Altice opens Israel innovation center

Aurélie Guthmann - 05-déc.-2016 10:18:33
  Michel Combes, CEO of Altice, Hot’s parent company, said low mobile prices made it difficult to invest in Israel .   Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd. (TASE: HOT.B1) will open a new innovation center in Israel that will work with startups to promote innovation in the group, and to take advantage of existing knowledge in Israel for the entire group. "On the one hand, we will obtain access to new technologies, while on the other, the startups will be able to obtain access to an international communications group," said Michel Combes, CEO of Altice, Hot Telecommunication’s parent company, at a special press conference. He added, "Hot is a completely new company today, after just 18 months of change. Hot has undergone a real revolution here, thanks to the leadership of its new management, headed by Tal Granot Goldstein."   Combes is visiting Israel at the head of all of the group’s senior management for a series of discussions. He said that the group had achieved good results in the recent quarter, with every company in every country improving individually. He added that what Hot’s new management had done was impressive, and he intended to study and assimilate what the whole group here had achieved,   "The change in service at HOT is something that we’ll take to the whole group, especially the drop in churn. The second thing is the change in content. HOT’s original content is something we plan to study and export to the entire group. The rich content, series, dramas, etc. is something that we have already taken to the group, but this is only the beginning. Granot Goldstein is one of our most senior managers, and we’re learning from her," Combes declared. "I’m fairly sure that Tal will continue changing Hot and making it the best communications and content company in Israel."   Combes also said, "Ownership of content has become critical. A large proportion of our content is nonlinear; it goes through VOD, and we want to upgrade the content, so that all of it goes through the Internet. We want the network here to be the best in the world. In Israel, Hot has the best coverage of any of our companies anywhere in the world."   Commenting on investments and innovation, Combes said, "Our goal is to provide 1 gigabyte on every network, including in Israel. Our investment in the network is the highest in terms of proportion of revenue. We’re investing in content, a cellular network, and also the physical network, and we’ll go on investing in order to prepare it for the upgrading to 1 gigabyte, but this will be done gradually."   The Altice CEO also spoke about the Israeli cellular market, saying, "The cellular prices in Israel are among the lowest in the world. When all the cellular companies invest in 5G, however - and we want to be a startup nation - we won’t be able to invest what is needed to accomplish this. We tried merging with Golan Telecom - it didn’t work, but it’s clear to me that investments will shrink because of the structure of competition in the market.   "Too much competition will kill investments. In many countries, they have already started investing in 5G, and planning for it. The customers need a competitive price, and that’s important, but just as we want to see they get a 1 gigabyte speed on the stationary network, we also want them to get 1 gigabyte on the cellular network, and that requires large-scale investments. There needs to be a balance between what is good for the consumer, the economy, and the investors."  

La French Tech is back on DLD Tel Aviv 2016

Francois Matraire - 12-sept.-2016 18:48:45
La French Tech is back to Tel Aviv for DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2016 with hundreds of companies, startups, entrepreneurs and amazing innovations. As part of its effort to support early-stage startups, La French Tech is proud to host a startup acceleration program for 10 young French and Israeli businesses in the fields of mobility, fintech and IoT. Following a preliminary one-month online incubation program, La French Tech has invited these 10 promising startups to polish their products and present them to the public during a 48 hour hackathon that will take place at the heart of DLD Tel Aviv InnovationFestival   Join the 10 selected teams competing at La French Tech House to see them in progress and attend the final demos at 5:30pm on September 28 th in Hall A at HaTachana.   Conferences and workshops open to all DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival attendees will also be held throughout the hackathon, covering topics such as “How hackathons create startups”, and “collaborative investment”. They will be hosted by La French Tech partners: BeMyApp, Silex ID, SNCF, Moovit, Craft Ai, AlgoValue, SoWeFund This event will also be a great occasion to meet the dynamic members of French Tech Israel Hub , a network of high level and creative French Innovators succesfully established in Israel, working together in order to strenghthen the bridge uniting Israel and France in all fiels related to high tech.

The Grand Paris Hubs

Karen GORDON - 12-sept.-2016 09:52:18
  GRAND PARIS PROJECT : THE HUB OF THE FRENCH METROPOLIS     The future transport network of Grand Paris will link all the territories of the Ile-de-France with each other and with Paris serving communities, economic actors and citizens, with a strong potential for innovation. This French project will generate employment and growth (creation €100 billion in GDP and approximately more 115,000 jobs). 68 metro stations will be built facilitating the development of new neighbourhoods with the construction of housing units (between 250,000 and 400,000).        The goal of the Grand Paris Hubs is to appeal to French and international talents to develop future districts of stations of Grand Paris. The selected projects must innovate in different sectors: urban planning, construction, economy, energy, culture, legal and regulatory innovation, digital, multimodality,  social and community innovation.   For more informations:   S:\6. INVEST\ARD - Partenaires en Régions\Ile-de-France-PRE\Grand Paris\The Grand Paris hubs - English version.pdf  

Les Journées de Galillée

Muriel Haim - 22-août-2016 15:33:44
Press Release from Les Journées de Galilée.   Les Journées de Galillée a French non-profit organisation offers two approaches that can be processed either separately or together depending on the interest of participants   A) The baroque opera festival of international level in Akko , listed as world heritage by UNESCO, will appeal to lovers of opera through programming and distribution of international level. This annual festival wants to become part of the major festivals worldwide and The reference for baroque opera. Our partner is Les Talens Lyriques and its Conductor Christophe Rousset , internationally renowned 2016 Program:  September 25 Dido and Æneas by Henry Purcell & Actéon by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. September 26 Alcina by George Frideric Handel with for the first time worlwide, a video art projection by Naomie Kremer , American artist. For more information please go to or B) The International Economic forum The purpose of the Business one is to develop more ties between Israel as a Start Up Nation, based on success stories and reasons of these successes and companies worldwide. To best exemplify this reality, the goal is to focus on Innovation & Technology in 4 different fields of application: cyber security (and security in a broader sense), from data mining to educated decision making, Healthcare breakthrough Innovation and digital consumer disruptions. Attached is the meeting agenda of this conference named "Technology is changing the world and the Middle East". But beside visiting the Technion and the Haifa Incubator on September 25th, the true conviction stems from "real life examples". Which investors are funding Israeli startups and who represent them? What are the companies that have become market leaders or are on track to it. Are there lessons to be learned ?, How do you see the future of innovation based on breakthrough technologies and game changing companies? Also at this meeting, an international Cercle of economists will be launched and will meet every year in Israel with Philippe Aghion College de France & Harvard, Mark Schankerman LSE, Manuel Trajtenberg PM & professor at Tel Aviv university. We got the sponsoring of Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of economy and of the Israeli ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the one of the Chief scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The Rothschild foundations, the Orange foundation, the Cigale foundation, the Cities of Akko and Haifa, French cultural center, Impact and private donnors support the project. Theme of the conference: Technology is changing the world and the Middle East Program: Morning: 2 Plenary sessions 1) How Governments and Countries can embrace the digital transformation 2) How business can embrace the digital transformation Lunch 1) Cybersecurity 2) From data mining to educated decision making 3) Healthcare breakthrough innovation 4) Digital consumer disruptions 15 minutes start up dating presentation.   For more information, please contact Dr M Haim, President & Founder Meet in Galilee   +972 52 382 22 6 / +33 6 52 52 75 62 12      

ActiveEon, supported by Business France, Orchestrates and Accelerates processing of thousands of Amazon nodes for a new Israeli customer

Yael Haouzi - 03-mars-2016 14:52:33
  ActiveEon, supported by Business France, Orchestrates and Accelerates processing of thousands of Amazon nodes for a new Israeli customer     Paris and Tel Aviv, 25th of February 2016 – Thanks to Business France Tel Aviv support, ActiveEon has announced that their Workflows & Scheduling product is now largely used by a new Israeli customer. With ActiveEon’s solutions, an Israeli finance company is optimizing its analyses of stock-exchange quotations in order to take the best position for its customers. This Algorithmic Trading platform orchestrated by ActiveEon runs on thousands of nodes on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform. From the 31st January to the 4th February, Business France organized, in partnership with the French Ministry of Economy, French Tech and French Clusters ( Cap Digital , Systematic , Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées , Minalogic , Imaginove , Images & Réseaux, Pôles TES ), an export trip in Israel (Tel Aviv and Haifa) focused on Big Data & IoT. The ActiveEon company, which is developing its business in Israel, participated to the journey.   Yael Haouzi, Head of High-Tech, Innovation and Services at Business France Tel Aviv says: "Our local presence allows us to have a good knowledge of economic players in this country. In a short period of time we succeeded in reaching our Israeli contacts according to criteria established with ActiveEon."   François Tournesac, Chief Sales Officer at ActiveEon says: "We were impressed with the quality of Business France support in Tel Aviv. As we work with advanced technologies, it isn’t always simple for us to find potential customers and right persons to speak to. Within 4 days, Business France has arranged for us more than 20 different meetings, and all of them were perfectly qualified."     The results came very quickly. Only 3 weeks after these first meetings, ActiveEon has signed a contract with a new customer in Tel Aviv and providing support to lead them to the production stage.   The new ActiveEon customer, whose name remains confidential for the moment, is a private innovative fast-growing company, established in 2015. It aims to become a leading player on finance marketplaces by developing advanced analyses for Algo Trading investments. Backed by its talented team, the company develops advanced technologies involving Big Data and Machine Learning. Coupled with an in-depth comprehension of the financial arena, the company develops algorithms for cutting-edge automated orders. Thanks to ActiveEon’s Workflows & Scheduling solution, the company can now conduct its financial analysis in a very simple way using thousands of nodes on Cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS), not needing an expensive infrastructure, and can also easily transfer its data towards and from the Amazon S3 storage. ActiveEon schedules and orchestrates data processing, automatically manages network failures and guarantees fault-tolerance. Moreover, it allows to optimize the number of virtual machines which are used on AWS and their cost.   Denis, Caromel, CEO of ActiveEon says: "Large scale efficiency of our solutions has perfectly fitted high capacity and high speed requirements for such financial analysis. Moreover, reliability and agility of our solutions, providing rich and flexible APIs were particularly appreciated by the customer."   The Israeli customer about the ActiveEon solution: « The ActiveEon solution is incredibly simple to implement. It allows us to achieve very big configurations with efficiency, agility, and to control cloud infrastructure costs thanks to their advanced scheduling. We also have the possibility to choose the most appropriate supplier at any time (Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc.)."         About ActiveEon: ActiveEon,, is a software editor providing innovative solutions for IT automation, acceleration and IT scalability, Big Data, Internet of Things, Distributed and Parallel applications. ActiveEon automates its customers Business to accelerate its go-to-market, and helps them get competitive advantage. ActiveEon has achieved a significant funds raising (1M$) from local and foreign investors ( PACA Investissement, BA06, Nestadio Capital and Kima Ventures , Xavier Niel’s funds).   ActiveEon serves national and international regular customers, such as CEA, L’ORÉAL, ORANGE, INRA, Mediametrie, TAGSYS RFID, Amadeus, SeaEngineering (US), Home Office (UK), AxisPoint/McKESSON (Healthcare, USA) and more.   ActiveEon offers ProActive, a suite of Software solutions available in SaaS mode: Workflows & Scheduling is a complete workload scheduler that distributes and simplifies the execution of applications, featuring a workflow orchestrator and a resources manager, also featuring data transfer and License cost optimization. Parallel Scientific Toolbox is a solution that allows the distribution and the acceleration of Big Data processing in R Language, Spark, Hadoop, Matlab, Scilab, etc. on Clusters, Grids or Clouds. Cloud Automation automates the deployment and management of complex multi-VMs applications, managing heterogeneous and hybrid Clouds (private, public, hybrid, multi-vendors Clouds).     The product suite allows the management of heterogeneous environments (Linux, Windows, MacOS, VMware, OpenStack, CloudStack, ESXi, Hyper-V, Docker, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix, etc.). Press Contact :, +33 (0) 988 777 667.         About Business France: Business France,, is the national agency for French economy internationalization. It is in charge of international development of businesses and their export abroad, as well as prospecting and foreign investments in France. Business France contributes to develop French economy and its business and territorial attractiveness. It also manages and develops the VIE program (International Volunteering in Business). Created on the 1st January 2015, Business France has arised from a merger of UBIFRANCE and AFII (Frech Agency for international investments). Business France counts 1500 employees based in France and more than 70 countries worldwide. It is backed by a large network of public and private partners. Press Contact: Business France Tel-Aviv:, +972 (0)3 544 91 28   More information:   Try a free platform online:  

VEGEPOLYS : International Cluster

Vegepolys - 03-mars-2016 13:48:50
  Born on the territory of the Pays de la Loire, the French state gave the label "competitiveness cluster" in July 2005 to VEGEPOLYS. As a competitive cluster with worldwide reach, VEGEPOLYS is open to the world, is developing its own international network and making partnerships with other French and non-French clusters.   VEGEPOLYS is founded on a historical tradition of production in the Pays de la Loire region of France. The pedoclimatic conditions in the region and the vitality and know-how of its companies have attracted national and local government support for several decades, enabling the region to become the leader in the specialised plants field. The Pays de la Loire region is alone in Europe in bringing together in a single geographical area both private enterprise and public research and training establishment a major European force in the plant world , on which VEGEPOLYS is based.   Making businesses more competitive The creation of value does not just involve product innovations, but also all other kinds of innovation: human resources management, production processes, marketing, logistics... VEGEPOLYS’ role is to organise and provide an impetus, in order to identify common problems and lead project groups. These activities take the form of workshops and strategy meetings.   International events VEGEPOLYS’ reputation is growing thanks to its presence at numerous events with its partners, and its actions toward key players:   ·          Participation in international exhibitions in France : SIVAL, Salon du Vin, Salon du végétal   ·          Participation in well-known international shows abroad : Hortifair, Fruit Logistica, IPM Essen, VitaFood, IBMA   ·          Participation in international congresses worldwide: In Vino, JAS, HIE, MexicoBio, SHE, Hydrangea... -           Official website : -           Business France and VEGEPOLYS jointly organize international partnership Missions . More information: -           VEGEPOLYS   : The specialized plant sectors : -           French companies on : Agri-food Sector > Horticulture and Timber, clic here     Agri-food Sector > Fresh fruit & vegetables and processed vegetable products, clic here

France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Yvon Maier - 03-mars-2016 11:13:10 has been launched in 2014 to promote France’s railways, thanks a partnership agreement between Business France, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry. aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it helps to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence. In the second instance, helps to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The directory of French players in the railway sector, make it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website. The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock. Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   Official website :     Rendez-vous sur le portail des entreprises françaises du secteur ferroviaire a été lancé en 2014 pour promouvoir l’industrie du ferroviaire français, grâce un accord de partenariat entre les entreprises en France, Business France et Fer de France, organisme interprofessionnel qui fédère l’ensemble des acteurs publics et privés du rail. a un double objectif. Le premier : sensibiliser les professionnels de l’industrie à travers le monde sur le savoir-faire de l’industrie ferroviaire française, dont l’excellence est largement reconnue. Informer des récents succès et innovations des entreprises françaises via une page consacrée à l’actualité. Le second : établir des liens entre les acheteurs internationaux et les fournisseurs français. L’annuaire des industriels français du secteur ferroviaire permet à ce titre aux clients potentiels basés hors de France, de parcourir les profils des sociétés françaises. Lesquelles peuvent être contactées directement via une interface de messagerie intégrée dans le site.   Les fournisseurs français référencés sur sont répartis en huit catégories : systèmes électroniques, composants mécaniques, information voyageurs et billettique, transport public, équipement du matériel roulant, infrastructure ferroviaire, test et ingénierie, et matériel roulant. Du fait de l’expertise, des compétences technologiques et la capacité d’innovation de ses entreprises, l’industrie ferroviaire de la France jouit d’une reconnaissance internationale: le pays est classé au troisième rang mondial dans le secteur. En Europe, l’industrie ferroviaire française est au deuxième rang derrière l’Allemagne, avec 1500 entreprises générant plus de 4 milliards €, ce qui équivaut à 25% des exportations du pays en valeur.       Site officiel:  
Welcome to the Business France Tel Aviv, the Trade and Investment office of the Embassy of France in Israel! Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and attractiveness of France for foreign investors. Business France also manages the VIE Scheme in Israel. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger of Ubifrance Agency with Invest in France Agency, Business France is staffed with some 1,500 professionals located in France and in 70 countries throughout the world. The multicultural team of Business France in Tel Aviv comprises of 5 Trade professionals, supporting French companies in developing their business projects in Israel. They are organized in four departments of expertise, specialized in: - Indsustries and Cleantech - Fashion, Housing, Health & Sciences - Food & Beverages, Agribusiness - Technologies & Services Since late 2015, Business France in Israel is also manned with one full time expert dedicated


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