History of the Company

Founded in 2010 by two young graduates with complementary profiles — Virginie Simon, a biotech engineer and PhD in nanotechnology, and Tristan Davaille, a financial engineer with a degree in economics — MyScienceWork serves the international scientific community with digital promotion platforms for research, called Polaris, and Premium access to scientific publications and experts. The whole team promotes easy access to scientific publications, unrestricted diffusion of knowledge and open science.

The Team


Virginie Simon, CEO & Co-Founder

Virginie Simon earned a degree in biotech engineering from the Technological University of Compiègne (UTC, France). In parallel, she completed a BA in philosophy from the University of Nanterre. Virginie also holds a PhD in nanotechnology for cancer therapy from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), and has three years of professional experience in a nanomedicine start-up.




Tristan Davaille, CFO & Co-Founder

Tristan is a graduate of Reims Management School and holds a BA in economics from the University of Paris Est. He has three years’ experience as the head of management control at Meilleurtaux.com





Laurence Bianchini, COO

Laurence has a PhD in physics. She is in charge of the Polaris platforms and customer and academic relations. She joined MyScienceWork in 2011 where she has worked as a science journalist, managing communications and writing news for MyScienceWork and its partner media outlets. She is a board member of Girls in Tech Luxembourg.




Damien Vannson

Damien has acquired his skills through a decade of experience in different web industries. Both his studies and his extensive experience have left him with solid and versatile skills.






Luc Boruta, R&D Director

Luc has a PhD in computational linguistics from Université Paris Diderot. After working for several years on voice-controlled intelligent personal assistants, he joined MyScienceWork to lead R&D projects and develop an intuitive natural-language interface for the platform's search engine.




Julien Houssière, Sales Director Europe

Julien has 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing project management in the information industry. Passionate about new technologies and web marketing, he joined MyScienceWork to lead the commercial development of the Polaris institutional offer in Europe.





Manuel Esteban, CTO

He studied at the IUT in Aix-en-Provence before working in Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg as a web developer for several agencies. In addition to his ten years of experience, he has cofounded a fablab (Thilab) and feels strongly about the importance of sharing knowledge.





Arthur Scheiber, Software Developer

After his studies at Supinfo, carried out in Metz and in London, Arthur joined the web development team at MyScienceWork, in order to put his skills to use and develop his knowledge further.




Yann Mahe

Yann Mahe, Business Developer Europe

Yann has been working for 10 years in developing innovative technologies/solutions in the Research Market and Scholarly Publishing Industry to help researchers to better access, analyze and promote their outputs. He holds a Master of Business from the University Paris Sud and a Bachelor in law. He joined MyScienceWork to bring his expertise and reinforce the team that works on our innovative project.






We have raised $4 million from a range of investors, including Edison Group Participations and the Luxembourg State.



United States

MyScienceWork Inc.

180 Sansome Street

San Francisco, CA 94104


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MyScienceWork SA

35a avenue John F. Kennedy

L-1855 Luxembourg


Tel +352 278 428 432

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MyScienceWork SAS

101 Rue de Sèvres

75006 Paris


Phone/Fax: + 33 (0)6 59 48 44 14

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