InSpek and, two start-up winners of the X-Grant Silicon Valley 2022 Award

Created in 2013 and enriched with a total of $ 100,000, the X-Grant Silicon Valley Award annually awards the Ecole Polytechnic Entrepreneur Ecosystem project leader or entrepreneur. JSrôme Michon (X 2011), co-founder of InSpek, and Feng Yang (X 2001), co-founder of, winner of the X-Grant Silicon Valley 2022 Award-winning Ecole Polytechnic, sponsored by the lecole Polytechnique Foundation and Friends of Friends, Its subsidiary structure in the United States. Each of them will benefit from the $ 50,000 investment offered by California entrepreneurs and investors, as well as high-level consulting.

Silicon Valley X-Grant: Identifying Talented Entrepreneurs and Promoting Innovative Ideas

The X-Grant Silicon Valley Award honors X’s entrepreneurial ecosystem talent and aims to support the school’s initiative in entrepreneurship and innovation. He speaks:

  • Students and alumni at École Polytechnique for less than 5 years with a business creation project
  • For start-ups (current and alumni) who have gone through the X-up incubator of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at l’X
  • To the (current) start-ups of the X-Tech Incubator at l’X Entrepreneur and Innovation Center

To qualify, candidates must present an innovative project with an element related to Silicon Valley. Each year, the two winners each receive a total of $ 50,000 and benefit from the high-level advice provided by the Valley Alumni D’L’X Entrepreneurs as well as access to a network of former winners.

The award is funded by the 50% Ecole Polytechnic Foundation and 50% Friends of Ecole Polytechnic for the generosity of California-based alumni donors. InSpek and Join a community of start-ups with powerful effects like this: PriceMatch (2013), Dreem (2014), Cardiologs (2015), Plato, Tempow and Meteo * Swift (2016), Decidata and SpotAngels (2017), Astraveus and Totem (2018), Lalilo and Tarmac Technologies (2019), Omini and Monk (2020), Escape and Flyinstinct (2021).

InSpek: A new generation of chemical sensors to monitor reactions in real time and to better characterize them.

Start-ups created by Juizun Hu, Jerome Michon (X 2011) and Laurent Vivienne.

Lecole Polytechnique (class X 2011) and graduated from MIT where he completed his PhD
In Integrated Optics, Jerome Michan co-founded the start-up InSpek in September 2021.
Which is developing a new generation of chemical analysis systems based on it
Patented on-chip optical sensor. Although process deviations create very high costs in the pharmaceutical industry and the biotech sector, these sensors make it possible to monitor chemical reactions in real time to better characterize them, and therefore reduce lead time and associated costs in chemical production.

Currently the Ecole Polytechnic’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, located in the Dry-X Innovation Center, the start-up has built several prototypes and is embarking on a pilot phase with its first customers. Next step: Verify the technology by the end of 2022 before marketing large-scale solutions.

Jerome Michan says:

“We are honored to be the recipients of the X-Grant Silicon Valley Award. This award, presented by a jury of experts, represents a great recognition of its validity
Our project. He gives us he gives us visibility and credibility, which is a significant asset in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry market. A Improving Industrial Operations with AI-Assisted Remote Sensing

Photo: Ecole Polytechnic Foundation – Alice Lee, Feng Young and Didier Jehano

Start-ups created by Lionel Lomet, Alice Lee, Shangran Ji, and Feng Young (X2001)

After working in the geophysical industry for more than 8 years, Feng
Yang co-founded with the goal of providing industry players
Oil, gas and rail high precision remote sensing solution. Since its creation in 2019, the start-up has used artificial intelligence for a development
A tool capable of controlling flow, but can also monitor the condition of the infrastructure
Such as oil or gas pipelines. With a distribution based on the measurement system
Optical Fiber, this tool allows remote detection of vibration, events
Acoustics, temperature, and soon flow pressure. already exists
Has already developed a measuring instrument that must be placed in the field to be effective
Tested in real conditions. The start-up should finalize the development of its application software by the summer.

Fend Young says:

“We would like to thank the Friends of Ecole Polytechnic Foundation DLX and
All donors financing this award. It is a real incentive to receive and
Gives us confidence for our next exchange with investors. More precisely, the grant has enabled us to rent a second office
Drahi – X Navigation Center where we hosted, to expand our team and better
Be sure to continue developing our solutions. A

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