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Technology Transfer Activity

From Dec. 2017 until Feb. 2020, I worked as the CEO of Kapflex, a company I have co-founded.

This project has won the iLab 2018 Prize, granted by French Ministry of research.

Thanks to many patents, we are able to develop innovative solutions regarding fluid level sensing, multiphase flows, sensors for cryogenic applications and much more. Fill free to contact me at Pierre.Thibault(at) to see what we can do for you.
Grenoble Alpes University offers different possibilites for you to develop innovative solutions, with PhD CIFRE contracts, research contracts. Go to Floralis webpage to discover what we can do for you.
2016/9/6: Kapflex enters Airbus Bizlab acceleration program.

Inventive activity


I have been inventing several sensors to be used in industrial environments like:

  • a helicopter maintenance tool that allows an automatic draining of an helicopter tank, also suitable for aiplanes.
  • a tool to measure the oil and water level in a multiphasic stratified air/oil/water system
  • a tool for bioimpedance measurements in living systems
  • a tool to detect ion concentration and assess water quality in waper pipes


At the origin, in 2005, I developed high performance capacitive level sensors that can work in cryogenic and other harsh environments.
This led to a first patent: Planar capacitive device for measuring liquid levels : see the international patent
This invention has later been tested in a rocket tank within the HX-G program by Air liquide DTA. (see description p.4 in the Cryoscope, issue n°49), where it is explained that they are "new level gauges for liquid oxygen and hydrogen, compact and easily integrated into the tanks, while also being longer to collect more information."

activity as a consultant

In 1998 I already worked as a consultant for the ESRF where I developed a circulating helium cryostat, and since I have been working on many industrial projects and studies to develop Proof of Concepts for companies like Airbus Helicopters and to invent new solutions.