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About Phonoptics




Phonoptics is a start-up from the Innovation-Entrepreneurship Sector (FIE) of the Institut d'Optique, which has developed a new technology allowing the creation of a new fiber optic microphone as well as other various sensors.

This innovation was born from a meeting between future engineers and contributors of ideas during the entrepreneurship training at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School. Jean-Michel Malavielle, Technical Director at SED-ATI presented a fiber capable of measuring displacement, Vivien Staehle saw the potential of this brand new technology. Thus, Phonoptics was born in 2014 from this collaboration.

Phonoptics works assiduously to design new sensors day after day to overcome the limitations of current sensors.


In 2014, she won the national competition to help the creation of innovative technology companies in the “Emergence” category.

She will win a Photon d'Or by the Photonic magazine and the Fiber Optics Valley Innovation Prize in the Student-Entrepreneur category.

One year after its creation, the start-up won the Tremplin Entreprises competition in 2015 and was awarded the Scientipôle Initiative.

She will also be a semi-finalist in the Materials and Construction category of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge.

In 2016, a fundraising was made.

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