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France’s EdTech Trailblazers at Bett 2019

Catherine Ryall - 03-janv.-2019 12:46:53

From 23rd – 26 th  January 2019, London will host  Bett , a worldwide beacon for education technology. Nearly 40,000 visitors are expected, hailing from more than 130 countries. France’s know-how on display at the French Pavilion (C100) A number of French companies (start-ups, SMEs and major corporations) will be there to unveil their solutions and services in eLearning, content platforms, on-line assessment applications (eAssessment), MOOCs, cooperation tools, classroom management, new learning and student monitoring solutions, serious games, and more. The French EdTech scene is active, for instance according to  Deloitte : 100 new startups or associations have been created since 2015, and more than 200 since 2010 Worth €180 billion each year (€150 billion in schools and universities + €30 billion in professional training) Find out more about the companies that will be showcasing their EdTech solutions on the French Pavilion at the Bett Show 2019 . The exhibitors will demo their solutions for the duration of the 4-day event. About the French Pavilion at Bett 2019 The French Pavilion is being organised by  Business France , the French export-support agency, in partnership with the French Ministry for Education  with the support of the  French Association of Digital Industries for Education and Training  (Afinef) and in collaboration with Copilot Partners, Ed21, EdFab, the Institut Français in the UK, Réseau SPN and Promethean. Visit stand C100 to meet the companies on the French Pavilion at the Bett show . For more information about the show, see the French Tech Pavilion catalogue , visit  the  Bett  site or contact Francesco Plazzotta .

Straight from CES, French EdTech cluster to exhibit at Bett Show

Catherine Ryall - 16-janv.-2018 13:46:02

The RéSeau des Professionnels du Numérique (SPN) [digital professionals network], which brings together more than 180 French digital firms, will be at the Bett Show for the first time this year, taking a delegation of member companies with them. They will exhibit on stand C100 in the French Tech pavilion powered by Business France . The Bett Show , the major annual international digital education gathering held in London, will take place from 24 th to 27 th January 2018 . The SPN cluster, an accredited French Tech organisation, has launched an international action plan for stakeholders in digital education and training in France. With a strong and active presence in the high tech innovation hub that is the Nouvelle Aquitaine region in the south-west of France, the SPN has been tasked with identifying new projects and promoting the French EdTech scene since its creation in 2001. The French members of the SPN present at the Bett Show : Limouzik has developed a musical web application for education that transforms any connected object into live polyphonic instruments. Limouzik’s founding philosophy is to make music practice accessible to as many people as possible. By allowing users to reproduce, as you would with a guitar, a wide repertoire with everything from classical to pop, folk and more. The startup helps users to become the musicians that they have always wanted to be using its patented technology. Bringing a touch of that je ne sais quoi to digital education    ‘ We are taking part in the Bett Show this year because it is the most important show in the digital education sector which allows international acceleration. Our exhibitors are all owners of innovative projects around the theme of digital education. They will find a friendly area for meetings and exchanges with visitors looking for innovations ’, says Fabien Audat, who is in charge of the SPN delegation exhibiting at the show. Visit the SPN ’s website to find out about their work and the companies they bring together Come and meet them on stand C100 on the French Tech pavilion at the Bett Show. For more information about SPN, please contact: Fabien Audat Market Developer/French Tech thematic advisor - SPN Tel: +33 (0)5 49 03 17 76 Twitter : @reseauSPN   Facebook : @reseauSPN For more information on this press release or the French presence at the BETT show, please contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission)   Catherine Ryall, Press Officer,  

You can BETT on French companies in London 2017

Catherine Ryall - 17-janv.-2017 17:31:26

The French Pavilion at this year’s British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will showcase 13 French companies at the cutting-edge of the educational-technology sector. One of the world’s leading events for educational technology, the BETT show is taking place from 25 th to 28 th January 2017 at the ExCel exhibition centre , in London. Visitors can find the French Pavilion at stand C-88 at BETT 2017 for the duration of the show. Gone are the days of overhead projectors or blackboards, technology is radically changing teaching; t he e-learning sector was worth $107 billion in 2015 and the annual growth rate has been estimated at 9.2% per year until 2020. In order to support French companies in the lucrative and growing tech industry, the French government set up its ‘Digital France 2012’ initiative and has invested €20 million in 50 ‘serious games’ projects. The companies that will be showcasing their EdTech solutions on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details are available on request. AVITICE AviTice has over 20 years of experience in the distribution of high-added-value software in fields including hands-on, centralised remote shared learning, mobile device management (for tablets), mobile application management , user supervision for teaching solutions and more. Their software is aimed at users in the education sector as wekk as the professional training sector. AXEL AXEL’s Thin Client technology is unique in that the product is not based on an Operating System. Turn on the device and it immediately connects to Citrix or Windows Server. In terms of performance, cost, security, power consumption and reliability, there are huge benefits to be gained from not having an Operating System (i.e. no Windows or Linux). BAYARD-TRALAL ÈRE Bayard Youth Department has readers everywhere around the world, from Spain to Canada, China, Mexico, Belgium and many more countries. Through " Planète des Jeunes ", Bayard also supports youth magazines distributed in 25 African countries. Their digital contents and products dedicated to educational purpose are also devoted to helping children around the world to understand the fascinating world they live in, and encourage them to face the challenges of the future with a sense of wonder and curiosity. EDITIONS BELIN – GUTENBERG Belin is a pioneer in digital learning, having developed numerous innovative educational services to harvest the potential of new technologies in education. Ranking second on the French secondary school market in 2016 and having won awards for their products, Belin puts its expertise at the service of teachers and students via all forms of media, both paper and digital. EDUCLEVER Educlever has worked alongside leading French research laboratories to develop Cartographie des Savoirs (knowledge map), an adaptive-learning solution designed to increase pupil performance at school. This R&D project, supported by the French government, provides educators with a precise skills map to help them build a personalised, adaptive-learning strategy for each pupil. The solution is currently used by teachers and 4000 pupils in primary schools across France. GAYATECH Gayatech will be presenting Intelliquiz®, a unique system which can generate quizzes from the web or any database. Intelliquiz® was developed using Semantic Web and AI technology. The system can be adapted to suit any curriculum in any language. Quizzes can be downloaded to any mobile device, any OS.  Gayatech has its own 3D engine capable of developing 3D games as well as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications. ITOP Education Counting more than 4.5 million users, ITOP Education creates, develops and provides digital-school resources tailored to every stage of education, from primary school to sixth form. ITOP ÉDUCATION has a clear and strong innovation strategy: each year more than 20% of their turnover is allocated to research and development. They are proud to be presenting their ‘NIPIB’ project at the BETT show, a digital resource bank with detailed scientific and educational indices, a fruit of their innovation stategy. MASKOTT Maskott will be showcasing their learning platform Tactileo, an intuitive learning platform for academic and professional training. Tactileo allows teachers to create interactive multimedia content and to instantly share it on screen as well as on learners’ tablets, smartphones or PCs. Tactileo is a unique tool for creating and sharing multimedia content, to make teaching, training sessions and local or remote meetings easier and more interactive. OPEN DIGITAL EDUCATION Open Digital Education, provides innovative digital services for schools and universities. ONE is their secure web-based learning platform, designed for use in primary schools. With its intuitive, user-friendly design, ONE’s range of applications can be grasped in no time. 1800 schools in 12 different countries use ONE. For instance, in the Paris Region 177,000 students have access to it. This is complemented by Open Digital Education’s NEO platform, for students at secondary school and sixth form. UTELLME ‘Education is only real when shared’ is Utellme’s core belief. Their web platform creates a global network of schools, teachers, universities and professors who want to put international collaboration at the core of their students learning path. Utellme focuses on foreign language learning between native speakers of different languages in school with the supervision of the teacher/professor. The tools available on Utellme such as live video, project collaboration, shared resources or multiplayer online games, highlight their aim to promote live interaction between users and active learning. It is no longer just listening to a video or reading a message, but practicing and interacting with a real person in a different country in real time. XD PRODUCTIONS XD Productions is an animation studio and software developer specialised in real-time animation technologies such as motion capture, facial tracking and lip-syncing for the European TV market. They adapt and market these animation tools for the education sector with solutions ranging from preschool to University level. It is animation made easy for teachers, which can be recorded live or recorded for playback. Pupil benefits include enhanced writing and speech at a younger age as well as enhanced language learning through speech and movement. About Business France Business France, the French Trade Commission in the UK is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. The French Pavilion is being organised by Business France , the French export-support agency, in partnership with the French Education Suppliers’ Trade Association (Afinef). The French Pavilion is also supported by the French Ministry for Education and is in collaboration with Copilot Partners . Meet 13 French-based companies at the BETT trade show on the French Pavilion ( Stand C-88 ). BETT 2017 , one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, will take place at the EXCEL exhibition centre in London from 25 th – 28 th January 2017 . For more information about the show, visit the BETT 2017 site. For more information on this press release and the French exhibitors, please contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer Email: Tel: + 44(0) 207 024 3613 Website:

Success for French exhibitors at the world’s leading education technology event, Bett Show 2016 – London, 20-23 January 2016

Alice Faure - 02-févr.-2016 12:21:40

Created in 1985, Bett Show has emerged over the years as the world’s leading education technology event. The 2016 edition has confirmed this position with 800 exhibitors, an estimated 35,000 visitors, 50 international delegations and more than 500 stakeholders.  The French Pavilion, organised by Business France in partnership with the AFINEF, Cap Digital and the Ministry of National Education, brought together 15 companies (start-ups and SMEs). Over four days, the French Pavilion was frequented by numerous international visitors, and hosted Anglo-French meetings and networking events to improve business relationships.  Moreover, for the first time, the French Pavilion played host to a major ministerial visit from Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the French Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, who was able to talk to several French exhibitors. The Minister said that French investment in e-learning strategy is the first public investment plan currently in Europe and is based on four pillars: training, resources, equipment and innovation.  After achieving full marks this year, Business France hopes to reconvene in 2017, hopefully with a larger French Pavilion to welcome many more candidates! The Minister concluded her address in the Bett Arena with the words: "Let’s change things, let’s invent, let’s invest."

IoT & Security Event 2016 - Watch This Space!

Marine Vicenzotti - 29-oct.-2015 11:10:03

In 2016, the Tech & Services team at Business France UK will be organising an Internet of Things (IoT) and Security event. The decision to hold this event was informed by the French tech markets development over the past few years into one of the most innovative tech markets in Europe, including the IoT and Machine2Machine (M2M) industries. 2015 has been a successful year for our French entrepreneurs! From our internationally renowned champions (Blablacar, vente-privée, drivy, Sigfox to name but a few) to our amazing young start-ups that have raised millions (IAdvize: €14M, Mirakl: €18M€, Lydia: €4.2M), we have every reason to be proud. Click here   for an overview of our 100 best start-ups. Furthermore, the French government has moved forward. The new law devised by the French Minister for Economy, Emmanuel Macron, has helped to define the borders of the French digital economy (click here   for more information on this law). In addition, La French Tech has announced the four cities in France to be given the new French Tech label (click here   for more information on the French Tech Initiative) and has partnered with Bpifrance (France’s public investment bank) to create “La Pass French Tech”, an acceleration programme for start-ups undergoing hyper growth.  Focusing on the M2M industry in particular, France is home to international innovative companies such as Sigfox, Kerlink and Actility, and has launched the first LoRa Alliance . Telecom operators like KPN, Swisscom, Bouygues, and Orange have already stated their intention to use LoRa technology through the alliance. Security-wise, France is probably at the same stage as the UK, therefore everyone is asking the same question: “how can we prepare ourselves for the risks that connecting every single device might bring?” There are certainly French companies out there who have their own take on the subject. We are sure that British companies do too, hence our wish to bring everyone together and take this debate further. Please let  the Tech & Services team at Business France UK  know if you are interested in attending this invite-only event. More information on the event will be published nearer the time.

Karry: The innovative travel app that lets you make friends on your travels… before you’ve even left!

Fran Lambert - 16-oct.-2015 14:49:10

     French start-up Karry’s disruptive app, developed for iOS and Android systems, allows its users to access a community of travellers going to the same place at the same time as them. The Karry app is intuitive as it satisfies people’s natural desire to meet others and build new relationships when they are travelling around the world. Hailed as “disruptive, intuitive and innovative”, Karry is looking to forge new partnerships within the travel and tourism, travel tech, new tech, social media, community and digital sectors. The new Karry app optimises the way people travel, allowing users to meet other travellers and people living in their travel destination, prior to departure. Karry completely changes the way people look at travelling by allowing them to socialise before they have even left. This travel companion app has the following features: Karry Away:  Users who are about to travel can enter their destination/transit/departure time into the Karry app and be instantly matched with hundreds of others living in or travelling to that destination. Karry Event:  Users can find out who will be at the next major global event before it happens. This new feature was launched at Web Summit 2015 earlier this month, and is due to be redeveloped for upcoming events. Karry Home:  Using its in-built Google Maps function, Karry pinpoints the geographical location of users who are not travelling, who are then able to meet travellers and commuters to their hometown. Going to a major event? Karry lets you see who else is going and get in touch! Karry showcased its innovative new app at the leading trade show for digital start-ups, Web Summit 2015 earlier this month. Thanks to the exciting new feature, Karry Event, exclusively for people going to Web Summit, attendees optimised their participation at the trade show via the Karry app and were able to build relationships with other attendees. Karry aims to tailor its app for many more major social events, such as Coachella, Burning Man, New York Marathon, World Travel Market, Maison & Objet, Winter Wonderland, Weather Festival and the Geneva International Motor Show.  Karry is looking to raise between €200k and €300k to increase its presence in Europe and aims to hold promotional evenings in major tourist hubs, such as London, Paris, Moscow, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, Ibiza and the South of France. The French start-up aspires to build new partnerships by proposing a tailored version of its travel companion app to international firms whose employees are frequently on the move. Karry is also looking to grow its B2B service for plugging the idea of displaying a Karry tab on booking engines and online travel agencies, thus promoting a travel process where travellers look at flights online, check reviews for the hotel they want to stay at, book a room and then potentially use the Karry app to see who else will be travelling to the same destination at that time or soon after. For a video demo of Karry, click here . To download the beta version of the Karry app, visit the  AppStore . About Karry The Karry app was founded in 2015 by Kevin Machefert and Martin Gunther. The official public beta version of the app was released in May 2015 and was made available on Apple’s AppStore. In the midterm, Karry aims to expand its app rapidly across Europe and North America by creating active hubs of users in major cities like Paris, London and New York. Karry’s Research and Development team is always working on new ways to make Karry even more innovative. By constantly improving its technology, Karry aspires to become an unprecedented leader in what is so far a practically non-existent market. It also hopes to disrupt the travel, tourism and hospitality industries by becoming the unrivalled travel companion app for travellers planning a trip. For further information on Karry, please visit   or contact: Kevin Machefert, Founder / Strategy & Communication: Martin Gunther, Founder / Strategy & Development: For further information on this press release, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications and Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: View other press releases at:

Lumenaki launches version 2.0 of world’s first personal content platform allowing users to manage all digital memory from their mobile - Web Summit, 3-5 November 2015

Fran Lambert - 06-oct.-2015 11:33:18

French start-up Lumenaki’s promise “Record, Recall, Relive” is fulfilled by its innovative new iPhone app, which it will be showcasing in November at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin, set up in partnership with French Tech by Business France, the French export-support agency.   Described as a “Life Content Manager”, Lumenaki is the first mobile platform to offer all services needed to manage our digital memory: a personal content management system, an online publishing tool and a private social network. Users can securely gather, organise, publish and control all their digital memories and life moments from a single mobile app. From smart photo apps like Dropbox Carousel, Google Photos and Facebook Moments to storytelling tools such as Storehouse, Steller and now the Microsoft Sway app, there are a whole host of apps to help us visually present moments in our lives and tell their story. Yet this experience remains somewhat incomplete; partly because presentation is often impersonal and reflects little emotion, and partly because not one of these apps succeeds in managing all our personal content in a way that recreates those unique moments that make our lives special. These moments cannot be summarised in photos and videos alone. They also include other personal content and contextual information which, once gathered, help to make up the complete journey. We create a large amount of this content every day on top of our photos and videos (quotes, notes, contact information, check-ins, posts on social networking sites, etc.) but it is useless if it is scattered across too many different sites and applications. We can’t benefit from our digital memory unless we reconnect all these aspects of our lives. Lumenaki takes a radically different approach by providing a new service to fully manage and control users’ digital memory. Its innovative new mobile service offers a unique way to securely capture, gather, organise and share all of its users’ personal digital content using a single mobile app whose design and user interface enhances content and makes it possible for users to relive the emotion of the moment. Lumenaki’s new iPhone app enables users to: • Centralise all their personal content and life moments in one secure place: photos, videos, previous and future social posts, notes, thoughts, addresses, contacts and maps; • Organise their content into thematic albums and personalise them as they like; • Relive the emotions experienced at the time; • Decide who has access and who can contribute: invite and revoke readers, co-create and collaborate thanks to shared albums, publish albums online like a blog or keep them for their eyes only; • Maintain full control and ownership. Following positive user feedback and in line with its vision, Lumenaki has now developed version 2.0 of its mobile platform, which it will be showcasing at Web Summit 2015. Version 2.0 will boast a new dashboard, a new way to organise and browse albums, a tutorial to help first-time users and a smart album suggestion assistant, among other exciting new features. The Lumenaki app is free and available to download on the AppStore . Version 2.0 of the app will be available to download on 29th October 2015, one week ahead of Web Summit. About Lumenaki Lumenaki was founded by CEO Cédric Garcin, who has over 20 years of experience in complex international digital and technical projects, alongside COO David Dzialowski and CSO Michael Goossens, Lumenaki investors and active partners. The company has raised €245,000 of seed funding to date and is currently preparing for a new round of fundraising. For further information on Lumenaki and its founders, please visit  or contact: Cédric Garcin, Founder and CEO Tel: +33 (0)6 21 64 83 76 Email:  For further information regarding this press release, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:

The Tech Services and Press 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 key exhibitions in the UK as well as meet-the-buyer events, and offers individual prospecting trips and exploratory missions. We cover various industries including telecommunications, audiovisual/multimedia services and technologies, video games, software and IT services, Internet services/technologies and e-commerce solutions, together with B2B services in marketing, HR, real estate as well as the financial sector.   Isabelle Tibayrenc Manager isabelle.tibayrenc Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3634 Teresa Marshall Senior Trade Development Adviser   Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3644 Samy Kheloufi Trade Devel


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