The SBT Group acquires the TWIN CORP, the international coaching platform.

SBT, Scientific Brain Training, (FR0004175222, MLSBT), a group specializing in consulting and development of innovative services that integrate new technologies, cognitive engineering, and neuroscience, announces that, as of Monday, January 30, 2017, they have concluded the acquisition of the start-up TWIN CORP, the only international remote coaching platform for leaders, managers and business experts.

The coaching market is booming in France and internationally thanks to several strengths:

  • Individual coaching increases the effectiveness of employees in companies.
  • Employees expect a more individualized approach, adapted to their context, agenda, and centered around their needs.
  • Companies are faced with a paradox: industrializing individualized employee development while managing constraints: budget, centralized global management, time saving, organizational simplicity, etc.

TWIN CORP brings innovative and agile coaching solutions to the market without departing from the ethics and high standards used by the best coaches.  TWIN CORP offers:

  • The first digital remote coaching solution to develop employee efficiency in all areas.
  • A minimum of 3 hours of coaching to successfully manage transformation projects, skill development programs, and individual situations.
  • The guaranteed involvement of experienced international coaches and support for companies in the development and implementation of their projects.
  • A smartphone application and web platform for choosing a coach and booking sessions on demand.
  • Resources: 28 coaches in Asia, the US, South America, and Europe recruited according to stringent criteria.

With over two years of positive customer experience, TWIN CORP stands out with large international groups as THE facilitating, expert solution when it comes to coaching and professional development, with a projected turnover of approximately 600,000 EUROS in 2017.

For SBT’s Chairman, Olivier Fronty:  “The acquisition of TWIN CORP allows us to offer an innovative tool that complements the Group’s HR approach by strengthening the individual approach. It provides further proof of the Group’s desire to create new labels. It also allows us to integrate all of our cognitive science knowledge into these digital approaches.”

For Perrine Dejoie and Bertrand Ponchon, Founding Partners of the start-up, “TWIN CORP will be able to take off quickly thanks to a growing group and will benefit from customer and network synergies.”

 

CONTACT SBT

Edouard Blanchard

SBT Group Board Member

e.blanchard@sbt.fr

 

INVESTOR/PRESS CONTACT

Amalia Naveira/Marie-Claude Triquet

ACTUS Lyon

Tel: 00 33 4 72 18 04 93

anaveira@actus.fr/mctriquet@actus.fr

 

About SBT

A Euronext listed company, SBT, Scientific Brain Training, is a group specializing in consulting and development of innovative services that integrate new technologies, cognitive engineering, and neuroscience. Its expertise is organized around 2 activities:

  • The Consulting and Human Resources activity covers the value chain, including strategy consulting, talent detection and development, along with the design of multi-channel training programs (face-to-face and e-learning).
  • The Smart Health activity focuses on health professionals and the general public. It designs, develops, and markets interactive applications and software for a wide range of uses, directed both at target populations (children, adults, seniors) and specific pathologies (dyslexia, attention disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.) or situations (at home, with a practitioner, or in the workplace).

See the press release PDF (in French):  The SBT Group acquires the international coaching platform TWIN CORP

 

SBT acquires a stake in Happy Blue Fish (HBF)

SBT (FR0004175222, MLSBT) is a group specializing in consulting and development of innovative services that integrate new technologies, cognitive engineering, and neuroscience.

As part of its open innovation program, SBT announced today that it has taken a minority stake in the Brittany-based company Happy Blue Fish (HBF).

This young, innovative company designs, produces and publishes video games exclusively for tablets and cell phones. Specializing in games for children (edutainment) and the general public, HBF is a “pure player” in this new and highly promising market for the digital distribution of video games (via App Stores:  ).

For SBT’s Chairman Olivier Fronty, and Franck Tarpin-Bernard, the Group’s Managing Director, “this investment shows our desire to develop a network of privileged partners in key thematic areas that we want to support.” The interest is twofold in the case of Happy Blue Fish. First, we wanted to strengthen our expertise in the design and distribution of mobile applications, which have become a crucial means of diffusion for our content. In addition, HBS is developing an innovation program supported by BPI France that aims to improve mobile application user experience, a strategic subject for our business, whether for brain training, e-learning, or coaching.

For Dominique Busso, Happy Blue Fish’s Founder and CEO, and former Technology Director for the game publisher Mindscape, “SBT will allow us to speed up our innovation projects, not only through its financial contribution, but also thanks to the many human, business, and technological synergies between the two companies.”

 

In 2016, HBF generated €286,000 in turnover and €12,000 in net income after taxes.

About SBT

A Euronext listed company, SBT, Scientific Brain Training, is a group specializing in consulting and development of innovative services that integrate new technologies, cognitive engineering, and neuroscience. Its expertise is organized around 2 activities:

  • The Consulting and Human Resources activity covers the value chain, including strategy consulting, talent detection and development, along with the design of multi-channel training programs (face-to-face and e-learning).
  • The Smart Health activity focuses on health professionals and the general public. It designs, develops, and markets interactive applications and software for a wide range of uses, directed both at target populations (children, adults, seniors) and specific pathologies (dyslexia, attention disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.) or situations (at home, with a practitioner, or in the workplace).

See the press release PDF (in French):  SBT strengthens its divisions of expertise by taking a stake in Happy Blue Fish

 

Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim for a medical trial on schizophrenia

Happyneuron to provide a Computerized Cognitive Training program for a large clinical trial by Boehringer Ingelheim investigating combined schizophrenia therapy

 

Happyneuron SAS, a subsidiary of SBT Human(s) Matter Group, announces that it has been chosen by Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies, to provide the at-home computerized cognitive training (CCT) for inclusion in an international multicentric clinical trial[1] that investigates the efficacy of a potential new treatment.

 

This trial will compare the effect of BI 425809 to placebo on cognition in patients with schizophrenia on a background of stable antipsychotic treatment and of at-home computerized cognitive training. First patients are planned to be included in April 2019. For the first time, an at-home cognitive training is added to the scientific design in the framework of a large international clinical trial in the CNS field.

 

This trial is critical to the scientific field for several reasons: The results will show if there is an enhanced benefit to combining pharmacotherapy with increased cognitive stimulation through at-home CCT in patients with schizophrenia. Second, the trial will evaluate the impact of BI 425809 with adjunctive CCT on outcomes relating to patients’ daily functioning. Finally, it will demonstrate if at-home CCT can be effectively implemented in a large trial across many centers and several countries. One key strength of this trial is the relatively large sample size which should result in robust data.

 

These combination trials are extremely rare, and this can open a new path for research in many other medical conditions if we can demonstrate the potentiation of drug effect by CCT.

 

According to Franck Tarpin-Bernard, President of Happyneuron, “this new partnership with a top pharmaceutical company is a great acknowledgment of the work we have done in the last twenty years. Happyneuron was a pioneer of cognitive training and our long experience in schizophrenia is thus fully recognized. The at-home version that has been specially developed for Boehringer Ingelheim will aim at helping thousands of patients to benefit from better cognitive remediation. We have been waiting for many years to find a pharmaceutical company that would accept to study how CTT can leverage the effect of drugs and we are very happy that Boehringer Ingelheim launched such a clinical trial.”

 

Happyneuron SAS, is the French leader of Cognitive Stimulation solutions. Pioneer of the field, Happyneuron serves more than 8500 Healthcare professionals mainly in French and English-speaking countries. More than 300.000 patients suffering from various cognitive impairments are using Happyneuron solutions daily. Happyneuron is a subsidiary of SBT, a listed company on Euronext Access market (ISIN FR0004175222 MLSBT). Combining Digital and Cognitive Sciences, SBT Human(s) Matter invents and builds experiences and usages to serve men and women fulfillment. Able to assess and develop individual and collective skills, SBT Human(s) Matter is unique in France and in Europe as a leader of “Brain Tech” applied to professional services and healthcare.

[1] The trial (NCT03859973) aims at recruiting 200 patients with stable schizophrenia in 6 countries and approximately 40 research sites.

New websites

The SBT Group is marking the start of its new communication strategy by launching modernized institutional websites for each of the companies in the group, and by creating a common visual identity.

Also during the first stage, we will launch specific marketing campaigns targeting the media and financial sectors.

SBT websiteOse Consulting website Arnava website Symetrix website HAPPYneuron website

 

Arnava breakfast, 29 April 2014

At a breakfast organized on 29 April at the Club Le Doyen in Paris, Arnava (SBT Group), a consultancy firm specializing in assessing managers, presented a study on managers and supervisors from 40 large French and international groups the theme of which was “which leadership models should we adopt for the directors and managers of the future?”

To better understand what companies of the future will look like, Arnava asked managers about the changes taking place in their profession, the difficulties they encounter, and the direction that changes are going in. The results show that the new leadership models are at the heart of a system of issues inextricably linked with each other: be they economic, societal or cultural. 3 factors affect new managerial practices in particular: new technologies, new generations (Y, Z) and the CSR.

The conclusions of this study were presented to the guests and journalists attending this event, which was an opportunity for discussing “best practices” and for sharing experiences.

Please contact us if you would like to see the results of this study.

Which leadership model should we adopt for the managers of the future?

Michel Noir, President of Arnava

The MASSAI project is introduced at Bercy, in Paris

MASSAI presented by Franck Tarpin-Bernard for the Minister of Economic Regeneration     MASSAI Pellerin

On Friday 24 January 2014, at Bercy, in Paris, an exhibition of 20 innovative collaborative projects from competitiveness clusters took place. The aim of this exhibition organized by the DGCIS (General Directorate of Industry and Services) was to promote corporate innovative endeavors by presenting high-potential R&D projects.

The MASSAÏ project (Measurement and Management of Stress in Computerized Learning Situations) overseen by SBT, was selected in the ICT category (information and communication technologies). In turn, the ministers Arnaud Montebourg, Geneviève Fioraso and Fleur Pellerin came to listen to Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Managing Director of the group, present the content of the project in detail.

Just to remind you, the MASSAÏ project, which will be completed in June 2014, aims to develop tools, initially intended for the training sector, to measure and manage stress. Buoyed up the enthusiasm for the project and the flexibility of the various schemes developed, the SBT Group now plans to use the MASSAÏ tools in professional contexts where stress may have an effect on the wellbeing and the effectiveness of employees.

The MASSAÏ project is jointly funded by BPI France, the Rhône-Alpes region in France and the council of the Rhône département. The consortium brings together, with SBT at the center, the company CORYS and the university laboratories, LUTIN and LIG.

 

Franck Tarpin-Bernard, elected Secretary General of CEN-STIMCO

Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Managing Director of SBT, has just been elected Secretary General of CEN-STIMCO, the National Center for Expertise in Cognitive Stimulation.

The missions of CEN-STIMCO entail supporting and developing applications and technological solutions connected with cognitive stimulation, promoting the construction of offerings that meet the needs of the cognitive stimulation market, cooperation between the academic, medical and business sectors, the workplace and the socio-economic environment, as well as innovation in developing computerized systems for cognitive stimulation, cognitive optimization and the compensation for cognitive deficits with regard to participation through partnerships with research bodies and companies.

The National Center for Expertise in Cognitive Stimulation (CEN STIMCO) is a “facilitating” body whose independence, neutrality and transparency aim to encourage contact between users, handicap professionals, companies that use technological solutions, their suppliers, charities for patients and their families and cognitive stimulation researchers.

Additional recognition of the legitimacy of SBT in the field of neurosciences and cognitive sciences.

National Center for Expertise in Cognitive Stimulation

Increased share ownership in Symetrix

On 20 December 2013, SBT bought 6.25% of the capital of Symetrix, a company specializing in innovative training schemes, bringing its majority ownership of the company’s shares to 95.1%.

This operation means that Symetrix can enter SBT’s tax consolidation group.

SBT has proved that it is now among the major companies in the sector of corporate support in performance research.

Since a company’s performance is more than ever linked with its ability to renew its strategy while meeting the fundamental individual and group needs of its employees, SBT offers a full range of services that aim to develop both people and organizations.