French Tech out in force at Mobile World Congress 2016 and 4YFN

Fran Lambert - 18-déc.-2015 11:32:26
For the tenth year running, Business France, the national agency promoting internationalisation of the French economy, will be organising the French Tech pavilion at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona – the unmissable global event for mobile telecommunications, services and content – on 22-25 February 2016. The French Tech pavilion will play host to over 130 innovative SMEs and start-ups. Exhibitors on the French Tech pavilion will include a number of partner regions such as Brittany, Ile-de-France, Midi-Pyrénées and Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’Azur, as well as the innovation clusters Systematic Paris Région (Ile-de-France) and Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées (Provence). The French Tech pavilion will be the biggest national pavilion at MWC 2016, covering an area of 615 m2. It will be spread across four blocks in Hall 5 (5B21, 5B41, 5B61 and 5B71) and two blocks in Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 and 8.1E49), dubbed “App Planet”. The companies exhibiting on the French Tech pavilion specialise in a variety of telecoms-related areas: mobile applications, infrastructure, mobile advertising and marketing, mobile games and accessories, engineering services and financial services. Business France’s offices in Germany, Brazil, China, Spain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the UK, Russia, Singapore and the ASEAN Economic Community are involved in organising the French Tech pavilion by arranging B2B meetings between exhibiting French companies and major foreign groups such as ZTE, Huawei, Bharti Airtel, Samsung, Telefónica and Vodafone Spain. 2016 marks the first time that Business France will have hosted a 120 m2 French Tech pavilion at 4 Years From Now (4YFN), running alongside the MWC on 22-24 February 2016 in Montjuic in the historic centre of Barcelona. The goal is to give French start-ups the opportunity to pitch to VCs and media hailing from more than a hundred countries. A personality from the digital sector will attend MWC to support the excellence of French innovation in the French Tech pavilion. Numerous innovations will be exhibited on the French Pavilion at MWC, including the following: Giroptic produces a camera that makes 360° photos and videos. The device comes with three fisheye lenses and is capable of capturing photos at 8 megapixels and full HD videos, which it then stitches together using an al gorithm to offer 360° photos and video. The 360cam can be fitted to a standard tripod, or used underwater or used in place of a bulb as a surveillance device (thanks to two additional fittings). The files can then be recovered via a USB connection or even live-streamed over WiFi. The company holds the French record for raising the most funds via Kickstarter, having raised over €1.4 million. Ledger is a French start-up that combines its co-founders’ solid expertise in security, chip cards, cryptography and embedded hardware. The launch of Ledger Nano in over 50 countries has established Ledger as a benchmark in the international bitcoin ecosystem. With offices and a showroom in “Silicon Sentier” in Paris, a production centre in Vierzon, France and a new subsidiary in San Francisco, the young company has just completed its first round of funding and is developing its product range with the aim of making Blockchain technology secure and easily accessible to all. Wassa is an innovative company specialising in the web and mobility. It designs and develops optimised digital solutions. Drawing on its technical expertise, the company is highly differentiated thanks to its integration of innovative functionality based on research in the field of computer vision. Furthermore, the company was selected by a judging panel to participate in Business France’s accelerator programme, Acceleratech China, which ran from 16-18 November 2015. RED Technologies is a telecommunications engineering company that develops and markets innovative solutions for managing the radio-electric spectrum based on radio environment mapping. Its patented solutions are aimed at government agencies, telecoms manufacturers and mobile telephony operators. Using its geolocation databases, the company offers technology that can help free up hundreds of megahertz of radio spectrum to cater for the global explosion in mobile internet traffic. Its solutions support the emergence of the Licenced Shared Access (LSA) regime, currently under development, dynamic and unlicenced access to white spaces and radio environment maps. A full list of French exhibitors on the French Tech pavilion at MWC can be found at: For more information on MWC, visit: About Business France Business France is the national agency that promotes the internationalisation of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering international expansion and export growth among French companies, as well as seeking out and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the attractiveness and economic image of France, its companies and its regions. It manages and develops the V.I.E. International Company Volunteering scheme. Established on 1 January 2015, Business France was formed by merging Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency. Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It is supported by a network of public and private sector partners. For more information on Business France, visit  or contact: Fayssal Majid, Project Manager Digital Technologies department, Business France Email: For more information on this press release, 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:

GIROPTIC 360cam makes its mark as the world’s first 360°HD camera at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin

Fran Lambert - 18-sept.-2015 14:36:19
                    GIROPTIC will be showcasing the innovative GIROPTIC 360cam at Web Summit 2015 on the French Tech Pavilion, which has been set up by Business France, the French export-support agency, in partnership with French Tech. Exhibiting on Thursday 5 November in the main hall next to French Tech (T802), GIROPTIC was selected by a jury of French and Irish experts based on the disruptive innovation of its product and the relevance of its technology. The GIROPTIC 360cam is the world’s first 360°HD camera featuring three lenses and three microphones, enabling the world around to be simultaneously captured in a single photo or video file for the first time in photo and video history. The GIROPTIC 360cam mobile app also means the camera can be controlled remotely via Wi-Fi and that content can be viewed and shared online. Come and experience the true magic behind the GIROPTIC real-time fusion technology embedded in the 360cam. With the press of a button, users can capture incredible 360° video footage at a resolution of 2K (2048 x 1024) at up to 30 frames per second, and stunning 4K pictures (4096 x 2048). Files are recorded as jpg (photos) and mp4/h264 (videos) so can be edited and shared straightaway. Users can choose the mode they want to capture the world in: 1) Video and time lapse to record life on the move. 2) Photo and photo burst to catch specific moments. Users can also take advantage of the unique live mode to broadcast and share the full moment in real time. The 360cam’s user-friendly design means that no more than two buttons are needed to manually operate the camera. The first immersive 360° camera, the GIROPTIC 360cam is also waterproof, making it the most versatile camera on the market. It can be used for a wide variety of functions. Users who want to travel and record on the go: The 360cam has a removable and rechargeable battery and a tripod mount to adapt it to any camera accessory. Users who want to keep an eye on what’s happening when they’re away or even make a cool 360° time-lapse of their party: The 360cam can be attached to a light bulb mount and powered using any light socket to stream content directly via Wi-Fi. Professional broadcasters who want to live-stream 360° content without worrying about Wi-Fi performance: The Powered-Over-Ethernet base can be attached to stream a live 360° feed directly from the camera. With cameras currently in production and the launch a few weeks away, Web Summit 2015 in November represents a valuable opportunity for GIROPTIC to showcase its brand new product. The leading summit for digital start-ups, Web Summit will act as a link between GIROPTIC and major players and innovative start-ups in the new tech industry, providing a platform for developing new partnerships, fostering new innovations and combining expertise from different sectors. About GIROPTIC GIROPTIC, based in Lille, France, with an office in San Francisco, USA, specialises in 360° imaging technology. After six years of research and development and four generations of products, GIROPTIC has developed and patented a unique real-time image fusion process from multiple sensors. On May 20th 2014, GIROPTIC launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its first consumer product: the GIROPTIC 360cam. In 45 days, the start-up raised over $1.4 million, becoming France’s largest crowdfunding campaign. GIROPTIC paves the way to a new 360° era, for consumers and professionals, where photos and videos won’t be limited to a single frame. The GIROPTIC 360cam forever changes the way we capture and experience life around us. Up. Down. All Around. For more information on GIROPTIC, visit   and 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:
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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