O-BOY Rescue Device


O-BOY was founded in 2018 by Hadrien Dorchy and Antonin Rovai. Based in Wallonia, Belgium, O-BOY has been supported by great institutions. 


The DGo6 is the Directorate-General operational for Economy, Employment and Research, belonging to the Walloon public Service. As the legal administration in charge of funding applied research for new technologies, they have largely helped financing our Research & Development.

ESA Business Incubator

O-BOY is participating in the ESA Business Incubation Centre Belgium. Thanks to the support of the Business Incubation program of the European Space Agency, we have access to their technology, initially developed for space, their know-how and most importantly, their network of satellites.


Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies. As a trusted partner for companies, startups and academia all over the world, they provide us with the technical support we need to develop the technology for our product


Imec.istart is the lead accelerator for tech startups and offers pre-seed funding and tailored support to succeed and grow globally. Imec.istart is ranked 1st in the European ‘Top University Business Accelerators’ by UBI Global and provides us financial support as well as business coaching.


Multitel is a research and innovation centre that offers services to companies and develops new technological concepts in several fields including signal processing and embedded systems and network engineering. Among others, they help Walloon companies to integrate effectively new technologies in their products, and they really helped us kick off our Research & Development for our first Proof of Concept.


Novallia, part of the Sowalfin group, advises and provides financial support for small SMEs that work on innovative projects. It helps with the commercialization of products, processes or services through quick and very cost-efficient financing. Novallia’s loan allowed notably us to finance the shooting of our promotional video clips.


Sirris is the collective centre for and by the technological industry. Thanks to their comprehensive expertise they help large and smaller players in Belgian industry make the right technological choices, and guided us in the making of our first casing.


W.in.g, which stands for Wallonia Innovation and Growth, by Digital Wallonia, is an investment fund specialized in digital and tech-focused startups. Their financial support and their network of investors have been essential to our growth.


Founded in 2000 by the Walloon government, WSL is Europe’s first technology incubator. The WSL team shares its expertise, services and infrastructures with us and other techpreneurs and is a valuable resource for our company’s development.