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CALL FOR APPLICATION: « GAMELAB » RETURNS FOR A SECOND EDITION IN COOPERATION WITH UBISOFT ABU DHABI AND THE FRENCH EMBASSY TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Sarah Benyoub - 09-oct.-2019 13:59:55

CALL FOR APPLICATION: « GAMELAB » RETURNS FOR A SECOND EDITION IN COOPERATION WITH UBISOFT ABU DHABI AND THE FRENCH EMBASSY TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   A competition and a series of workshops to introduce Emirati (UAE – based) students to the creation of video games  9 October, 2019 – Abu Dhabi - Ubisoft Abu Dhabi and the French Embassy to the United Arab Emirates are set for a new edition of GameLab. Both parties have engaged in cooperating for the development of GameLab, a platform aiming at training students from UAE universities to develop their knowledge about the video game industry. Following a cooperation agreement signed in June 2018 and the success of the first edition, H.E. Ludovic Pouille, French Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Yannick Theler, Managing Director of Ubisoft studios in Abu Dhabi, have decided to renew their partnership for the coming academic year. During the first edition, four students from Zayed University won a six-month internship at Ubisoft Studios in Abu Dhabi. The laureates were nominated after having participated in three workshops organized throughout the academic year 2018-2019. They first workshop was held in November 2018, with a general introduction and brainstorming training by Matthew Laurence, Creative Manager at Ubisoft Abu Dhabi.   In January 2019, the second workshop tackled the question of intellectual property and copyright, in cooperation with the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and Gowling WLG.  The final workshop in April 2019, animated by Afif Khaled and Christophe Malcombe, both artists and comic/animation illustrator experts, helped the students materialize their very own original video game concept through drawings and storyboards.  All students were encouraged to team up and work on an original idea.  Among the awardees, Leen Albejawi declared “It is with great pleasure that I give this testimony to one of the most fun experiences I have partaken in. Gamelab is a great initiative that gave me a lot of knowledge in the area of game design. I came in to game-lab with my knowledge in animation, but not much knowledge in the area of game design. I think gamelab is a great introduction to the world of game design and game industry. At the end of the game lab experience I was given the opportunity to intern with UBISOFT which is a great opportunity which I would not have gotten if I wasn’t of a part of gamelab. Thank you to the French Embassy and Ubisoft for this project and I can’t wait to see more people benefitting from such experiences. if you are interested in gaining more knowledge in the area of game design and meet amazing people along the way, I recommend you join game lab because it will offer that and much more!” Moza Alsuwaidi, also a winner from Zayed University added “It was a great opportunity to experience and learn new things. As an animator who works on game design I really learn things that before I didn’t know which helped me in my senior project that I was working on at the time. The Gamelab organizers are really friendly, and I met really cool artists from France.”    The new edition of GameLab will encourage students to work with a “multidisciplinary team” in order to deliver a comprehensive final work during the pitching session. They will learn about the complete chain of professions within the video game industry. The call for application is open to all students from all fields. Students are invited to apply here:  https://forms.gle/KSPP3pciCpGzd8cx5   H.E. Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, declared: “I am honored to co-conduct this initiative with Ubisoft Abu Dhabi and participate in ensuring effective links between the academic and professional world. As part of the French-Emirati cultural dialogue, the goal of this project is to strengthen cultural and educational cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, giving priority to the youth. The GameLab project is a transversal innovative project, bringing together several actors: Ubisoft, a globally recognized French company in the sector of video games that is firmly established in the United Arab Emirates, the cultural service of the Embassy (Institut français) which provides technical and institutional support, and the economic department of the Embassy, which brings its expertise on the creative industry ecosystem. The cultural and creative industries are an economic prospect for France and the UAE, at a time when our two countries are betting on artificial intelligence.” The French government is particularly active in supporting cultural and creative industries, including video games. In a recent interview, the French minister of culture, Mr. Franck Riester declared that video game is “an art like any other”. In France, the video game industry is a very active and creative sector. A lot of people work in this field: inventors, designers, engineers. We support them actively”.  Co-signing the renewal agreement, Yannick Theler, Managing Director of the Ubisoft studio in Abu Dhabi declared: “Ubisoft is delighted with this agreement which will present the techno-creative potential of the video game industry and the numerous career opportunities in this field. Through its international network of studios on every continent, Ubisoft collaborates with several universities to ensure that the talents of tomorrow have a good knowledge of the requirements of the industry. Partnerships like GameLab are a key opportunity for developing and consolidating the local video game ecosystem.”  The workshops scheduled in the frame of GameLab will take place throughout the academic year 2019-2020. The first session on the 18th of November 2019 will confront the students to the fundamental understanding of mobile games and invite them to express their creativity. The following workshops will be tailored according to the profiles of selected students. At the end of the academic year, the participants will be asked to present their projects. The winners of the competition will be rewarded with the opportunity of an internship at the Ubisoft studios in Abu Dhabi.   About the signatories of the agreement   Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.   The Institut français in the United Arab Emirates is the cooperation and cultural department of the French Embassy. It is responsible for promoting French creation, thought and language, as well as fostering bilateral exchanges and cultural, artistic, educational, academic and scientific partnerships between France and the UAE. It follows the cultural and educative aspects of the French-Emirati strategic dialogue.  It is involved in a vast range of activities. It organizes cultural events in various fields such as visual arts, performing art, cinema and debates. It supports the French cultural and educative institutions, as well as cultural and creative industries in their development projects in the UAE.  The “French-Emirati Cultural Dialogue” celebrates the historical ties of friendship and cooperation between France and the United Arab Emirates, established upon the foundation of the Federation in 1971 and growing stronger ever since.  About the “French-Emirati Cultural Dialogue”   The “French-Emirati Cultural Dialogue” was born with the signing of a new cooperation agreement between France and the UAE on November 9, 2017, on the occasion of the visit of  Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This initiative aims to celebrate the friendship between France and the United Arab Emirates and to expand the scope of our exchanges and encounters in France between our two peoples.  The cultural dialogue takes place in parallel with the Year of Tolerance, celebrated in 2019 across the United Arab Emirates. It will continue throughout the year 2019 and will be concluded in March 2020.     Contact : Zohra AIT EL JAMAR, Regional Audiovisual attaché, 052 771 4591,  zohra.ait-el-jamar@diplomatie.gouv.fr


Together with Airbus and Submer Technologies, 2CRSi has won a very high-performance server contract for a European anti-crime agency

Sarah Benyoub - 09-oct.-2019 10:20:19

  Together with Airbus and Submer Technologies, 2CRSi has won a very high-performance server contract for a European anti-crime agency   United Arabe Emirates, October 7,2019 – 2CRSi announces that it has been chosen by AIRBUS to provide very high-performance calculation servers that will be used by a European anti-crime agency. This commercial success relates to the rollout of OCtoPus 1.8B servers for a total 3,744 CPU Intel ® Xeon ® cores and more than 7.45 million NVIDIA ® CUDA ® cores. These OCP (Open Compute Project) servers have been specially designed to function in immersion cooling tanks developed by SUBMER TECHNOLOGIES. The range of OCtoPus servers, launched by 2CRSi in 2017, provides a tangible response to the energy requirements of datacenters in order to meet their ecological challenges  with a reduction in the energy consumption of OCtoPus servers of more than 23% compared to equivalent servers fitted with traditional cooling systems. Under this AIRBUS project, the combination of 2CRSi servers and SUBMER TECHNOLOGIES cooling systems offers an even greater reduction in energy consumption through the elimination of air-conditioning: the servers are immersed in a dielectric cooling liquid which is itself cooled through a water circuit. 2CRSi and SUBMER TECHNOLOGIES have succeeded in making the difference as a result of the unique technical features of their submerges servers. Other decisive factors in the choice: the simplification and speed of the installation and fitting-out of the datacenter due to the integration of its products: with this solution, 3 months are sufficient to install the datacenter compared to 1½ to 2 years for a traditional datacenter. This technological achievement has been decisive in winning this contract. Moreover, long-term cost control was crucial for the future renewal of equipment: it will be possible to replace computer components (CPU and GPU cards, memory, etc.), where technological development, is very rapid. Feed and cooling modules will be retained. Overall and in addition to the relatively limited investment budget, the operating costs related to the servers installed at the end client will be reduced by more than 60%. An achievement that is both economic and ecological. With this contract, this customer should be one of the Group’s Top 5 customers in 2019. The order billing will take place before the end of the year. “We are proud to have been chosen by an international security player whose requirements in terms of performance and reliability are clear. Once again, we have succeeded in making the difference though our innovative and competitive solutions. I would like to congratulate our teams who are the heart of this new success, which further strenghtens our commercial visibility internationally." said Alai Wilmouth, Founder, Chairman and CEO. - END - About 2CRSi 2CRSi is based in Strasbourg and has subsidiaries in Manchester, Dubai and San Jose in the Silicon Valley. It specialises in the design and manufacturing of very high-performance IT servers. It provides innovative calculation, data storage and data transfer solutions to over 200 clients in 25 countries. In 2018, 2CRSi Group generated consolidated revenues of €65.2m. For further information please visit: www.2crsi.fr   Actifin Jennifer Jullia Financial Press Relations jjullia@actifin.fr   + 33 (0)1 56 88 11 19    


Dawex Partners with Kanematsu Corporation To Deploy Data Exchange Technology in Japan

YASMINA OUARI - 24-sept.-2019 14:16:38

United Arab Emirates: September 24, 2019 - Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, today announced its partnership with Kanematsu Corporation, a major trading company, to further deploy and promote data exchange technology in Japan. Kanematsu will deploy and operate its own data exchange platform relying on Dawex technology to serve its domestic and foreign network with the ambition to create a Kanematsu Data Community. This agreement also extends the November 2018 business alliance  and reinforces companies’ engagement in promoting data exchange platforms to Japanese organizations in order to source, exchange and monetize data securely in in full compliance with regulations.   “We base our corporate activities on the belief that contributing to society through business creation is the mission of a general trading company. Data trading will be a cornerstone of the increasingly digitized economy, “says Mr. Masahiro Harada Senior Executive Officer, Electronics and Devices Division at Kanematsu. “This partnership with Dawex will help expand Kanematsu’s footprint in the data exchange business.” added Mr Masahiro Harada.    “Data Exchange is a global activity with today more than 50% of organizations on our marketplace coming from different nationalities. Japan by driving data initiatives such as Osaka Track demonstrates its leadership and engagement in creating a regulated framework for international data exchange.” says Laurent Lafaye, co-founder and co-CEO at Dawex.    “Dawex partnership with Kanematsu reflects Japan’s key role and contribution to the development of the data economy. We are excited to bring our partnership forward with such a recognized trading company.” says Fabrice Tocco, co-founder and co-CEO at Dawex. “We share the same vision that data is the new asset class that will ultimately be traded on structured exchanges, just like commodities and stocks”   Japan launched at the G20 summit in June 2019 the Osaka Track initiative to formulate rules on digital governance under the concept of “Data Free Flow with Trust”. While in January 2019, the European Commission and Japan adopted mutual adequacy decisions allowing free flow of personal data between the two economies with strong data protection guarantees -creating the world’s largest area of safe data flows.   Furthermore, Kanematsu represents Dawex at the Data Trading Alliance, directly contributing to the definition and promotion of secure data exchange in Japan.   About Kanematsu Corporation Kanematsu Corporation, a major Japanese trading company having 130 years of history, is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. By multiplying our business networks in Japan and overseas with our vast experience in general trading, information-gathering, market cultivation, business incubation and project-forming, risk management and logistics, Kanematsu is committed to creating new businesses as a Value Creator. http://www.kanematsu.co.jp/en/ About Dawex  Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, allows organizations to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing, monetizing and exchanging data directly, securely and in full compliance with regulations. Today more than 8,000 organizations from 20+ sectors rely on Dawex Global Data Marketplace and Data Exchange Platform solutions to build their data exchange strategy. Created in 2015, Dawex is a French company with offices in Paris, Lyon, San Francisco and Montreal, expanding business operations to Asia and the Middle East. www.dawex.com     Press Contact Yucatan Elisa Lesieur & Nevena Jovic  +33 1 53 63 63 27 27 | elesieur@yucatan.fr & njovic@yucatan.fr 


La French Tech and the latest in innovation to be showcased at GITEX 2019

YASMINA OUARI - 19-sept.-2019 13:31:21

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is showcasing French technology and innovation at GITEX on the French Tech pavilion organized by Business France. Amadeus, one of the leading providers of travel technology, will be the official partner of the French Pavilion which will headline national companies driving the latest advancement in fintech, e-commerce, e-government, cybersecurity, blockchain consulting, smart cities, the IoT, VR/AR and Artificial Intelligence.   This year, the French Pavilion will also showcase innovations by French startups who are ready to share breakthrough solutions and meet stakeholders attending the show, including Wizaplace, a marketplace solution for e-commerce, Token Capital, a blockchain consulting company, Dawex, a provider of data marketplace platform, Bertin IT, specialist of cyber intelligence, Two-i VCA, a comprehensive solution to analyze videos to enhance security or enable proactive and focused business decisions by collecting metadata, as well as Blue Whale Company, offering a range of autonomous, ready-to-use connected 2G and NBIOT products for the reduction of water consumption and for multi-energies control and probes measurement.    “On behalf of Business France, it is with great honor to participate once again at GITEX as committed partners over the last six years. It is an exciting year for La French Tech and we look forward to introducing startups with revolutionary new ideas to the potential investors visiting, while our highly regarded companies look to meet with new partners as part of their business expansion”, Mr Frederic Szabo, Managing Director at Business France Middle East stated said. France is achieving strong growth in the technology space internally and through foreign direct investments. The technology economy growth presented a turnover of over €1.1 billion in 2018. The growth of “smart” connected objects increased to 17% compared to 2017 (GFK, 2019). In 2018, the market for the connected home (household appliances, home automation and network products) represented 55% of the turnover of the sector and showed the strongest growth at +35%, i.e. €624 million. This was followed by “wearables” (31%) and drones and gadgets (12%) (GFK, 2019).    The spectacular rise in funding startups through venture and growth capital is also making France one of the world’s leading startup nations. In a recent EY Venture Capital survey, France was ranked second in Europe for fundraising, both in terms of the number of deals and the sums raised, which exceeded a record of €3.2 billion in 2018 (up 28%).    Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways. The company developed its technology in partnership with the travel industry for over 30 years. Amadeus combine a deep understanding of how people travel with the ability to design and deliver the most complex, trusted, critical systems, helping connect over 1.6 billion people a year to local travel providers in over 190 countries. Amadeus is really passionate in its pursuit of better technology that makes better journeys.    Amadeus, as the official partner of the French Pavilion, will award the most innovative French Tech company of the Pavilion.   As a nation that fosters technology growth and success, the exhibitors are keen to create contacts and identify experienced partners in the United Arab Emirates and the MENA region via their presence at GITEX. -END -        Note to Editors:   Exhibitor’s Catalog :  https://bit.ly/2o4rslX   https://amadeus.com/fr   https://two-i.com/   https://www.dejamobile.com/   https://www.bluewhalecompany.com/home-water-consumption-control-BREEAM.html   http://tokencapitalmarket.com/   https://www.wizaplace.com/fr/   https://www.dawex.com/fr/   https://linagora.com/   https://www.logicom-europe.com/en/   https://www.tallyos.com/   http://www.athesi.fr/language/fr/athesi-specialiste-de-solutions-de-mobilite-et-de-tracabilite   https://www.acoba.com/   https://www.bertin-it.com/en/   https://www.dilitrust.com/  https://www.systancia.com/     ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE:   Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    Social Media:  Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF  #FrenchPavilion #FrenchTech    For more info, feel free to contact Business France:   Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr 


Two-i is back at GITEX aiming to help cities in search of happiness

YASMINA OUARI - 19-sept.-2019 13:23:02

    United Arab Emirates: September 19,2019- For the second year running, Two-i will attend Gitex 2019 to present its unique video analysis software, which is called the Map, aiming to improve happiness in the cities. This solution was inspired by the progressive sustainable development goals that Two-i shares with Dubai.  Live analysis of demographic data, such as emotions, age and gender, helps to guide decision-making and measure the impact of initiatives. Happiness is a complex condition that involves a range of variables that are far from just detecting smiles on the faces. The goal is to foster diversity and inclusion for all. It is a virtuous cycle that begins with raw material processing, data collection, the study of data that leads to decision-making, which then leads to the generation of new data, which leads to new decisions, etc. Two-i is among the pioneers in the development of the Map: an interactive cartographic platform that collects and displays all the metadata generated from live video streaming. It allows the user to navigate in his own city and visualize in real time the levels of well-being in the different neighborhoods. By displaying a large amount of important information in such condensed stats, the Map revolutionizes the way city management is perceived. In addition, it has been designed to comply with the constraints of data anonymization.  Two-i has a very creative team, which is cracking the challenges of integrating traffic and flow management solution and connecting external data into its already sophisticated platform in order to generate fully comprehensive Urban Data analytics. Moreover, Two-i’s Research team in collaboration with French hospitals has started medical trials for pain detection and analysis to reduce hospitalization time and increase the effectiveness of analgesic administration. This project allows the company to dig deeper into understanding the complexity of emotions. Two-i will be happy to meet you and to present its new innovative solution, during GITEX 2019, at Hall 4, on the French Tech Pavilion. For further information, visit: https://two-i.com Contact:  Julien Trombini julien.trombini@two-i.fr & Meilute Mikalajunaite meilute.mikalajunaite@two-i.f


Dawex Raises €5 Million to Accelerate the Development of the Data Economy

Rejula ARUN - 26-mai-2019 06:58:59

Amadeus, Itochu Corporation, Bouygues Construction and Caisse des Dépôts invest to support innovation and data exchange technology.  United Arab Emirates-  May 26, 2019 -  Dawex , a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, today announced a new round of funding of €5 million with  Amadeus  (AMS.MC),  Itochu Corporation  (ITOCY),  Bouygues Construction    (BOUY.PA) and a French web entrepreneur entering Dawex’s capital, also joined by the historical investor  Caisse des Dépôts    (via its Banque des Territoires). Total funds raised from inception tops €12 million, including the recent €2.5M grant from Horizon 2020,  European Union Research & Innovation program . Dawex co-founders Fabrice Tocco and Laurent Lafaye remain majority shareholders, retaining full control over the company’s strategy and operations.  With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and the emergence of Smart Cities, among other disruptive trends like the autonomous cars, huge quantities of valuable data are being generated, analyzed and exchanged. New data-driven ecosystems are emerging that organizations can strategically leverage using secure data marketplaces and data exchange platforms. Since 2015  Dawex mission  is to create the conditions for the smooth development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations. This new round of funding will support the company’s ambition to make Dawex the data exchange platform reference, by accelerating its development in Europe and the United States, by establishing itself in Asia and the Middle East, and by pursuing its investment in technology and innovation.  “Data ecosystems are redefining competition, and the most data-driven companies will be the leaders of the new data economy”, said Laurent Lafaye, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Becoming data-driven requires a shift in the enterprise’s mindset and culture, but also the right technology to accelerate, streamline and secure data exchanges internally and externally, in compliance with new data regulations. This is exactly what Dawex provides”.  “Dawex is excited to bring together such high-profile corporations and leaders in their respective markets to invest in our data exchange technology.” said Fabrice Tocco, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Their engagement as corporations in supporting our innovation reflects the strategic role that data exchange platforms play in today’s organizations and how they could impact the future of our economy.”   Today 7,000 organizations from 20+  industries , such as agriculture, air & space, automobile, financial services & insurance, construction, energy, logistics & transportation, retail, telco, travel & hospitality, rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and  Data Exchange Platform  technology to source, commercialize, and share data directly between them, securely and efficiently. Dawex solutions are enterprise-grade and highly scalable also integrating new technologies such as the blockchain.   Dawex expertise on data economy is recognized by major analyst & research firms and institutions. Dawex is a consortium member of European projects like CyberSec4Europe and Data Pitch, and gold award winner at the French American Business Awards 2018, San Francisco.  About Dawex Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, allows organizations to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing, monetizing and exchanging data directly without intermediary, securely, efficiently and in full compliance with regulations. Today 7,000 organizations from 20+ sectors rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and Dawex  Data Exchange Platform  technology to build their data exchange strategy. Created in 2015, Dawex is a French company with offices in Paris, Lyon, San Francisco and Montreal, expanding business operations in Asia and the Middle East.   www.dawex.com  About Amadeus “Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel.” Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways. Our purpose is to shape the future of travel.  www.amadeus.com About Bouygues Construction Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction, with operations in more than 60 countries. It designs, builds and operates projects in the sectors of building, infrastructure and industry. As a responsible and committed leader in sustainable construction, Bouygues Construction sees innovation as its primary source of added value.  www.bouygues-construction.com/en About the Caisse des Dépôts Group  Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiaries form a public long-term investor group serving the general interest and economic development of local areas. It combines five areas of expertise: pensions and professional training, asset management, monitoring subsidiaries and strategic shareholdings, business financing (with Bpifrance) and Banque des Territoires.  www.caissedesdepots.fr/en About Itochu Corporation With approximately 110 bases in 63 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.   www.itochu.co.jp/en Dawex Press Contact Agence Yucatan - Elisa Lesieur +33 1 53 63 27 27 | elesieur@yucatan.fr  


FRENCH TECH TOUR from April 1 to 3, 2019 In the United Arab Emirates

Rejula ARUN - 31-mars-2019 13:43:54

United Arab Emirates From- March 31st 2019:  April 1 to 3, 2019, Business France is organizing the first French Tech Tour United Arab Emirates in partnership with French Tech Dubai UAE. AMADEUS, leader in travel solutions that shape the future of travel, is the official partner of this tour. A real technological road show and three-day commercial accelerator between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this meeting will take place on the sidelines of the Future Technology Week.  The French Tech Tour will feature B2B exchanges between 5 innovative French companies and the major Tech incubators in the United Arab Emirates such as Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) or investment funds.  The 5 French startups that specialize in the fields of Blockchain, Open Innovation, Fintechs, data exchanges, or the IoT were selected in advance for their technical skills and potential.  In Dubai, participants will be able to visit the trade fairs of the Future Technology Week 2019 , www.futuretechweek.com, which are the unmissable trade fairs for Blockchain, cyber security and IOT technologies in the Near and Middle East, around the main theme of "Igniting Innovation".  They include the main players in the sector with more than 12,000 visitors and 170 exhibitors last year. The United Arab Emirates is pursuing one of the most ambitious digital transformation programs ever undertaken to make the country’s major cities the "Smartest" in the world. The main advantage of the French Tech Tour is to present French expertise to the region’s leaders and investors and to enable participants to enter these dynamic opportunity-rich markets or to increase their presence. In addition, a networking event is planned for April 1 in Dubai to allow these startups to exchange ideas and develop special contacts with local operators. Which companies are participating in the French Tech Tour? - Dawex Systems www.dawex. com : The data marketplace for sharing, acquiring and monetizing data - Agorize  www.agorize.com : The leading open innovation challenge platform bringing together students/startups/developers and major brands - Dronisos  www.dronisos.com Leader in drone shows - Invivoo  www.invivoo.com Managing & optimizing information systems in finance - Domraider  www.domraider.com Develops real-time auction solutions using blockchain technology ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchTech #FrenchTechTourUAE For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Marielle STEPHAN Trade Advisor Tech & Services United Arab Emirates Tel: + 971 4408 4980 marielle.stephan@businessfrance.fr Yasmina OUARI Press Officer – GCC Egypte & Lebanon Tel: +971 52 995 29 97 Yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr  


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