New technologies supporting the homeless and refugees.


  • Tech for Good

Acceleration Type

  • Other


  • France

Vulnerable populations are also often the most cut-off from digital technology. As a result, 40% of homeless people in France receive no social benefits, often due to lack of awareness.

The non-profit Solinum set up Soliguide to enable social inclusion. The online platform maps all the services, initiatives and resources available for people in need: where to eat, shower, register for benefits etc. Soliguide is accessible free of charge online, via a mobile or via an interactive touch screen device in stations and hostels.

Solinum has also developed Merci pour l’invit (Thanks for the invite), which is a hosting network for homeless women. Finally, Solilab, a sociological research lab, studies the causes linked to homelessness. The results enable the non-profit to recommend actions and systems that can make a positive impact through insights into real-life scenarios.

Types of support

Solinum joined the Orange booth at Viva Technology 2019.