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Launch of Seligo, a new digital platform for the waste market at RWM

Catherine Ryall - 16-août-2017 11:30:34

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Press Releases
  Industry and Cleantech Department

Environment

A Tour of London’s French Design Quarters

Catherine Ryall - 10-août-2017 11:44:05

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Press Releases
  Lifestyle and Healthcare Department

Decoration, Interior Design

BONJOUR, the IoT Alarm with Personality

Bidault Des Chaumes Laure - 28-juil.-2017 13:04:30

Holi announces BONJOUR, a sleek voice-controlled alarm that has the intuition of an AI device, anticipating and easing morning routine for the sleep-ly enamoured and slow to rise, and offering connectivity to IoT devices and services such as Nest, Spotify, Philips Hue, Sonos. BONJOUR is finalizing its development and has already seduced innovation experts and fans: - CES award 2017 - Over $880,000 raised on Kickstarter and Indiegogo with 6,200 backers - Accorhotels Vivatech Award 2017 Holi, a French design and innovation company, is unveiling BONJOUR, a smart, IoT alarm that upgrades the morning wake-up routine. BONJOUR is an AI driven alarm clock that combines sleek and elegant design, with an intuitive, easy and interactive UI. Through precise voice activation technology, wireless internet connectivity, app integration, AI intuition, and an easy-toread display, BONJOUR enhances your morning wake-up routine to go beyond the snooze button. With BONJOUR, you can wake up to your local weather, your favorite Spotify music, or your unique Philips Hue lighting configuration, all with voicecontrol activation and feedback. You set the conditions to which all of these services perform and interact with each other each morning while BONJOUR interprets each app’s information. With natural-conversational AI technology BONJOUR speaks and plans for the day ahead with you. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign on October 25, 2016 and BONJOUR is available in Indiegogo InDemand since December, the 5th, 2016. Imagine what it would be like to wake up with BONJOUR. You could hear your favorite song, adjust the temperature in your room, and gently turn the lights up, calmly welcoming you to your day. But it’s not just mornings that can be enhanced; BONJOUR is well suited to just lounging around in bed, or for right before you go to sleep. All that is required to waken the potential of the device is the word “OK BONJOUR” “OK BONJOUR, wake my up at 7:00 A.M with Madonna only if it’s sunny.” “OK BONJOUR, what is the traffic like on the way to work?” “OK BONJOUR, wake me up one hour before my first meeting.” “OK BONJOUR, lower the lights and the temperature in my bedroom.” “OK BONJOUR, wake me up at 6:00 A.M on Sunday if the weather is good. If not, let me sleep in.” BONJOUR knows not all mornings are created equal. There are sunny days, get-stuck-in-traffic days, breakfast-fordinner days, and Saturdays. BONJOUR wants you to be ready for whatever surprises the morning has, with conditional wake-up commands and predictive, conversational responses. BONJOUR fashioned the familiar “if this, then that” idea into easy-to-use, conditional voice-activated responses to help you have the perfect morning. You will hear BONJOUR say: “I see that it is a beautiful day outside, wear something cool.” “If you leave now, it will take you only 25 minutes to get to work.” “Your garage door seems to be open. Do you want to check the security camera?” “Today is completely free in your calendar, you can afford to sleep in” “You didn’t walk much today, do you want to wake up tomorrow for a run?” BONJOUR combines modern design, vocal interaction and visual messaging to bring you a reimagined morning experience. BONJOUR is available in black and white. “At Holi, we have dedicated ourselves to improving sleep around the world,” says Grégoire Gérard the Creative Chairman for BONJOUR. “With a combined 50 years of experience, we have taken all of what we know about sleep and applied it to the least favorite, but most important part: waking up. In France we say ‘Faire la grasse matinée’, or to have a fat morning, but of course like most things, it’s sexier in French. Connected devices and design are in our DNA and we put all of our expertise and vision into imagining new solutions for better sleep and a more pleasant morning.” BONJOUR’s crowdfunding campaign can be found here : https://www.holi.io/en/our solutions/bonjour-ai-smart-alarmclock About Holi: Holi, the company behind BONJOUR, is a start-up that has already grown-up. Since its creation in 2012 and the launch of its first two products SLEEPCOMPANION and SMARTLAMP, the company dedicated itself to conceive innovative products to promote better sleep and great wake-up. To fulfill its mission, Holi combines a double expertise: iOT & sleep science. By gathering neuroscientists, data scientist, engineers, designers and developers, holi’s R&D department innovates to offer new solutions and create a new lifestyle where sleep empowers people and great wake-ups make great days. Watch a video of BONJOUR in action Find additional images of BONJOUR Press contact: Clotilde MATHIEU – clotilde@holi.io - +33 952 700 575 www.holi.io/en

Press Releases
  Tech and Services Department

Electronics and IT

15 French Tech start-ups head to IFA in Berlin

Bidault Des Chaumes Laure - 10-juil.-2017 12:41:49

15 start-ups will be exhibiting their wares at the French Tech pavilion organised for the first time by Business France at the upcoming  IFA in Berlin. France is just one of two countries with a national pavilion at the fair, the other being the UK. This leading trade fair for connected devices, which last year welcomed 240,000 visitors and 1,800 exhibitors from around the world, will take place on 1st-6th September 2017. Selected from among 40 competing firms, you can meet 15 French IoT start-ups at stands 157a to 157q in hall 26a of of IFA NEXT , the new area devoted to start-ups and innovation. These French start-ups will be presenting highly varied product ranges in segments such as family tech, audio, smart homes, sport and accessories. Which French start-ups will be exhibiting at IFA?   FAMILY TECH: LUNII , MARBOTIC AUDIO: DIVACORE , PHONOTONIC SMART HOME: HOLI , BIXI , FENOTEK , UZER , SENSORWAKE SPORT: SHAPE HEART , VELCO ACCESSORIES: WISTIKI , XEE-LIOCITY     Savoir-faire for the future In the last few years, France has consolidated its status as a world leader in the connected devices sector, hot on the heels of the United States. This is in part thanks to its vibrant digital research environment including a host of innovation clusters:  Systematic (Paris),  CITC (Lille), IoT Valley (Toulouse) and  SCS (Nice). ‘ Cité de l’Objet Connecté ’ [IoT City] opened in Angers in June 2015 following €15 million of investment. In 2015, South Korean group Samsung opened a connected devices R&D centre in Paris. The structure of the IoT ecosystem is now taking shape and France is internationally recognized for its ability to launch technological innovations and find uses for the latter. For instance, one French Tech exhibitor, Sensorwake , previously won an Innovation Award at CES in 2016 and will be announcing an important partnership with a large group at this year’s IFA. Its CEO, 20-year-old Guillaume Rolland, first made headlines in 2014 when his olfactory alarm clock was nominated as one of the top 15 at the Google Science Fair. Another French Tech pavilion exhibitor,  Lunii launched their storytelling product for children at CES and since then thanks to crowdfunding, reached their target turnover within a year. They will be launching in the UK at IFA. "€4.5 billion worth of orders were secured at the 2016 edition of the fair” The above figure was duly noted by Foued Kéfif, who will be running the pavilion for Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. “We gave priority to innovative companies that display genuine international development potential and which have the capacity to ramp up their commercial development so as to spark the interest of decision makers visiting IFA ,". He added, "retailers and buyers will head to the event to sniff out the innovations they will be including in their Christmas catalogues". Next stop, CES At the last CES in Las Vegas, although France had the third-largest international delegation (after the United States and China), it boasted the second-highest number of start-ups in attendance (200 at the 2017 CES), just behind the United States and a long way ahead of Israel, South Korea and China. These figures reflect the maturity of French Tech’s ecosystems, all driven by globally renowned talent, be it in the form of engineers, designers or mathematicians. It is also worth noting the record levels of funding raised in the sector: Devialet €100m (£88m), Sigfox €150m (£133m), Netatmo €35m (£31m), among others. Download a PDF below with further information on all the French exhibitors, visit the French Pavilion at stands stands 157a to 157q in hall 26a of IFA NEXT.   For further information about the French pavilion at IFA 2017, please contact: Foued Kéfif Business France - Project Leader Foued.kefif@businessfrance.fr     For further information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall Business France (UK) – Press Officer Catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  / 020 7024 3613    

Press Releases
  Tech and Services Department

Electronics and IT

UK Cider only has to have 35% apples in it?

Bidault Des Chaumes Laure - 16-mai-2017 12:46:40

100% apple, new premium French cidre brand  6Somewhere launches in almost 500 Tesco stores • No added sugar, flavourings or colourings, gluten-free and made from 100% apples • The brand is aimed at all those who are interested in health and what they put in their body, whilst focusing on quality and sharing good times – it’s always 6 Somewhere , don’t forget! • French cidre brand  6Somewhere plans to raise awareness of alcopops masquerading as cider Nothing but apples and craft We are working with the Huet family and the Dupont family. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created three delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples and nothing else. There’s an awful lot of chat about ‘craft’ going on at the moment, especially in beer. However, no-one’s really doing anything different in cider. So, if you think that using only the finest quality produce, utilising years of experience and expertise, and then calling your mate who has a bottling plant on the back of his lorry to bottle your product is ‘craft’ - then you’d love our Premier Cru from the Dupont family. Why not pair meals with cider? The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif on a hot summer’s day, and an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre goes really well with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, so is a well-matched accompaniment to a BBQ with family or friends. 51% of consumers surveyed by Lightspeed/Mintel stated that apple was their favourite flavour of cider – so what a pity so few of them currently contain much of it! According to a recent survey conducted by Canvas 8 for Heineken ’Taste (41%) and quality (32%) are the priorities when choosing an alcoholic drink’.    “These new lines give customers a taste of a traditional Normandie Cidre at a great price” said Rosie Goodson, Tesco Buying Manager, “The two different cidres means that customers can try a variation of styles within the growing cider range, giving them an opportunity to explore and discover new flavours”. Both the semi-dry and sweet 6Somewhere variations (75cl bottles) will be on promotion at Tesco for £5.00 (normal RRP £7.00) from Tuesday 16th May for 3 weeks.    COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Tony Watson who was at Carlsberg for over 20 years ending up as the Vice President National Accounts and Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after a number of channels and accounts  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: rik@6somewhere.com +44 7890 275420 www.6somewhere.com  

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  Food and Drinks

Wines, Spirits, Beverages

Word on Cheshire Street, bow ties are back

Bidault Des Chaumes Laure - 09-mai-2017 11:15:09

Bow ties are back! That’s the word on Cheshire Street, London where French bow tie specialists, Le Colonel Moutarde have opened their first store in the UK. The independent brand will target Londoners who can pop in for that ‘je ne sais quoi’ of French style inspiration, as well as the alternative UK wedding market. Japanese fabric, silk, Liberty of London® fabric, stripes, spots, floral, tartan... Walk into the Shoreditch shop and you are greeted by a wall of bow-ties in every pattern, colour, shape and fabric imaginable. The shop offers a range of more than 250 handmade bowties, matching cufflinks and matching pocket squares! Prices for Le Colonel Moutarde bow ties start from £26 to £30. You’ll also find a large selection of accessories: braces , boxer shorts , kids’ bow ties , socks , bracelets, doggy bow ties, ties, bandanas... For those who want to stand out for all the right reasons Le Colonel Moutarde offers bespoke services so whatever the occasion you can inject your personality into an outfit with unique tailor-made pieces.     All the bow ties are tied before your very eyes in the style you want upon purchase: classic tailor-made, slim or diamond shaped. Many bow ties are reversible so you can get several different looks for one bow tie – perfect if you have various events coming up. With a full range of accessories as well as the expertise of Simon the shop manager, freshly arrived from France (of course!), find the right pieces in one place for any and every occasion. Copreneurs It all started with a sense of frustration, Remi had a tough time finding a bow tie to suit his taste, so he decided to design and sew his own! His passion for sewing was passed on by his mother and grandmother. His home soon became a permanent exhibition of bow ties. His partner Clémence decided to create a blog to offer them for sale. To keep up with demand, the bow ties are now handmade by 10 expert couturiers in Lille, northern France. Today, Remi is still creative as ever, coming up with new designs and products while Clémence continues to develop the business. After Lille and Paris, the opening of the third store in a new country is a new challenge for the young French couple. X marks the spot The new shop is located just round the corner from Brick Lane at 10 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH. Part of a buzzing community of independent businesses in the heart of the East End, Le Colonel Moutarde is 5 minutes’ walk from Shoreditch High St Overground station and under 15 minutes’ walk from Liverpool St station. Based outside of London? Never fear, all products are available to order on the Colonel Moutarde website.   Contact France: Clémence Yon / +33(0)6 09 15 45 97 / clemence@lecolonelmoutarde.com UK : Simon Potey / +44(0)787 323 9233 / simon@lecolonelmoutarde.com  lecolonelmoutarde.com  / Facebook Le Colonel Moutarde / Instagram @lecolonelmoutarde For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer / +44(0)20 7024 3613 /  catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

Press Releases
  Lifestyle and Healthcare Department

Textile, Apparel

Launch of LCI’s Touch range: functional ‘Clean Label’ ingredients for bakery products

Bidault Des Chaumes Laure - 26-avr.-2017 11:28:32

        Ingredient transparency and the use of natural products are of increasing importance in the bread-making industry. In this context and as a pioneer in ‘Clean Label’ ingredients , Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) unveils its new range of functional ingredients, LCI’s touch . The range combines functional flours and enzymes to provide new ‘Clean Label’ solutions. Through the various offerings of the range, ‘LCI’s touch’ range makes it possible to: -    replace up to 50% of added gluten  -    to increase dough hydration levels -    to reduce added salt -    to control softness and/or to reduce egg quantity by up to 20%        All 6 ingredients in the LCI’s touch range can be listed as ‘wheat flour’ in the end product ingredient list : - GLUSAFE is an ingredient which replaces up to 50% of added gluten in bread (sandwich bread loaves, traditional or artisanal bread). With GLUSAFE, no modification of the process or hydration is required and dough is improved (greater elasticity, enhanced texture, etc).  - GLUSAFE SWEET is available for viennoiserie and pastries.  - The unique ingredient HYDRA 0.2% increases dough hydration levels and reduces bread recipe costs.  - STOP SALT , an innovative nutritional solution, reduces the amount of salt added to recipes by up to 25%. STOPSALT can be used in recipes for traditional or artisanal breads, sandwich bread loaves and viennoiserie. With STOP SALT , dough retains its hydration and elasticity without becoming sticky. - CAKESOFT makes it possible to control the soft texture of pastries with a long shelf life. No additional water is required in recipes using cakeSoft. - SOFT EGG is used to reduce the amount of eggs by up to 20% in bakery products without adding allergens. SOFT EGG also increases product shelf life and results in bakery products with finer breadcrumbs. About Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients At the heart of the sustainable supply chain of the Limagrain cooperative group, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients creates cereal ingredients for professionals in the bakery industry. Experts in softness, nutrition and ‘Clean Label’ ingredients, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients supports clients with expert knowledge and passion, providing quality ingredients and offering tailored solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in the industry. www.lci.limagrain.com  For more information about this press release, please contact: Business France UK  (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Catherine Ryall , Press Officer Email:   catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Tel:  + 44(0)207 024 3613 Website:    www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/    

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  Food and Drinks

Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous

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