The Laval-based startup Lexistems is one of 22 companies to have been selected by the French Tech DeepNum20 programme, and is the only one to be in the natural language processing and voice recognition sector. Another example of how Atlantic France is becoming a data and AI excellence hub in Europe.
Founded in 2016 in Laval, the innovative company Lexistems creates “Gafam-free” artificial intelligence solutions that are meaning-based, composable, eco-responsible and GDPR-compliant. Supported and hosted by the Laval Mayenne Technopole incubator since its creation, the startup employs 17 people, 75% of whom are dedicated to Research & Development.
Digital technology and France 2030 plan
The company was selected by experts from the French Government to be part of the French Tech DeepNum 20 programme, which brings together the best French companies that master the technologies which form the infrastructure of the new wave of digital innovation: quantum computing, cybersecurity, cloud services, etc.
Mastering these key innovations is essential for France to be able to position itself as a great digital nation and to create value and jobs in the country. The 22 companies selected by the French Tech DeepNum20 programme will therefore benefit from one year of support to assist with developing their innovations.
This initiative is part of the France 2030 plan, a €10.5 billion investment programme to help strengthen the excellence and sovereignty of the country’s critical technologies.
Atlantic France: a land for responsible AI innovation
Atlantic France stands out as being one of the leading European regions in the fields of artificial intelligence and data innovation. The regional council has recently launched the DIVA project, which is part of the Digital Europe investment programme. The aim is to support over 3,000 companies in the region that favour responsible and human-centred initiatives.