We can readily see the emergence of new collaborative economy platforms, a ‘horizontalisation’ of Society … and deduce that a technological, social and organizational revolution is under way today. During the September 2015 Plenary session, devoted to “Innovation, Start-ups and Rejuvenation, the Academy under the initiative of its Vice-President, Alain Bravo examined several positive examples of the transition observed:

• Creation of independent door-to-door sales-persons (Jacques Cosnefry) and the rebirth of automobile distributors (Xavier Cotelle).

Jacques Cosnefroy

• The “Digital Champion” Gilles Babinet and the “serial entrepreneur” Stéphane Dehoche explained how the digital transition has affected their specific specialties.

Stéphane Dehoche

• The economist Vincent Aussiloux (France Stratégie) described ongoing studies that would invite economists “beyond the GDP” with the aim to create and make available an indexed indicator chart to better measure the current state and development of the nation’s economy.

Vincent Aussilloux