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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

MWC 2018: French mobile and telecoms tech out in force in Barcelona

Letizia Zitoli - 20-févr.-2018 11:09:20
  The French Tech Pavilion will be the largest national pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), with an exhibition space of more than 615sq m. It will be spread over 4 areas in Hall 5 (5B21, 5B41, 5B61, 5B71) and 2 areas in Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 and 8.1E49) in the ‘App Planet’ zone.   It is the 12th consecutive year that Business France, the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organising the French Tech pavilion at MWC. France has a strong history in all that is mobile. For instance, today 99% of French companies have access to superfast broadband. Furthermore, on 30 th June last year, 73.5m sim cards were in use across the Channel (source ARCEP/DGE). Over 100 start-ups, SMEs, French regions and competitiveness clusters will be exhibiting on the French Tech pavilion The exhibitors come from across the spectrum of telecoms: mobile apps, telecom infrastructure, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile games and accessories, engineering services and financial services to name a few. ART-Fi SAR measurement solution designer aimed at helping clients reduce their development and production costs ART-MAN, its flagship product, tests wireless electronic devices in seconds and determines users’ level of exposure to electromagnetic waves Clients include: mobile phone manufacturers, telecommunication agencies and operators, as well as test laboratories   PLUSSH develops customised B2B solutions for live stream HD video broadcasting Clients include Orange, Carrefour, La Poste, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole Award-winning: won La Poste group’s French IOT competition in 2015, start-up of the year 2016 at the Video Online Paris awards and most promising start-up of the year at the Business France Awards at MWC 2016 Raised over €1m in fundraising round in May 2017   LEDGER Security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrency and blockchain apps Continuing to develop a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for business, including the Ledger hardware wallets line already available in 165 countries Founded in 2014, raised $75m in January 2018   REACH FIVE Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solution The solution offers companies the profile analysis tools needed for omnichannel and cross-device customer knowledge to harness the potential of data in implementing customised marketing strategies Major brands such as Boulanger, Etam, Allianz, West-France, Intersport, SFR, Engie are already working with Reach Five In 2017, ReachFive raised €2m from major industrial groups and investment funds and won the ‘start-up of the year’ award from the Institut du Commerce Connecté (ICC)   BIGGERPAN Predictive artificial intelligence engine for mobile Anticipates the needs of smartphone users: no need to search manually Ulli, its smart web browser nominated as Mobile Application of the Year 2016 by Product Hunt Biggerpan has since launched pilots with mobile phone manufacturers to integrate its predictive engine into the next generations of smartphones The French exhibitors supported by Business France have caught the eye of major groups such as Huawei, Bharti Airtel, Samsung, Telefonica, ZTE and Etisalat with whom Business France has set up B2B meetings.   For further information and the complete list of French Tech pavilion exhibitors, visit the Business France MWC website. Contact: Fayssal Majid, Head of Tech operations - Digital Technologies Department, Business France fayssal.majid@businessfrance.fr     Business France UK Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/     About Business France Business France is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program.   For more information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr  

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:  http://mwc.businessfrance.fr For more information on MWC, visit:  www.mobileworldcongress.com 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 www.businessfrance.fr  or contact: Fayssal Majid, Project Manager Digital Technologies department, Business France Email: fayssal.majid@businessfrance.fr 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: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/
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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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