The Chappe Institute derives its name from Claude Chappe. His inventions are symbol of the mission and vision of The Chappe Institute:
Connect the world by communication.
Claude Chappe was an unusual man. Under the most unlikely circumstances, in the middle of an eighteenth century revolution, he managed to build a telegraph network that spanned the entire country of France, with branches leading into Holland, Germany, Italy, and Spain. His success in France inspired similar work in almost every other European country. Optical telegraph lines of many different designs sprang up in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, England, Poland, and Russia, almost as quickly as the word about Chappe’s success could spread.