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Medical devices : « Medium companies are today’s France real champions »

Raphaële Artheau - 03-août-2015 10:40:55
The field of technical innovation for medical devices in France is made of hundreds of startup, small and medium companies. But not big ones yet. « Medium companies are today’s France real champions (like Vygon ), and we also have very innovative small companies (like  Eos Imaging or  Mauna Kea Technologies )», tells Florent Surugue, SMEs and economic development manager at Snitem in this interview with Business France Radio. Founded in 1987, Snitem is the first professional organisation representing the French medical devices and technological innovation market, carrying between 85 and 100% of the market in terms of turnover, bringing all together more than 375 companies, defending their interests on the market and helping them develop abroad. « This market is mostly made of small and medium companies (89% of companies are under 250 people within the members of Snitem) », as Florent Surugue recalls in this interview. And his dream is to see these startups grow into small then medium than large businesses. How could they do that? French companies’ main assets are their capacity «to develop very innovative products » and Florent Surugue is convinced that they « have the ability to show that they can create a strong value » to the French and global market. But according to him, the French market is very hard to enter right now due to strong barriers in terms of market access and these startups should start looking for a development abroad very soon in their development process. Further information : SNITEM French companies on You Buy France, sector of Health and medical device  

The French Nautical Industries Federation

Raphaële Artheau - 03-août-2015 10:31:22
The French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) aims at defending, representing and promoting the different sectors of the French nautical industries both at home and abroad. The FIN currently has more than 600 members, representing more than 80% of the industry’s turnover.   In contact with the authorities at the regional, national, and European level, the French Nautical Industries Federation assists and advises companies in a number of domains: legal, social, economic and technical, and plays a role in providing information to the public and media.   At the international level, the FIN is a founder of the European Boating Industry. Founded in June 2009 and based in Brussels (Belgium), European Boating Industry represents the interests of the European leisure marine industry and its members.   The Federation owns the Paris International Boat show, Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show, and Maritima, the trade show dedicated to the maritime and coastal economies. The FIN also runs coordinated actions, in partnership with Ubifrance, to facilitate the presence of its members in major or rapidly growing international boat shows. In addition, the FIN supports the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle and is also behind events such as the National get afloat weekend (Fête du Nautisme), contributing to the development and practice of water-based recreational activities.   At environmental level, the FIN initiates several actions which objective is to insert environmental preoccupation throughout the boat life cycle, in particular through its Bateau bleu Program. At the start of 2009, the French Nautical industries Federation created the Association for eco responsible pleasure boating (APER) which mission is to organise and run the setting up of the French network for dismantling and recycling pleasure craft that have reached the end of their useful lives.     HEAD OFFICE FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES NAUTIQUES FRENCH NAUTICAL INDUSTRIES FEDERATION Port de Javel Haut • 75015 PARIS • France Tel. +33 (0)1 44 37 04 00 • Fax. +33 (0)1 45 77 21 88   info@fin.fr source : http://www.fin.fr/frameset.asp?langue=gb Click here for more information about French companies  

French Rail Industry

Raphaële Artheau - 25-juin-2015 09:52:08
Vossloh Spain installs Saft MRX nickel-based battery systems to provide onboard backup power for vital safety and control systems on Sheffield’s new tram-trains.     Paris, May 11th, 2015 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has reinforced its presence in the fast-growing global light-rail sector by winning a contract from Vossloh Spain to supply the onboard battery systems for Sheffield’s pioneering tram-train units. The Saft MRX nickel-based battery systems will help the tram-train services to run on time by providing vital backup power for critical safety and control systems, including emergency braking, if there is an interruption to the main electrical supply from the overhead catenary lines. A key factor in winning this contract was the exceptional track-record established by Saft’s STH nickel-based batteries installed on Sheffield’s existing Supertrams that first entered service in 1994. In fact, extensive tests carried out recently on a sample battery set showed that, even after around 19 years in service, it remained fully serviceable in terms of capacity and discharge capability. The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has ordered seven tram-trains from Vossloh Spain, one of Europe’s leading rail industry manufacturers, for services between Sheffield City Centre and the neighbouring town of Rotherham. The dual voltage (750 V DC and 25 kV AC) tram-trains will run on both the Sheffield Supertram network and the rail network, making them the first in the UK to run on both rail and tram networks. The new service will be used as a pilot exercise for the tram-train concept to assess its suitability for other UK cities. The Sheffield project reflects the current interest in the modern tram-train concept, which was pioneered with the Karlsruhe model in Germany. Tram-trains are already deployed on some 16 routes worldwide with around 30 more in various stages of planning. “The MRX design has been developed specifically for the modern generation of metro and light rail services, where it offers the ideal combination of performance, reliability and low maintenance in a compact, lightweight package. So it is the perfect choice for Sheffield’s new tram-trains, “ says Ignacio Quiles, Saft Sales Manager & Managing Director Saft Baterias, Spain and South America. “The success of the MRX batteries on the initial Karlsruhe tram-train test program was also an important factor.” www.saftbatteries.com http://business.ubifrance.com/french-rail-industry  

"To survive on the global market, producing the best wine is not enough"

Raphaële Artheau - 02-juin-2015 15:17:28
  “In 2015, the global wine and spirits market is still good and France remains one of the best wine producers and exporters in the world”, according to Christophe Commeau, head of the wines and spirits department at Business France, interviewed this week by Business France Radio.   France at the heart of a global competition   France has more and more competitors like Italia and Spain but also Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It’s a worldwide competition; “to survive on the global market, producing the best wine is not enough”, asserts Christophe Commeau, even if “in the future, consumers will drink less but much better”.   The best wine at the best price   That’s why over the past few years, French companies, producers, makers and traders, have started to increase the quality of their products and now export the best wine at the best price. France three main strengths To face this competition, France can rely on many strengths from its variety to its quality and its price. With Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, South of France, Alsace, Champagne, sparkling or sweet wines, France has “so many wines for a small country at (so) many prices”. Development of the organic wine market   Also, French companies have been developing one main novelty, underlined by Christophe Commeau: “800 hundred French wine makers are now doing organic wine”. A necessary new trend, as so many countries now want to import this type of wine.   New wines for Asia and Champagne for the UK   A strategy linked with France ability to find new opportunities and create wines for new markets like Asia, and especially China. “We have to prospect and organize wine tastings in Asia but not only”. USA remains a big consumer and our closest neighbors are our biggest clients; especially the UK, France first market, thanks to the Champagne demand. “French wine on this market is more and more sophisticated”.   France role on the wines and spirit global market goes beyond. Every year, France organizes wine tours in the biggest trade fairs, master classes and training for cellarmen and sommeliers to learn how to pair correctly French wines with local food. “Exporting and promoting wine abroad is good but we need to train as well the professionals of the sector.”   More information about French companies here   Or contact : Cecilia EKFELDT,    cecilia.ekfeldt@businessfrance.fr  

Beautymed söker distributör på den svenska marknaden

Nathalie Hager - 19-mai-2015 14:32:51
Beautymed tillhör gruppen Aquatonale Group och erbjuder effektiva produkter inom hudvård och skönhet: • En hög koncentration av aktiva komponenter • Inga färgämnen, parfymer eller parabener • Ett brett urval av produkter • Dermatologiskt testade produkter Beautymed levererar professionell hudvård till kunder i över 50 länder. Besök Beautymeds hemsida Önskar du mer information om produkterna eller vill träffa en representant från företaget, vänligen kontakta mig: Nathalie Hager – Exportrådgivare Tel. + 46 (0)8- 545 89 161 E-post: nathalie.hager@businessfrance.fr

Välkommen till SMART LIFE 2015!

Anna-Karin Berg - 06-mai-2015 10:19:48
  Välkommen till ett spännande SMART LIFE PARTNERSHIP EVENT som hålls i Paris 9-10 juni 2015  i samband med FUTUR EN SEINE, Europas största digitala festival ( www.futur-en-seine.paris/en/ )  Det franska industriministeriet DGE anordnar eventet tillsammans med de stora franska ICT-klustren (Cap Digital, Systematic, SCS m.fl.). Syftet är att sammanföra innovationsaktörer från hela världen (kluster, inkubatorer, forskningsinstitut, små-och medelstora förstag…) och främja uppstart av gemensamma europeiska och internationella forskningsprojekt på temat ”Smart Life”.        Följande kluster är redan anmälda: Cyberforum (Tyskland), Twist (Belgien), Fundasoft (Brasilien), Madrid ICT Audiovisual (Spanien), Momentum (UK), Mobile Heights (Sverige), Mediaevolution (Sverige) + ett antal ryska och asiatiska kluster. Flera av klustren tar med sig ett eller flera SMEs. Eventet innebär en unik möjlighet för kluster, forskare och startups att visa upp sina innovationer/projektidéer och knyta internationella kontakter som kan leda till gemensamma forskningsprojekt eller affärer. Deltagande startups och entreprenörer får tillgång till ”tech meetings” och ”investors meetings” där de får pitcha inför franska investerare och stora företag. Mer info finns i bifogad pdf-fil.  Är ditt företag/kluster intresserade av att delta i SMART LIFE 2015?  Hör av dig till Anna-Karin Berg (anna-karin.berg@businessfrance.fr)! SMART LIFE 2015: Programmet i stora drag  Smart Life Partnership Event 9-10 juni 9 juni (eftermiddag): Deltagarna välkomnas på industriministeriet; nätverksmöten och pitchar av projektidéer 10 juni (heldag): Workshops ”Smart Building” (energieffektivisering, smart grids, smarta städer, augmented reality…) eller ”Smart daily life” (e-hälsa, mobilitet, IoT, cybersäkerhet, betalningslösningar...). Futur en Seine 11-12 juni (se även www.futur-en-seine.paris/en/) 11 juni: - Tech Meetings (träffa/pitcha inför stora franska företag som Orange, Thales, GDF-Suez etc.) på temat "Smart Homes" - ICT & Health (matchmaking o konferens på temat e-hälsa/EU-projekt, projekt i Asien…) Mer info + program klicka här! 12 juni: Intressanta konferenser, B2B-meetings med utställare och sponsorer, guidad tur av ”innovation village” etc.

VIP-EVENT INOM HIGH-FASHION I PARIS 04/06/2015

Nathalie Hager - 21-avr.-2015 15:47:39
LA FEDERATION DU PRET-A-PORTER I PARIS – branschorganisationen för franska modeföretag – sätter fokus på den nordiska marknaden och ordnar ett VIP-event för  agenter och inköpare som vi  bjuder in onsdagen den 4e juni till Paris . Ett femtiotal av de mest framgångsrika franska modeföretagen visar upp sin senaste kollektion.    Ladda upp en presentation över alla   märken här!   Först till kvarn gäller – ett begränsat antal erhåller flygbiljett t/r samt hotell på inbjudan av La Fédération du Prêt-à-Porter.  Kontakta Nathalie Hager, Business France, tél: +46 8 545 89 161, för intresseanmälan och mer information.  
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