On the occasion of Futur en Seine and Viva Technology in June 2016, ASEAN leading telecom operators, the investment fund Innov8, the fintech accelerator The Finlab and the designer of Smart City Surbana Jurong came in Paris to meet French tech startups. On the agenda, more than 30 B2B meetings were organized with firms in the sectors of IoT, Big Data, Smart Cities, M2M… The delegation of companies also visited ATOS and Orange centers of innovation and had the opportunity to meet the management of Lyon Smart City and exchange about key topics such as Smart City, IoT networks and cybersecurity. Lastly, The Finlab has met early stage and series A startups to accelerate them in Singapore. Negotiations have started between the parties: many partnerships and contracts are about to emerge from these meetings. This event has been successful thanks to a close collaboration between the core businesses of the agency: Export, Invest and Promotion France. This first edition has enabled the promotion of French innovation and the positioning of our country as a Tech Innovation leader in Europe
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France Singapore ICT Awards 2016 What a big success! The event, co-organized by Business France and the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS), was held at The Raffles Hotel in presence of His Excellency Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador for France to Singapore, and gathered almost 200 ICT professionals from Singapore, France and ASEAN last May 31 st . French Ambassador to Singapore, Benjamin Dubertret, pronounced the opening speech highlighting the huge collaboration potential between French and Singaporean companies in various areas such as Smart city lighting, connected screens, mobile adtech, digital marketing, adaptive streaming video, cloud based document, agile coaching and more industries. French Ambassador to Singapore, Benjamin Dubertret, also emphasized that Singapore was an undisputed leader in the ICT sector and that its Smart Nation initiative created new opportunities for French companies to strengthen their long term presence & commitment to Singapore’s digital hub vision The jury was composed of 10 eminent executives from successful companies such as Google, Singtel, Starhub and Mediacorp. This year, two new firms joined the jury: Microsoft and Beta Movement which offered Special Innovation Workshops. The jury members had to choose between 14 Singaporean & French startups candidates: Bolt, Cedexis, Criteo, Dathena, EfficientIP, Esker, gridComm, Palo IT, S4M, Snapask, SoftAtHome, Squadeo, Think & Go and Why Innovation! Here are the four winners : Cedexis for the Most Innovative Telecom Solution - The perfect Internet Trafic routing solution that selects for you the best performing Cloud & Data center Criteo for the Best Business Model - The Global leader in digital performance Marketing and one of those French Unicorn: the right product to the right user at the right time gridComm for the Best Potential in Asia - Makes Smart Cities Smarter Snapask for the Best Team in Asia - The Instant Homework app that picks up your questions within 30 seconds! The success of this great networking night has been guaranteed thanks to the support of Euler Hermes, Whyinnovation, Netgem, DS Avocats and Kronenbourg.
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. Download the catalog “ France at Mobile World Congress ”: http://export.businessfrance.fr/Galerie/Files/Divers/Catalogue_World-Mobile_Barcelone_2,-5-mars-2015.pdf
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 created 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. Download the catalog “ La French Tech at WEB SUBMIT ”: http://export.businessfrance.fr/Galerie/Files/Divers/Catalogue_Web_Summit_Dublin_3,-5-novembre-2015.pdf
Two companies to build a High Throughput Satellite system using dedicated broadband capacity on Spacecom AMOS-6 satellite Paris, 5 October 2015 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Facebook today announce they are partnering on a new initiative that will leverage satellite technologies to get more Africans online. Under a multi-year agreement with Spacecom, the two companies will utilise the entire broadband payload on the future AMOS-6 satellite and will build a dedicated system comprising satellite capacity, gateways and terminals. In providing reach to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, Eutelsat and Facebook will each be equipped to pursue their ambition to accelerate data connectivity for the many users deprived of the economic and social benefits of the Internet. Spot beams for community and Direct-to-User access Scheduled for start of service in the second half of 2016, the Ka-band payload on the AMOS-6 geostationary satellite is configured with high gain spot beams covering large parts of West, East and Southern Africa. The capacity is optimised for community and Direct-to-User Internet access using affordable, off-the-shelf customer equipment. According to the terms of the agreement, the capacity will be shared between Eutelsat and Facebook. State of the art satellite technology to meet pent-up demand Using state of the art satellite technology, Eutelsat and Facebook will each deploy Internet services designed to relieve pent-up demand for connectivity from the many users in Africa beyond range of fixed and mobile terrestrial networks. Satellite networks are well suited to economically connecting people in low to medium density population areas and the high throughput satellite architecture of AMOS-6 is expected to contribute to additional gains in cost efficiency. Eutelsat steps up Internet activity in Africa The capacity will enable Eutelsat to step up its broadband activity in Sub-Saharan Africa that was initiated using Ku-band satellites to serve professional users. Eutelsat is establishing a new company based in London that will steer its African broadband vision and business. The company will be led by Laurent Grimaldi, founder and former CEO of Tiscali International Network, and will focus on serving premium consumer and professional segments. Commenting on the agreement, Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO, said: “We are excited by this opportunity to accelerate the deployment of our broadband strategy and to partner with Facebook on a new initiative to provide Internet access services in Africa. Eutelsat’s strong track record in operating High Throughput Satellite systems will ensure that we can deliver accessible and robust Internet solutions that get more users online and part of the Information Society.” Eutelsat sur youbuyfrance.com : http://www.youbuyfrance.com/french-exporters-directory/company-4916-eutelsat Eutelsat, website : http://www.eutelsat.com/en/home.html Source : http://news.eutelsat.com/pressreleases/eutelsat-and-facebook-to-partner-on-satellite-initiative-to-get-more-africans-online-1228638
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