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About us

Atoptima’s back story: who are we?

We are a DeepTech software editor offering powerful optimization modules for operations planning (vehicle routing, loading and packing, operations planning & scheduling…).

Coming from the academic world and with strong industrial collaborations in various business areas, we observed the gap between what academic research is able to deliver and what is currently in use in the industry. That’s why our Deeptech mission is to provide tailored technological tools for the most complex optimization problems, in order to do more and better while consuming less.

Based on prescriptive analytics and mathematical optimization, our solutions significantly improve decision-making, relying on more than 25 years of experience in Operations Research at the MIT, the University of Cambridge, the Inria and the CNRS.

Thanks to a scientific expertise in exact optimization and heuristic methodologies, we develop disruptive technologies to deliver the excellence of Research combined with the agility of the Software-As-A-Service.

« The fundamental challenge is to make the DeepTech accessible to the user by delivering very sophisticated cutting-edge optimization techniques in a completely fluid, reliable and scalable way, with very responsive delivery time ». (François Vanderbeck, CEO)

Our certifications


Winner of the i-Lab Prize 2021: best value creating technology arising from DeepTech startups.


DeepTech certification from Bpifrance: disruptive technology and strong R&D efforts.


Certification from the French government: Atoptima’s clients can benefit from a tax credit.


Top 20 startups combining growth and impact by the French Tech Bordeaux.

The Managing Team

François has been leading Operations Research projects for 25 years, with many industrial collaborations in various business areas. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Louvain (UCL). He was Lecturer at the University of Cambridge in Engineering and later became full professor at the University of Bordeaux. He founded the research team in Combinatorial Optimization at Inria Bordeaux, which he headed for 12 years. He has published pioneering papers in major international journals and conferences. He organised the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in 2018 with 2 000 attendees, first to be held in France. He served as Vice-President of ROADEF (French Operations Research Society) in 2014.

Adrien graduated in corporate strategy and finance from emlyon business school and holds a dual degree in international affairs from Sciences Po. He has some international experience in strategy and financial consulting on large projects in energy and supply chain. Following which, he held several positions of project manager in the e-commerce area (working at both Amazon Europe HQ & Cdiscount).

Guillaume graduated in computer science and holds a PhD in Operations Research from University of Bordeaux on Two-Echelon optimization problems. He was enrolled in the Inria research team as a Research & Development engineer in combinatorial optimization. He is a major contributor to several open-source softwares on mathematical optimization: Coluna.jl, DynamicSparseArrays.jl, BlockDecomposition.jl.

Vitor graduated in industrial engineering from the Universidade Federal da Paraíba (Brazil) and in Operations Research from the University of Bordeaux. He was the winner of the prize of the best undergraduate work of the Brazilian Operations Research conference. He was enrolled in the Inria research team in Combinatorial Optimization at the University of Bordeaux. He has extensive technological expertise in algorithmics, software engineering, programming languages, operating systems, databases, networks, computer science, web technologies, graphical user interfaces.

Our tech partners

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They support us

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