FROM SCIENCE TO BUSINESS   Free SCILAB Software       Dr. Claude Gomez        Scilab Enterprises CEO
Numerical Computation: Domain and Market                      Major scientific challenges     Education     Research    ...
BUSINESS MODEL CHOICE   According to the market and the competitors • Free and Open Source    • Choice of the appropriate ...
SOFTWARE EVOLUTION• Adaptation to free and open source   • Cleaning   • Internal modules easy to modify and maintain      ...
ECONOMIC MODEL: step1Secure the future:       • INRIA + DIGITEO + Consortium of Academics and CompaniesFunding (2003 – 201...
ECONOMIC MODEL: step 2Support and services are neededCreation in June 2010 of the SCILAB ENTERPRISES company              ...
PLUS WORLDWIDE PARTNERSHIP  Services, development, promotion                Partnership            Scilab Enterprises     ...
CONCLUSION Key points: 1. Choose the good license and economic model:    depends on the domain and on the market 2. Adapt ...
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Turning Science into Business: Experiences from Scilab Software (Claude Gomez)

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This presentation was held by Claude Gomez during the FITT conference „ICT Innovations: Research > Business > Society“ on 10 May 2011 in Brussels.

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Turning Science into Business: Experiences from Scilab Software (Claude Gomez)

  1. 1. FROM SCIENCE TO BUSINESS Free SCILAB Software Dr. Claude Gomez Scilab Enterprises CEO
  2. 2. Numerical Computation: Domain and Market Major scientific challenges  Education  Research Strategic industry and service sectors  Industry
  3. 3. BUSINESS MODEL CHOICE According to the market and the competitors • Free and Open Source • Choice of the appropriate license: for community and companies • Software must be adapted • Economic model: free professional software • Funding?
  4. 4. SOFTWARE EVOLUTION• Adaptation to free and open source • Cleaning • Internal modules easy to modify and maintain Scilab 5• Industrialisation• Future: • Ready for new computer generation: Scilab 6 new kernel, HPC (multicore, GPU), embedded systems …
  5. 5. ECONOMIC MODEL: step1Secure the future: • INRIA + DIGITEO + Consortium of Academics and CompaniesFunding (2003 – 2012) : • • Consortium : 24 members • ANR, competitiveness clusters (SYSTEMATIC), Europe (FP7) Development Dedicated team with 18 people: Maintenance Promotion
  6. 6. ECONOMIC MODEL: step 2Support and services are neededCreation in June 2010 of the SCILAB ENTERPRISES company delivering and publishing Scilab = Free software Training funded by Development and optimization of applications Customized versions Migrations to Scilab Scilab in the Cloud: Scilab As a Service and HPC Professional external modules
  7. 7. PLUS WORLDWIDE PARTNERSHIP Services, development, promotion Partnership Scilab Enterprises Example: EQUALIS for on line support
  8. 8. CONCLUSION Key points: 1. Choose the good license and economic model: depends on the domain and on the market 2. Adapt the software for both Free Community and Industry 3. Deliver worldwide the needed services

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