a gold medal in the Lépine competition for the start-up FiltraLife Solution

a gold medal in the Lépine competition for the start-up FiltraLife Solution
a gold medal in the Lépine competition for the start-up FiltraLife Solution

“It was a bit of a dream, especially for my father who is an engineer by training. » Less than 96 hours after winning a gold medal in the Lépine competition on Friday May 10, 2024, Paul and Auguste Minot, managers of the start-up FiltraLife Solution, based in Valence-en-Poitou, are still savoring the moment. “It rewards eighteen months of hard work and is real recognition for our machine”, resumes the latter. This, mobile and robust, and using neither electricity nor chemicals, is designed to filter water to make it drinkable by eliminating viruses, bacteria, pesticides, herbicides and other heavy metal residues.
It is initially intended for the two billion people who do not have access to drinking water in the world, and this price allows us to give it visibility. Very quickly, before and after obtaining the prize, we had numerous messages of support and contacts, particularly with foreign governments or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). »

A model for individuals and SMEs

And orders too. “ Which are in the finalization phase. The next two steps for FiltraLife Solution are the putting into production on the Valence-en-Poitou site of several hundred units which will be delivered in the summer but also the launch, at the beginning of July, of a machine Domestic use. It is a smaller model intended for individuals or SMEs to be connected directly to the water supply of the home or business. Costing between 1,500 and 2,000 euros, we already have pre-orders for 150 to 300 units. » A quantity that, initially, the two entrepreneurs want to limit in order to have the first feedback. A peak of activity which would motivate the creation of three to five positions within the start-up, between now and the summer.

The coming weeks will therefore be very busy for Paul and Auguste Minot. “We will also be present on the Nouvelle-Aquitaine stand at the VivaTech Show, the annual meeting for technological innovation and start-ups which takes place in Paris from May 22 to 25. Then we exhibit at Eurosatory, the Defense and Security World Fair which takes place from June 17 to 21, 2024 in Villepinte. » Because in addition to having its place in villages, schools, government structures, the FiltraLife Solution machine is likely to be of interest to armies.

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