COP 21 : French startups presenting innovative solutions for the climate

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 02-déc.-2015 17:32:48
  During COP21, the World Climate Conference happening in Paris this week, th e CARREFOUR France Space will be dedicated to s tartups introducing innovative green  solutions for the climate. Here is a list of the  French techs introduced this week :     ECHY ECHY designs, develops, fabrics and sells its hybrid lighting system. This system captures sunlight outside buildings and transmits it inside through optical fibers. When the sun does not shine, lighting will switch to the existing electric system thanks to a brightness sensor. Contact : Miss NGUYEN ESTELLE - Phone : +33650608070 / UBI TRANSPORTS Transports and creativ mobility. Contact : Mrs AZOULAY NATHALIE – Phone : +33183648530 /   HELIO PUR TECHNOLOGIES Recycling of water from the sun and without emitting greenhouse gases. Contact : /   INNOGUR TECHNOLOGIES (AQUAGREEEN) INNOGUR Technologies is an engineering and innovation consultancy organization focus on "eco-friendly" innovative products creation related to all digital, ecological and energy transitions. AQUAGREEN: connected solar platform for the depollution of water bodies. Contact : M. GARCIA THIERRY - Phone : 33 6 42 35 75 27 /   ECOV Ecov is a start-up expert carpool. ecov accompanies businesses and communities in achieving carpool solutions. Contact : /   ECOV Ecov is a start-up expert carpool. ecov accompanies businesses and communities in achieving carpool solutions. Contact : /   QIVIVO Qivivo is an « energy savings provider » for individuals allowing them to regain control of its comfort and heating bills. Qivivo sells a connected thermostat and use predictive algorithms and Big data analysis. Contact : Mr LE MINH – Phone : +33240897589 /   TERRADONA Terradona is specialized in sustainable development and technology and offers  innovative solutions to help our towns and cities save money when recycling waste. Contact Phone : +33 (0)4 42 61 67 97 - /   CORNIS Space technology for wind turbines blade security. Contact : /   UBI TRANSPORTS Transports and creativ mobility. Contact : Mrs AZOULAY NATHALIE - Phone : +33183648530 /   Meet French startups the 4th December…   ALERTGASOIL AlertGasoil® is a combination of several pieces of technology that together can detect changes in fuel tank levels, either upward or downward. Contact Phone : +33 (0)4 96 13 02 70 /   SAFETY LINE Safety Line is an innovative company, specialized in data management software solutions for aviation. With a team of highly experienced aviation experts (including former BEA investigators), data scientists and IT specialists, Safety Line is in a position to propose an extensive range of products able to match the world’s issues challenges in air transport. Contact : Mr PIERRE JOUNIAUX - Phone : +33155437571 /   TERRADONA Terradona is specialized in sustainable development and technology and offers  innovative solutions to help our towns and cities save money when recycling waste. Contact  Phone : +33 (0)4 42 61 67 97 - /   OPENAIRLINES Software solution for eco-driving for fuel savings . By combining unique business and IT skills, OpenAirlines proposes innovative solutions to reduce costs and bring a competitive advantage to our customers. Contact : Phone: +33 (0)5 31 61 52 10 - email: /   IDEOL The floating foundation : Ideols foundation, a ring-shaped platform developed and patented by the companys engineers, is a breakthrough technological development in the floating wind turbine market.  Contact : M. BAYARD-LENOIR MARIE - Phone: +33486208050 /   EEL ENERGY EEL ENERGY, the tidal machine with an undulating membrane. Our solution is based on what we call BIOMIMICRY-reproducing the natural properties of marine life. Our strategy is to exploit tidal, oceanic and even river currents. Contact : M. SYLVAIN FRANCK - Phone: +33661809030 / IPSIIS IPSIIS environmental friendliness, energy saving and safety for industry and buildings IPSIIS has developed innovative solutions for fire-resistant thermal insulation for buildings and industrial facilities. Contact : Phone : +33 (0) 1 60 68 25 61 - Mail : / ATOLL Energy Atoll Energy designs innovative solutions for combined heat and power production supplying utilities for tertiary and industrial sector. Its latest developments of heat recovery systems raised to 30% the energy savings for off-grid systems operating under variable load.Contact : Mme BARBIZET ELENA - Tél : +33490774683 /   EEL ENERGY EEL ENERGY, the tidal machine with an undulating membrane. Our solution is based on what we call BIOMIMICRY-reproducing the natural properties of marine life. Our strategy is to exploit tidal, oceanic and even river currents. Contact : M. SYLVAIN FRANCK - Phone: +33661809030 / ADIONICS Adionics is a young innovative company developing the water desalination AquaOmnes technology. Contact : Mr DE SOUZA GUILLAUME - Phone : +33169194167 / BOOSTTHEAT The revolutionary boiler which halves energy costs and your impact on the environment. Contact : Phone : + 33 (0)4 48 21 60 51 - Email : / BOOSTHERM Boostherm recovers 100% of the heat normally rejected by condensers of cooling systems to preheat sanitary hot water at 55°C and more. It can also be used for low temperature heating of buildings. Contact : Mr DECAESTECKER LAURENT - Tel : 333 80 48 60 16 / BOOSTHERM Boostherm recovers 100% of the heat normally rejected by condensers of cooling systems to preheat sanitary hot water at 55°C and more. It can also be used for low temperature heating of buildings. Contact : Mr DECAESTECKER LAURENT - Tel : 333 80 48 60 16 /   ENOVEO Solving environmental problems : Polluted groundwater - Contaminated soil - Wastewater treatment Environmental Forensics - Drinking water - Natural ecosystems - Green energy... Contact : Phone: +33 (0)4 27 11 85 44 – Email:   /   3D EAU Engineering consultants for the design, diagnosis and instrumentation urban water management structures. Water drainage systems to 3D Contact :    Phone : +33 6 60 04 96 88 – Email : /   ENEKIO Enekio designs and develops innovative solutions in the field of energy efficiency for existing industrial infrastructure and communities. Contact : Mr ATHANE FLORENT - Tel : 334 67 59 36 21 / EGREEN Energy saving in buildings through monitoring consumption and behavior change. AMPLIFYNATURE Professional land use and ecological engineering. LCIS Orchestra LOW CARBONE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS . Orchestra is a complete service designed to offer its customers an optimised and energy efficient heating manager at home, and an additional range of extra services (security, devices managing). Contact : Mr DUBOIS GHISLAIN - Tel : +33491918125 / NENUFAR Nenufar designs and sets up a manure pit cover, which retrieves biogas for stock breeders.Simple and adaptable on all livestock farms, our patented product captures and uses biogas, strongly reducing energy costs.. Contact :    / ENERBEE EnerBee is a company developing a ground-breaking micro generator enabling to replace batteries in consumer and industrial smart objects using the power of motion. Contact: Mrs TABARIN MARIE. Phone : +33458005407 /    More info:

Awards and Trophies handed out at Galerie des Solutions by WE as part of COP21 at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 01-déc.-2015 17:47:19
    Trophées des Solutions Climat   An increasing number of businesses are committed to production, construction, development and operations models that have less impact on resources and the climate. Innovative solutions in terms of reducing energy consumption, cutting greenhouse gases and safeguarding resources already exist. With a view to highlighting them, the ADEME (French Environment and Management Agency), C3D (Collège des Directeurs du Développement Durable), Crédit Coopératif, Orée Association (Business and Local Areas), Solutions COP21, Shift Project and World Efficiency have launched the first Trophies for Climate Solutions. Certified by the COP21 "solutions agenda", the purpose of the trophies is to recognise the best climate change attenuation and/or adaptation solutions and give these initiatives a standard-setting value for other businesses looking to take action in these areas. The Trophies will be officially awarded on 2 December 2015 at Galerie des Solutions held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre by World Efficiency during COP21 . The winners will receive exposure on 4 December at the Winners Conference as part of the COP21 Solutions event at the Grand Palais in Paris. Learn more:     Green Building Solutions Awards 2015   This year, the international network Construction21* is putting on a unique Green Building Solutions Awards event to mark the occasion of COP21. The contest, which is coordinated by ten Construction21 platforms, highlights six categories of climate solutions: Net Zero Energy Buildings Low Energy Renovation Renewable Energies Bio-based and Recycled Materials Smart Buildings Health & Comfort.   As the first European awards for sustainable construction solutions, the contest takes place in two stages: a national contest in each participating country takes between May and September to short-list projects, and then an international contest is held between October and December to select the national winners in each category.   Official presentation of winners and prize-giving ceremony on 3 December at Galerie des Solutions held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre during COP21.   *The Construction21 network boasts ten national platforms (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Romania, Spain) and an international platform in English that is directly connected to the European Commissions Build Up portal for energy efficiency in buildings. Learn more:     Official website :  

La Galerie des Solutions : A unique exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 01-déc.-2015 17:44:02
    From 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget, France   The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs).   Official website :  

ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition

Inès NICOLAS - 13-mai-2015 18:09:26
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. Each year they organize the ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition, the largest conference in the field of training and development, bringing together 400 exhibitors and more than 10,500 professionals from the industry. The next edition of ATD will take place in Orlando, Florida the 17th-20th of May 2015. Three French innovative companies will attend the conference as part of the French delegation this year:     Halifax Consulting  is a training and consulting firm specialized in commercial performance and management. With 10,000 commercial sales managers trained each year and more than 200 active clients, the company has become a leader in its field in France and abroad, working globally with companies such as Total, L’Oréal, DHL and Pfizer. They offer an online academy focused on commercial performance, managerial performance and custom support. F ind out more here .   E-doceo  is an e-learning software publisher, which has developed a complete software suite for implementing e-learning and blended learning training. Their global solution allows customers to create, manage, and publish their training. e-doceo clients include international companies such as Nestlé, Areva, Randstad and KPMG, as well as the French Ministry of Education. Find out more here .   Manzalab  is an innovative player in the creation of serious games, at a crossroads between videogame and pedagogy. Manzalab internally develops its own technologies and addresses all types of devices: PC offline or online, social networks, mobile phones and touchpads. Manzalab offers tailored services to companies in all kinds of sectors, with clients such as Veolia, AXA, Renault or Sanofi-Aventis. Among their key products is “My job interview”, a game facilitating the integration of young jobless people into the workplace, and “year review”, a serious game to train managers to assess their teams. Find out more here .      

PRESS RELEASE: The international Marine Renewable Energy conference

Inès NICOLAS - 22-avr.-2015 21:12:49
  The international Marine Renewable Energy conference in Nantes, 20 – 21 May 2015: the MRE sectors dont-miss event for 2015   As a new industrial sector ramps up internationally, the Pays de la Loire region will be hosting Les Assises on 19 May followed, on 20 – 21 May 2015, by the 4th international convention on marine renewable energy: Thetis MRE. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to identify the potentialities of the French MRE market… -  Tidal turbines : a potential capacity of 12.5 GW from a number of sites, such as Raz Blanchard (Cherbourg) and Fromveur, Ile dOuessant. Two demonstration tidal energy projects are under development. -  Offshore wind turbines : 3,000 MW under development sponsored by EDF, GDF, DONG and EDPr. A 3rd request for proposals should be launched in late 2015 (Q3-2015 for English speakers) to reach the target of 6,000 MW. -  Floating wind turbines : a pilot project should be unveiled at the SEM-REV test site off the Nantes coast. …and discover the extent of its development in France. Through visits to sites dedicated to marine energy, discover the expertise available in the Pays de la Loire region: - the ALSTOM factory, which manufactures alternators for the Haliade offshore wind turbine; - the STX France shipyard, one of the leading players in the MRE sector; - the MRE logistics hub in the Nantes St Nazaire Grand Port Maritime, - the University (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), R&D laboratory (Technocampus Ocean), technical centres (CSTB, IFSTTAR, CIRV) and Le Carnet test site, dedicated to marine eco-technologies. Thetis MRE lets you share the experiences of experts world-wide on the theme of "Marine renewable energy: from opportunities to industrial realities" at 4 plenary conferences on the challenges for the sector and 5 themed workshops devoted to fixed offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind turbines, test sites, wave energy and tidal wind turbines. The goal of these sessions is to review the current MRE situation in Europe, Asia and North America in order to examine initial results and the potential for development. Organised with support from the Pays de la Loire region, at the heart of the Nantes St Nazaire industrial area, Thetis MRE should bring together 400 exhibitors and attract nearly 4,000 visitors: 40% international visitors, manufacturers, major order givers, SMEs, design offices, research centres, schools and universities. The event is sponsored by DCNS, GDF SUEZ, ALSTOM, BESSE, CMN, EDF, RTE and SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL. About Thetis MRE: The Thetis MRE international convention was created in 2011 to meet the needs and expectations of players in the emerging marine renewable energy sector, bringing them together to share their experiences and boost the development of this "green" energy as a source of "blue" growth. Thetis MRE offers a varied programme aimed at both specialists and individuals who want to know more about the "MRE community". To find out more: Thetis MRE François Berry, Development Manager

Global Petroleum Show 2014 in Calgary

Miléna SALCI - 26-juin-2014 21:37:47
France’s expertise in Oil and Gas was showcased  in Calgary at Global Petroleum show, June 10-12.  Canadian Oil and Gas and international actors from the industry had the opportunity to : • Get individual B2B meetings with our delegates including leading EPC services firms, HSE solution providers, innovative equipment suppliers, production software provider • Attend a cocktail-conference and networking event, attracting more than 60 Oil and Gas executives from Suncor, Shell, Talisman, Total, etc. • Attend a the VIP reception of the Calgary Economic Development Council, sponsored by Suncor and Amec   Under the slogan “Reach new heights with French companies”, a raffle led  3 lucky Calgarians to win : -a snowkite offered by  Rapace  (value=1500CAD) -a learning session offered by  (value=500CAD) -a snowboard bindings (value=600CAD) ( PLUM )   Again, thank you to all our sponsors  mentioned above as well as Vermilion and law firm Miller Thomson, for their financial support. To see all the pictures from the mission, click on  this link .   Keep in mind that UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission in North America - can help your company  source potential vendors based in France upon your criterias/requirements and calendar. Ubifrance do organize “ French sourcing days” on a regular basis for major North American players   If you want to be informed of the next Oil and Gas actions in Canada, and get the list of participating companies and inquire about a meeting with them, please contact .

French companies at the heart of the minerals industry

Pauline Marie - 07-mai-2013 22:35:09
Canada is one of the most attractive countries in the mining sector: 19% of mining global investments come from Canada, followed by Australia (14%) and the United States (7%). Canadian minerals and metals account for 18% of the country’s total exports. Withholding 16% of the international market, the country ranks first on expenditures destined to mineral explorations. In addition to being a major gold, silver, copper and lead producer, Canada is one of the top five global producers for 12 minerals and metals. Toronto is a central area for mining events, especially as the Toronto stock exchange is the world’s leading source of funding for mining accounting for 31% of the global mining financing, which represents 45 billion USD. Therefore the PDAC convention - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada - took place from the 3rd to the 6th of March 2013, at the Convention Centre in Toronto. For its 81th edition, this event hosted 668 stands and a forum for investors of 613 stands. An average of 30 150 visitors attended this major event of the quarry industry. 126 countries were represented (including the United States, Australia, Peru, Mexico, England, China, Brazil, Chili, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey) as well as 60 provincial, federal and international governments. At the same time, more than 500 speeches were held: 22 technical sessions, 15 workshops and 26 rooms presented 116 Forums for Investors and 23 Innovation conferences organized by Camese. Thanks to Ubifrance, 7 French companies and 3 training institutes were represented on the French Pavillon. Therefore, Technip, Arcure, Géovariances, Technidrill, BRGM, Manitou, IRIS Instruments as well as the training institutes ENAG, l’Université de Lorraine et l’Institut Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais, were able to establish many contacts with companies in preparation of business developments.  
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