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The world is a complex place.
Let’s create together
the solutions to manage it.

At your side since 2003

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Highly technical and multidisciplinary

Cervval is a high-level IT engineering company comprising nearly 50 employees who are highly qualified in IT and applied mathematics, mainly to engineer and post-doctoral standard. We are specialists in 2 fields of activity that constitute 2 high-level competence centres:

Our project approach is based on collecting and modelling our clients' business expertise. Our scientific culture and our open-mindedness, which have been particularly instilled during our education and research, allow us to tackle all problems in all sectors of activity: industry, transport, health, energy, sea, defence, education, culture.

A forerunner in the simulation of complex systems

The main characteristic of a complex system is that it consists of a large number of parameters that constantly interact with each other and cannot be studied independently. The diversity of phenomena occurring in such a system, as well as their potential variability, makes it difficult to predict its behaviour and evolution using conventional analytical methods. In this context, the methodology used by Cervval since 2003 makes it possible to integrate all the components of the system and their interactions into a simulation tool that faithfully and credibly reproduces the structural or functional reality of the system.

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A bridge between the world of academic research and industry

Cervval is a company that was set up in the wake of a research centre specialising in simulation technologies and optimisation algorithms, the CERV (European Virtual Reality Centre). Cervval was created at the instigation of leaders of industry and the health sector, who saw early on the importance of digital simulation, particularly for engineering and training. This is in our DNA and we regularly participate in collaborative R&D projects and scientific publications.

Humans first

Our human dimension is reflected on a daily basis by the particularly healthy and friendly atmosphere and the involvement of everyone. Cervval takes care to cultivate this human spirit and the loyalty of its employees, through share-ownership plans and employee profit-sharing schemes, daily meetings, shared lunches and team-building events.

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Entrepreneurial culture: start-up studio

In 2013, Cervval's founding shareholders created the Tacthys company, a holding company structure with a capital of €753,212.33. Its aim is to give rise to companies either in the form of intrapreneurship or with external partners, in any areas where Cervval's know-how would help them to advance.

Thus, in 2017, Tacthys supported one of Cervval's engineers, Sébastien Le Yaouanq, Doctor of Computer Science, in setting up his company specialized in e-health: e-medys

In 2019, Tacthys supported the setting up of a structure specialized in microbiology: the treatment of the effects on bacteria (e.g. corrosion), through the Leo Viridis company. This company was created after meeting biologists who were experts in microbiology and who saw that Cervval's simulation had an invaluable ability to deal with the behaviour of this new biotechnology.

Holding company founded in 2013
2 fields of activity,
2 brands
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Financial strength and growth

Cervval has developed over the past 20 years at a steady pace of growth and positive results and on solid bases of satisfied customers who remain loyal and entrust us with increasingly structuring projects. Cervval's growth has accelerated in recent years: from a turnover of around €1 million and a workforce of around fifteen people in 2016, to around €5 million and around fifty employees in 2022. In order to be able to meet the demand of the market and its customers, Cervval's parent company, the Tacthys group, had its new head office built at the beginning of 2020, making it possible to accommodate 50 employees, in a very pleasant working environment with a view on the sea. 3 years later, a second building was built to accommodate 50 additional workstations and enable continued growth of Cervval and the Tacthys group.

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Why choose us?

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We love challenges

Do you have a complex problem?
For us, technically nothing is impossible and the greater the challenge, the more we love it. If your need is simple, we're here too!
According to the saying "if you can move mountains, you can move molehills", we will be able to provide you with the ideal solution.

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Live a human adventure

At Cervval, the human being is at the centre of the process, both in the customer relationship and the internal organisation.
Our primary mission is to understand your business issues in order to develop the solution of your dreams and obtain your full satisfaction.

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Excellent references

Over the years of our experience, we have accumulated many fine references praising us from all sectors.
The best? Perhaps it is better to ask our customers for their opinions directly.

They embarked on the journey with us and are satisfied:

We were looking for a partner to support us in the development of an innovative solution. We found a team with a startup mindset, an open mind and a taste for challenge. The result is a project carried out with flexibility, rigour and enthusiasm, and a tool that meets with the support of its users. A great story of cooperation and mutual trust.

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Michel POELS - Bouygues TP

Deputy Director of Technical Information Technology

Morgane RICHARD - Brittany Ferries

Project Management Assistance
On-board Programming

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Cervval was able to meet our expectations in the customised development of a working- time management solution for on-board staff that incorporated the constraints resulting from our company agreements. The team was able to find innovative solutions that met the technical constraints imposed by this project. Cervval is proactive and proved to be highly responsive in meeting the needs expressed. Collaboration is clear, easy, pleasant and efficient.

Technip FMC has been working with Cervval since 2010. It is a relationship of great trust that has led us to set up a framework agreement in 2013 and to collaborate on strategic international digital projects..

A little jump into the future .... amazing work CERVVAL.

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Thomas PARENTEAU - TechnipFMC

Digitals systems and tools Manager

Benjamin Fortaner - École navale

Maritime Training Manager

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The applications and tools developed by Cervval are used by many companies:

ARCAL Bibus BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) Bouygues travaux publics Brittany Ferries Bureau Veritas CCI Brest, IFAC, Campus des métiers Cesim Santé Chantier de l'Atlantique CHRU Brest Citeph CTRL Lorient Agglomération d2m l'École navale EDF Enib Faculté des Métiers de Fougères, Rennes, St-Malo Genesis HOP! training IAS Orsay Ifremer Inserm Inserr Lilly Lumiplan Mucem Naval Energies Naval Group prince de bretagne RATP Dev Le SAS, Science Art Société Kohler SDMO le Tram SICA Saint Pol de Leon Sncf Sogitec Stago TechnipFMC Thales Total Triskalia Virtualys, Virtual Vision & Process
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At the end of the world, yet well surrounded

Located at the tip of Brittany in the Brest technology park, Cervval is surrounded by stakeholders in innovation: companies, partners, competitiveness clusters.

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They support us:

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Mailing address :

245 rue René Descartes
Technopôle Brest-Iroise
29280 Plouzané

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(+33)2 90 26 21 10

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