ORPALIS is now certified as Young Innovative Company by the French Ministry of Research thanks to its groundbreaking techniques in the field of document imaging.

Muret, France, May 10, 2013.

Each year, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, MESR) delivers a certification and a grant to companies dedicating a significant part of their activity to scientific work. In April 2013 ORPALIS is officially recognized as Young Innovative Company (Jeune Entreprise Innovante, JEI).

There are 5 conditions to be eligible as Young Innovative Company:

  • be a Small or Medium Company (Petite et Moyenne Entreprise, PME).
  • be less than 8 years old.
  • have a consequent budget allocated yearly for research work.
  • be independent.
  • be truly innovative in scientific and technical aspects with patent pending projects.

In 2009, 2373 French companies have beneficiated of this status, which was created in 2004.

ORPALIS is based in the South-West of France, in the small town of Muret, near Toulouse. Toulouse is famous for being the center of the European aerospace industry and hosting world leading IT companies. In this favorable environment Loïc Carrère created a company which became in a very short time a reference in the document imaging and image processing domains.

Loïc Carrère says: “Thanks to the State’s recognition and financial support, the company’s activity will be even more focused on developing our own technologies and on the release of several patents. The bottom line is that without research work, you cannot build a powerful, stable, durable and innovative product like our GdPicture SDK, which helps thousands of organizations with their ever growing needs for document imaging, image processing and document management. Our end-users applications, even the free ones like PaperScan Scanner Software Free Edition and ORPALIS PDF Reducer Free Edition, are built with the same technologies. The general public benefits of the same level of excellence than the professionals.

Already recognized for several years by professionals and peers, with this new certification ORPALIS gets the scientific backing that brings the startup to a new level of qualification. ORPALIS is a company that counts in the world of document imaging, image processing and document management in France and internationally today and for the years to come.


ORPALIS is creator, developer and owner of the comprehensive document imaging toolkit series released under the brand “GdPicture”, which is now a worldwide known and respected leader in imaging technologies. More than 12,000 developers based in over 70 countries include GdPicture components in their applications. In 2011 ORPALIS releases PaperScan, marking the beginning of a new line of products meant for end-users. PDF Reducer is launched in 2013. www.orpalis.com / www.gdpicture.com

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