All the best for 2018 !

Dear Pangloss friends;

2017 has been a good year for me and I am hoping also a good year for you and your loved ones.
I am happy with the Pangloss performance and at the same time recognise that there are areas that we need to improve on.

Many milestones have been reached by each lab, by each commission and by many projects and congratulations to all for this.

We have also had many successful training sessions, workshops, aperos, speeddatings and events and so I can go on.

Many of you have spent much time in our innovation space, and each time we see each other at Pangloss, there is a spark, there is an idea, there is a concept in the air, which may one day become a co-creation opportunity.

We welcomed many new members in 2017 and thank you to all for making them feel at home. It has been great having new perspectives come on board.

Each one of us need to manage this work life balance more carefully as no success can compensate for failure in the home.

I have enjoyed working with each one of you and have come to know almost each of you personally. This has been a highlight in itself.

Another highlight has been the Fete de la Science, with a record number of visitors and animations.

It is sad when some of our team members have to leave particularly when it is because of a professional move to Marseille, to San Francisco, to Africa, to the Vosges or because of some other personal circumstances. Luckily enough some of them are coming back !!!

I wish to thank all of you for your continued support and dedication to Pangloss. I wish to thank our bureau for their decisions, our Conseil d’Administration for their propositions and tradeoffs, our Conciergerie for welcoming new members with a smile everyday and for their great support in having such a wonderful hypercreativity space and ecological fablab, open for everyone.

We are proud that this space is so open, so unique, so creative and so inclusive.

Congratulations to the Pangloss members who won awards this year (Concours Lepine, Trip to Brussels for Economie Circulaire, CES 2018 Nomination…).

We will have the opportunity to share with you all the numbers during our next General Assembly. We are confident they will look good.

I wish all of you a wonderful end of the year and a happy and prosperous 2018.

Let’s make 2018 a fun, successful and value adding year that changes the lives of people for the positive. Let not that which matters the most be affected by that which matters the least.

Yves

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Fête de la Science 2017

Pangloss Labs and the City of Ferney-Voltaire organize in partnership the Science Fair in the Pays de Gex on Saturday 14 October 2017

 La Fête de la Science

Created in 1991 at the initiative of Hubert Curien, then Minister of Research, the “Fete de la Science”, which became a national event, aims to bring citizens closer to science.

Each year throughout France, hundreds of actors offer free workshops, conferences, screenings, exhibitions, open their laboratory, discover the cultural and scientific heritage of the territory. From biodiversity to mathematics to the sciences of the universe, but also from human and social sciences, this event aims to represent all scientific domains and to make the world of science free to the public.

Throughout France, the Science Fair takes place from 7 to 15 October 2017.

For this 26th edition, the 2,500 participating municipalities propose stands and animations around the theme “Ideas received and critical spirit”

The Fête de la Science in the Pays de Gex, Saturday 14 October

In partnership with the Ferney-Voltaire Mairie, Pangloss Labs is organising the Fête de la Science (Science Fair) in the Pays de Gex on Saturday 14th October.

This event will be an opportunity for young and old to meet innovation entrepreneurs from the Pays de Gex and to discover the innovation laboratories of Pangloss:

  • Mobility and Town Planning
  • Health/Wellness
  • Connected objects
  • Sustainable development
  • Culture and education

Around the theme “Critical spirit and received ideas”, the Fête de la Science in Ferney-Voltaire will be an opportunity to explore:

  • electric mobility with the Vega association
  • astronomy with Orion
  • creative laboratories with Addictlab design
  • the connected objects
  • the innovations of citizen democracy
  • and so many other discoveries …

A philosophical debate/conference will be organized at 5 pm, with Geneviève Brykman, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris Nanterre on the theme “Voltaire and received ideas”.

« The more the human being is enlightened, the more he will be free » – Voltaire

Pangloss Labs

Samedi 14 octobre de 9h à 18h

12 bis rue de Gex
Résidence Joseph Boisson
01210 Ferney Voltaire
Tel : 04 50 59 07 83

www.panglosslabs.org

Contacts : yves@panglosslabs.org, guillaume@panglosslabs.org

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Pangloss Project Party : des idées plein la tête !

Un mois après l’inauguration du site d’innovation et de créativité à Ferney-Voltaire, et à l’occasion de notre première Project Party, les entrepreneurs membres de l’association Pangloss ont accueilli un nombreux public pour leur montrer la variété et la sophistication des quelques 50 projets, qui sortent des différents laboratoires d’innovation ouverte.

Cet évènement s’est déroulé en présence notamment de Mr Etienne Blanc, député maire de Divonne-les-Bains, venu nous voir en tout début d’évènement, en présence de Mme Aurélie Charillon, maire de Prevessin-Moens, en présence de Monsieur Guy Larmanjat, de Madame Myriam Bouvet-Multon, représentants le département de l’Ain, et venus en voisins et amis.

Situé à 25 minutes en bus de l’hyper centre de Genève, ce nouvel espace d’innovation permet aux entrepreneurs et aux hobbyists de s’exprimer, de s’identifier, de s’apprivoiser et de se retrouver régulièrement pour développer des projets collaboratifs à plusieurs.

Une occasion idéale pour les élus du territoire du Grand Genève, de venir soutenir les entrepreneurs et découvrir leurs projets, leurs idées et leurs inventions.

Cette soirée a également été une opportunité pour les entrepreneurs et les porteurs de projet en herbe, de 5 à 115 ans, qui souhaitent se lancer, tester leur idée, ou devenir autonome, de se rendre compte de l’importance de rejoindre un collectif, et de resentir par eux mêmes, la dynamique de création et de créativité, qui anime Pangloss.

Onl'fait

Onl’fait

Parmi les bonnes surprises de la soirée, la présence d’un compost mis à disposition par notre partenaire Sidefage, et la démo produit d’un robot téléprésence.

Ont particulièrement retenu l’attention du public (environ 130 personnes), les stands du développement durable, de la permaculture, de l’urbanisme, de l’internet des objets, des médias, des jeux, de la mécatronique, de la culture et de l’éducation, du design et de l’art, et de la fabrication (notamment les imprimantes et scanners 3D).

L’association poursuit ses évènements réguliers, et renouvellera cette opération au début de l’année 2016 pour montrer l’évolution de ses différents projets.

Autre découverte, la possibilité de voir s’imprimer des objets conçus en 3D et la possibilité de voir scannés des visages ou des surfaces complexes pendant l’évènement.

Scanneur 3D

Scanneur 3D

L’association remercie tous les membres et partenaires qui ont participé à cet évènement, les élus, qui par leur présence, nous ont renouvelé leur soutien. Le partenaire culinaire de la soirée était Le Nomade Pizza.

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Pangloss se réjouit d’accueillir les entrepreneurs qui vont inventer l’économie du futur, dès demain.

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Pour toute information, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter (contacteznous@panglosslabs.org) et restez informés au sujet de nos futurs évènements.

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Pangloss at Leman Make

We attended the LemanMake Festival in Nyon, to go and meet the hackers, makers in the region and to see how to democratise what can be done with fablab machines. Workshops for kids, impressive demo, conferences, everything was there to discover what the future will look like.

LemanMake.

Also a great opportunity to meet with our friends from all parts of Switzerland.

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Pangloss Team Building

Team Building Activity at Prevessin

Pangloss Team Building

Pangloss Team Building last 12 Jan 2015

Last 12 January 2015, Pangloss members Yves, Paul, Ayse, Carmz, Denis and Charlie had a team building activity at Prevessin. The event was led by rockstar coaches, Denise and Michelle, from Allegory House. The event started off with a sharing of experiences and followed by feedback from our peers. Our personalities were also analyzed and we found out how to best value each other’s capacities to help build the organization better. This was followed by pitch creation and synthesis of the whole activity. It was a memorable and enriching moment for everyone.

Pangloss labs members

Pangloss Labs members

 

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