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French Innovation Week is a Celebration of French Innovation and Savoir-faire in Chicago.

PRESS - 21-mars-2016 18:53:04
  The 3nd Annual French Innovation Week will take place  April 21st-29th, 2016  with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more. The series of events including free public lectures given by leading French scientists allows you to learn and discuss new advancement in the field of  DNA damage repair  and freshwater   biodiversity . Panel presents the challenge of w ork-life balance in a hyper-connected world . The 5th Annual French-American Science Festival offers hands-on activities for hundreds of young students in Chicago.  French leaders come together at Chicago tech hub 1871 to present their cutting-edge technological advances in the field of  connected objects . Special screenings feature the best France has to offer in animation and 3D innovation . Finally, the week closes on April 29th with the French-American Chamber of Commerce annual Gala “La Nuit des Etoiles” celebrating  Women and Innovation.   Please click on the link below for more information on the participating companies, agenda, and invitation to the event:      

Medicen Paris Region at the 2014 BIO International Convention

UBIFRANCE HEALTHCARE - 05-sept.-2014 19:24:16
The biotechnology sector, a field of excellence in Paris Region, was represented on the French booth by organizations world-renowned and innovative companies come to show their skills, build partnerships and initiate new developments technology and business. In this context, the cluster Medicen Paris Region accompanied 10 SMEs members from the Paris Region area : 4Clinics, Ariana Pharma, Axenis, Cellvax, Equal Estro, Metabrain Research Nutrivercell, O4CP, Oncodesign and Texcell. These companies were fully satisfied with the support offered by Medicen, evidenced by the feedback left. The company Nutrivercell for instance, was "satisfied for the organization and the booth." O4CP, Equal Estro, Ariana Pharma, Nutrivercell and Cellvax felt very satisfy with Medicen financial support. Regarding Medicen accompaniment before and during the event, O4CP, Equal Estro, Nutrivercell and Cellvax were very positive. Mehdi Chelbi, Business Development Manager of the company 4Clinics showed his contentment : " I would like to thank Medicen Paris Region for the very good organization and excellent visibility offered to our society on this BIO International Convention, through financial, logistical and marketing help. The accompaniment, events and animation of the cluster’s team also allowed networking and business opportunities that we would never have had without this support. " Medicen Paris Region has also announced the result of the international call for projects created with BioMaryland Center for the development of an international project involving an American and a French companies with complementary technologies.                             Opticul Diagnostics of Rockville, Md. and Diafir of Rennes, France have been selected as the first two participants of a partnership that was created at BIO International 2012 to promote collaboration on products to improve and speed diagnoses and patient care. To read the press release, click here http://www.medicen.org/sites/default/files/uploads/biomaryland_medicen_press_release_6252014.pdf To watch the video of the announcement, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73w5vcjtns&list=UUZLIt722xmGPXAqTafNnM3w

UBIFRANCE Silver Economy Connection 2014

Michael SALAS - 17-juin-2014 23:49:00
This year, UBIFRANCE launched the French Silver Economy Connection USA 2014.  For the first, a range of promising French companies providing innovative health service are set to meet big players of the American Silver Economy, with the likes of Brightstar, Orange Healthcare, the incubator Georgia Tech and the American association for elderly care LeadingAge.  The French Silver Economy Connection USA 2014 will take place on June 25-27 in Atlanta.                                 Meet the Delegation below:   CERELAB CERELAB®, Research and Development Center is specialized in the cereal sector and developed the G-NUTRITION® brioché bread, the first brioché bread to prevent and combat malnutrition. Compared to the other ONS available on the market, this brioché bread contains almost twice as many proteins for a similar volume of product and also combines vitamins and minerals suited to the elderly’s needs.    DYNSEO   Dynseo develops cognitive stimulation applications to improve and diversify the animations dedicated to seniors. Their programs allow users to have fun while being monitored through a web platform:  • Playful cognitive stimulation adapted to seniors  • Cognitive testing available to caregivers  • Web platform for adapted monitoring  Dynseo is addressed to both seniors with their full abilities (prevention) and seniors with mild to significant disorder (accompanying / monitoring). La Valeriane La Valeriane is developing and selling E-Health technologies and services dedicated to maintain and improve health capital. The web-based service ESAPAD allows to coordinate Homecare and health. It is an evaluation table identifying Senior needs and care at home. It considers autonomy in all daily needs at home: moving inside or outside, cleaning and grooming, feeding, following and managing health, psychology… It also provides a journal to report all important events, alerts, and decisive health parameters, or simple profile data.   Invest in Toulouse ‘Invest in Toulouse’ is a governmental agency that helps foreign companies to expand their R&D and business in France. They offer a free package of services: finding offices, recruitments, fundings, housing, schools for kids...The Gerontopole of Toulouse was created in 2007 to respond to the challenge of elderly’s dependence. First of its kind, this institution is fully dedicated to the Elderly, from clinical assays to domotic projects. TREENITY At Treenity we think that people deserve more and we can build a better life for them. We build a new way of life by creating the first CO-OPERACTIVE residence and social innovative workshop that allows senior citizens as well as their families to combine housing and services while developing social relations and autonomy.   Audencia Nates School of Management Established in 1900, Audencia Nantes School of Management is one of the most prestigious French Business Schools and is recognized worldwide. In September 2013, the school was ranked 31st by the Financial Times for its Master’s in Management program. In February 2015, Audencia will open an MBA specialized in Silver Economy. This program is designed for a small group of students with at least 8 years of professional experience       For more information on the Silver Economy Connection, please contact Sandrine Hart.

French textile mills & San Francisco Academy of Art University teaming up!

Elodie Petiot - 20-juin-2012 00:23:28
UBIFRANCE-the French Trade Commission is thrilled to announce their partnership with the Academy of Art University in an effort to boost the presence of French textile manufacturers to American students of the School of Fashion of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA regarding the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection that will be previewed in NYC next July 10 th  . The collection will then be shown in its entirety as part of the University Fashion Show during Mercedes Benz Fashion week, next September 2012.   For the project, meters of fabrics have been donated by the French mills of a variety of types and weights. 18 women’s and men’s wear designers from the Academy of Art University Master of Fine Arts program and between 5-20 French manufacturers, exhibitors at Premiere Vision Preview Show in New York ( next edition on July 11 & 12 at the Metropolitan Pavilion) have been joining forces.   Current participating mills include: print (AB Creations); silk, jacquards (Belinac, Denis&Fils, Malfroy Million, Philea, Soieries Chambutaires, Sprintex); wools (Clarenson); lace (Sophie Hallette, André Laude, Goutarel, Solstiss); knits (Deveaux, Henitex International, Philea, Sprintex); tweeds, muslins, taffetas (Malfroy Million) and technic/sports fabrics (Avelana, Roudière).    With more than 17,000 students, Academy of Art University ( www.academyart.edu ) is the nation’s largest private art and design university.  Established in 1929, the school offers accredited A.A., B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, and Web Design & New Media. Online degrees are offered in most areas. Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, and Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD).   For more information about the Show: www.premierevision-newyork.com . Follow us on twitter  and Pinterest , and join our French / North American Fashion Business group on LinkedIn.        

French textile mills teaming up with class 2012 of the Academy of Art University

Elodie Petiot - 21-janv.-2012 01:23:14
  Ubifrance-French Trade Commission is thrilled to announce their partnership with the Academy of Art University in an effort to boost the presence of French textile manufactures to American students of the Fashion School of the Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA regarding the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection that would be previewed in NYC in July of 2012 and shown in its entirety as part of the university fashion show during Mercedes Benz Fashion week in September 2012. For the project, meters of fabric will be donated by the French mills of a variety of types and weights. 18 women’s wear designers from the Academy of Art University Master of Fine Arts program and between 5-20 French manufacturers, exhibitors at Premiere Vision Preview Show New York (next edition taking place January 10-11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York), will be joining forces. Current potential mills include: print (AB Creations); silk, jacquards (Belinac, Denis&Fils, Malfroy Million, Philea, Soieries Chambutaires, Sprintex); wools (Clarenson); lace (Sophie Hallette, André Laude, Goutarel, Riechers Marescot, Solstiss); knits (Deveaux, Philea, Sprintex); tweeds, muslins, taffetas (Malfroy Million) and prints (Price, Vernet, Minakani) and production of small & big series of metallic accessories (Mettetal Creation) With more than 17,000 students, Academy of Art University ( www.academyart.edu<http://www.academyart.edu >) is the nation’s largest private art and design university.   Established in 1929, the school offers accredited A.A., B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, and Web Design & New Media. Online degrees are offered in most areas. Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, and Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD). Follow us on Twitter  , or join the french North-American fashion business group on LinkedIn

Industry Report: France Welcomes Foreign Film Production

Ubifrance Press USA - 07-avr.-2011 21:26:04
According to the latest figures released by Film France, the French film industry generated €330 million in revenues, with exports accounting for €137 million of this figure, in 2010. Eleven films saw even higher admissions overseas than in France, taking all genres into account, including art-house, general-release and animated films. In the latter category, France has acquired a worldwide reputation in special effects and 3-D expertise, through companies such as Mac Guff, Buf and Mikros. France showcases productions from around the world, in particular during the Cannes Film Festival and Deauville American Film Festival. As a location, it provides significant support for cinema and audiovisual productions, and as a major film producer, making around 200 feature-length movies a year, France boasts a pool of expert technicians trained by FEMIS (the French national elite film school) which has a widely recognized reputation for excellence around the world. Film studios in the Ile-de-France (Paris area) and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d‘Azur regions, along with the recent completion of facilities in Lille and Lyon for example, are equipped to accommodate world-class productions. For location shooting, the natural, historical and cultural heritage of France is a major draw. France also has outstanding film restoration and archiving resources. The Cinémathèque Française museum houses the world’s largest database of the Seventh Art, while the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) leads R&D, training and production activities in all areas of picture and sound. France’s attractiveness as a location for foreign film productions was further strengthened in 2009 by the introduction of the Tax Rebate for International Productions (TRIP) designed for foreign companies making part or all of a film in France. Since it was introduced, 31 foreign productions (on-location filming, animation, digital visual effects) have been granted a TRIP rebate amounting to 20% of eligible expenditure. Twelve of these productions were shot entirely or partially in Paris and the others in the regions of Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur, Picardie, Bretagne (Brittany), Rhône-Alpes and Guadeloupe. Foreign production expenditure in France has increased fivefold in recent years (€50 million in 2009 and again in 2010, up from €10 million in 2008). The BBC, for example, decided to shoot a series of films on Merlin in France, while several American filmmakers have taken advantage of the scheme, including Clint Eastwood (Hereafter), Martin Scorsese (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris). The number of shooting days determines the knock-on benefits for the local economy (jobs for artists and technicians, post-production, equipment hire, accommodation, transport, catering etc.). In 2010, total foreign feature-length shooting days increased to 210 days, up from 92 days in 2008. The average number of shooting days per foreign feature-length film increased from six to 14 days over the same period. The French film industry is unrivalled in Europe and continues to go from strength to strength. The tax rebate for international productions shot in France has strengthened the country’s position in the sector since its introduction in 2009. The number of foreign feature-length shooting days has doubled in two years. “Every film represents an opportunity to make foreign audiences more aware of the rich, diverse and attractive heritage of France,” said David Appia, chairman and CEO of the Invest in France Agency (IFA). The Invest in France Agency (IFA) is the national agency responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It also coordinates initiatives to promote Frances economic attractiveness. The IFA network operates worldwide, with offices in France as well as in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In France, the IFA works in partnership with regional development agencies to offer international investors outstanding business opportunities and customized services. For further information, please visit www.investinfrance.org The Tax Rebate for International Production is administered by the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image ( www.cnc.fr ), with applications assessed by Film France ( www.filmfrance.net ) For more information, please contact: INVEST IN FRANCE NORTH AMERICA Amanda Hilson 810 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10019 Tel: (212) 757-9340 Fax: (212) 757-1568 E-mail: amanda.hilson@investinfrance.org Web: www.investinfrance.org/northamerica  

TVPaint’s 2-D Digital Animation Software Celebrates Two Decades of Innovation

Ubifrance Press USA - 20-janv.-2011 21:39:54
  Two Decades of Digital Animation: TVPaint Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its Landmark 2-D Animation Software Please click the thumbnails below to open high-resolution images. Photo 1: Still frame from To Victor , a forthcoming project by the Fierlingers, made with TVP Animation software