Creative France chooses to surprise, by immersing you into a landscape abounding in hidden treasures with unexpectedly ingenious features. To one side, a typical French-style garden reflects France’s recognized excellence and expertise. On the other, a France of creativity, innovation, disruptive technology, strong commitment and collaborative partnerships emerges. A French-style creative culture does indeed exist, fostered by a unique approach combining cutting-edge technology, savoir-faire and art de vivre , realism and innovative applications. This combination reflects change in a society inspired by its roots but driven by its entrepreneurial spirit. The flagbearers for this creative culture of surprises, technology, poetry and effective inspirations are mostly young businesses seeking a design edge. From an idea to its application, French creativity demonstrates its power to enrich our daily lives, to improve the quality and sustainability of products and services, and to play its part in advancing society. In this landscape, a musical instrument stands alongside surgical pliers, an exoskeleton meets an amphibious boat, and a wall plate hangs beside a photovoltaic film. French design embodies this bold blend of culture, economy and industry, by finding a creative balance all of its own that is recognized the world over. This creative melting pot owes nothing to chance, channeling its extraordinary ability and versatility into envisaging and initiating dialogue across different professional cultures. Projects both big and small presented in this exhibition showcase an impressive human adventure and reveal a message of optimism and confidence. Powered by Business France Download: catalog, Le Bourget 2015 Official website: http://creative.businessfrance.fr/
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La French Tech at Medica La French Tech is about startups from all sectors, including medicine. French excellence in this area is nurtured by the French health system, ranked by the World Health Organisation as the best in the world. Talented innovators from all over France are working on solving major health issues in startups as innovatively as a large corporation like Sanofi: from a vaccine for AIDS to portable ultrasounds or specialised surgical instruments, French creativity and clinical excellence is breaking new ground. In 2015, Business France was given the responsibility to promote the French Tech brand and initiative internationally. The following success stories speak better than any graph, figures or complicated argument we could come up with. They show that France is breeding a new generation of entrepreneurs equipped to provide the most innovative solutions to world’s health problems.
France at Mobile World Congress The French Tech pavilion has enable several partner regions, such as Brittany, Ile-de-France, Languedoc Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées and Provence-Alpes-Côted’Azur to be represented at the trade show. Additionally, two high-technology clusters will have stands of their own: Systematic Paris Region and Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées (Secure Communicating Solutions). All these different actors share the same determination and efforts to promote the quality of innovations “made in France”. Ms Axelle Lemaire, France’s Minister of State for the Digital Industry, will visit MWC to help promote French excellence. This brochure presents some of the most innovative and promising French startups and companies that will be exhibiting at this year’s Mobile World Congress. They embody the amazing talents and opportunities France can offer. Getting to know them will change your perception of a country that is fast becoming reputed as much for its technology as it is for fashion and cuisine.
La French Tech at WEB SUBMIT In 5 years, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 42,000 from more than 134 countries. It’s been called “the best technology conference on the planet”. But we just think it‘s different. And that difference works for our attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting startups. French startups report ever more sources of support, both from ordinary people who are financing their projects, to the championing by government of the sector. Crowdfunding is becoming so popular it is almost fashionable: the amount raised doubled in a year from €65 million in the first half of 2014 to €133 million in the same period this year. In the meantime, the number of French lenders or donors had grown from 1 million people to 1.75 million. The French government has played a key role in the growth of crowdfunding by leading a committed reform that screated a regulatory framework every bit as flexible as in the United States and is breaking the monopoly of banks. Meanwhile, some of France’s biggest companies, Vinci, Axa, Orange, BNP Paribas, Altran or La Poste have significantly increased their role in open innovation, helping startups getting to the next stage as illustrated in this catalogue.
La French Tech at SLUSH In 2015, Slush brought together 15.000 attendees, including 1.700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. People from more than half of the world’s countries traveled to the cold and dark Helsinki, with the ambition of taking their business to the next level. Slush is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organizers. In 2015, Business France was given the responsibility to promote the French Tech brand and initiative internationally. This means showing the world that not only is France an innovation hotspot, but that it is also going through a deep cultural and mentality change, making it more startup friendly than ever. On top of featuring several examples of some of France’s most promising startups (which you can meet at SLUSH), this catalogue is meant to break the myth of a closed-to-foreign investment country of bureaucrats where innovation is stifled.
La French Tech WHAT IS “la French Tech ”? “La French Tech” refers to all the people working for or with French startups in France or abroad. This ecosystem is made up of entrepreneurs, obviously, but also investors, engineers, designers, developers, associations, bloggers, media, big companies, and government agencies… All the players who are working towards startups’ growth and international promotion. “LA FRENCH TECH”: a Vibrant Ecosystem For some years now, French Tech have as a group shown incredible dynamism, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, and other talented people. Areas of the French Tech Medical technology (medtech), green technologies (cleantech), biotechnology (biotech), finance (FinTech) or in industrial enterprises… French companies on youbuyfrance.com in area of new technologies and innovation: clic here Website : http://en.lafrenchtech.com/
THE STORY BEHIND CREATIVE FRANCE Créative France is the story of accentuating the ‘creative’, both literally and figuratively. It’s the story of a different approach, of the spark ignited by phrases and by words and images. It’s the story of an airliner that gains a second deck, of a coding school that becomes a nexus for learning, of a pastry that is coveted like a precious jewel. It’s the story of a strong visual identity that is at once bold, elegant, prominent, modern, dynamic, surprising, flexible and unifying. It’s the story of a creative, unconventional campaign that highlights our country’s full range of strengths, skills and savoir-faire. And for good reason – France is at the forefront of technology, design, industry and education, to name but a few sectors. It’s the story of France today: solid fundamentals enhanced by an outstanding ability to innovate and a constant push to break new ground. Equal parts playful and serious-minded, France bucks convention while reaching for the top. France has appeal… and creativity! For more information on Créative France, please visit: http://creative.businessfrance.fr/
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France’s Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France’s public-sector export support framework.