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Manage innovation via innovation
Our proposal: capitalize any logical thinking which have driven searchers and technical teams to solutions. This new approach aims at accelerating innovation’s process by connecting company experts by their know-how and generating relevant concepts.

i²Kn is a community tool to capitalize knowledge and know-how, dedicated to scientific and technical issues.

i²Kn is based on an innovative methodology, modelling logical thinking and registering issues/solutions couples. i²Kn classifies the experts by contributions and not by competencies. It establishes links between technical actors (experts and users), know-how and solutions (presented in a functional and composite way).This singular architecture satisfies industrials’ needs of innovation and capitalization of logical thinking.

Our approach allows the efficient use of issues/solutions databases via a common, functional, universal and understandable way of modelling, whatever the field of application. For example, in our common knowledge database, to carry out the function “move a liquid”, you will find more than forty physicochemical effects identified so far in different industrial fields. Among them, you will find explanations on convection and electro-rheology.

De plus, les maps permettent de retrouver le raisonnement suivi.


Experts’ know-how will be structured as a knowledge tree, integrated in a “non declarative wiki” allowing to link solutions (effect applied in a specific field) and people who possess this knowledge.

Indeed, the system establishes a directory of your company actors by identifying their expertise and their know-how and not their competencies.

Key steps

1. Creation of the ontologies’ basis by a project team

The project team is composed of experts who are fully versant with problems resolution in several company fields; it aims at capitalizing their experiences and building up an ontologies’ basis which will be tested on less experimented people. At this step, the data will be collected into an intranet/extranet site, based on a wiki language, named i²Kn provided by us.

2. Ontologies’ definition and associated model

At first, experts consolidate a database filled in with the “generic” issues; then, this will be extended for users to different strategic fields. Anybody will be allowed to model his/her own issue, whether to solve it by surfing on the database’s solutions, or to enrich the database by sharing his/her “issue/solution” couple. The database will be improved in terms of ergonomics with pictures and accurate data and formalized in a “” site. The experts will have their own profiles in the tool and a security-protected opening could be provided for other geographical sites.

3. Share of the tool (internal access for searchers, experts, technicians)

the  i²Kn solution was developed in order to share with company’s users both the company’s issues database (called “private database”) and the knowledge database already existing in i²Kn (a scientific database developed by MeetSYS, at, accessible via any private database or invitation-only); this will allow them to find immediately an expert to solve their problem.

This integration improves the experience and the analytical capacity of your company’s experts, by guiding their logical thinking “cause/effect” scientifically and technically. The system allows to build-up one or several databases, compiling issues, know-how and/or use and enrichment of the logical thinking of scientific and technical teams.

Access to our scientific database, i²Kn

  • You are a research laboratory, a school, a technology supplier and you want to contribute and enrich our scientific database, access to new technologies or just discover science? Click on the logo bellow and join our community.



    • CNES
    • THALES Air Systems
    • Messier-Bugatti
    • LVMH Recherche
    • Hennessy
    • Moria
    • Legrand
    • Nestlé Purina
    • Cetim
    • Arvin Meritor
    • Autoliv / Livbag
    • Chereau SA
    • TOTAL M&S
    • Total Exploration
    • Solvay Research center