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French Tech back for round 2 at IFA 2018

Catherine Ryall - 16-août-2018 16:23:22
For the 2 nd  consecutive year,  Business France will accompany 18 French Tech start-ups to  IFA in Berlin. Selected by a jury of experts to exhibit on the French pavilion, their products are available for immediate sale. The French Pavilion will be based in  IFA Next , the area devoted to startups and innovation, in hall 26, stands 360-381. France is sending the biggest foreign delegation again this year The goal: to win contracts with distributors before the the Christmas shopping season. A selection of the French talent at IFA: •  Snips   has launched its own platform offering manufacturers and consumers an independent interface to create voice assistants for connected devices. Having already raised over $20m, Snips is about to launch 2 new devices as part of its Snips AIR network of AI home assistants. •  Ledger   is a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. The company develops a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for individuals and companies, including the Ledger hardware wallets line already sold in 165 countries. •  Divacore , a wireless audio specialist, will launch its new generation of 100% wireless headphones, Nomad and Nomad+, at IFA. Combining great design and a state-of-the- art musical experience, they are available in a ’+’ version for travellers and feature a new ’outdoor sports’ mode. •  R-PUR has developed R-PUR NANO, an anti-pollution mask, made in France and specially designed for two-wheel users. It is equipped with a patented nano-filtration®  technology that allows users to breathe clean air by filtering toxic particles, fine particles, pollen, etc. in the air. The R-PUR NANO mask can be connected to a mobile app that tells the users when to replace their filter according to their personal use and the real-time air pollution rate. French Tech’s not just from Paris A number of the exhibitors hail from the Hauts-de-France region, which will have its own stand (hall 26, stand 362). The northern French region is home to startup incubator and accelerator, Euratechnologies , currently supporting over 300 companies and 300 projects. A developed IoT ecosystem… France provides a vibrant digital research environment including a host of innovation clusters: Systematic (Paris), CITC (Lille), IoT Valley (Toulouse) and SCS (Nice). Companies established in France that develop connected devices can benefit from a research tax credit. …with local appetite In 2017, 5.2 million connected devices were sold in France, generating turnover of more than €1 billion, a third more than in 2016, according to GfK. France’s connected objects market is expected to grow by 60% a year until 2020. ’It meets demand from clients we already accompany to Las Vegas’ ’ Start-ups go to CES to create buzz, exist and validate their products, while they go to IFA to sell and sign contracts ’. Eric Morand, Head of Business France’s Tech department and jury member believes the 2 events are complementary. A catalogue with further information on all the French exhibitors is available upon request. For further information about the French pavilion at IFA 2018, please contact: Maxime Sabahec, Business France Project Manager maxime.sabahec@ businessfrance.fr For more information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Business France UK catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr

Look up from your smartphone and make eye contact!

Catherine Ryall - 19-oct.-2016 10:36:18
Have you seen that movie where two people cross paths, but then each person goes on their way, only to be reunited later in the film by sheer coincidence at which point they realise there is inescapable, sizzling chemistry between them and consequently embark on their happily ever after? You mean every rom-com ever made? Unfortunately, away from the silver screen it doesn’t seem to work that way: you see someone, feel a connection or a spark and for some reason or another don’t manage to swap details and then never see them again. This creates a strong sense of frustration followed by the strong desire to reconnect with the person directly…without having to go on a dating app. This is where the innovative mobile app iicontact comes in; it enables two individuals to REconnect in a simple way without providing any personal information or posting a personal ad.   Another online dating app? Nope!   •              iicontact is a reconnection tool for 2 people who have already felt a connection in real life Rather than an online marketplace where you have to sell yourself through a photo and a profile to be successfully matched (or not). No more repetitive strain injury from excessive swiping! •              iicontact works without personal information Rather than exposing personal information such as your photo, name and more on online profiles, you just need to tap a non-personal and non-public search into iicontact. •             iicontact is a technological tool Rather than a virtual public space where profiles can be accessed by anyone, spend your time meeting people in the real world and only use the app when you need to.   Available free of charge on the Apple Store and on Google Play in 10 languages .     “The aspiration to reconnect with someone we had good vibes with in real life is actually driven by complex cognitive, emotional and social neurobiological processes Such an aspiration is universal regardless of age or culture”   Dr. Francesco Bianchi-Demicheli Expert of Neurobiology of Human Close Relationship-Geneva University Hospitals   How does it work?   iicontact  has been carefully selected by a panel of expert judges to exhibit on the French Tech Pavillion at the Web Summit . Find them at Pavillon 1 Booth S845 on 10 th November . The Web Summit is Europe’s largest tech event, taking place in Lisbon from 7 th to 10 th November 2016.   Let’s look up from our smartphones and reconnect with the real world! UK Catherine Ryall +44(0) 207 024 3613 catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr FRANCE Sandra Pacheco +33 6 21 61 68 11 sandra@hellolacom US Shereen Didie +1 610 457 4388 contact@iicontact.net

TECHnically speaking, France is the ‘crème de la crème’

Catherine Ryall - 12-oct.-2016 15:25:58
    From world-first medical developments to everyday yet life-enhancing technologies and transport advances, France has a growing reputation for creativity and innovation in diverse sectors. It is therefore no surprise that France will have a strong presence at this year’s Web Summit , Europe’s largest tech event. This year’s edition will take place in Lisbon from 7 th to 10 th November 2016 . 15 innovative French startups will be exhibiting on the Business France French Pavillion. You could call them the ‘crème de la crème’ of the current French tech scene as they were carefully selected to take part by a panel of expert judges, amid stiff competition. See more information about them below and further details are available on request. Agorize A multi-award winning startup, Agorize is the leading platform for online innovation challenges, they accelerate the transformation of companies and talent. A win-win for both new talent and established brands: the platform gives innovators the opportunity to win prizes and create new solutions for established companies, who in turn are introduced to new proven talent and can recruit accordingly. www.agorize.com   CBien CBien is a web-based platform, also available on iOS and Android, which allows users to register, value and manage their belongings in a few simple clicks.  Users can have receipts, warranties, insurance agreements and more all in one place to ensure minimum worry or hassle in the event of the unexpected. Users can also re-sell, donate and rent their items on the platform. www.cbien.com   CopSonic CopSonic enables secure communication between intelligent electronic devices and mobile phones using sound waves to interact or to transmit data. Their SDK allows the integration of their new ultrasonic codec as a complement or alternative to NFC or Bluetooth to achieve secured authentication, proximity detection or remote control on connected objects. The technology can be used on a smartphone to make secure ultrasonic cardless ATM cash withdrawals in less than 15 seconds as well as for peer to peer payments between smartphones, speedy online payments swiping personal data from your smarthone to the form, remote control of everyday electronic devices (lamps, plugs, switches etc.), contactless login to desktop computers and so much more. www.copsonic.com   iicontact iicontact makes us look up from our smartphones and interact with the real world around us! It is an innovative mobile tool that enables two individuals, who made eye contact and felt a good vibe in real life, but who didn’t or weren’t able to swap details, to REconnect in a few simple taps without providing or accessing any personal information (no profile, no photo, no personal data shared). The tool is already available in 10 languages. www.iicontact.net   GOLOD GOLOD wants to revolutionise sport at home. Designed by athletes and weighing less than 9kg, the product is fully transportable allowing users to work out anywhere. A fully wireless device, the user keeps the product charged by exercising and producing electric energy. Users can listen to and watch the videos to their favourite songs through the speakers and video projector while working out (or while relaxing afterwards). Golod has also developed an app to be used in conjunction with the product which has exercise videos for users, a tool to measure progress and energy produced, an area to chat to other users and Golod experts and management of the WiFi and Bluetooth connection to stream videos and music via the product. http://www.golodsport.com/   Payabi Payabi is a French startup which aims to change the way companies manage invoices, eliminating paper and therefore boosting their green credentials as well as reducing their administrative costs. The startup puts managers back in control by helping companies to reduce invoice processing time by 80% and associated costs by up to 60%.  www.payabi.com   Platform.sh Platform.sh is startup headquartered in Paris. Serving the web application market, large e-commerce and media sites, it offers a continuous-deployment high-availability cloud hosting solution that helps web applications scale effortlessly and serve the most demanding traffic. Platform.sh has been met with success having already signed exclusive deals with well-known companies such as Orange Business Services and Microsoft Germany. www.platform.sh   Plussh Developed by 3 journalists, Plussh offers a unique B2B & B2B2C tailored solution that enables users to broadcast high-quality live videos. Already counting 5 French listed (CAC 40) companies as clients, the app has been developed especially for smartphones, with advanced features for professionals. Plussh values real-time smartphone video as the future of crisis management, smart cities and sustainability. www.plussh.net   Pocket Result Pocket Result has developed the first data visualisation, data prescriptive and data decision platform fully tailored to managers’ individual needs in activity monitoring, performance management and decision-making. Pocket Result aims to change managers’ lives for the better with their ultra-smart dashboards and count L’Oréal, Adidas, SNCF and Renault among their customers. www.pocketresult.com   SpeachMe SpeachMe’s peer-to-peer skills and knowledge transfer platform empowers users to create brief knowledge “capsules” to quickly transfer skills within a company. These short bursts of interactive visual content can be created by anyone in minutes and transferred to colleagues, empowering them with new skills and expertise. www.speach.me   Superprof Superprof, the marketplace for knowledge sharing in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Switzerland and the US, gives users the chance to learn about something new with expert teachers in over 500 subjects.  With classes offered face-to-face or via webcam, Superprof is the largest community of evaluated and trusted teachers and students. www.superprof.us   Tilkee Tilkee is the online solution to optimise sales follow-up by analysing when, and for how long a prospective lead reads a business proposal. Tilkee converts users’ documents into a link which is inserted into correspondence with a client. Tilkee’s unique, predictive algorithm calculates the user’s chances of closing a deal by examining information on the user’s reading behaviour such as number of views, pages viewed and for how long. Thanks to these stats, that users receive in real-time by email, effective follow ups with prospective clients can be achieved at exactly the right time with an even more targeted approach! Predict sales, save time, and increase revenue! www.tilkee.fr   Weenect Weenect is the leader in GPS family tracking, with a complete range of products connected to an app. With separate products for each member of the family, each product is tailored to different needs yet all deliver the same result: peace of mind. The GPS kids tracker means you always know where your child is. They can even alert you if there is a problem via the SOS button and can call you as the tracker also serves as a telephone. The GPS dog collar refreshes your pet’s location every 30 seconds and alerts you via the app if they’ve wandered out of the garden. The GPS cat tracker also has a phone function – your cat is only a call away if you are away from home. The startup is now ready to reveal its 3.0 Weenect Silver tracker for the elderly with no set-up required, functioning both indoors and outdoors. www.weenect.com   Whaller Whaller enables you to create all your private social networks in one place. Most sites only allow you to create one profile, Whaller lets you set up a different profile for each group of people in your life. Since you don’t share the same things with your friends as with your colleagues or even family members, decide what information you wish to share with whom and start a discussion with people you know. Security is also a key element of Whaller; you own your own data so whatever you send will only reach the intended recipients, no one else. https://whaller.com/   Wired Beauty Technologies Founded by serial entrepreneurs and L’Oréal veterans, Wired Beauty Technologies combines skin and haircare science, smart sensors, IoT technology and data analytics to help consumers understand their personal skin and hair needs. Wired Beauty Technologies also provide cosmetic brand labs and retailers with scientific data to target consumers for innovation or marketing purposes. Thanks to this initiative, the company invented and patented MAPO®, a fully personalised, multi-function and easy-to-use beauty mask with an accompanying app which measures skin moisture in real-time and boosts product effectiveness. www.wired-beauty.com   Come and meet this handpicked selection of French tech trailblazers at the Web Summit 2016 , Europe’s largest tech event, from 7 th – 10 th  November at the French Pavillion, Pavillion 1, Booth S845 .   For more information on Web Summit or any of the French Pavillion exhibitors, contact: Mathilde Noir, Business France - Paris Tel: +33(0)1 40 73 34 21 Email: Mathilde.NOIR@businessfrance.fr For further information on this press release, contact Catherine Ryall, Business France UK Press Officer Email:   catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr / adeline.perrault.INT@businessfrance.fr Web: www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

Dynamic French creative agency Vision de Marques sets up in the UK

Fran Lambert - 08-mars-2016 17:45:32
Vision de Marques specialises in  Decorations & Indoor Animation ,  Outdoor Decorations & Displays  and  Outdoor Hoarding for Wallscapes . An innovative creative agency, it boasts an impressive portfolio of high-profile clients in France across the retail/shopping, architecture, interior design, fashion, luxury goods, beauty, tech/gadgets/mobile and restaurant sectors, such as Burger King, Etam, Galeries Lafayette, H&M, Kookai, Marks & Spencer, Samsung, Tag Heuer, Unilever, Prêt à Manger and Pizza Hut. Vision de Marques hopes to showcase its proven expertise in optimising point of sale to potential clients and experience a similar level of success in the British market. It is dedicated to setting its clients apart from the competition and transforming their retail point of sale into a vibrant place full of new experiences for the public. Vision de Marques is particularly keen to increase its profile in the UK and exchange with specialist British press and media. For more information on Vision de Marques, visit: Websi te:   www.visiondemarques.com/en/ Twitter:  @VisiondeMarques Facebook:  Vision de Marques   For more information on the attached press kit, contact: Fran Lambert,Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:  fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr
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Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t

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