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Schülke celebrates 25 years of Microshield® success in India

Julian HOARAU - 28-sept.-2016 12:07:10

    Schülke celebrates 25 years of Microshield® success in India   Schülke India Pvt Ltd, 100% subsidiary of the French groupe Air Liquide celebrated today, in the presence of the Ambassador of France in India, H.E. Alexander Ziegler, 25 successful years of Microshield. The company specializes in hygiene and preservation and their mission is to fight disease and contamination before they emerge.   Schulke welcomed Microshield® into its family of infection prevention products in February this year. For more than a century Schülke has been working towards fighting disease and contamination. This association promises to further bring innovation and new products to market and reduce the risk of infection.   “India is a strategic market for Schülke. We will continue to further develop the strong Microshield brand in India and we are committed to add value to our customers, whether it is through products or through services.   We have an excellent team in place. Customers can expect from Schülke innovative Hygiene Solutions from Experts – for Experts!” says Alexander Mueller, General Manager,Asia Pacific   Since India is such an important market for the company, Schulke has also launched a state of the art molecule called Octenidine which is a result of the company’sinvestment & commitment to R&D. Due to its excellent antimicrobial efficacy and tissue compatibility, Octenidine may be used for different topical applications applicationsin the field of infection prevention /product contamination in the form of Drugs, Medical devices & Cosmetic products, where fast action and a long lasting effect are required. Examples for such applications are the decontamination of skin of patients colonised with MRSA, the treatment of acute and chronic wounds heavily colonised or locally infected by pathogenic bacteria and the care of central venous catheter insertion sites. With octenidine a highly effective and compatible innovative antimicrobial compound for topical use is available.   Schulke currently has some products based on Octenidine available in India like Octenisan Wash Lotion, Octenisan Wash Mitts and Octenidol Mouthwash. The company plans to launch more products in the near future reaching out to more patients.   According to the World Health Organisation, hands are a major source that lead to the spreading of hospital acquired infections and in 2009 the WHO published guidelines on hand hygiene in Health Care. Therefore, a lot of emphasis and awareness has been placed on the importance of proper hand hygiene.   About Schülke India:   Schülke and Mayr GmbH wasfounded in 1889 by Rudolf Schülke and Julius Mayr. Since 1996, we have been a 100 % subsidiary of the *Air Liquide Group, world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. Our headquarters in Norderstedt near Hamburg are the focal point of all our activities. Here, all of our central divisions work hand in hand: from Research and Development, Management, Production and Marketing, to Sales and Logistics. As one of the market leaders in infection control, we provide major impetus from here: for our continuous global growth – and for successful hygiene solutions for our customers. The quality of a whole hygiene chain is equal only to that of each link within that chain. That is why we are uncompromising in our holistic approach. In this way, we create more than economic success: sustained value for the environment and society.   Schülke has been driving its transformation from a tradition-steeped chemical enterprise to a modern partner for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With 15 international subsidiaries and a presence in more than 80 countries, the company generates an annual turnover of more than 250 million Euro. Disinfectants, antiseptics, preservatives, biocides, medical skin care products, active ingredients for deodorants and system cleaners form the main focus of the range of products that the company develops and produce.   They have a national presence in all the major cities in India to support Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals and Nursing Homes and offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai”   For more about the history and heritage of the company, you can visit our website: http://www.schuelke.co.in/in-en/   *Air Liquide Healthcare Supplies medical gases, home healthcare services, hygiene products, medical equipment and specialty ingredients . In 2015, it served over 7,500 hospitals and more than 1.3 million patients at home throughout the world. The Group’s Healthcare business reached € 2,799 million in revenues in 2015 , with the support of its 13,500 employees . *These data do not include Airgas, whose acquisition was completed on May 23, 2016.       About Business France:   Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship program. Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr and youbuyfrance.com.in .   Company contacts:   Mr Deep Sharma   Managing Director   Schulke IndiaPvt Ltd   @: Deep.Sharma@schuelke.com       Press contact:   Ms. PurvaMarwaha   Business France, French Trade Commission in India   Trade Officer. Tel: 011 4319 6306   @: purva.marwaha @businessfrance.fr  

France, top choice for Indian Students

Julian HOARAU - 19-sept.-2016 08:45:08

France, which ranks third among the world’s most innovative countries, is also among the top three most popular destinations in the world among international students. Studying in France is a unique experience. France has centuries’ old universities that offer excellent education in art, innovation, science and technology, and more. France’s higher education and research institutions rank among the world’s best, such as the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS Paris) Ecole Polytechnique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Universite Paris-Sorbonne, HEC, INSEAD and many others. This explains why France ranks as one of the world’s most preferred destinations for international students. In 2015, the QS team voted Paris the "best international student city" for the third year in a row. Students from India and the world over can study in these institutions either in English or French medium. Students opting for programmes taught in French at state universities in France get the benefit of tuition-fee waiver like any other French citizen. Last year, several thousand Indian students opted for higher education in France, a jump of 50% over the past five years, a number that is increasing every year. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France last April, both countries agreed on allowing Indian students to stay in France for two years, one for the period of studies and one after completion of their course for the purpose of acquiring professional experience, with a reciprocal arrangement for French students in India. Prime Minister Modi said on the occasion, "Indian youth, who come to France to study and want to continue here for some time after studies, can do that now." "This agreement will further bolster the Indo-French relationship in education", as urged by President Francois Hollande during his State visit to India in January 2016. This year, the Embassy has offered nearly 400 scholarships under its flagship "Charpak" programme for students pursuing Master’s degrees, exchange semesters and research internships. French companies, such as MBDA, also offer scholarships to Indian students, including tuition fee waivers and a monthly stipend. This has also resulted in measures to facilitate the issuance of visas for Indian students and Indian alumni, as well as an increased number of scholarships offered by the Embassy of France and its corporate partners. In a major development in May 2012, French authorities decided to ease considerably the conditions for obtaining a work visa after studies completed in France. This allowed a large number of students graduating from French business and engineering schools to extend their stay and acquire work experience in France. Furthermore, the Embassy of France in India decided to facilitate travel to France for all Indian citizens who have studied in France. Since July 2013, all Indian citizens that have graduated from a French higher education institution and are subsequently applying for a tourist or business visa for a trip to France, are being granted a visa with a long validity period - up to five years if the studies in France were at the Master’s level or higher. In parallel, the Embassy of France in India has simplified visa procedures for Indian students wishing to study in France. Special attention is given to students living far from any French Consulate or "Campus France" office (governmental agency promoting French higher education) to simplify and expedite the visa procedure. Also, visa applications by Indian faculties and officials are now being processed as a matter of priority. Campus France will establish partnerships with various Indian higher education institutions in order to accelerate exchanges with French institutions and for their alumni. We recommend this Video for you INTANGO LTD   Recommended By Colombia Through its France Alumni events and services, the Embassy ensures that the partnership between India and France continues. For this purpose, it organizes an Enterprises-Alumni job fair, which provides alumni who have studied or worked in France the opportunity to meet potential employers looking for skilled employees for their company. The last such fair was organized in the capital on February 19, 2016, where many companies participated and around 200 jobs were showcased. More than one thousand India-based French companies, such as Cap Gemini, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Renault, Orange, etc., are success stories illustrating this partnership between France and India France Alumni was created at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development by Campus France to be an efficient digital multilingual platform to unite, inform and guide foreign students who have studied in French higher education institutes. Every year, 100,000 foreign students graduate from the French education system. France Alumni informs those who have completed their higher education of job opportunities and allows them to stay networked, adding value to their stay in France with a professional context. In order to offer the right information at the right time, resources related to education courses in France, sections dedicated to major French companies, job offers and themed newsletters are updated on a regular basis. The website also informs them about French business, economic and cultural life in its magazine section, as well as the most interesting events for alumni.   France Alumni is a dedicated platform for former foreign students who wish to enhance their experience by registering in a wide French network. Campus France is the governmental agency promoting French higher education, functioning under the aegis of the Embassy of France in India. It currently has offices in ten Indian cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.   Any Indian student can schedule a meeting with a Campus France counsellor, who provides all documentation and advice on studies in France. The Campus France counsellor also contacts the French institutions the student is interested in, to offer their application, unless the student is already in contact with them. Campus France organizes direct meetings between French academies and Indian students in various Indian cities on a biannual basis.

Top French technology companies in renewable sector visit India

Julian HOARAU - 09-sept.-2016 12:31:56

          Top French technology companies in renewable sector visit India,   pledge to contribute to India’s energy targets with cutting-edge technologies       New Delhi, 9 th September 2016       A French delegation specialising in the renewable energy sector with prime focus on innovation, energy production and control visited India from 5 th -9 th September 2016 . The delegation comprised leading French technology companies, and representatives of associations and federations of the French renewable energy sector.       These companies are actively looking for partnerships to contribute to the renewable energy targets in India through innovative solutions and technology cooperation. They presented their expertise and cutting-edge technologies ranging from solar trackers, water turbines to software for energy information systems, and more.       They also took part in the Renewable Energy India Expo held in Noida (7 th -8 th September) during which they presented their innovative solutions.       The French delegation, which travelled to Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Roorkee , met key R&D players in the renewable energy sector in India, including NISE, IISc Bangalore; IIT Bombay, WISE, L&T, Tata Power, IL&FS , etc. They also met officials at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in New Delhi.       Their weeklong programme in India concluded with a seminar, jointly organised by the Embassy of France in India and The Energy and Resources Institute, on “Implementing the Paris Agreement: partnerships for innovation and technology”.       For further information: press.embassy@gmail.com / 9899334670       LIST OF PARTICIPATING FRENCH COMPANIES         HeliosLite : A technology provider of disruptive photovoltaic tracking solutions for on and off grid applications. www.helioslite.com       Optimum Tracker : An innovation-driven company specializing in design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of patented Solar Trackers and Fixed-Tilt structures for large PV Power Plant. www.optimum-tracker.com         QOS Energy: A software provider specialising in energy information systems, such as Qantum®, a solar monitoring software and O&M management platform that helps maximise the performance and availability of more than 3500 renewable plants worldwide. www.qosenergy.com/         Trace Software : Through its archelios suite™, Trace Software provides a unique solution that enables to work on all the aspects of a photovoltaic project – from the feasibility study to the complete generation of the calculation notes and documentation needed for its implementation.   http://www.cythelia.fr/en/         Verteole : This company has gained a worldwide reputation in the self-consumption field and the development of autonomous systems (lightning, Wifi, radio network, camera, and so on.)   www.verteole.com         FINERGREEN : A financial advisor dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.   http://www.finergreen.fr         IED (Innovation Energy Development): An independent consulting and engineering firm, IED is involved in the provision of sustainable energy services, from the study phase right through to the construction and commissioning of infrastructure, such as distribution networks and renewable energy production plants. www.ied-sa.fr         Hydroquest : Designs, manufactures and installs innovative hydrokinetic water turbines for rivers, estuaries and oceans, based on unique crossflow patented technology, for electricity producers throughout the world.   http://www.hydroquest.net/     iDTEC : An engineering company, it is working on an off-grid hydrogen-powered suite of urban services, including domestic energy, drinking water and domestic electricity.   http://idtec-projets-de-ville.fr       SER (French Renewable Energy Industry Association): Gathering more than 380 companies, the association federates the actors of energy transition in France.   http://www.enr.fr/     Tenerrdis: A new energy technology cluster based in Grenoble, it aims to bolster the competitiveness of emerging new energy technology industries through innovation.   http://www.tenerrdis.com/     NOTE TO EDITORS   India has tremendous ambitions in renewable energy as attested by:   -               the creation of the International Solar Alliance   -               its goal of generating 40% of its energy from non-fossil sources in its energy mix by 2030   -               its program for deploying 175GW of renewable energy by 2022.       French companies intend to contribute to achieving this target. Business France is supporting them in finding synergies with Indian counterparts and institutions, with the aim of developing technical cooperation.       France is the third largest foreign investor in India, with an estimated investment stock of around 20bn€, which has contributed to creating around 3 lakh skilled jobs in the country.  

Successful panel discussion on the "Role of technology and innovation in Indian transport"

Julian HOARAU - 02-sept.-2016 06:10:01

  A panel discussion was held at the Residence of the French Ambassador in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 on issues related to innovation and technology in the transport sector in India. The event was an initiative by the French company BlaBlaCar, a leader in long distance car-pooling and now has over 3 million users across the country and established in India since January 2015. This event, organized by Business France, brought together one platform more than 50 participants: senior Indian government officials, CEOs from the public and private sector, representatives of the Indian government (Ministry of Transport & Planning Commission) and the French business community. Important topics such as urban mobility, inter-city connectivity, multi modal transportation, safety of travellers, environmental protection and the regulatory environment were covered in the discussions.   This discussion also highlighted French creativity, especially the innovative solutions offered by the startup BlaBlaCar. This event, organized within the framework of the Creative France campaign currently being promoted in India, has concretely demonstrated the French know -how in the areas of innovation and transport and their willingness find solutions, just like BlaBlaCar, with the aim of supporting India in its implementation of long term, sustainable  & innovative solutions in the area of transport.  

French Tech Tour - A ticket to France

Julian HOARAU - 29-août-2016 11:30:04

  The French Tech Ticket is a welcome package designed for foreign entrepreneurs who wish to create or develop their early stage startups in France!   It includes a free space in an incubator for 12 months, a Resident Permit for 2/3 Co-founders, access to acceleration programs (mentoring, events, etc.), a “Landing Pack” and a prize money of 45,000 euros per project with no loss of equity.   The first season of French Tech Ticket saw 723 projects submitted by foreign entrepreneurs and early stage s tartups from 90 countries. W ith 82 projects submitted, India ranked 1 st as country of origin of these applications. This “Promotion 2016” includes 23 startups currently been accelerated in France for 12 month s , out of which 2 of the laureates are Indian startups:   GUESS WORK -  http://www.guesswork.co/ DYMOND CLEAN TECH - http://www.dymondcleantech.com/home/en   The French Tech Ticket - Season 2 looks for an even bigger scale, with  41 very specialized incubators hav ing partnered across France (vs. 10 Parisian incubators only in Season 1) to welcome the second intake of startups . And 70 international startups ( about 180 entrepreneurs ) will join the Season 2 starting from January 2017 (vs. 49 entrepreneurs from 23 startups in Season 1) Applications are already open ed and closing date has been extended u ntil September 23rd 2016.   To become one of these entrepreneurs , apply now to season 2 on http://www.frenchtechticket.com/ !  

French company Webdyn brings efficient solar energy solutions to India

Julian HOARAU - 17-août-2016 11:50:04

    French company Webdyn brings efficient solar energy solutions to India   Renewable Energy India Exhibition- 7 th to 9 th September, Greater Noida, Stand K34 Webdyn is a research oriented company which designs, industrializes material and embedded software solutions for M2M Communication and has a strong presence in France and other European countries since the last 15 years. The company is a European leader of supplying multi-protocols concentrators and sensors that cover all the applications of teleservice and monitoring.   Also present for over a year in India, Webdyn helps its clients with monitoring management of their solar plants, collecting heterogeneous data on the field and delivering it via Ethernet or GPRS to a monitoring portal.   Indeed, to optimize the production, the output and the quality of service of a solar power plant, a good monitoring analysis of the PV system is required. To enable this, it is necessary to collect three main levels of data:     - Meters that provide the exact status of the production or consumption and working information   - Parameters and alarms that come from the central device of installation, like inverters in a solar plant, to have a better view of the equipment situation   - Environmental information coming from sensors (irradiance, temperature, hygrometry, wind speed, etc)       To help you with the smart collection of data, Webdyn has developed two main products:       WebdynSun   The WebdynSun gateway is used to monitor and collect data from a solar plant installation. The gateway brings together on a single unit all the indicators from the inverters, the electric meters and the environmental sensors (sunshine intensity, temperature, wind speed, etc.) through a set of multiprotocol interfaces (specific inverter protocol, Modbus, wired …).       WebdynModbus   The WebdynModbus gateway enables to manage or collect data from Modbus equipment (slaves). On a single box, the gateway includes a RTU Modbus and TCP Modbus interface and Ethernet and GPRS interfaces to communicate with the information system.       With already almost 100 sites set up across the country, the company is working with several clients in the area of Solar & Renewable energies such as Sterling & Wilson, CleanMax Energy, Renew Power, Waree, Amplus Solar... Discussions are also underway with Indian inverter suppliers to distribute WebdynSun gateways which can be integrated into their solutions.   India is a key market for Webdyn states Mr. Hervé Bibollet, Managing Director of the company: "We are flattered by the acceptance of our products in the Indian market and very honored to contribute at our level, in the implementation of the announced commitments by the Government of India to the United Nations on solar energy. We will make every effort to make this a long term commitment, particularly by manufacturing our products in India hopefully by the end of this year”.       To find out more about WEBDYN and its products in India, please visit the company at Renewable Energy India , (7-9 September), Greater Noida, at stand K34   About Webdyn:   For over 15 years Webdyn designs and sells hardware and software solutions for M2M communication in the markets of Renewable Energy, Environment, Smart Grid and Transportation. Webdyn today is a European leader providing multi-protocol data concentrators to cover all applications and teleservice monitoring with competitive and flexible products covering the complete management of remote equipment. With this experience and fame, Webdyn is now extending its expertise in RF endpoints and gateways PLC G3 to meet the needs of its customers.   Already present in several European countries, Webdyn continues to grow and has also an office in India.       About Business France:   Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship program. Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr and youbuyfrance.com.in .     For any commercial inquiries or technical information you can visit our website: www.webdyn.com or write to contact@webdyn.com    

FranceCol named the new face of Creative France in India

Julian HOARAU - 16-août-2016 07:05:56

NEW DELHI. AUGUST 1st, 2016 – A jury of distinguished businessmen and institutional representatives in New Delhi led by the French Ambassador and Business France, France’s national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, has chosen FranceCol Technology as the new face of Créative France in India.   Following the official launch of Créative France in January aimed at showcasing French ingenuity across various sectors; #CreativeNextIndia was the second phase of the campaign to identify an inspirational French entrepreneur or small or mid-sized enterprise (SME) who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in their business, to be named a campaign ambassador. French entrepreneurs and many French companies of all sizes have chosen to set up business to showcase their innovative expertise in India. They form the pool of creativity that the Embassy has wished to highlight this year with the #CreativeNextIndia challenge.     FranceCol, a young R&D company, was named the next face of the campaign for its creation of a wheel drive. With an aim to revolutionize sustainable development in India, FranceCol Technology has developed an embedded wheel motor, which allows the electrification of any bicycle, motorcycle or wheel chair, without any structural modification. This cost effective solution for urban mobility converts mechanical energy to electrical energy and is poised to revolutionize transportation in India. It is environment friendly, durable and presents a perfect solution to using public transport in the cities as well as in rural India. The battery operated bicycle is built to travel 100 kms in a single charge and is ideally adapted to young Indians who do not want to depend on public transport, and would like to commute efficiently and at a reasonable cost.   Addressing the French community in India, Ambassador Ziegler said, “ France is a creative and innovative country. It is the world’s fourth most dynamic country for patents. Here, in India, more and more of our companies are locating R&D centres, which innovate, create and eventually make in India some of the solutions that will shape tomorrow’s world. In the backdrop of the Creative France campaign, I am proud to award a French company in recognition of its spirit of innovation .”   Dr François Bernot, ‎Scientific Director - FranceCol Technology , observed, “ The Indian market is huge, with a true need for cost-effective devices. Our electric bicycle is the fruit of a joint R&D collaboration of Indian and French teams. They have invented a solution that adheres to the principles of “sustainable development’, “frugal innovation”, and is accessible to all and perfectly suitable for transporting a large number of Indians .” The CreativeNext contest was hosted on Twitter from June 14 and urged participation from small and medium-sized French businesses. All participants were encouraged to submit a short video; picture or presentation, showcasing their groundbreaking business model. For more information on Créative France and the global campaign ambassadors, please visit: http://creative.businessfrance.fr/  

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Thibaut Fabre, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!   Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India . We assist French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in the business hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of over 30 experts in the following growing sectors: - Agro-business; - Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Healthcare; - Infrastructure, Transport and Industry; - ICTs, Retails and Services.   Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework.  

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