Yoann Fournier, 2020 Engineers Trophies public award
Yoann Fournier, a student at Grenoble INP - Esisar, has just won the Usine Nouvelle Engineers of the Future Trophies public award for his Scan It mobile application using 3D printing.
This application allows you to scan an object with a smartphone to 3D print it. It will allow anyone who wishes to create a spare part for a broken object themselves.
For Yoann Fournier: “Waste is a plague of the mass consumption society. When the price of a repair exceeds 30% of the item's value, the consumer prefers to throw it away. Yet nearly 9 in 10 people say they've tried to repair something or at least have tried to determine the cause of the breakage. Scan It will offer an alternative solution: create a spare part yourself, at a lower cost. The application is still in development, but the first results are very promising. My goal is to democratize 3D scanning, which is currently very expensive. "
Student at Grenoble INP - Esisar, Yoann has chosen to do his 5th year at Grenoble INP - Ense3. This other Grenoble INP - UGA school indeed offers a semester dedicated to innovation marketing that will help the student create his start-up at the end of his studies.
Create a spare part yourself
Concretely, with Scan It, it will be possible to scan any object via a smartphone camera. This object will be modeled in 3D by the application, no knowledge of CAD is necessary. The 3D model can be personalized by the user: color,texture ...
The model will then be sent to Scan It headquarters, which will manufacture it using a 3D printer and ship it to the person who ordered it.
Develop skills through international mobility
During his studies at Grenoble INP - Esisar, Yoann Fournier has acquired skills in programming and embedded systems. During an exchange semester * in New Zealand (Otago Polytechnic), in his 4th year, he developed a strong interest in Artificial Intelligence and 3D printing.
For Yoann Fournier: "This project allows me to combine my different skills: web development and 3D printing, but also artificial intelligence and automatic modeling."
Grenoble INP - UGA offers more than 300 partnerships with foreign institutions in more than 70 countries.
Several possibilities are available to students: study semester, full year, internship or even final project. In all their forms, international mobilities are enriching experiences both in human and skills development terms, which is why Grenoble INP - UGA wishes to make international mobility a key step in the student journey.