August 28, 2023
First patient added to our database
On August 28, 2023, the team of Professor THOUVENOT (the head of the Neurology Department at the University Hospital of Nîmes ) included the first patient on our database for the research project «Predistroke». Following the patient's consent, a tablet is used to record him performing various tasks under the guidance of the doctor. The entire process takes an average of 10 minutes. We aim to create a well-annotated dataset of 300 stroke patients and 300 normal volunteers to train our AI model.
June 8, 2023
The CNIL formally authorizes
our clinical trial
The development of our digital neurologist has finally been formally authorized by the CNIL after months of waiting. The plenary committee (the highest instance of the CNIL), issued on June 8 a double authorization:
for the University Hospital of Nîmes to record patients with acute stroke
for AI-Stroke to reuse these videos to train its digital neurologist.
July 4, 2023
AI-stroke won the
i-Lab Grant for the 2023 Innovation Competition
The i-Lab competition, organized every year by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation is an accurate reference in the world of innovation! We are very proud to be one of the winners of the 25th edition of i-Lab, in the medical technology category.
In addition to the great recognition of the work of the entire AI-Stroke team for the past 18 months, this award comes with a significant grant that will be a valuable help in developing our digital neurologist.
April 28th, 2023
We get €250k in convertible bonds from BPI
The Innovation Bank BPI France is once again giving us its support, this time in the form of €250K in Convertible Bonds. This contribution holds significant importance in our ongoing growth process, as it will provide substantial support for our upcoming aid request that has been submitted.
April 03rd, 2023
Move to HDI
Montpellier's new tech pole
The metropolis of Montpellier is opening a new 8,000m2 building dedicated to innovation and startups: we are taking advantage of this to expand. Come see us at office C213!
March 14th, 2023
TTMFactory Award Winner
€100k Aid from AxLR SATT
The 14 SATT are public structures responsible in particular for promoting maturity and creating bridges between the world of research and the world of business. AxLR, the SATT based in Montpellier, has certified our project for BPI France CBs before granting us 100k€ of assistance with its Time to Market Factory acceleration program.
October 27th, 2022
Participation to i-Lab:
Cap Digital + EurobioMed
Our project has received recognition from esteemed institutions in Marseille by EurobioMed, the health competitive cluster, and in Paris by the Cap Digital, the digital competitive cluster. This acknowledgement is directly linked to our participation in the prestigious i-Lab national innovation competition, an annual event organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
December 15th, 2022
Entry of 10 BA to our capital
We raised €160k for our first fundraising with private investors who are particularly aware of the problem of stroke and WiiCare, a startup that develops an innovative sensor solution to prevent falls.
October 27th, 2022
Participation to the 7th edition
of Invest in BioMed
Organized every year by EurobioMed, Invest in BIoMed mobilizes most of regional, national and European investors specialized in health. AI-Stroke is the startup at the earliest stage to have been selected to pitch to investors.
September 21th, 2022
France Bleu Hérault: Interview
with the CEO of AI-Stroke
On the morning of Wednesday 21 September 2022 , the interview of the CEO Cedric Javault by Morgane Guiomard was broadcasted as part of the file : Nouvelle Eco
To train our AI, in addition to the videos of stroke patients (which will be filmed at the University Hospital of Nîmes), we need videos of healthy patients. For this step, an individual consent is enough: we thank our first 7 volunteers and Villa Helios in Montpellier for their kindness!
September 16th, 2022
First videos with
During its meeting on September 13, 2022, the ethics committee only issued "non-blocking and non-suspensive" remarks. As soon as we have the approval of the CNIL, we will be able to start our collection of videos of stroke patients.
September 15th, 2022
The Patient Protection Committee
approves our clinical trial
The clinical trial protocol that we have submitted to collect videos of patients in critical phase of stroke has been declared admissible by the Patient Protection Committee. It will be examined by the CPP Nord Ouest IV on September 13, 2022.
July 18th, 2022
Our clinical trial protocol is deemed acceptable by the CPP
Since March 2022, AI-Stroke has been pre-incubated at the Business Innovation Center. The accreditation committee accepted our application on May 16th and we are now fully integrated into the BIC family, like so many great success stories before us!
May 16th, 2022
Entry to Montpellier
BPI France, the public bank that finances innovation, has just granted us a great mark of confidence with the Bourse French Tech Emergence. It is a 90 000 € grant to help us pay the first innovation expenses: legal expertise, collection of videos of stroke patients in Nîmes, first developments…
May 9th, 2022
We have the support
of BPI France
The School for Computer Science and Advanced Techniques
(EPITA) is the number one engineering school in France for computer science. We are very proud that its managers and students have chosen AI-Stroke for a PFEE project: concretely, a team of 4 students of 4th and 5th year will work during 8 months with Fabien to develop the v1 of our application to collect videos of stroke patients as well as the administration features of the server.
April 28, 2022
PFEE Projectwith EPITA
We met this morning with the committee of the Research, Hospital-University and International Partnerships Department of the Nîmes University Hospital, which validates (or not!) clinical research projects: we have obtained the promotion agreement of the Nîmes University Hospital for our preliminary trial of the collection of videos of stroke patients. It will be able to start as soon as we have the validations of the Committee for Patient Protection and of the CNIL.
April 26th, 2022
Promotion agreement of CHU of Nîmes
Every year, the foundation of Ecole Polytechnique sorts many applications and invites 8 finalists to pitch their project with a high social, societal or environmental impact. Even if we were not awarded, we are very happy to have been able to participate in the final to present AI-Stroke in such a prestigious venue!
April 7th, 2022
Final of the PIVIN
prize of the Polytechnique
Many thanks to Mrs. Isabelle FLORENTIN, Acting President of France AVC, who agreed to relay our communication. Thank you also to all the people who answered our call, were kind enough to answer our questions and allow us better understand the expectations of patients who have suffered a stroke, and the expectations of their loved ones.
February - March
Our small company is officially born. At the registry, it has for small name "RCS Montpellier 908 785 470". It is only administrative, but it is nevertheless an important step!
January 4th, 2022
The official birth of
Using the most recent research papers on stroke, as well as 8 datasets of people who had a stroke or facial paralysis, after several months of work, we achieved 94% accuracy (F1 score for AI specialists) on images of facial paralysis. A beautiful first step that reproduces the results of the best papers of the last years!
November 28th, 2021
An accuracy of 94% on our