager - Digital transformation of energy services unit for ENGIE Lab Cylergie, tells us about the virtual building, a tool developed to perform energy simulations, and test heating system regulators in real time.
What role does ENGIE Lab Cylergie play within ENGIE? M.G.: The Cylergie Research Centre has been up and running for 30 years. This laboratory is specialised in energy ser-vices jobs. It employs 20 people divided up between two centres. A «renewable energy and comfort services» centre and a «Digitisation» centre, where we currently manage all the means at our disposal to add numerical and digital technology to buildings.
For four months now, agap2’s consul-tant Sébastien has been working on the «virtual building». What needs will this project developed by ENGIE Lab Cylergie meet? M.G.The «virtual building» has been : operational for two years and is in-creasingly in demand by start-ups in particular, seeking to sell artiîcial in-telligence solutions to ENGIE. It’s a real modelised and connected virtual buil-ding with a real regulator used in boiler rooms, which includes an algorithm. By simulating the thermal and energy res-ponse of the building in real time, this tool enables us to test the regulator, assess its efîciency and thus identify which regulator does a better job of
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controlling the building. This saves a lot of time. Formerly a characterisation stu-dy could take up to one year to validate a regulator. Nowadays, the «virtual buil-ding» is capable of simulating a year’s worth of tests in just one day (accele-rated time) or in two weeks in perfectly representative conditions (real time). « We are currently anticipating all the operational means required to add digital technology to buildings. »
What are the project’s future pros-pects? M.G. : This tool is intended to remain inside the company as it really sets us apart on the market. Upgrades are made by adding functions and deve-loping other models of buildings that allow us to carry out tests in different conditions. We are now able to alter various parameters, such as plate glass surfaces, inertia, weather data, hours of presence, geographical location, the type of building, etc., in order to be re-presentative of most existing buildings. This is the part of the project Sébastien is involved in.
agap2’s expertise
Sébastien, a consultant with agap2, is helping ENGIE Lab Cylergie improve its «virtual buil-ding».
Within the scope of developing a boiler room simulator devoted to training ENGIE operators, I conducted a great deal of prelimi-nary work aimed at appropriating and reprocessing the Matlab code, which was then used to improve the virtual building. Once the code had been înalised, I was able to adapt it to the project so as to keep only the essentials functions.
I subsequently added other func-tions at the request of ENGIE’s teams (boilers, thermal thermos-tats, etc.) to meet users’ require-ments as closely as possible. It’s their feedback that has enabled us to make headway and develop the project. We had to be fairly Lexible and reactive. Decisions are made fast, and my onsite res-ponse is equally swift, and that’s what I like about this project.
Sébastien S. Automation and Industrial Computing Engineer
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Coaching to help job seekers
What attitude should you adopt during a job interview? How do you promote your skills? During the Job Academy programme launched by Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE), agapians were given the opportunity to coach several job seekers who are having a hard time înding work. They shared precious advice during interview simulations to raise their awareness of corporate codes, and help them gain access to employment.
www.fondationface.org/projet/job-academy-2/
Roller Derby: (virtually) no holds barred!
They’re known as the Atomik Paulettes and they’re not afraid to do battle. On the last June, 3rd, the team headed by Marine (who joinedagap1 ½ years ago) took part in a Roller Derby tournament. Andagap2, who sponsored the event, was delighted to support this unusual and fun competition! To score points in this game where everyone is wearing quad roller skates, one player from each team must get past four opponents barring their way on a circular track. «You often have to force your way through. It’s very physical and highly strategical,» says Marine, aka «DestroyMum» on the îeld.
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INITIATIVES
Sales pitch for agap2IT Portugal
This year, the teams ofagap2IT Portugal will be attending the Pitch Bootcamp: a series of events aimed at developing the entrepreneurial potential of young talents.agap2IT’s managers, IT recruiters and HR talents have already visited îve universities to coach students regarding their future career choices and the art of sales pitching, to help them enhance their project in order to be as convincing as possible.
agap2 France : New «welcome kits»
For its new «welcome kit»,agap2 Francehas chosen to give new recruits a bag that’s both solidarity-based and ethical, produced by Tissages de Charlieu, a responsible French company that has made some very convincing commitments. These bags are 100% recyclable, woven by disabled people and made in France. ©Marine Robin
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IN SHORT...
Foster knowledge sharing
Since the beginning of the year, several Swiss agencies have organized Scientiîc Events. The concept ? One or more consultants make a presen-tation on a topic related to their professional experience to share their knowledge! It’s also the occasion for the Agapiens to gather around a convivial aperitif at the end of each event.
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Riddle
Unusual Last for Belgium
Our belgian agapians had the op-portunity to visit the mushroom farm, Permafungi, located in the cellars of a high place in Brussels: Tour et Taxis, a former abandoned and restored indus-trial site that now hosts businesses and major cultural events.
The consultants were numerous to participate in this atypical event to dis-cover the culture of oyster mushrooms and chicory, cultivated in the dim light of the cellars of this cultural place. This cultivation is made from organic waste such as coffee grounds harvested eve-ry day by bike in the Brussels establi-shments. Then, they had the oppor-tunity to create their own kit to have the chance to get homemade oyster mushrooms.
A fun and interesting activity sug-gested by a consultant which pleased everyone!agap2these small supports organizations îghting for ecology!
5 boxes are numbered from 1 to 5. A cat is hiding in one of the boxes. Every night, it moves from one adjacent box to another. Every morning, you open one single box and then close it.
Can you be sure to înd the cat ? If yes, how ? If not, why ? ;-)
Quickly send your reply to communication@agap2.com A surprise will be reserved for the winner randomly selected from the correct answers
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Lunch break agap2 Switzerland
Last Permafunghi - agap2 Brussels
Last Bowling - agap2 Paris
Lunch break in Creusot agap2 Lyon
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INP Raid- agap2 Grenoble
Last Pétanque - agap2IT
AGAP2 MOMENTS
Last Bowling agap2 Lausanne
Last vintage tram agap2 Basel
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