TKM is a software-producing, service-providing and consulting company in the field of innovation. It was formed in 2004 within Grenoble’s incubator (GRAIN, now LINKSIUM) by Christophe Lecante, strategic watch expert, and Shyama Ramani, INRA researcher.
TKM is the acronym for “Technology – Knowledge – Metrix,” measuring science and knowledge in the service of innovation.
Specialized in the data mining of scientific and technological literature, TKM was the first company in France and Europe to offer instrument-assisted services for the purposes of producing strategic studies based on exploiting this literature.
In contrast with traditional actors of the scientific information market, TKM aimed from the start at focusing on the subject of analyzing and extracting strategic data from varied literature (that is, not just patents or publications).
In other words, TKM was the first actor to integrate the fact that, with the Internet’s development and the availability of online data, the latter would clearly become commodities, and only the analysis and extraction of strategic orientations could have value in helping economic actors make the right decisions in order to stand out in their own markets.
The market’s evolution since that time has confirmed this intuition, and TKM has developed world-renowned and genuine expertise recognized both in the field of academic research and among industrial players of all sizes.
The software developed by TKM from its creation onward integrates aspects of Data Science, semantic AI, and data visualization.
Innovation is not only at the core of our clients’ challenges. It is also what pushes us forward.
A Young Innovative Business from its beginnings, TKM constantly pushes the envelope on R&D efforts, on the basis of partnered research with major institutions (CNRS, CEA, INRIA, Polytechnique Montréal, etc.) and universities (Lyon, Grenoble, Montréal, and more). It is currently financing 5 CIFRE theses.
Our development teams and engineering consultants are based at our headquarters in Voiron (Grenoble), as well as Lyon, Paris and Montréal for our Canadian affiliate (2018).
TKM is also a responsible SME with a constantly evolving CSR policy. For example, TKM is committed to subjects of soft mobility for its teams. It was also involved in the “One youth, one solution” program launched in 2021 by the French government in the context of its Recovery Plan to help young people get integrated into the workforce in all regions.