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23 French exhibitors at the Photonics West tradeshow in San Francisco

Nathalie Marchal - 13-janv.-2017 22:37:29

  23 French exhibitors at the Photonics West tradeshow in San Francisco   From January 31 st to February 2 nd , 2017 Organised by Business France in partnership with the CNOP (National Committee for Optics and Photonics), the French Pavilion at the Photonics West tradeshow in February 2016 will gather 24 exhibitors. Among them, there will be French competitiveness cluster who are CNOP members: Alpha – Route des Lasers & des Hyperfréquences, as well as the Bretagne International agency, which groups several businesses in its area. Located in the Moscone Center South Hall, in booths 1723 and 1823, the French Pavilion will extend over a 1600 sq feet surface area. The French optic and photonics represents about a thousand companies and 50,000 direct jobs, a turnover of €10,45b, 300 laboratories and 13,000 researchers (Source: AFOP). As for business sectors, while it is still positioned on the defence market, it is making increasing inroads into sectors such as security, aeronautics, automotive, space, health, telecommunications, instrumentation and industrial processes.   90% of French industrialists export their production. Those exports represent about 50% of the business channel’s overall turnover. Research conducted in France covers a wide range of fields: fundamental physics, astrophysics, micro and nanotechnology, light/matter interaction and materials, thereby taking part in the progress of other disciplines. All French research agencies are presently involved in ambitious projects: the large telescopes of the future, satellites to observe the workings of the universe, extreme lasers, and they are associated with the instrumentation needed in such undertakings as the ITER, VIRGO and LHC projects. Beyond the exceptional advances they are expected to trigge r, those projects are also significantly stimulating industrial activity around optics photonics. Furthermore, they are playing a role in creating a strong synergy between research laboratories and industry, a synergy which is essential to a dynamic business environment and which has brought about a strong showing of French projects within the framework of European calls for tender. Innovative in the field of optics and photonics, French companies exhibiting in San Francisco will be unveiling their latest products at the tradeshow. The catalogue of exhibitors is available on request. Contact: Business France Nathalie Marchal, Electronic & Digital Project Coordinator Nathalie.marchal@businessfrance.fr


French Tech Ticket - Season 2: Submit Your Startup Project Today!

PRESS - 27-juil.-2016 16:07:28

  French Tech Ticket - season 2: Submit your startup project today! Apply to the global competition and get a chance to grow your startup in a booming ecosystem! 70 selected startups will be awarded a full package of benefits including a 45,000 Euros prize money, 1-year incubation, a dedicated masterclass programme… and much more! Your startup project is in BioTech, Mobile/Web, Big Data, FinTech, Social Innovation or any other industry? With over 40 partner incubators all over France to choose from, you’ll find the right one to lead you to success! The competition is open to entrepreneurs from all over the world and there’s only one month left to apply! Check out the French Tech Ticket website for more information and apply online before August 24 th ! www.frenchtechticket.com  


French Innovation Week is a Celebration of French Innovation and Savoir-faire in Chicago.

PRESS - 21-mars-2016 18:53:04

  The 3nd Annual French Innovation Week will take place  April 21st-29th, 2016  with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more. The series of events including free public lectures given by leading French scientists allows you to learn and discuss new advancement in the field of  DNA damage repair  and freshwater   biodiversity . Panel presents the challenge of w ork-life balance in a hyper-connected world . The 5th Annual French-American Science Festival offers hands-on activities for hundreds of young students in Chicago.  French leaders come together at Chicago tech hub 1871 to present their cutting-edge technological advances in the field of  connected objects . Special screenings feature the best France has to offer in animation and 3D innovation . Finally, the week closes on April 29th with the French-American Chamber of Commerce annual Gala “La Nuit des Etoiles” celebrating  Women and Innovation.   Please click on the link below for more information on the participating companies, agenda, and invitation to the event:      


French Startups are saying OUI to Innovation. Meet the Ubifrance Delegation Attending CES 2015 !

Michael SALAS - 22-déc.-2014 23:22:31

What is La French Tech? France is undergoing a start-up renaissance driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, and other talented people. It is a new Start-up Republic, home to vibrant tech hubs and a hotbed talent, impregnated with a strong entrepreneurial culture. The name of this movement is “La French Tech”, a banner shared by French startups and the French government which supports them. Launched in 2013, the €200 million initiative promotes French startups under a single brand, both in France and abroad. It also offers mentoring, funding, recruitment advice and other resources to ensure the ecosystem has the right tools to grow. La French Tech at CES 2015 At CES 2015, France will be the best represented nation in Europe with 120 French exhibitors from a wide range of sectors, from healthcare to wearable tech, 3D sound and vision systems, to green tech. France ranks far ahead of the UK and Germany, and the fifth in the world (behind China, the USA, Taiwan and South Korea). In the Eureka Park, the startup marketplace at CES designed to launch new products and services, France ranks second behind the U.S. It accounts for 25% of all exhibiting startups , unlike China which will be poorly represented at the Eureka Park. The success of the French presence in 2014 is demonstrated by massive return in force: in 2015, there will be 66 companies (up from 38 in 2014), a 73% increase . The French representation includes: • Globally renowned startups : Withings, Netatmo, Sen.se, etc. • Big French companies using the digital economy to transform their business: La Poste, L’Oréal, Pernod Ricard …. • In the Eureka Park: 66 French startups, including 18 companies supported under the Ubifrance banner. The CES Unveiled event series In recognition of France’s role as a hotspot of global innovation, CEA held CES Unveiled Paris for the first time in 2013. The CES Unveiled event series brings the CES community together in different regions of the world to showcase new products and tech trends leading up to the International CES. Due to the success of its first edition, CEA returned to France in 2014, showcasing some of France’s most innovative companies. Awards were claimed by Giroptic for its 360cam, the world’s first true 360 HD video camera, Citizen Sciences and its D-Shirt (Digital T-shirt), Withings and its new-generation Activité watch and Withings Home monitoring system, as well as two young startups Lima et Voxtok. For the complete list of the delegation and the innovation they will be exhibiting at CES 2015, click on the link below !


Take the Corporate Mooc Plunge

Vodeclic | FeFAUR - 07-oct.-2014 19:10:47

Vodeclic is similar to a corporate MOOC, or even an xMOOC, where learners can develop their desktop computer skills little by little, through a structured approach, and resulting in certification. As we alluded to in the foreword, this similarity was, to a large extent, the impetus for drafting this White Paper. This "all-in-one" (content and services) online platform, specializing in desktop computer skills e-learning 2.0, is used by 1.1 million individuals and employees (not too far off from Coursera and Udacity) who learn computer software in one of the 6 different languages offered by Vodeclic. Massive? Certainly. In sync with the almost universal use of office tools and the Internet. And that’s not all: one billion users will change their desktop environment within the next 3 to 5 years, and half of them will need training. Their catalog is also massive: 18,000 how-to-videos, each lasting only a few minutes, developed in HTML5 so that they can be played on any device on the market, mobile or otherwise, and demonstrating how to use the features of the largest selection of software and internet tools. The videos, which are valuable on two levels – self-learning and performance support – easily adapt to the learner’s environment, mobile or otherwise, by virtue of their "responsive design". Another MOOC trend is this credo: the "real customer" is the user. Their satisfaction is what matters, as it determines not only the training manager’s level of satisfaction, but also that of the company, who wants to reduce the direct or indirect costs of its employees’ lack of computer skills – a cost that grows as versions change, which are increasingly more frequent since online office tools are now collaborative (Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps): it’s obviously the Cloud way or the highway! Yes, Vodeclic is 100% online. But it’s also an open platform, which means that the pricing is such that companies don’t have to think about who they should enroll: the solution is readily available to all employees! This is a radical departure from many traditional off-the-shelf e-learning vendors who restrict access to their course catalog, leaving it up to the company to decide who should and shouldn’t be given training. True, the universal need for computer skills simplifies matters. Vodeclic is furthermore patterned after an MOOC in the way they emphasize not only the assessment of computer skills at the most granular level, but also their certification, which is consistent with the most commonly used standards (ICDL, TOSA and MOS). Another useful feature is the ability to analyze the most relevant answer, among the multiple ways of achieving the same result, by identifying internal experts who could be helpful. The platform will soon offer the ability to earn badges to further enhance users’ profiles. The social function playing a broader role is one differentiator Vodeclic brings to the table: taking a cue, for example, from MOOCs and social networks, the platform allows users to customize their profiles and upload their pictures, and lets instructors "push" e-learning tutorials (each with their own URL) out to learners. IT help desks can even use this feature to quickly respond to users’ questions. And soon, Vodeclic tutorials will be available to share on social networks. Particular attention is paid to how learners interact with each other on the platform. It is the basis for ongoing improvements (Agile) to achieve the web industry’s Holy Grail: a rewarding user experience (UX). For example, a user’s search activities returning zero results are used to add new keywords to the thesaurus, or notes taken by users in the system are used to improve searches in the Vodeclic module database.      


France’s silver economy strikes gold

PRESS - 30-sept.-2014 17:59:54

By Alison Hird The "silver economy" – services and products aimed at seniors and their families – is one of the few sectors that’s growing in France, about four per cent a year, according to the finance ministry. The French government hopes it will create some 300,000 jobs by 2020. But for the sector to really take off, France has to export its technologies and know-how abroad, exploiting huge markets such as the US and Japan. Ubifrance , a state-funded business developer, is helping small French companies make that leap. For complete coverage, please click on the link below: http://www.english.rfi.fr/economy/20140918-france-silver-economy-strikes-gold


Delegation Spotlight: Enaco

Sandrine SAUVAGE-MACK - 25-sept.-2014 22:49:37

Delegation Spotlight: Enaco   UBIFRANCE is organizing Digital Learning event in October where eight innovative French companies in the digital education technologies sector is set to arrive in Atlanta, GA and Montréal, Canada to meet key players in the North American region. Today’s delegation spotlight is Enaco Being able to study is not always easy for everyone. Nowadays, we need to be trained all along our professional life. However, it’s not always easy to do so. It’s usually difficult for workers to balance studies and work. But not only professionals are concerned. Youth who dropped out of schools and who want to study again, people with disabilities, high level athletes face the same problem : for several reasons (no time, incapacity to move), they are not able to follow a precise schedule, and go to school from Monday to Friday. All these people can’t find themselves into the classic and old fashioned educational system. The solution : ENACO gives anyone a unique opportunity: being able to study everywhere, at any point in time. ENACO provides the quality of prestigious business schools at an affordable price, with a high degree of flexibility. Anyone can register at any time during the year. Basically, with ENACO, you can access your campus whenever you want. All you need is an Internet connection. Every class is available on line 24/7, on many devices: computers, mobiles and tablets. 26 training courses are available, from Bachelor to Master Degree, in 5 different areas : Sales / Marketing-Communication / Real Estate / Management / HR. The school is certified as ISO 9001, and is approved by the European Federation of Schools. ENACO is also the exclusive provider of Stanford Center for Professional Development management courses in French-speaking countries. Technology: eTrotter, an innovative e-learning platform ENACO is one of the few European schools that have developed their own e-learning platform, called eTrotter. The school has the whole e-learning workflow under control, from the designing of the courses   to their delivery. Created in 2011, eTrotter is the first e-learning platform to integrate Google Apps, including Hangout which allows video discussions with up to 15 people (these apps were integrated by working with Google partners).  Moreover, eTrotter allows you to track your students‘ progress through detailed statistics that comply with the main standards (SCORM...): average spent time, results, progress, number of accesses... For more information about Enaco, please visit their website or send us an email !  


About us
Stéphane Alisse – Director of the New Technologies, Innovation, Services department at Business France in the USA and his team assists French companies in their search for potential partners, in the US, in the following sectors:  Computer Sciences and Telecommunications - Audiovisual, Multimedia & Software Distribution & Services, E-commere, Marketing        In order to help French companies have a better understanding of the New Technologies, Innovation, Services market in the US, the department organizes individualized missions (market research, list of contacts, B to B meetings) as well as collective missions, such as French Pavilion or walking delegation at the major events in the industry,     

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