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    Success story: Amaris Lille set to expand

    Switzerland-based Amaris opened an office in Hauts-de-France in late 2015. Ranked among Europe’s leading independent consulting groups, the company is growing exponentially.

    Lille shortlisted as World Design Capital 2020

    Greater Lille and Sydney are the finalists for the biennial title, awarded by the World Design Organization.

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    Giroptic makes a splash with Facebook

    22 May 2017 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

    At Facebook’s annual conference in California, an enthusiastic Mark Zuckerberg gave a Giroptic iO camera to every attendee—and wrote a $1 million check to the Lille-based start-up.

    On April 18, 2017, each attendee at Zuckerberg’s annual Facebook Developer Conference—4,400 people in all—received a complimentary Giroptic iO 360-degree camera. It was a huge boost for the Hauts-de-France company, and a first for a start-up at the event.

    Giroptic iO is an iPhone/iPad accessory that lets users produce 360-degree photos and video and share them live. Unlike some of its competitors, which transfer images to smartphones over a WiFi network, the Giroptic iO connects directly to the phone and delivers images instantaneously.

    About Giroptic

    Founded in 2008, Giroptic specializes in 360-degree image capture and virtual reality. It is based at EuraTechnologies in Lille, and in 2016 opened a San Francisco office to track markets more closely.

    Sources: Les Echos, Cci Hauts-de-France, Giroptic

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