TestWe showcases innovative secure offline e-Exam at BETT Show 2016

Fran Lambert - 25-nov.-2015 14:09:21
TestWe produces e-testing solutions for educational environments. From Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd January 2016, it will be exhibiting its brand new, secure offline digital testing solution on the French Pavilion (stand C88) at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) Show at ExCeL London (UK). BETT is one of the world’s leading events for educational technology. The French Pavilion is being organised by Business France, the French export-support agency. Developer of pedagogical tools for educational institutions (primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities), distance learning institutions and corporate universities, TestWe offers an innovative and disruptive concept: a 100% secure e-Exam. TestWe e-Exam was designed for all types of testing, from on-going assessment to mid-terms and finals, placement testing and quizzes, and is suited to all topics and formats (multiple-choice, short response, essay).  This turnkey solution offers an effective response to the organisational issues that come with examinations: it does away with the constant back-and-forth between teachers and administrative teams as they determine test subjects, takes reprographics and logistics out of the production chain, and makes lost tests and long waiting times for results a thing of the past. TestWe e-Exam rationalises the entire exam chain, from production to correction and grading.  With TestWe e-Exam, the company has come out with two additional tools: • TestWe online platform for professors and teachers can be used for test creation, processing and grading. Operable in SAAS mode, it is thus accessible from any Internet browser, using any tool and without software installation. • TestWe software for test-takers, who are able to submit their tests in a fraud-free, offline (not Internet-dependent) environment, from their own digital tool.  TestWe therefore gives professors and teachers the opportunity to design their exams and assessments using the online platform. Examiners can create any type of exams and assessments they want very easily and very quickly. From now on students can take their exams in the exam room on their own device in an anti-fraud and anti-cheat secure environment. In fact, thanks to the tool’s multi-compatibility, students can use TestWe from any digital device, whether a university or school computer, or their own computer/notepad (BYOD) – a key difference that sets it apart from all other solutions on the market. Free from network, Wi-Fi and broadband constraints, students can thus take their exams from anywhere.  At the request of multiple customers, including business schools, the TestWe solution has been made compatible with the AACSB accreditation system and ECTS grading system. About TestWe TestWe is an innovative company specialising in education. It develops solutions tailored to the needs of educational institutions, professors and students. Although its partners are predominantly based in France, TestWe has expanded into other numerous countries, in particular across French business school campuses in Asia. Gathering technical savoir faire, creativity, technology and pragmatism, TestWe has brought exam support to another level by developing a product that meets the expectations of its clients. Thanks to its solution – a platform for professors and teachers and software for students – TestWe is able to offer a 100% computer based assessment process for the very first time. TestWe will be exhibiting on the French Pavillion (stand C88) at BETT 2016, ExCeL London, from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd January 2016. For further information on TestWe, visit  or contact: Clément Régnier, Director of Development Tel: +33 (0)7 56 90 65 56 Email:   For more information about BETT 2016, visit: For further information on this press release or the French Pavilion at BETT 2016, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: View other press releases at:

Learning through a lens: ITOP éducation showcases NIPIB’s extensive online database of microscope slides at BETT Show 2016

Fran Lambert - 25-nov.-2015 14:03:58
How can science teachers demonstrate to their students what the spinal cord, liver, lungs, pancreas, bone marrow and even the cerebellum really look like? Well, unless they are working directly with forensics expert slash serial killer Dexter – whose methods for collecting blood samples are somewhat debatable – they will probably tell you that it’s near impossible to provide educational material this accurate! Fortunately, French company ITOP éducation has developed a safe solution to this issue: Nouvelle Imagerie Pédagogique de l’InvisiBle [New Educational Imaging of the Invisible – NIPIB], an online platform that gives you online access to 216 high res microscope slides. It’s like carrying out research with a microscope, only via a simple web browser. PLUS no one gets hurt. ITOP éducation will be exhibiting NIPIB on the French Pavilion (stand C88) at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) Show at ExCeL London (UK) from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd January 2016.. BETT is one of the world’s leading events for educational technology. The French Pavilion is being organised by Business France, the French export-support agency. Thanks to its innovative web technology and high definition images, NIPIB enables you to look at biology, microbiology and geology samples on a microscopic scale. Its “macrozoom” and “virtual microscope slide” technology is so innovative it has only been in existence for the last few years. You can move from “macroscopic to microscopic”, or from “the organ to the cell”, look at data scanned both with a magnifying glass and an optical microscope, right down to a fraction of a micrometre (1500X magnification). “This is a great tool, because with the optical microscopes and small-scale equipment that we have in schools, it’s impossible to have such high definition,” says Romain Marchal, biology teacher at Commercy dans la Meuse secondary school in the Lorraine region of France. “With the viewer, it’s possible to look at two slides at the same time," says Elodie Michel, teacher at Jacques Marquette secondary school in Pont-à-Mousson, also in Lorraine. "For example, slides of healthy human tissue and of the same human tissue infected by pathogens.” On an educational level, these slides are accessible via a technical, scientific online environment that satifies the expectations and needs of teachers and their students. The NIPIB viewer allows you to view the images (100% of which are available online) and select from advanced options such as scale, measurement, annotations, areas of interest and coordinates, thus increasing its overall usability for educational purposes. About ITOP éducation ITOP éducation holds a key position in the French education market. For the last ten years it has provided a full range of innovative software for primary and secondary education. More than 4.5 million users exchange information via its learning management system and access its online educational materials. ITOP éducation will be exhibiting on stand C88 at BETT Show 2016 at ExCeL London from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd January 2016. For further information on ITOP éducation, please visit the ITOP Group website or contact: Anaïs Rahli, Digital Marketing Manager Tel: +33 (0)9 70 72 29 33 Email:   For more information on BETT Show 2016, please go to:    For further information on this press release or the French Pavilion at BETT Show 2016, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: View other press releases at:

IoT & Security Event 2016 - Watch This Space!

Marine Vicenzotti - 29-oct.-2015 11:10:03
In 2016, the Tech & Services team at Business France UK will be organising an Internet of Things (IoT) and Security event. The decision to hold this event was informed by the French tech markets development over the past few years into one of the most innovative tech markets in Europe, including the IoT and Machine2Machine (M2M) industries. 2015 has been a successful year for our French entrepreneurs! From our internationally renowned champions (Blablacar, vente-privée, drivy, Sigfox to name but a few) to our amazing young start-ups that have raised millions (IAdvize: €14M, Mirakl: €18M€, Lydia: €4.2M), we have every reason to be proud. Click here   for an overview of our 100 best start-ups. Furthermore, the French government has moved forward. The new law devised by the French Minister for Economy, Emmanuel Macron, has helped to define the borders of the French digital economy (click here   for more information on this law). In addition, La French Tech has announced the four cities in France to be given the new French Tech label (click here   for more information on the French Tech Initiative) and has partnered with Bpifrance (France’s public investment bank) to create “La Pass French Tech”, an acceleration programme for start-ups undergoing hyper growth.  Focusing on the M2M industry in particular, France is home to international innovative companies such as Sigfox, Kerlink and Actility, and has launched the first LoRa Alliance . Telecom operators like KPN, Swisscom, Bouygues, and Orange have already stated their intention to use LoRa technology through the alliance. Security-wise, France is probably at the same stage as the UK, therefore everyone is asking the same question: “how can we prepare ourselves for the risks that connecting every single device might bring?” There are certainly French companies out there who have their own take on the subject. We are sure that British companies do too, hence our wish to bring everyone together and take this debate further. Please let  the Tech & Services team at Business France UK  know if you are interested in attending this invite-only event. More information on the event will be published nearer the time.

What is “La French Tech”?

Fran Lambert - 26-oct.-2015 18:23:52
La French Tech refers to all the people working for or with French start-ups, in France or abroad. This includes entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, developers, associations, bloggers, media, large companies and government agencies; all the players working towards growing and promoting start-ups internationally. La French Tech: a vibrant ecosystem For some years now, La French Tech has shown incredible dynamism, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and designers, among other talented people.  La French Tech comprises medical technology (medtech), green technology (cleantech), biotechnology (biotech), finance (fintech) and industrial enterprises. To find French companies specialising in the field of new technology and innovation, click here . For more information on La French Tech, visit:  

The story behind Créative France

Business France - 23-oct.-2015 10:17:32
Créative France is the story of accentuating the "creative", both literally and figuratively. It’s the story of a different approach, of the spark ignited by phrases and by words and images. It’s the story of an airliner that gains a second deck, of a coding school that becomes a nexus for learning, of a pastry that is coveted like a precious jewel. It’s the story of a strong visual identity that is at once bold, elegant, prominent, modern, dynamic, surprising, flexible and unifying. It’s the story of a creative, unconventional campaign that highlights our country’s full range of strengths, skills and savoir-faire. And for good reason – France is at the forefront of technology, design, industry and education, to name but a few sectors. It’s the story of France today: solid fundamentals enhanced by an outstanding ability to innovate and a constant push to break new ground. Equal parts playful and serious-minded, France bucks convention while reaching for the top. France has appeal… and creativity! For more information on Créative France, please visit:

Alsace BioValley: A French cluster dedicated to therapeutic innovation

Fran Lambert - 21-oct.-2015 16:56:13
Alsace BioValley focuses on two areas: discovering new drugs and medical devices. This French cluster is dedicated to therapeutic innovation, and is driven by healthcare companies, for healthcare companies. Its experts, specialising in pharma/biotech and medical technology, identify new business growth opportunities, financing and innovation. These experts offer healthcare companies a range of services, such as funding assistance for collaborative R&D projects, coaching in fundraising, identification of partners and tailor-made partnerships. Are you looking to set up a public/private R&D project to develop a therapeutic innovation? Or perhaps you are looking to patent your innovation or are seeking highly innovative technology and scientific expertise? At BioValley, situated in the French region of Alsace, you will discover a scientific goldmine of researchers, companies and academic institutes. You will also be able to work in partnership with innovative local companies and laboratories, and benefit from a world of advantages! French companies specialising in medical devices French companies specialising in pharmaceuticals For more information on BipoValley, please visit:

Karry: The innovative travel app that lets you make friends on your travels… before you’ve even left!

Fran Lambert - 16-oct.-2015 14:49:10
     French start-up Karry’s disruptive app, developed for iOS and Android systems, allows its users to access a community of travellers going to the same place at the same time as them. The Karry app is intuitive as it satisfies people’s natural desire to meet others and build new relationships when they are travelling around the world. Hailed as “disruptive, intuitive and innovative”, Karry is looking to forge new partnerships within the travel and tourism, travel tech, new tech, social media, community and digital sectors. The new Karry app optimises the way people travel, allowing users to meet other travellers and people living in their travel destination, prior to departure. Karry completely changes the way people look at travelling by allowing them to socialise before they have even left. This travel companion app has the following features: Karry Away:  Users who are about to travel can enter their destination/transit/departure time into the Karry app and be instantly matched with hundreds of others living in or travelling to that destination. Karry Event:  Users can find out who will be at the next major global event before it happens. This new feature was launched at Web Summit 2015 earlier this month, and is due to be redeveloped for upcoming events. Karry Home:  Using its in-built Google Maps function, Karry pinpoints the geographical location of users who are not travelling, who are then able to meet travellers and commuters to their hometown. Karry Passport:  The “Karryiers Flow” feature displays the Facebook profile pictures of all users in HD. Users simply tap on another user’s photo to check out their profile and chat with them further prior to travelling. Karry Places:  Users can check out any restaurant, bar or hotel reviewed by other users by accessing their “Karry Places” map and identify other users by where they hang out. Alternative and “insiders only” places can also be added. Going to a major event? Karry lets you see who else is going and get in touch! Karry showcased its innovative new app at the leading trade show for digital start-ups, Web Summit 2015 earlier this month. Thanks to the exciting new feature, Karry Event, exclusively for people going to Web Summit, attendees optimised their participation at the trade show via the Karry app and were able to build relationships with other attendees. Karry aims to tailor its app for many more major social events, such as Coachella, Burning Man, New York Marathon, World Travel Market, Maison & Objet, Winter Wonderland, Weather Festival and the Geneva International Motor Show.  Karry is looking to raise between €200k and €300k to increase its presence in Europe and aims to hold promotional evenings in major tourist hubs, such as London, Paris, Moscow, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, Ibiza and the South of France. The French start-up aspires to build new partnerships by proposing a tailored version of its travel companion app to international firms whose employees are frequently on the move. Karry is also looking to grow its B2B service for plugging the idea of displaying a Karry tab on booking engines and online travel agencies, thus promoting a travel process where travellers look at flights online, check reviews for the hotel they want to stay at, book a room and then potentially use the Karry app to see who else will be travelling to the same destination at that time or soon after. To download the beta version of the Karry app, visit the  AppStore . About Karry The Karry app was founded in 2015 by Kevin Machefert and Martin Gunther. The official public beta version of the app was released in May 2015 and was made available on Apple’s AppStore. In the midterm, Karry aims to expand its app rapidly across Europe and North America by creating active hubs of users in major cities like Paris, London and New York. Karry’s Research and Development team is always working on new ways to make Karry even more innovative. By constantly improving its technology, Karry aspires to become an unprecedented leader in what is so far a practically non-existent market. It also hopes to disrupt the travel, tourism and hospitality industries by becoming the unrivalled travel companion app for travellers planning a trip. For further information on Karry, please visit   or contact: Kevin Machefert, Founder / Strategy & Communication: Martin Gunther, Founder / Strategy & Development: For further information on this press release, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications and Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: View other press releases at:
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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