21/01/2016 - Press release

Total Launches a “Plant 4.0” Corporate Incubator

Paris - Total is launching a “Plant 4.0” corporate incubator to support deployment of digital technologies in its industrial activities.

Digital innovations — sensors, automation, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, to name just a few — optimize the design, operation and organization of a “Plant 4.0”. The resulting transformations drive operational performance, enhance safety, increase the reliability of  industrial units and boost the operational excellence of industrial assets.

This open innovation initiative aims to identify and attract the most groundbreaking Industry 4.0 start-ups from around the world, and allow them to test their technology, products or services in Total's own operations.

The shortlisted candidates will be presented between March and April 2016 to a panel of managers and experts from Total and its partner Impulse Labs, a specialist in accelerating the growth and success of energy and manufacturing start-ups. The start-ups selected will be incubated for a period of six months in France and the United States1 at Impulse Labs.

For more information, visit the Total.com website.