Industry and Cleantech Department

SeaTech® Week online programme announcement

P Atkinson - 30-sept.-2020 17:54:05

London, 30  September,  2020 – As  Sea Tech Week®  moves online, the organisers anno u nce a jampacked programme  which reinforces  the  biennial conference’s position as a global reference and an expansive launchpad for professionals, including 30 e-conferences about the latest advances in both marine science and R&D, as well as B2B meetings.   A deep dive into advances in marine science & technologies    Renewable energies and marine observation are at the forefront of  the   SeaTech® Week programme , though conference sessions will explore topics as diverse as:    new technologies in the field of wind & water-powered renewable energies    robotics in marine observation    marine observation through space imaging   ecosystems and coastal observation      The   line - up   includes world experts and leaders in their fields  such as   Simon Pascoe ,  Morbihan Hydro Energy   and  Niki Vermeulen , Senior Lecturer at  University of Edinburgh  representing the UK .  S essions  include   ‘ Big data, deep learning, satellite observation ’ , for those interested in marine observation,  and  conferences including  ‘ Wave and wind observations applied to offshore renewable energies’  for attendees w ho are interested in the role in Marine Technology applied to renewable energy, to name just two.     All sessions will take place between 8 am  and 5 pm  (BST) , and will  be available for replay via the platform from 24 hours after the event until 1 st  December 2020.       A simple, interactive and engaging platform     For those who have been missing the buzz of conferences and tradeshows, the platform for SeaTech ®  Week goes a long way  in  making up for the lack of in-person events this year. With a  single, simple registration , the  online format   gives   attendees   the   chance   to   attend   the entire event from their home,  without having to choose individual sessions .      What’s more, the  platform offers  a virtual exhibition, a B2B networking space and  3 virtual halls, each hosting one part of the conference , giving attendees plenty to explore.       The conference hall  will offer an extensive program me  of over 30 parallel sessions   with both invited international speakers and speakers selected through a call for   abstracts.   Opening  ahead of the show  on 1 st   October  and running until  its conclusion ,   the B 2 B hall will be a match & meet interface  allowing  e xhibitors, speakers and  other attendees  to plan and prepare individual meetings with potential partners & find networking opportunities in marine   science.      The last hall will be a virtual   trade exhibition  to explore in 3D throughout the week.     To register:  www.seatechweek.eu  


Sea Tech Week® goes virtual

Catherine Ryall - 19-août-2020 15:54:13

This year the International Marine & Science Technology Week, better known as Sea Tech Week® , is moving online. Its organisers are determined to reproduce the trade fair faithfully in its new virtual format. This year’s theme, ’Observation:  From Seabed to Space’ offers an expansive launchpad for professionals including 30 e-conferences from 12th - 16th October. Where there’s a will, there’s a wave Michel Gourtay, President of Technopôle Brest-Iroise, commented: "We are rethinking the  format of Sea Tech Week® while maintaining the value of human interaction central to the  process of exchange that lies at the heart of this year’s event. It is more than ever the occasion for professionals to share advances in research and innovation, develop business contacts and enhance international partnerships and collaborations. " Diving in at the deep end of virtual events Companies, research labs and students will take part in the event online to discover  opportunities across subjects such as observation technologies and infrastructures, as well  as robotics, satellites, renewable marine energy, genomic data and other scientific marine  related topics , around the central theme of ’Observation:  From Seabed To Space’. The flexible format gives attendees the chance to attend multiple events by simply signing up online once. The programme is packed full of events, including: • The virtual trade show exhibition • Pre-planned B2B meetings with potential partners & networking opportunities in  marine science • Conferences including more than 30 parallel sessions with both invited international  speakers and speakers selected through a call for abstracts • Australia is the event’s guest of honour, and they will be present alongside delegations  from the UK, Canada, and India, amongst others To register to attend:  www.seatechweek.eu Press Contact:  Catherine Ryall / Business France UK /  catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Sea Tech Week ® Contact: Julien Gras / Campus Mondial de la Mer / Technopôle Brest-Iroise /  julien.gras@tech-brest-iroise.fr About Sea Tech Week®: Sea Tech Week® is the international showcase of the Campus mondial de la mer community (Brittany, France), built by and for this community. The organiser welcomes participants to contribute directly to the construction of the programme, encourages international partners to organise sessions and promote Sea Tech Week® to their networks, especially during international events. www.seatechweek.eu  /  @SeaTechEvent / #SeaTechWeek Sea Tech Week® is organised by:   Technopôle Brest-Iroise Under the brands:   Campus Mondial de la Mer &  Brest Life Supported by:   EU , Brittany Region ,  Brest Métropole Under the patronage of:   IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Sea Tech Week® is also part of:   2021-2030 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development


France to make waves at Oceanology International 2020

Penelope Atkinson - 19-févr.-2020 15:36:51

French specialists in oceanological industries are expanding their expertise across emerging industrial sectors. Alongside the traditional marine-based sectors (transport, fishing and seafood, naval and nautical industry, submarine cables & energy resources), French companies continue to innovate and lead the way, across areas including biotechnologies, renewable energies & mineral resources. Their latest technologies will be at the fore on the French Pavilion at  Oceanology International  in London, from 17 th  – 19 th  March 2020.   The French marine technology sector offers a great many advantages With a maritime surface area of 4.2 million square miles (11 million sq km) 97% of which are in France’s overseas territories, the French maritime economy has the 2 nd largest global maritime space and Europe’s leading seaboard. It is thus unsurprising that France are leaders in the maritime trade. France’s marine industry is made up of 4 major groups: shipbuilding, marine renewable energies, nautical industries & services, and offshore operations. It is ranked 6th in the world , & 2nd in Europe for shipbuilding  (sales of £9.5bn in 2018), and as for Renewable Marine Energy , its energy recovery potential is among the largest in the world (cumulative sales of £408 million in 2017). In the field of Ports/Maritime Transport , France is ranked as the 5 th European port power , with 7 major maritime ports with high-quality infrastructures and modern facilities.   Game-changing innovations at Oceanology International In 2020, French companies continue to innovate and lead the way in the maritime sector. On the French Pavilion at Oceanology International, visitors can meet cutting-edge companies , including Unseenlabs who develop, produce and operate innovative surveillance technology. Specialised in detecting of electromagnetic emissions, the company has developed to a unique electromagnetic intelligence solution capable of observing maritime traffic, even without a cooperative beacon . They have planned to ambitious launch of between 20 – 50 satellites, starting this year. Waves’n See , the coastal video monitoring company, will also be part of the French Pavilion. Their solution optimises the management of sedimentary resources and anticipates coastal risks, with customised settings : automatic shoreline detection, sand volume & bathymetric changes, wave parameters (height, period, direction). Clients benefit from continuous and remote data acquisition to optimise beach nourishment operations:  identify and locate recurrent & critical sand deficits, evaluate the efficiency of coastal defences, anticipate critical sediment levels, and monitor the impact of extreme events.   Oceanology International - a must for French experts Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again organising, in partnership with the Brittany and Mediterranean Seas clusters, the French pavilion at Oceanology International, the world’s leading exhibition for oceanology and marine science and technology. The diverse and innovative nature of the French expertise is reflected on the pavilion, which is made up of 25 exhibitors. Come and meet French suppliers keen to meet key decision makers, seek out partners & showcase their innovative products and technologies to foreign businesses within the industry, exhibiting at the Business France pavilion, stands K200, L200 ,L300 and Q291!  


European Utility Week (EUW) 2019, Why France?

Catherine Ryall - 11-nov.-2019 14:59:51

This year’s European Utility Week is taking place in Paris, following its selection as European Capital of Innovation last year by the EU. It is “an ideal location as it is not only on the doorstep of French industry, it is also easily accessible for the increasing number of power and utility companies from across Europe […]", says EUW director Paddy Young. Smart Grids in France Whether it is the production, distribution, consumption or storage of energy, Smart Grids play a key role in adapting electricity networks to energy transition. Within a global market estimated at €30 billion, the French smart grids sector represents €6 billion in turnover, half of which comes from exports (Source: Think Smartgrids 2018). France also exports more electricity than any other country in Europe after Germany (51.7 TWh from 2017-2018) (Source: RTE, 2018). There are over 150 active Smart Grids projects in France. 4 regions have launched major projects: ·                     Southern France Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur ( Flexgrid ) ·                     Brittany & Pays de la Loire ( Smile ) ·                     Northern French Hauts-de-France ( You&Grid ) A healthy ecosystem: large groups and smart start-ups In addition to the country’s several international groups in the electricity sector, such as EDF and Engie , the 2 largest electricity producers in France, the French Smart Grids industry has many talented start-ups. They operate in fields as varied as communication protocols, the prediction of photovoltaic energy production and the measurement & control of electrical consumption in buildings. Competitions dedicated to young start-ups, such as Cleantech Open France or EDF Pulse , encourage innovation. These large groups and start-ups are made up of a competitive engineering workforce that has benefited from high quality training. The country has a growing number of Smart Grid oriented degree courses at institutions such as Grenoble INP , ECAM-EPMI , CNAM and EISTI . Investment in France’s Smart Grid sector R&D receives €100 million in investment a year in France. The country comes 2 nd in Europe for financing pilot projects. •         Japanese firm, Toshiba, has co-developed the Lyon Smart Community project with the French city of Lyon. •         Californian company, Cisco, which specialises in network equipment, has invested $200 million in French start-ups, particularly in the smart grids sector. •         Itron, an American specialist in technological solutions for energy and water companies, has 7 production sites in France. Meet over 60 French exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector The French Pavilion at the EUW & POWERGEN Europe trade shows will extend over 550 m² of exhibition space. It will be a showcase of French leaders in energy efficiency, from successful regional projects to start-ups, ETIs, SMEs, large groups. More than 60 French companies will be on & around the French Pavilion to showcase the country’s smart energy ecosystem looking to achieve a smooth transition towards a low carbon energy supply (Hall 1, at the show entrance). The business activities of a selection of the French Pavilion exhibitors at European Utility Week 2019 are explored in more detail in our press pack (available on the French Pavilion Hall 1, stand H80 or upon request). For information about the French Pavilion, please contact: Business France – Hall 1, stand H80 Sophie Issovits, Head of Electricity & Smart Grids Projects sophie.issovits@businessfrance.fr Tel: +33 (0)1 40 74 39 85   For further information about this press release, please contact: Business France UK, Catherine Ryall, Senior Press Officer catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7154 1239 / +44 (0)7834 167 720


Narwhal Challenge: International Call for Projects

Catherine Ryall - 19-sept.-2019 15:27:45

  The  NARWHAL CHALLENGE  is the first call for international projects in the Finistère area (Western Brittany) in France. This call for innovative projects has been launched by a collective of 8 organisations representing the area’s key economic and scientific stakeholders as well as its world-renowned research community. Sustainably developing the local maritime economy What? The NARWHAL CHALLENGE seeks to attract project leaders and maritime start-ups from all over the world. The aim is to promote innovative initiatives and to foster the growth of projects with the support of the region’s established stakeholders. The wealth of local networks and the collective momentum that characterise the area make it a region ripe for business development. When and who? Candidates have until 4 th October 2019 to apply online at www.levillagebycafinistere.com with their proposal for solutions or services across the following fields: Defence, safety and maritime security Naval industry and sailing Maritime energy and mining resources Marine biological resources Environment and coastal development Maritime ports, logistics and transportation Tourism Networking, visibility and ecosystem discovery Why?  The NARWHAL CHALLENGE winners will benefit from a full week of customised immersion in the region . Their programmes will be planned based on their activity and on the necessary expertise required to develop their projects. The week will consist of various workshops to: Meet the region’s networks of potential clients, partners and investors Share experiences and best practice as well as knowledge and skills in target fields Discover Brittany’s maritime economy and quality of life It doesn’t end here! The next phase of the project will be launched over the course of 2020 and will allow project leaders and start-ups convinced of the region’s potential (scientific resources, testing platforms, first local opportunities and more) to benefit from an acceleration programme lasting several months. Dates for the diary   The Finistère in numbers Its maritime economy 40,400 maritime sector jobs Top European port for seaweed offloading 98 acres dedicated to renewable marine energy Its scientific community A high-level university centre: 1600 students, 730 researchers, the University of Bretagne Occidentale is 12th globally in the the field of oceanography (Shanghai index). Its allure 1391 kilometers of coastline – France’s top maritime area 19,000 international residents in the Finistère Home to internationally renowned institutions       ‘ Setting up your business in Brittany, and especially in the Finistère, is a guarantee of having the advice and help your project requires. ’  Franck Zal co-founder of  Hemarina (A biotechnology firm that has developed a technique of universal oxygen transportation from sea worms) ‘ The exceptional abundance of expertises and scientists here affords the Finistère a unique status in France and in the world. ’  Yann Guichoux - President of   Eodyn   (An innovative company specialised in the space sector and in maritime traffic)   The project’s partners The Village by CA Finistère, innovative project accelerator and member of France’s top start-up support network, and the Campus mondial de la mer created the concept for this call for projects.   Located in Brest, Brittany’s second largest metropolitan area, the Village by CA Finistère supports innovation of all kinds. It seeks to bring together local actors: potential collaborators, start-ups, SMEs, major companies, students, researchers and more. Together, they innovate and create new business opportunities based around 4 domains of excellence: the sea, cybersecurity, health/ageing, and agriculture/agribusiness. The Village by CA Finistère is a catalyst for the region’s innovation and transformation: a place for accelerating innovative projects, stimulating creativity, showcasing existing projects and developing new business opportunities.       The Campus mondial de la mer is a project focused on developing a sustainable maritime economy (blue growth). This effort, spearheaded by the Brest Metropolitan Area, has been jointly developed by federative structures of the marine technology and science communities in Western Brittany: Europôle Mer, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Technopôle Brest-Iroise. It brings together specialist universities, businesses, national research institutes and regional and local authorities. Its main ambition is to make Brittany THE foremost region for research and promotion of oceans and seas. Through coordinated action promoting research, collaboration between laboratories & businesses, and supporting the development & internationalisation of SMEs, the “Campus mondial de la mer” seeks to conquer high-potential markets.       Contact:  Marlène Le Pennec  - Communications Manager /  marlene.lepennec@levillagebyca.com  - +33 6 45 74 56 71 Julien Gras  - Communications Manager /  julien.gras@tech-brest-iroise.fr  - +33 2 98 05 63 14 – +33 7 60 40 83 05 Follow us:  Facebook:   @LeVillageByCAFinistere                                  Twitter:   @VillageCABrest                                                     LinkedIn:  Le Village by CA Finistère


French Aircraft interiors and onboard entertainment systems take flight at AIX 2019

Julia Balvay - 28-mars-2019 16:41:39

46 French exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector are presenting their latest innovations at Aircraft Interiors 2019. French excellence in aircraft interiors The French aviation industry is ranked 2nd in the world, with 85% of turnover generated through exports. With an excellent reputation, it makes a significant contribution to innovation in the field. ’French know-how in aircraft interiors and aircraft maintenance is recognised globally. French experts are able to provide products and services which are fully in line with market demands’ outlines Samantha Douarin, Project Manager for Aeronautics and Space at Business France and organiser of the French Pavilion at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019. French expertise in this field enables airlines to respond the challenges they currently face: • To offer passengers more space and comfort: a major challenge faced by airlines, for all types of cabin. Work carried out on cabin interior design accounts for approximately 30% of the price of a plane ticket. • To improve the in-flight entertainment system, notably via the introduction of on-board WiFi and the development of BYOD Bring Your Own Device. • To ensure ease of maintenance - it must be possible to change a defective part very quickly. This means designing strong, reliable parts, that can be rapidly repaired or replaced. • To optimise cabin configuration and reduce the weight of any materials used in aircraft interiors to save on fuel consumption. This is of particular importance for low-cost airlines. • Innovation - in a highly competitive sector, each airline must set itself apart from its competitors by offering unique functionality features. The aircraft interiors market is one of high added value. In France it is largely based across the Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions in the south-west of the country. Aerospace Valley, the competitiveness cluster for aeronautics, space and embedded systems for both regions represents around a third of the French aerospace workforce. Several member companies supported by the cluster and the regions will be exhibiting at the show, standing out due to their proven expertise and the specific services they offer. Meet 46 French exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector The French presence at this year’s show will be split across 2 halls: • Hall B6 (stands 6B60, 6C51, 6C61, 6F55, 6C50, 6C60, 6C70 and 6D70) • Hall B3 (stand 3C30) dedicated to IFEs The business activities and launches of a selection of the French Pavilion exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019 are explored in more detail in the dedicated press pack. For instance, SKYdeals an in-air e-commerce platform, will announce its new partnerships with Air France and La Compagnie. At the show, ATEM will be launching in the commercial aviation sector, offering onboard internet services. Nicomatic & ECA group will present their new all-in-one electrical troubleshooting test tool featuring accurate fault-localisation, speed maintenance and repair. For further information about this press release/kit, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, Business France UK For information about the French Pavilion, please contact: Samantha Douarin, Project Manager for Aeronautics & Space, Business France - Booth 6F55 Contact Business France ***@businessfrance.fr  


Bauma 2019: 28 French companies constructing the future

Julia Balvay - 12-mars-2019 16:36:24

28 French companies from the construction and mining industries will exhibit their technologies and innovations at  bauma from 8th -14th April 2019, with the support of Business France , the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. French know-how, recognised the world over Benefitting from an active R&D scene, high performance and safety standards as well as a solid global reputation for engineering and architecture, the quality of French-produced projects is recognised both nationally (for instance, the Grand Paris Project) and internationally. Encompassing 7,355 businesses and employing 235,300 people, France’s public works sector is growing. It achieved €38.6 billion in revenue in France and €30 billion internationally in 2017, up by 7.9% compared to 2016. This hike is largely thanks to the Oceanian (+41.7%), European (+15.9%) and Asian (+3.6%) markets. More than half of international operations were carried out in Europe. The French Pavilion at Bauma will showcase companies representing the wealth and variety of the industry across the Channel. The latest innovations will be on display: construction material and services, including equipment for working concrete and construction site equipment, lighting balloons, depth control systems, hydraulic cylinders, scaffolding, and on-site sheds. The latest construction machinery and vehicles will also be presented at the show, as will air conditioning and heating solutions, safety and driving assistance systems for construction machinery or assistance or load-bearing exoskeletons. Exhibitors on the French Pavilion: Hall A2: AGS  ,  BRIDGIN , FAURECIA , GREYSTAL , PROMENS FRANCE , RB3D , RICHEL/SHELTERALL , ROLLIX DEFONTAINE , RUBIX , SAHGEV , SAUDEM , SEQUANTA , SMIE , SNDC , STARTER , WATTALPS . Hall C2: ACREOS , ARAMINE , COLTRAX/CP distribution , JAY ELECTRONIQUE , LUMIAIR , MAC 3 , MANOIR , MONROC , MS, SETFORGE Outdoors: BUCHER MUNICIPAL/ARVEL , CNSE , PACLITE EQUIPMENT , RB3D , RIVARD . Please see the catalogue for more information about the French exhibitors at bauma 2019 , or contact: Isabelle Duval, Project Leader at Business France isabelle.duval@ businessfrance.fr, +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 export.businessfrance.fr  


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The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department michael.yates@businessfrance.fr

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