LISAA Rennes wins the Orange/Nokia Innovation Challenge for Connected Devices

A successful result for this first collaboration between Interior Architecture & Design students at LISAA Rennes and the students on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master of Science at INSA Rennes and ESC Rennes. This multidisciplinary team won the Innovation Challenge for Connected Devices organised by Orange and Nokia. The final took place on 9th December at Nokia’s Innovation Centre.

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TEAM WORK ON THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Fourth year Interior Architecture and Design students at LISAA Rennes came up against 16 teams at the national Connected Devices Challenge organised by Orange and Nokia. At the end of November, local finals allowed one final team per region to be short-listed to participate in the national grand final on the 9th December in the Ile-de-France region.

The winning team counted Valentin Faucheux among its members, who joined forces with the students on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master of Science at INSA Rennes and ESC Rennes. Their Waihona connected library project won the national final on 9th December at Nokia’s Innovation Centre, in Nozay.

WAIHONA, A CONNECTED LIBRARY

The challenge organised by the two telephone companies was on the theme of the Internet of Things (IoT) and asked candidates to design a connected device.

The winning team designed Waihona, an innovative system that connects our library: “Waiho” terminals blend in discretely and elegantly, and create a link between paper and digital, by allowing books to be found by lighting up to signal where they are, and also by enabling you to borrow books.

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