French cybersecurity firms increasingly successful in fast-growing market

UBIFRANCE - 30-juil.-2014 10:35:56
French cybersecurity firms increasingly successful in fast-growing market Interview : Thibaut Barde, UBIFRANCE’s Project Manager for Digital Trust & Cyber Security, In 2013, there was a 12% year-on-year rise in cybersecurity attacks, with nearly 60% of them causing either brand damage or direct revenue loss to businesses. This, coupled with highly publicized commercial and government breaches of IT security, has increased the demand for cybersecurity services. French companies are strongly placed in this growing market and their advanced solutions are in demand. The 12% year-on-year increase in cybersecurity attacks that affected businesses in 2013 (Source: IBM 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index), regrettable as it may be, translates into the fact that the IT-security sector is experiencing sustained growth in this segment of the market. High-profile cases, such as the cyber-attacks on US retail chain Target, have raised awareness among business executives. While US-based and British companies dominate current business in this sector, client entities are looking for alternatives in order to alleviate their worries of government intrusion. In this respect, French specialist companies are a strong contender in the eyes of many professionals and executives working for SMEs and start-ups, but also at established, larger groups: these clients are leveraging the French know-how stemming from top R&D centres and universities. In 2013, the French cybersecurity sector was valued at more than $2 billion. The French network-security sector offers a wide range of services, including B2B IT solutions meeting strategic challenges, and comprises many world champions such as Atos, Orange, Sogeti, Bull, Cassidian and the cybersecurity division at Thales. Thanks to their advanced technical research laboratories, more particularly in cryptology and encryption, French players are recognized worldwide.  According to Thibaut Barde, UBIFRANCE’s Project Manager for Digital Trust & Cyber Security, “The reason for cutting-edge technology [thriving in France] is the quality of French universities in the field of engineering, which is known globally.  Research laboratories associated with these universities train the best engineers of tomorrow.” Secure IC SAS is a shining example of a company that has been working with top graduates having come out of the French educational system in order to become a thought leader in cybersecurity. Its platforms provide the highest level of security on a client entity’s embedded systems, preventing hacking and reverse engineering as well as protecting intellectual property and proprietary data. In 2013, Secure IC SAS won a Sesame Award for innovation in the manufacturing and testing of IT products. French start-ups and SMEs have developed out of a strong domestic talent pool and many have decided to join forces under the HexaTrust label, which regroups 20 hi-tech SMEs that are keen to offer a co-ordinated, total service package to their clients.  These software vendors and integrators provide a full range of products and services dedicated to the protection of the critical infrastructure of businesses and institutions from cyber-attacks. The HexaTrust umbrella group’s portfolio of current and potential clients is diverse and growing, including businesses and public-sector agencies of all sizes. Due to the dramatic increase in the level of sophistication and intensity of cyber-attacks, public- and private-sector investment in cybersecurity is growing fast and is expected to rise by nearly 10% per year between now and 2017. This trend illustrates the promising opportunities that exist for a large business looking for a new market, or for a dynamic SME scaling up a new product. Thibaut Barde of UBIFRANCE Paris explains that, “France’s distance from recent scandals [involving the international and covert collection of data by various government agencies, as revealed in the media] is favourable for French players since awareness on the use of data takes place at a global level. This has helped to build the profile of the industry and has generated increasing concerns for [the security of] personal data, which is a real asset for the French in particular: it is important when it comes to data-storage companies, among others.” Many French companies in the sector are choosing to develop an international business outlook. French players have strong opportunities to seize in this market thanks to their technological expertise, combined with the diversity of products and services they can offer. UBIFRANCE is here to help, with a strong presence at next year’s Infosecurity Europe trade event, where there will be as many as 15 French companies looking to expand their presence into the British market and other European markets. Infosecurity Europe will take place from 2 to 4 June 2015 at the Olympia exhibition centre, in central London (UK). For further information about the trade show, please go to: For further information about UBIFRANCE, please go to: Further information about French companies: > Electronics and IT > Telecommunications and Space  

EnerGaïa, endless energies

Christine Deniel - 11-nov.-2013 15:19:36
EnerGaïa, the international renewable energies exhibition gathers at the same place and at the same time a global event made of an exhibition, conferences, technology transfers, business meetings, awards and more! This exhibition rolls out every year in Montpellier. Stakeholders are important actors in the renewable energies sector. They come from France, Europe and Mediterranean countries. Because renewable energies are still going on and on, EnerGaïa offers the chance to find out new prospectives and to exchange around topics that matter. About 400 B2B business meetings occurred last year. Technicians’ Day: Wednesday, Decembre 4th Local authorities and contractors’ Day: Tuesday, Decembre 5th Prescribers and project developers’ Day: Friday, Decembre 6th This exhibition is also a nice place to learn more about the trends and prospects through targeted conferences. These conferences will be held by professionals, local authorities, producers, architects, and others in order to answer visitors’ issues. This year several topics have been selected: • FOCUS on COUNTRIES: find out business opportunities, trends, strengths, perspectives on the following markets: North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt Middle East: Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar • EFFICIENT TERRITORIES Finance your energy efficiency projects: Europe is your partner! How to set up a solar or wind farm? Renewable energy developpment as community projects • ENERGY EFFICIENCY Solar Cooling: projects presentation, financing solutions & experience feedback Discover financiak and lawyer assistance to energetically renovate housing and business building Discover the financial and fitting processes of energy renovation of condominiums and collective housing    

French Pavilion at MEDICA-COMPAMED: focus on orthopedics implants

Marine Vicenzotti - 08-oct.-2013 10:43:47
Would you like to EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS? SEIZE GREAT OPPORTUNIES? MAXIMISE YOUR TIME?   To do so, read below! UBIFRANCE Ireland, the French Trade Commission, is hosting a French Pavilion at MEDICA-COMPAMED . From the 20th to the 23rd of November in Düsseldorf, the latest technologies, trends and developments will be displayed with over 140 French companies exhibiting. Within the French Pavilion, 22 companies are looking to expand to the Irish market and are keen to meet potential Irish partners at the show. In order to help Irish buyers target the expertise, services and products they are looking for, UBIFRANCE Ireland is organising B2B meetings for free. These French companies are specialised in various sectors. Today we will focus on the 4 experts in orthopaedic implants: Hyprevention : Implantable medical devices to prevent or treat hip fractures Kisco : Implants and instruments for spine surgery Noraker : Synthetic and absorbable biomaterial-based implantable medical devices for bone substitution and osteosynthesis Spineway : Implants and instruments for spinal column surgery Please CLICK HERE for further details on these companies. Feel free to contact UBIFRANCE’s team if you require any further information: Marine Vicenzotti 01 411 2110 marine.vicenzotti at Gaelle Leterrier 01 411 2122 at

Meet the French Biotechs delegation

Consumer Goods and Life Sciences Department - 27-mai-2013 18:42:18
UBIFRANCE Dublin and London are organising a three-day trade mission in the life sciences and healthcare sectors during the networking conference GENESIS 2013. This event, in collaboration with Bio Connect Ireland, the Irish Bio-Industry Association and One Nucleus, will take place from the 10th to 12th of December 2013 and will offer French companies the opportunity to discover and enter the Irish and British biotechnologies markets. The program of the French delegation is as followed: 10th of December: Dublin The French delegation will first visit a global biotechnology specialty care group before attending a market presentation made by experts in this field. The delegates will also have the opportunity to meet and discuss topical facts with key players in the Irish biotechnology market at a networking cocktail reception in that evening. 11th of December: London   On the second day, the French delegation will then fly to London to discover the British biotechnology market. During a visit to a pharmaceutical site, they will meet established biotechnology experts. The day will close with a networking cocktail marking the launch of GENESIS 2013.   12th of December: Genesis Conference 2013   On the 3rd day, French companies will have B2B meetings, organised through the GENESIS’s partnering platform, with key players in their area of interest within the biotechnology sector.  

Save the date!

Consumer Goods and Healthcare Department - 13-août-2012 13:28:47
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE is organising the second edition of its Biopharmaceutical Trade Event in NIBRT (the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) on the 12 th and 13 th of November. F rench companies will be travelling on a two day trade mission to discover the biopharmaceutical growing market and meet with Irish based companies. This event will give both Irish and French companies the opportunity to exchange ideas and potentially build partnerships. The participants will have the chance to consolidate their knowledge through workgroups, share their experience through B2B individual meetings and visit a production plant. For more information about the event, please contact Vimla Hunt (vimla.hunt at and Christel Roche (christel.roche at

A French innovative and fast-growing company will open its European Headquarter in Dublin

Pierre Olivier - 04-mai-2012 13:06:20
Nimble Apps Limited, a French fast-growing publisher of online sales analysis and forecasting solution SalesClic, will create 10 new jobs over the next three years in their new European headquarter in the Digital Hub in Dublin. The company also recently started staffing a US and UK focused sales and marketing team. IDA Ireland, which is responsible for attracting foreign investments to Ireland, worked closely with the Paris-based company on this case.   Nimble Apps Ltd. is a SaaS company (Software as a Service) whose primary product, SalesClic, bridges the gap between traditional CRM software and all-purpose business intelligence software. SalesClic brings analytical and forecasting techniques inspired by decision and financial theories to the B2B sales process, in clear user-friendly web interfaces. SalesClic integrates with Salesforce and Google Apps. Speaking at the announcement, Thomas Oriol, Director of Nimble Apps, said: “(…) Ireland offers us all of the necessary components to assist us to internationalise our business, such as access to markets, a skilled workforce and a pro-business environment.”   Lien:   Source: IDA Ireland  

Biopharmaceutical Trade Event - 8th of November 2011

Consumer Goods and Healthcare Department - 21-oct.-2011 16:05:51
The consumer goods and healthcare department of the French Trade Commission Ubifrance is pleased to organise the Biopharmaceutical Trade Event on the 8th of November 2011.   Dedicated to the bio and pharma industry, the event will welcome 13 French companies. The programme of the event includes conferences from 9.30 to 1pm, followed by a networking buffet lunch from 1pm to 2pm and pre-booked individual meetings from 1pm to 5.30pm.   Please note that there are still availabilities for the B2B meetings.   For more information please see the document attached and contact Vimla (vimla.bheemuch at and/or Christel (christel.roche at  
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