With her DPLG National Architect Diploma, Valerie COTTEREAU started her career with French architects. Willing to reach new goals and challenges, she created her own business in 1998, ARTEFACTO. At its start, the company was specialized in the design of the very first virtual images for building constructions and participated to major local projects. Fifteen years later, the company has become the French pioneer of 3D Augmented Reality thanks to technology evolutions and active research led by its R&D department. Its main sectors are architecture, real-estate, urban planning, transports, museums and heritage. As she is a very active woman, Valerie Cottereau has always been committed to imply ARTEFACTO into the French eco-system via poles of competitiveness and actions for the economic development of her region.

In 2013, the French jury of the Oscars d’Ille-et-Vilaine rewarded her career path with the Mastering of Sciences and Technologies award. Building from this continuous evolution, Valerie Cottereau designed ARTEFACTO’s new head office building to better reflect the company’s vision, opened an office in New York City, started exporting the company’s expertise and technologies in several countries and became a board member of the French ENS Cachan School for scientific research and training, the same year.

2014 should be as exciting as 2013 was! Valerie Cottereau’s leitmotiv for this new year is to maintain the company’s development progress in a well-controlled framework. Besides, she is participating to the augmented reality plan, one of the 34 French plans for the national industrial recovery.

Company: ARTEFACTO http://www.artefacto.fr 

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