France Horlogerie ensures the representation and development of the sector by developing collective projects (R & D projects, presence of a collaborator in Shanghai, organization of B to B meetings and exhibitions for the general public). Since 1947, date of its creation, it puts its expertise at the service of its companies through the administrative, legislative, regulatory, legal, technical, economic and financial follow-up of the sector. In the field of industrial property, it offers its members assistance with the filing of trademarks, drawings, models, prior art search and litigation.
The ALEA project, directed by Anne Duprat (IUF/U. Picardie), brings together specialists in the history and theory of literature, historiography, aesthetic philosophy and epistemology around the analysis of representations of chance in art, from the beginning of modernity to the present day (16th-20th centuries). It receives funding from the French National Research Agency (PRC ALEA 2020-2023 / ANR-19-CE27-0006). By identifying and historicizing the main fictional and factual modes of figuration of chance, as seen in artistic representations of contingency, the researchers of the ALEA project are studying the central role that art plays in the human perception of chance, in pre-modern, modern and then post-modern practices of projection into the future, in order to better understand contemporary human attitudes to risk. The project's directing team (A. Duprat / A-G. Weber, U. Artois / F. McIntosh, U. Lille) coordinates the collective Figures of Chance. L'imaginaire de la contingence en Occident (XVIe-XXIes) [2 volumes, 1200 p.], which will be published in French and a digital publication in English in the fall of 2023.
Books about random and signing area
TimeWorldEvent displays aspects of time from different perspectives, from theory to fact and from the past to the future. Challenging questions are discussed by industrial actors, researchers and the general public. Everyone’s expertise help solve a complex situation and solutions will merge in order to find new ideas and create new projects. In 2020, TimeWorldEvent focus on the question of Random. More than inviting people to think together, TimeWorldEvent is also the opportunity to participate in contests, workshops, playful scientific and artistic activities and exceptional shows.
Investment management company
Vivienne Investissement was born out of a scientific research and development laboratory in the field of asset management founded by Laurent Jaffrès in 2005. Today, Vivienne Investissement is an atypical management company in the French asset management landscape. By placing science and understanding of risk at the heart of portfolio construction, Vivienne Investissement has developed a scientific and rigorous investment process that offers a vision of management that is radically different from what is usually done in this industry. Today, 16 years of continuous research carried out by a team of high-level scientists (mathematics, randomness, complex non-linear systems, multifractality, Machine Learning...) are put at the service of innovative management, fuelled by the latest scientific advances and cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies.