Philosophy that drive our company

Social economy

Our company is a social enterprise.

Our social purpose is to contribute to the development of the Cytomine open source project, and manage it's community.

By community we include every user, researcher, teacher, software developer, physician, institute, research center, hospital, or any company which has some interest in large-scale image analysis and Cytomine.

This social enterprise status implies that majority of the profits of our commercial activity must be invested in the realization of our social purpose, members accepting limited assets (maximum 6% of their shares annually).


Our company is managed democratically on the one member one vote principle : each member has one vote during general meetings, regardless of the number of shares he/she holds.

For a more detailed description of our governance model, please read our statutes [in french].