DigiLAB’s 1st Edition:
a co-creation by
Institut Paul Bocuse
and Food Service Factory

DigiLAB’ is the first-ever certification created specifically for digital start-ups working in the hotel and restaurant sector. Given that our students are the industry professionals of the future, DigiLAB’ has chosen to ask them to finally approve the business solutions offered by these start-ups.

Two new businesses called Good Meal and Socialease were recently nominated winners of the first edition of this quarterly event celebrating innovation in the sector. They were selected by Food Service Factory from more than 20 initial challengers. 7 finalists competed in Lyons, in front of a panel of specialist food and hospitality sector judges.

Good Meal have come up with an application that manages quality control and restaurant customer experience in real-time. Socialease, offers to professionals a platform that manages their communications and e-reputation on social networks.

From September 2019, these solutions will be deployed and tested throughout the 7 training restaurants and hotels of Institut Paul Bocuse. Both winners will benefit from user feedback that will enable them to check the feasibility of their project and adapt it to the realities of the market.

This initiative aims to introduce useful and innovative solutions to students and to develop our institution’s entrepreneurship programme. Besides, this is the perfect way for start-ups to get themselves known by the future professionals and consequently to boost their reputation.

On May 16 at Paris, the two start-ups took part in the 3rd edition of the “Food Service Digital Transformation Convention” (Food Service DDAY) organised by Food Service Vision and Institut Paul Bocuse.

Startup Good MealStartup SocialeaseDigiLAb' certification created specifically for digital start-ups