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Job Opportunity: Bilingual Trade Development Adviser – Tech & Services

Manon Cabrol - 18-oct.-2017 18:26:58

POSITION :  BILINGUAL TRADE DEVELOPMENT ADVISER – TECH AND SERVICES RESPONSIBLE FOR FINANCE, CYBERSECURITY, REAL ESTATE AND TOURISM CONTEXT Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the international VIE 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. Business France London and Dublin employs 35 people, the Tech Services and Press team is composed of one Manager, 3 Trade Advisors based in London, one Trade Adviser based in Dublin and one Press Officer based in London. Our goal is to facilitate business between French companies and British partners, mentors or clients. Most of our consulting activities involve business development and event management, as well as delivering market studies in French. ROLE The topics from the Tech and Services sectors we cover are diverse so we need someone flexible and adaptable with a can-do attitude. However, the successful candidate will take ownership of the following sub-sectors across the Tech and Services portfolio: Finance (including Fintech) Cybersecurity, Real Estate and Tourism. • Organizing events: you will organize the 2nd edition of the French Fintech Tour in London • Business Development leveraging different channels (e-mailing, cold calling, social media, content marketing…) • Writing Market Researches • Organizing meetings at Trade Shows in the UK and major international shows • Keeping your finger on the pulse and proactively identifying new business opportunities • Networking with the French and UK ecosystem (sometimes out of office hours) • Mentoring and advising French companies on their export strategy • Providing tailor made services to French companies • Promoting our services, events and partners to French clients CANDIDATE PROFILE : REQUIRED • Bilingual in English and French • Experience in Business Development in the Tech and Services sector • Interest in the Fintech sector and capacity to understand technical solutions • Excellent organizational skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Versatility / Capacity to multitask / Proactivity • Team player WOULD BE A PLUS • Experience in Fintech, Cybersecurity Real Estate or Tourism • Experience in Event Management • Experience in social media and content management   START DATE: ASAP / January 2018 at the very latest Please send a CV and cover letter (in English) to  isabelle.tibayrenc@businessfrance.fr by the 15th of November 2017. Please clearly explain why you applied for the job and what you could bring to our organization.

Help your employees become bilingual with SpeakShake

Manon Cabrol - 11-oct.-2017 10:55:02

Do you work for an international company? Have you always wanted to speak to colleagues abroad in their native language? SpeakShake is shaking up communication in the business world! They have also been handpicked to exhibit on the French Tech / Business France pavilion at Web Summit . Be sure to add Pavillon 4- Booth B503 to your itinerary to find out more about improving communication in the international workplace.   Naming the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as one of its many collaborators,  SpeakShake continues to gain momentum in getting its voice heard in the technology and modern language world, after being carefully selected as one of the twenty new start-ups to represent France here at Web Summit this year. An online platform dedicated to improving oral language skills through 1-2-1 language exchanges, SpeakShake recently announced its ventures with Institut Français and Sorbonne University, by which it will be working to offer students of both institutions the opportunity to practise their oral skills with native speakers. After its incorporation one year ago, these partnerships are some of its most exciting projects to date.  Aiming to serve B2B and B2C customers alike, SpeakShake will proudly present at Web Summit  2017 its latest platform for holding bilingual conversations online between international colleagues, via 1-2-1 video-calling conversations integrated with technical learning aids for businesses to help corporations strengthen international communications through boosting their oral confidence in speaking foreign languages, developing their “business language” and team bonding. The company will also be celebrating its recent release of its mobile application on the Android operating system, with its application for iOS being released a few months prior. After having observed the rise in globalisation as being fundamental to the growth of organisations today, and by recognising that each international corporate brand is, in fact, an amalgamation of several cultures and practices spawning from various offices located around the world, SpeakShake’s CEO and founder, Fanny Vallantin, has launched her latest platform in acknowledgement of  the need to harmonise communications within an organisation and to break down language and cultural barriers between professionals. The company, founded in Paris in 2016, serves a large multi-cultural online community and currently offers its facilities in seven different languages. SpeakShake was voted the most innovative enterprise in 2017 by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Business Innovation Awards. Contact: Fanny Vallantin info@speakshake.com / +33 7 68 44 84 18 www.speakshake.com More infomation on the benefits of SpeakShake can be downloaded below! Be social: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram Find out more about the French Tech pavilion at Web Summit .

Blockchain at Web Summit

Manon Cabrol - 10-oct.-2017 16:14:36

Ledgys was handpicked to exhibit on the French Tech / Business France pavilion at Web Summit along with 19 others out of a total of 65 applicants. Make sure you add Pavillon 4- Booth B503 to your itinerary on Wednesday 8th November to find out more about their tech savoir-faire.   Who are Ledgys? Ledgys Solutions  is a French startup providing practical blockchain solutions, aimed at both business and mainstream audiences. It was founded in 2016 by blockchain and cryptocurrencies experts, coming from different fields of expertise: technology, business, and research. With their experience in the blockchain field, they designed Ownest, a traceability solution aimed at anyone in the supply chain, from the operator that traces the life of its products, to the customer who keeps their purchase receipt. Ownest by ledgys provides applications and APIs to brands and supply chain stakeholders so that they can create unique digital trackers on the blockchain with ease. These trackers provide proof of ownership for brands, retailers and customers as well as improving their traceability process, which help them save on paperwork, money, and product loss. Ownest apps give a solution to track the responsibilities for each contractor working across the supply chain. Each exchange is verified using open blockchains, thus giving a high evidential value, free of third parties. It creates a "hot potato" situation, where every relevant party will be willing to transfer the blockchain tracker and its material counterpart, so that they can transfer their responsibility. This helps to solve the problems of unreliability, gray markets, counterfeiting and counting. On the brand side, proof of ownership is a powerful tool that makes a digital link between the object and its warranty or insurance as well as between customers and online reviews of products, and more. Use Ownest now for your supplychain and customers. Contact Catherine Ryall, Business France UK:   catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Clément BERGE-LEFRANC : cbergelefranc@ledgys.io / +33 6 84 59 58 59 Quentin BARLUET DE BEAUCHESNE: quentin.debeauchesne@ledgys.io / +33 6 86 66 56 66   Twitter @ledgyssolutions

#ConquerTheSummit : French Tech shoots for the stars in Lisbon

Manon Cabrol - 03-oct.-2017 18:24:32

Bringing together more than 165 countries, 1500 startups, 60,000 visitors, 2200 journalists, 1300 investors, 1000 speakers and 20 startups on the French Tech / Business France pavilion, the figures pretty much speak for themselves for Web Summit . This year’s edition in Lisbon, taking place from 6th to 9th November , is widely expected to be the biggest yet. For tech companies, both big and small, it’s a chance to network, eye up the competition and meet investors. Last year, France was among the 5 most represented countries at the event, after the UK, the US and Germany. A jury of digital experts carefully selected the 20 best startups from a total of 65 to represent France at the fourth edition of the event. They will join the Business France Pavillon and will proudly represent La French Tech at Pavillon 4- Booth B503 . Read all about them below and do get in contact for any further information. Acorus Networks Acorus Networks ensures high availability of its customers’ infrastructures by protecting them against increasingly sophisticated denial of service attacks. @acorusnetworks   Botfuel Botfuel is a platform for developing chatbots for companies. From conversational trade to automated support, Botfuel lets you harness the power of conversations and AI. @botfuel   Braincities For the HR and finance industries, we develop an Artificial Intelligence with judgment and empathy capabilities that can collaborate autonomously with humans to help them make decisions based on data analysis and contexes. @BRAINCITIES   Brennus Analytics Brennus Analytics develops a SaaS solution to optimize prices for manufacturing and distribution companies that want to significantly boost their profitability.  @Brennus_A   Clustaar Clustaar, founded in 2013, is specialized in man-machine conversation to teach chatbots, robots and connected objects to have a conversation with customers.  @Clustaar   Data Respect Magush DataRespect has developed personal data management solutions for RGPD compliance as well as user consent management tools.  @MagushIO   Dreaminzzz Dreaminzz is the first hypnosis mask connected.  @DreaminzZzCrew   eJust eJust is a court that facilitates access to faster and cheaper justice.  @eJust_fr   Entr’Up Entr’UP helps you to set up and manage your teams according to the personalities, values and motivations of your employees.  @entr_up   Klaxoon Klaxoon is a platform that develops collective intelligence, at every moment and every place where people work together.  @KlaxoonFR   Ledgys Solutions Ledgys is a Blockchain startup, specializing in traceability and certification. Ownest, its award-winning solution at SITL 2017, enables you to trace and certify the entire lifecycle of a product throughout the supply chain (from its creation decision to the final customer and even the secondary market).  @ledgyssolutions   Nabl Nabl allows you to collect hot customer reviews directly from stores. We collect reviews 20 times faster than platforms like Trip Advisor. Once collected, we diffuse (or disseminate) the opinions on Google, on the site of our customers, the social networks, making a real tool of visibility.   Neotrope Neotrope is a Neuroscience and CogTech company specializing in Emotional Informatics. Our mission is to connect digital to human emotions.  @neotrope_fr   Pocket Result It’s an intelligent dashboard applications for all managers who need to drive their business and are overwhelmed by their data and their reportings.  @PocketResult   Quarkslab Quarkslab is a French company capable of providing sharp answers to complex information security issues. Its mission is to protect sensitive data from companies and organizations that face sophisticated attacks with bespoke solutions.  @quarkslab   Smarter Time What would you do with one more hour each day? Smarter Time is the artificial intelligence that helps us better understand and manage our time. Be more happy, efficient, and build the life you want at every moment.  @smartertime   SpeakShake SpeakShake allows you to improve your oral skills in foreign languages through discussions with native speakers from around the world. These exchanges by webcam / micro are assisted by playful subjects, on the culture and the actuality to progress effectively.  @speakshake   Tellmeplus Tellmeplus benefits from 5 years of research in the field of artificial intelligence applied to predictive analystics. Predictive Objects leverages Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to automate the production of predictive models, thereby strengthening the skills of human experts for faster and more accurate forecasts.  @TellMePlus   Tilkee Tilkee revolutionizes your way of selling by analyzing the reading behavior of your business documents !  @tilkeeapp   WiserSkills WiserSKILLS is a smart data HR start-up whose particularity is to make the collaborator actor of his professional career thanks to the self declaration of the skills and motivations and thanks to Artificial Intelligence.  @WiserSkills Come and meet this handpicked selection of French tech trailblazers at the Web Summit 2017, Europe’s largest tech event, from 6th – 9th November at the French Pavillion, Pavillon 4- Booth B503. For more information on any of the French Pavillion exhibitors or Web Summit , please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, Business France UK Email:   catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  /  manon.cabrol.int@businessfrance.fr And/or check out the French Tech/Business France pavilion website . #ConquerTheSummit #FrenchTech // no name originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 827 height 428 originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 1280 height 960 originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM width 1357 height 699

French suppliers fly the flag at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition

Catherine Ryall - 14-sept.-2017 17:49:12

For the 6th time, the French airport industry will have a strong presence at the  Inter Airport Europe trade show in Munich, with 25 companies representing different sectors of the industry. They will be grouped together in a pavilion organised by Business France , the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. All the France pavilion exhibitors will be in hall A6, stands 610 to 637 and 710 to 714 for the duration of the leading global trade show. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimates that the number of air passengers worldwide will reach 6 billion by 2030. To handle this significant growth in air traffic, airports need to adapt quickly by increasing capacities and adopting smart, sustainable infrastructures. France, which benefits from numerous platforms and considerable know-how in all areas of the airport sector, is a major player in the global market. The French industry is organized into different sectors covering design, construction, equipment and systems as well as services divided into three clusters - air traffic control and ground traffic, airline stopovers and air terminals. Already benefitting from a strong presence on the global market, the French companies taking part in the Inter Airport Munich exhibition are representative of the diversity of the sector and French excellence. The French airport exhibitors will include: •    some of the world’s largest groups such as ADPI, VINCI, THALES to name a few •    a number of SMEs specialised in various market segments (such as ground support equipment, lighting, ticketing and passenger information systems) •    equipment and consulting businesses who will be showcase their services at Inter Airport Europe with Proavia, an association that promotes and provides information on French airport and air security technology. Meet all the French pavilion exhibitors in hall A6, stands 610 to 637 and 710 to 714 ; their participation at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition. Inter Airport Europe represents a unique opportunity for international decision-makers and buyers of the airport industry from around the world to discover French companies’ know-how and innovations. •     ADVEEZ (geolocation and fleet management) •     AEROPAX (deployable passenger boarding tunnels) •    ALPHA-AIRPORT (specialist in airfield equipment integration) •     ALSTEF (automated baggage handling systems) •     ATERMES (high-tech aviation equipment) •     ATEX SYSTEM (design office and designer of electric solutions for hazardous atmospheres) •     BROCHARD HANDLING (GSE equipment) •     CADDIE (airport leader in metal wire carts and equipment) •     DESCHAMPS (aircraft recovery equipment) •     ELAUL (autonomous lighting and lighting systems) •     FORTAL (docks and stepladders) •     GLOBALSYS (wireless communication systems) •     GPI FORANKRA (cargo restraint systems for the aerospace industry) •     HIFI FILTER (European filtration specialist) •     MANITOU (all-terrain or industrial forklift trucks, aerial work platforms, compact loaders) •     MARECHAL ELECTRIC (major player in low voltage LT electrical connection systems in industrial environments) •     MONROC (industrial manufacturer of axles, suspensions for industrial equipment) •     MUSTHANE (refueling system, lifting bags, recovery trackway) •     NAKSYS (airfield lighting photometry calibration equipment) •     PINON (ground support equipment for the aircraft industry) •     PROAVIA (showcase for French expertise in the airport industry) •     RESONATE MP4 (multimedia systems and intelligent transport solutions) •     SABENA TECHNICS (aircraft maintenance) •     SAINT-GOBAIN SOVIS (prisms and molded optical components for airport lighting) •     TITAN AVIATION (solutions for every step of the refueling process) For more information, please download the catalogue below with further information on all the French pavilion exhibitors, or contact: Business France Isabelle Duval, Project Manager Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 E-mail: isabelle.duval@businessfrance.fr Website: www.businessfrance.fr

Shapeheart has shipped its magnetic armband and is now ready to produce the heart rate version

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 19-août-2017 23:11:21

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That’s why Shapeheart has designed, patented and delivered the first armband with a magnetic case.   A new generation of armbands is emerging: armbands that allow people to access their smartphone at all time. But among the few mechanical systems on the market, Shapeheart is the only one to provide a magnetic system that has two main competitive edges: ·         First of all: the system is really easy to use; you can access your smartphone while doing sport without having to learn a particular gesture ·         Secondly:   its magnetic case (removable & touchscreen) just simply adapts to all smartphone sizes and protects your phone Simultaneously to this first launch, Shapeheart has successfully financed its next generation product: the cardio version of its armband with magnetic case. This armband will add a heart rate sensor connected via Bluetooth to the smartphone. The crowdfunding campaign has ended with more than 60 000 euros to finance the production of more than 800 armbands, that will come along with preorders done by major distributors. This connected version will empower the smartphone by adding the one feature that is missing: heart rate. The goal is to provide an all in one tool that will allow the user to work out with its smartphone and enjoy all its benefits (sport app, music, GPS, phone call...) at an affordable price. Given the growing number of new tracking devices for sport, Shapeheart is the smart alternative to smartwatches, which are often too expensive and inaccurate, or to chest strap which are way too uncomfortable (especially for women). Shapeheart has been awarded during CES 2017 by Runner’s World Magazine as one of the top product that might change the running industry. Allow the user to use its smartphone During the 300 tests that Shapeheart has led with its community, the reaction to the magnet system has always been the same: it strongly holds your phone and is very intuitive to use. It can withstand 30 times the weight of a smartphone while being totally harmless to your phone. The magnetic case is available in 3 different sizes that cover the entire range of smartphone sizes from 4’’ to 6.2’’. Turning your smartphone into a real heart rate tracking device Shapeheart uses an optical heart rate sensor technology that directly tracks your heart rate on your arm. It’s integrated into a patented silicone holder and is actually far more accurate than most smartwatches (there is no ambient light and motion artefacts are lower on the arm) “After more than 100km in 6 sessions, we have the following results: heart rate tracking on the wrist has definitely an average delay of 1 minute to be fully operational while Shapeheart armband and chest strap are immediately functional […] performances of Shapeheart armband came up to the expectations” - (Jogging International Review) With a 35-hours battery life, the device is designed for long training sessions and has a mini USB port that you can use to charge the device. Shapeheart is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth and is compatible with all existing sport apps. You can also pair it simultaneously with Bluetooth earphones. Availability Shapeheart armband (w/o heart rate) is for now available in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland at 49€ (44£) in more than 120 stores Shapeheart armband cardio is available for pre-order on Indiegogo at 79€, it will be available end-2017 at 99€ (89£). More informations : www.shapeheart.com About Shapeheart Shapeheart is a French startup specializing in the development of innovative armbands to improve work out habits and training routines. Antoine Schwoob is CEO and co-founder, Michael Weisz is COO, Nicolas Pham has designed the product. Shapeheart is incubated at “Le Tremplin” which is the sport specialised incubator of Paris&Co. In may 2016, Shapeheart has won FNAC Intel challenge and was selected among top 28 - IOT French Start-ups to unveiled its product during CES Las Vegas 17. Contact - EN : Antoine Schwoob : antoine@shapeheart.com // +336.70.94.57.83 Michael Weisz : michael@shapeheart.com // +336.76.62.46.43  

French products take centre stage at the Anuga Food Fair

Catherine Ryall - 16-août-2017 15:54:03

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Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t

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