- Most important actors within our ecosystem:
o Around 50 technological companies specialized in home automation and Internet of Things are already members of our Living Lab. Among well-known companies: Velux, Grohe, Honeywell, GE, Bosch, Legrand, Mitsubishi Electric, Somfy, etc.
o Our ecosystem also includes such actors as installers, distributors, subcontractors, architects, engineers in the building sector, sociologists, associations in the housing sector, research centers, universities, etc.
- Main experts involved in the Digital Home Living Lab:
o Bruno de Latour: Bruno is a recognized expert in the field of domotics (home automation) with more than 30 years of experience. For example, in 1988, he has organized, during 3 years, an important exhibition in Paris called “the House of the Future” with 57 European compagnies in La Défense. He has successfully developed activities and projects as journalist, (publisher of the first European Newsletter “Domotique News” (1988) and “Domotique Magazine” on Home automation in 1993), consultant, author, speaker, entrepreneur. Bruno is now the President of the PHI Association which manages DHLL.
o Anne-Marie Sargueil: trained in social studies, Anne-Marie has always been interested by the design sector. She is the President of the Institut Français du Design since January 2014. The Institut Français du Design regularly organizes evaluation sessions in which products can be distinguished and be awarded a design label.
o Eric Seulliet: an expert in innovation, co-creation, marketing, Eric is the President of La Fabrique du Futur (an ENoLL Living Lab, CEO of Discovery Innovation Lab, Vice-President of France Living Labs).
- Governance and management of our LL:
DHLL is managed under the auspices of the PHI Association. As all associations it has a Bureau composed of 3 people: President (Mr Bruno de Latour), Secretary (Mr Pierre Pougnaud) and Treasurer (Mr Denis Lepeu) for conducting management and administrative tasks. A majority of exhibitors in DHLL are members of PHI 14.
PHI also regroups an assembly of members and has two Committees:
o the Executive Committee (in charge of strategy): it is in charge of elaborating the strategy, of designing the different offers of DHL, of expanding DHLL in different part of France/Europe, of finding new investors and collaborations.
o the Scientific Committee (an advisory board providing advices): it is composed of futurists and researchers. Its role is to prepare the future products/systems/services with a user-centric approach.
Many start up participate to DHLL (e-sylife, Oledcom, etc.) and are proud to collaborate with other well-known larger corporations (Somfy, Philips, Bosch, etc.). All the DHLL participants are very satisfied to meet other actors, and by this way, to develop different services and demonstrations… Mutual collaborations through the DHLL members as lighting with security, as automation with security, as energy with automation and son on… senior economy.
- Openness for new investors/partners:
As an open association, PHI is open to welcome sponsors and members as long as they share same interests for connected homes.