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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

Blue Whale Company wins award at French CES 2019 Innovation Awards

Blue Whale Company - 31-oct.-2018 12:02:46
French start-up Blue Whale Company, the creator of the SMS-driven Spy Can Compact has been announced as a French Honoree in the Smart Cities category at the French CES 2019 Innovation Awards . Blue Whale Company designs, develops and markets IoT products, data loggers, measurement probes and smart valves all based on an innovative SMS communication technology.   The latest, the Spy Can Compact The Spy Can Compact is a simple battery-powered tool to save water for use in - housing - residential sites - professional buildings and more   Small with a nice design, simple to use, GSM connected, the Spy Can Compact is a small monobloc fixture of less than 6 inches long.  The Spy Can is fitted with a leak detection system: Whether the flow is very low, standard or very high, a specific algorithm is at work. As a result leaks are detected very quickly and the alerts sent immediately by SMS are very efficient.     The Spy Can Compact is also fitted with: Different algorithms that monitor permanently the daily consumption, the weekly consumption and the monthly consumption: As soon as one of the limits has been reached, it sends an alert An internal   clock function so that water can be shut off automatically every day outside the working hours. This limits the risk of flooding when buildings / infrastructures are not occupied and it reduces mechanically the wastage of water. All in all the experience is that one can expect a reduction of 30% of water consumption with that technology, a crucial benefit at a time when water shortages are visible everywhere on the planet.  Thanks to its very competitive price, the investment is quickly profitable with the savings but if it prevents only one case of water damages the return on investment is immediately there.    A very technical fixture The Spy Can Compact is cutting edge IOT product. Its construction is made up of very long lasting materials. The electronic PCB is micro-coated so that it works even when covered with water. There is no resin casting protection that makes recycling very difficult and that makes battery replacement very difficult.   Its casing is designed to be IP68. If necessary the battery can be replaced very easily.   On the operational side things have been designed to facilitate the installation. There is a Bluetooth communication for the setup. Terminal for the connexion of the water meter are of easy access. The design of the antenna makes it very performant so that it works in places where usually smart phone have lost access to the network.   There are also provisions such as a double monitoring of batteries, an anti-fraud function, an internal check-up and also a manufacturer setup that can be re-instated if necessary.   The Spy Can is also fitted with an internal memory recording all the information sent over the air. Setup can be modified remotely if necessary. Many provisions have also been integrated in terms of security, to prevent hackers from entering into the system. Clearly the Spy Can Compact has been designed to offer a maximum of satisfaction to the user.    The company Created in March 2016, t he company is financed by its shareholder and President, Véronique Stankowiak. The company is managed by Thierry Sartorius who has extensive experience in business development. A team of 10 specialised engineers has been recruited with experience in microelectronics and radio, software development, CAD and mechanics.   Véronique Stankowiak declared: ‘’We are very proud of this award that I want to share with the team. This will mark a new era in the development of the company’’.    The company is based in the North of France in Saint Léonard in the neighbourhood of Boulogne-Sur-Mer. Blue Whale Company is supported by the French Hauts de France Region and Communauté d’Agglomération du Boulonnais as well as the BPI.  For more information: bluewhalecompany.com   contact@bluewhalecompany.com

French Chemical Process Engineering Expertise On Show At Achema

Letizia Zitoli - 08-juin-2018 11:13:42
31 French companies and organisations will present their expertise and innovations to the global scientific and business community at this year’s Achema . Business France , the national agency for the international development of the French economy, is once again organising the French pavilion at the world’s biggest trade show for the chemical process industry and biotechnologies, taking place on 11 th  – 15 th  June 2018 in Frankfurt. The chemical industry in France in 2017 (source: Union des Industries Chimiques) ·         €70 billion in turnover ·         2 nd  in Europe behind Germany, 7 th worldwide ·         One of the main sectors contributing to France’s positive trade balance of +€8.6bn ·         Leader in the industrial export sector (€58.7bn) ·         3,335 businesses, 94% of which are micro-enterprises/ SMEs ·         €1.8bn spent on R&D ·         €3.1bn in investments Innovation In the engineering hall (9.2), Axelera, the regional Rhônes-Alpes innovation cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors will be exhibiting with SMEs and the Institut Carnot Chimie Balard Cirimat. For investors… Representatives from several French chemical parks will also be demonstrating how their sites are attractive destinations for foreign investors’ European development projects in the chemical and environmental sectors. 10 chemical parks will be exhibiting on a shared stand (hall 9.2, stand D12) with the aim of attracting new investments from major players or start-ups wishing to industrialise their innovations. …and the chemical and biochemical industry The French suppliers are highly diverse and work across many sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, nuclear, energy, water, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more. They supply equipment compliant with stringent environmental, health and safety standards and produce custom-made added-value equipment. Meet the French exhibitors in halls: -          8.0 – stand J4 - (Industrial valves, pumps & fittings) -          Hall 9.2 - stand D12 - (Engineering & Rhône-Alpes innovation cluster) -          Hall 11.1 - stand G3 - (Instrumentation, control and automation techniques): Find the full list of exhibitors in the catalogue  here . For more information, please contact: Guillaume Anfray, Chemical Industry Project Manager - Business France guillaume.anfray@ businessfrance.fr  / +33 (0)1 40 73 34 52 https://www.businessfrance.fr/ en/home Catherine Ryall, Press Officer – Business France UK catherine.ryall@ businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/ uk/

France to make waves at Oceanlogy International 2018

Catherine Ryall - 01-mars-2018 12:50:02
The French pavilion organised by Business France , the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy , will play host to 21 exhibitors at Oceanology International 2018 in London on stands J200, K200 and K300, in partnership with Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Pôle Mer Méditerranée. The maritime industry is the world’s second largest economic sector, currently worth $1.5 trillion to the global economy, a figure that is set to rise to $3 trillion in 2030 (OECD). Alongside more traditional sectors, new industrial sub-sectors will emerge over the coming decades. They will chiefly revolve around the technologies required to exploit resources, as well as activity monitoring at sea and maritime security of the areas in which they take place. France has a strong hand to play when it comes to capturing a significant share of these expanding markets.   The French companies in attendance at Oceanology are firmly positioned in these traditional industrial sectors, continually innovating to remain competitive on the global markets.   The seas and oceans are at the crossroads of every economic sector and are thus a key area of development. The sea meets many needs of both humanity and our societies’ lifestyles: food, the energy transition, health, minerals, transport and leisure. The development of maritime activities will also create new economic segments along our coastlines, which, along with growing coastal population densities, will translate into a new approach to coastal management and the interfaces between land and sea, one that will drive new areas of activity (floating port infrastructures, water production and treatment, etc.).  Oceanology International is the only event in Europe devoted to marine resource exploitation and its various sub-sectors. The French exhibitors are keen to meet key decision makers, seek out partners and showcase their innovative product and technologies to foreign businesses within the industry. BREST METROPOLE: Organiser of Seatech Week trade fair in Brest (8 th -12 th October 2018) CADDEN SARL : Sensors and systems for positioning, orientation, oceanography and navigation CISCREA : Underwater cameras and lighting, underwater terminal boxes and switches COMEX SA : World leader in underwater engineering, technology and human/robotic intervention D2C ENGINEERING : Engineering services for marine exploration EODYN : Real-time surface current measurement based on the data supplied by ship systems FLUIDION SAS : Automated sampling and measurement systems for environmental monitoring IFREMER : France’s national public institute for marine research KLEY FRANCE : Specialists in customised lifting and materials handling solutions LAPP MULLER : Designs, manufactures and supplies customised cable systems for maritime and underwater works MAPPEM GEOPHYSICS : Innovative maritime geophysical imaging tools NOVELTIS : Tailored environmental services for coastal areas (risk prevention, vulnerability assessments, operational monitoring of ocean dynamics and processes) OCEAN INNOVATION SYSTEMS : Innovative and modular robotic systems for inspections and interventions in hostile underwater environments OPEN OCEAN SAS : Online decision support solutions for maritime industries (on-demand meteocean studies) POLE MER BRETAGNE ATLANTIQUE and POLE MER MEDITERRANNEE : Organisations charged with enhancing companies’ capacity for innovation as well as boosting growth and employment in the maritime and coastal economy SATT OUEST VALORISATION : Enables the emergence of laboratory innovations and accelerates their transformation into innovative products SIG FRANCE : Marine seismic equipment SUBSEA TECH : Underwater cameras, underwater interventions and inspections, surface drones TECHNICAP : Measurement products and instruments for the maritime industry TOP INDUSTRIE : High-pressure autoclaves , specialist in ultra-high pressure equipment, controlled-flow syringe pumps, etc. Find out more about the  French exhibitors in the catalogue and m eet them on stands J200, K200 and K300 at the Business France pavilion from 13 th to 15 th March at London’s ExCel centre. For additional information : Business France Claude Menard, Project Manager  claude.menard@businessfrance.fr / +33 (0)1 40 73 30 97 www.businessfrance.fr Business France UK Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr / +44(0)20 7024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/uk  

25 hand-picked French Tech startups at CES 2018

Catherine Ryall - 21-déc.-2017 12:10:41
  25 start-ups have been selected to exhibit at the French Tech pavilion organised for the 5 th consecutive year by Business France at next year’s CES in Las Vegas, on stand 50626, Eureka Park Hall.   Hand-picked from among 100 companies after a competitive selection process, these 25 highly promising start-ups will present an insight into future technological trends.      " We prioritised innovative companies that display genuine international development potential and which have the capacity to ramp up their commercial development so as to spark the interest of decision makers visiting CES ," declared Thomas Delouvrier, who will be running the pavilion for Business France. “ The prototype presented at Las Vegas must be available later this year in order to fully benefit from the leverage effect of the show .” At the last CES, France:   had the 3 rd largest international delegation (after the US and China)   boasted the 2 nd highest number of start-ups in attendance (200 at the 2017 CES), just behind the US and a long way ahead of Israel and China. 55 British companies exhibited at the event. These figures reflect the maturity of French Tech’s ecosystems, all driven by globally-renowned talent, be it in the form of engineers, designers or mathematicians.    It is expected that France will once again constitute the leading European delegation at the exhibition. A tech scene in ascent 2017 is set to be a record year for French startups. In the first half of the year alone French start-ups have raised €1.7 billion in capital - about the same as in the whole of the previous year, according to CB Insights . 5 of these companies received a “ CES Innovation Award ” at CES Unveiled Paris, the official event that previews some of the innovations to be presented at the next CES: CamToy - robot fitted with a video camera to improve the well-being of dogs Lancey Energy Storage - smart electric heater equipped with a battery and an energy management system. Lancey won a ‘Best of Innovations’ award. myBrain Technologies - connected headphones with neuroscientific properties that measure stress levels and play appropriate relaxing music R-Pur - first anti-pollution mask specially designed for people riding bicycles and motorbikes Unistellar - telescope that amplifies light from stars Who are the other hand-picked exhibitors selected by the jury?   AirNodes – Anna, the first smart mirror, already used in 5-star hotels in France Aurasens - an armchair enabling a new type of sensory journey which combines music with massage BladeShadow - Shadow, a high-performance cloud-based PC Catspad - connected water and food dispenser designed to improve cats’ health Caveasy – wine cellar management solution for storing wine bottles Energy Square – a new wireless ‘power by contact’ charging technology eXsens - a cabin that generates an individual’s digital double, a ‘3D avatar’, that can be animated and used for a range of applications - fitness, health, fashion (e-commerce), advertising, video games...), Green Creative - smart robot that sorts and compacts drinks packaging, and tracks its collection in real-time Hap2U – touch and feel what’s on your screen Shapeheart – a range of heart rate monitoring armbands for sport Jagger & Lewis - connected collar capable of recognizing your dog’s behaviour to help you understand them Joy - connected watch for children, that emits no radio waves, with icons that help young children understand the concept of time Lovebox - connected ‘lovebox’ that lets you send love notes via a mobile application MainBot - smart robot for children aged 7-10 combining educative content and affective behaviour Miraxess - extension that transforms a smartphone into a laptop computer Romy - technology used to formulate fresh facial treatments using active ingredients Snips - voice platform for connected objects that allows businesses to incorporate a voice assistant into their products Team8 - a connected watch for children aged between 5 and 12, that lets them create their super-hero - name, costume, super-powers ... but in order to play the children must engage in regular physical activity Timescope - customised virtual reality terminals dedicated to spaces that are open to the public to offer them time-travel experiences Vandelay presents Lokly its new generation USB key, with a smartphone application to control access to its data and transfer files from one key to another without a computer. Business France will also take 10 other startups to the CES in a ‘Family & Friends’ delegation. In total, therefore, its delegation will consist of 35 companies that will take part in the leading worldwide consumer technology show from 9 th – 12 th January.   For further information: Visit the Business France CES 2018 website Contacts in France Thomas Delouvrier – thomas.delouvrier@businessfrance.fr Maxime Sabahec – maxime.sabahec@businessfrance.fr Contact in London Catherine Ryall, Business France UK, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

Matis Paris to launch new anti-pollution solutions at Professional Beauty 2018

Manon Cabrol - 14-déc.-2017 15:14:42
Matis Paris , a specialist anti-ageing brand for professionals, will be launching their 2 latest products from their RÉPONSE JEUNESSE line in the UK at Professional Beauty London on stand G6 in the skincare zone from 25th – 26th February. 8 of 10 city-dwellers are affected by pollution; it is one of our skin’s greatest enemies. Pollution attacks our skin and accelerates its ageing process. It is estimated today that 90% of skin ageing is caused by environmental factors including pollution, UV and radiation.   Developed to combat the visible and invisible effects of pollution on the skin and thus limit premature ageing, RÉPONSE JEUNESSE by Matis Paris is an effective and innovative anti-pollution care ritual with an exclusive anti-pollution technology.    Anti-pollution technology Thanks to Matis Paris’ in-house R&D lab in the Paris region, the 2 latest products in the RÉPONSE JEUNESSE range contain MatiSystem PMO3 double action technology which acts as a shield to:  Help limit adhesion of pollutants (fine particles PM2.5, carbon and ozone particles) Help reduce the negative effects of pollutants including skin ageing Essential Micellar Water - anti-pollution face make-up remover  Express anti-pollution make-up removal care to gently capture and eliminate all traces of make-up, impurities and atmospheric pollutants in a single movement using micelles, which delicately trap impurities. Scientifically proven to help skin protect itself better and prevent the appearance of premature ageing.   According to results of a usage test done under dermatological control, with at least 1 application per day, after just 3 weeks of use, skin: breathes again: 92% (1) seems cleansed: 79% is free of all of its impurities: 83% is comfortable: 96%   (1) Satisfaction survey: results expressed as a percentage favourable response                       Matiscity – anti-pollution hydrating cream This light gel cream hydrates skin and reduces premature skin ageing caused by pollution for younger-looking skin. It fights the visible and invisible signs of pollution on skin by acting as a barrier thus helping limit the negative effects of many atmospheric pollutants.   Absolutely non-greasy, Matiscity delicately covers skin in a soft, protective layer and offers immediate protection from pollution.       Scientifically proven results After just 4 weeks, following a test carried out under dermatological control in Canton, one of the most polluted cities in China, a dermatologist confirmed: Skin is 10% more even (2) Skin texture is 35% more refined (2)   (2) Average results obtained by dermatologist scoring on 4 criteria after 4 weeks of use.   Come and find out more about Matis Paris’ new launches at Professional Beauty London, from 25th – 26th February at ExCel London, on stand G6.   For more information about Matis Paris, please contact:  Laurence Bonard, International Director, lbonard@matis-paris.com  Tel: +33 (0)1 40 67 66 75 www.matis-paris.fr/    For more information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  Tel: +44(0)20 7024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/    About Matis Paris Matis Paris is a pioneer in professional beauty treatments. Founded 80 years ago, Matis Paris was the brainchild of Doctor Mavromati, a chemist in cosmetology in a Parisian formulation laboratory. Today, its products, methods and unique treatment techniques have made the brand a true reference in the professional world of beauty salons.   Matis draws inspiration from the latest scientific advances in medicine, molecular biology, cell biology, skin biology, and biometrology in order to create unique, bespoke treatments. The forward-looking nature of their R&D Department is an essential component of Matis’ DNA. They have developed more than 180 active formulas resulting from the best scientific research.   Present in 69 countries from London to Hong-Kong by way of Moscow and New York, over 3 out of 4 of the brand’s clients are international, making Matis Paris one of the key brands on the global cosmetics market. Matis Paris’ is committed to creating product lines wholly adjusted to international markets’ expectations.

Launch of LCI’s Touch range: functional ‘Clean Label’ ingredients for bakery products

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 26-avr.-2017 11:28:32
        Ingredient transparency and the use of natural products are of increasing importance in the bread-making industry. In this context and as a pioneer in ‘Clean Label’ ingredients , Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) unveils its new range of functional ingredients, LCI’s touch . The range combines functional flours and enzymes to provide new ‘Clean Label’ solutions. Through the various offerings of the range, ‘LCI’s touch’ range makes it possible to: -    replace up to 50% of added gluten  -    to increase dough hydration levels -    to reduce added salt -    to control softness and/or to reduce egg quantity by up to 20%        All 6 ingredients in the LCI’s touch range can be listed as ‘wheat flour’ in the end product ingredient list : - GLUSAFE is an ingredient which replaces up to 50% of added gluten in bread (sandwich bread loaves, traditional or artisanal bread). With GLUSAFE, no modification of the process or hydration is required and dough is improved (greater elasticity, enhanced texture, etc).  - GLUSAFE SWEET is available for viennoiserie and pastries.  - The unique ingredient HYDRA 0.2% increases dough hydration levels and reduces bread recipe costs.  - STOP SALT , an innovative nutritional solution, reduces the amount of salt added to recipes by up to 25%. STOPSALT can be used in recipes for traditional or artisanal breads, sandwich bread loaves and viennoiserie. With STOP SALT , dough retains its hydration and elasticity without becoming sticky. - CAKESOFT makes it possible to control the soft texture of pastries with a long shelf life. No additional water is required in recipes using cakeSoft. - SOFT EGG is used to reduce the amount of eggs by up to 20% in bakery products without adding allergens. SOFT EGG also increases product shelf life and results in bakery products with finer breadcrumbs. About Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients At the heart of the sustainable supply chain of the Limagrain cooperative group, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients creates cereal ingredients for professionals in the bakery industry. Experts in softness, nutrition and ‘Clean Label’ ingredients, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients supports clients with expert knowledge and passion, providing quality ingredients and offering tailored solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in the industry. www.lci.limagrain.com  For more information about this press release, please contact: Business France UK  (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Catherine Ryall , Press Officer Email:   catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Tel:  + 44(0)207 024 3613 Website:    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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