European call for proposals: Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems

Based on the two previous calls, the FACCE SURPLUS partners decided to further advance their successful funding scheme with a third call of the initiative in order to complete the portfolio of projects and filling remaining research and funding gaps. Having in mind the research already conducted in FACCE SURPLUS projects, this call at the end of the initiative aims at further improving collaboration in the area of food and nonfood biomass production and transformation systems.
Application Deadline in a month

Heterojunction photovoltaic cell technology achieves nearly 24% efficiency

Heterojunction photovoltaic cell technology achieves nearly 24% efficiency on the CEA’s industrial pilot line based at France’s National Institute of Solar Energy. A heterojunction module with a peak power of 348 watts was also manufactured by the CEA’s teams in partnership with Swiss solar technology leader, Meyer Burger.

Call for Proposals on Joint Innovation Projects between France and Singapore

Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong potential for the French, Singaporean and/or international market.

Australian Prime Minister and French President announce plans for new quantum computing collaboration

The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, today announced plans for a new French-Australian collaboration between Australia’s first quantum computing company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd (SQC), and the world leading French research and development organisation, the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (the CEA).
9 months ago

Call for Applications: Paris Region AI Challenge 2018

The Paris Region AI Challenge 2018 is open to startups that offer solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and aimed at the international market.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

inDemand's Call for Projects: Start-ups and innovative SMEs in e-health

inDemand is looking for European companies to solve 3 challenges identified by healthcare professionals from Foch Hospital in Paris (France).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Korea – France Call for Proposals: Joint R&D Projects

Companies proposing projects are encouraged to apply in any technological field, namely with a specific focus on the following fields: BioTechnology and Medical Technology, Energy and Environment Technology, Robot, Automobile and Machinery Systems Technology, Materials and Nano Technology and Information and Communication Technology.
Applications are closed
a year ago

President Emmanuel Macron of France outlined his agenda to create a more competitive France

President Emmanuel Macron of France outlined his agenda to create a more competitive France and address the concerns of many French citizens on globalization. He told participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: “The objective is very simple and straightforward, make France more competitive, more innovative, in order to finance … a fair system.”
a year ago

France - Russia Call for Proposals: Joint innovation projects focusing on developing innovative products and applications

France and Russia are announcing a Call for Proposals for joint innovation projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong potential for France, Russian and international markets.
Applications are closed
a year ago

UK and France to strengthen links in tech sector and artificial intelligence

Britain and France’s leading tech sectors will be brought closer together with plans for a digital conference - or digital colloque - to promote deeper integration in the digital economy, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.
a year ago

France - China Call for Proposals: Technological collaborations projects between French and Chinese companies

The objective of this call for proposal is to identify technological collaborations projects between French and Chinese companies that may benefit from financial support from both Bpifrance and MOST.
Applications are closed
a year ago

France - Israel Call for Proposals: Joint R&D projects in Automotive and Cyber security

France and Israel are active members of Eureka and support innovation projects through the various Eureka instruments, including Eureka Network Projects. The two countries are now announcing a Call for proposals for joint R&D projects under the EUREKA Network Projects program.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Paris Region unveils Three New Measures to Support Innovation and Attractiveness

Paris Region Starter Pack is for all startups or Fast Growing Tech Companies of 5 to 250 employees with a turnover of up to $50 million which have decided to set up or to create a subsidiary in the Paris Region. Its objective is to help foreign technology companies set up shop and benefit from services adapted to their implementation project.
a year ago

Open IoT Ecosystem for Enhanced Interoperability in Smart Cities - Example of Métropole De Lyon (France)

This paper presents a smart city pilot (Heat Wave Mitigation in Métropole de Lyon) for which the proposed ecosystem significantly contributes to improving interoperability between a number of system components, and reducing regulatory barriers for joint service co-creation practices.
a year ago

Leti to Demonstrate First 3D Anti-crash Solution for Embedding in Drones at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

Leti's 360Fusion software, in combination with miniaturized sensors, collects, analyzes and transforms millions of incoming 3D distance data items into relevant, actionable information.
a year ago

The EDF Group intends to develop and build Solar Plants in France totalling 30 GW of installed capacity by 2035

Over the period of 2020 to 2035, the EDF Group, through its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, intends to develop and build solar plants in France totalling 30GW of installed capacity, in addition to its other renewables development initiatives in France and worldwide.
a year ago

Paris the First Financial Center in Europe to legally allow the Transfer of Ownership of Financial Securities by Blockchain

Blockchain technology is likely to allow a faster, safer and cheaper transmission of securities. The development of this technology should thus be an asset for the Paris market. The French authorities will continue to support resolutely the opportunities that arise from this technology for the financing of the economy.
a year ago

Inauguration of the World Largest Installation of Organic Photovoltaic Roof in La Rochelle France

The goal of this experimental facility is to open the way in the longer term to large-scale development of this new technology.
a year ago

Plastic Omnium Invests in a Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to the Energy Transition and the Mobilities of the Future

The Group just invested, as co-sponsor, as part of the €240 million fundraising effort of Aster, a venture capital company specializing in the digital transformation and new industrial models.
a year ago

Mubadala, CDC International Capital, and Bpifrance sign 1 billion Euros Investment Agreement

Bpifrance and Mubadala invest up to 500 million Euros in startups and more mature technology companies through both direct investments and venture capital funds. The program will focus on information and communication technologies, biotech, green tech and other fast-rising technology sectors.
a year ago

The European Commission awards Paris as most Innovative European city in 2017

The iCapital award, granted under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, recognises Paris for its inclusive innovation strategy. Tallinn (Estonia) and Tel Aviv (Israel) were selected as runners-up, and were both awarded €100,000. The prize money will be used to scale up and further expand the cities' innovation efforts.
a year ago

Leti Coordinating Project to Develop Innovative Drivetrains for 3rd-generation Electric Vehicles

The ModulED project will focus on boosting drivetrain performance to meet vehicle-owner requirements, making manufacturing more efficient and reducing environmental impact and vehicle cost. The project team will leverage recent innovations from diverse industries.
a year ago

4 Projects in France received Financing of €100 million in total from EIB

The projects span several different sectors, from renewable energy to cyber-security. Each project has received financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and is covered by the guarantee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Juncker Plan.
a year ago

The European Commission approved four schemes to deploy more than 7.5 GW in Renewable Energy in France

The European Commission has approved four schemes to support electricity production from onshore wind and solar on buildings and on the ground in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop over 7 additional gigawatts in renewable energy.
a year ago

Solairedirect inaugurates a 82 MW Solar Farm in Gréoux-les-Bains, France

Thanks to its 300,000 solar panels and its 50 electricity transformer stations on the 2 sites of Vallongue (88.5ha) and Coteau du Rousset (92.7ha), it will produce 128 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 85,000 people (excluding heating).
a year ago

Bpifrance and KfW to sign an Agreement for co-investments in French-German Venture Capital funds

Bpifrance and KfW will sign in 2017 an agreement for co-investments in French-German venture capital funds on both sides of the Rhine, with the objective of a first project financed no later than mid-2018. Such an initiative, which would mobilize up to € 1 billion of public and private investment, will enable the best national venture capital players to become pan-European, benefiting the growing startups of all sectors: digital but also Biotechnologies, environmental technologies.
2 years ago

ENGIE will develop 325 MW in new photovoltaic projects in France and Brazil

In France, through its subsidiaries Solairedirect, la Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, La Compagnie du Vent and Futures Energies, ENGIE has won bidding organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) for 14 photovoltaic projects representing 95.5 MW of installed capacity.
3 years ago

Alternative Fuels : Carrefour and ENGIE are joining forces to develop Biomethane in France

The choice of biomethane is part of Carrefour’s ambitious transport policy which aims by 2025 to achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per pallet carried compared to 2010. The trucks using this biofuel have shown an excellent environmental performance with a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions, no fine particle pollution and a 50% reduction in noise pollution.
2 years ago

SUEZ storage centre in Saint-Maximin (Oise, France) now produces Biomethane using the WAGABOX® Innovative Technology

Recovery of biogas from waste storage facilities is a key factor in managing waste and preserving resources. In France, currently only 60% of the biogas produced in these facilities is recovered as electricity or heat. The technology developed by WAGA ENERGY and deployed at the Saint-Maximin plant meet this challenge by recovering biogas even more efficiently than the usual process.
2 years ago

Thailand joins hands with France to develop Cosmetics for Asian Users

The Cosmetic Valley development project will extract Thai natural products, conduct tests and research on them and developing cosmetics for Asian users. The project will promote technology transfers and exchanges of personnel between Thailand and France and attract more entrepreneurs to invest in Thai cosmetic industry.
3 years ago

Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone of China and Sophia Antipolis of France Jointly Promote Innovation

The two parks will function as each other's window for cooperation in their respective home countries, and will promote the development of each other's new and hi-tech projects in sectors such as information technology, new energy, environmental protection, biomedicine and high-end equipment manufacturing through conducting activities such as industry dialogues, project matchmaking conferences, seminars on advanced technology topics, innovation and entrepreneurship forums and bilateral visits between each other's tech enterprises.
3 years ago

Huge potential for India-France collaboration in Food processing, Food technology and Retail: Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries

The Government of India has allowed 100% FDI through FIPB route in marketing of food products produced and manufactured in India. This path-breaking initiative has opened up vast opportunities for international companies to invest in India in the food processing supply and marketing chain. Additionally, attractive incentives have been established by central and state governments to include capital subsidies, tax rebates, and reduced custom and excise duties.
2 years ago

Tour de France introduces Machine Learning technologies to offer cycling fans across the globe an unprecedented experience

This year, Dimension Data’s data analytics platform, which was developed in partnership with A.S.O., incorporates machine learning and complex algorithms that combine live and historical race data to provide even deeper levels of insight as the race unfolds. Fans will also benefit from rider profiles to understand more about environments and circumstances in which riders perform best.
2 years ago

Smart Factory Connection Tour: 8 French SMEs bring industry of the future solutions to the U.S.

The Smart Factory Connection Tour has been developed by Business France, together with the French Government Businesses Directorate (DGE), and is aimed at innovative SMEs specializing in technologies to upgrade industrial manufacturing. The idea is to help companies like these make the most of opportunities in the marketplace arising from rapid modernization.
2 years ago

Fujitsu to Invest over 50 Million Euros to Support Digital Transformation in France

The CoE will work with the Fujitsu Group's research and business development units involved in AI to bring technologies and services that spur innovation in customers' business, primarily in the fields of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. Fujitsu will offer the solutions and services generated by the CoE through FUJITSU Digital Business Platform MetaArc, to serve customers in France, the EMEIA region and around the world.
2 years ago

DCNS and Bpifrance announce the creation of DCNS Energies, a new global player in Marine Renewable Energies

The launch of a subsidiary dedicated to marine energies, addressing customers and markets other than the naval defence sector, comes at a key time of market growth. In view of the considerable prospects for expansion in renewable energies (which will represent 26% of the energy mix scheduled for 20201 ), MREs are intended to complete this mix and to take over from wind and solar energy by offering new environment-friendly and inexhaustible sources of energy.
2 years ago

Digital Innovation competition open to African and French Start-ups working for Development in Africa

Africa is more and more connected, particularly due to the rapid adoption of mobile telephony, and has become a continent of digital innovation. The development of mobile payments and the increasing adoption of smart phones and broadband Internet are among the many factors that now enable digital entrepreneurs to propose new products and services in all economic sectors.
2 years ago

Sigfox and Telefónica strike global deal to offer IoT services worldwide

Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Telefónica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and industry recognized IoT leader, announced today that they have struck a global deal to integrate Sigfox’s low-powered connectivity into the operator’s managed connectivity platform.
2 years ago

The Nanocar Race : the world's first international race for molecule-cars

Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France). The vehicles, which consist of a few hundred atoms, will be powered by minute electrical pulses during the 36 hours of the race, in which they must navigate a racecourse made of gold atoms, and measuring a maximum of a 100 nanometers in length.
2 years ago

EDF Energies Nouvelles operates over 1,462 MW in Renewable Energy in France

The Montagne Ardéchoise wind farm extends across five municipalities in the Ardèche department. The 26-turbine facility has 66.5 MW in total installed capacity and is set to generate, for 25 years, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 72,000 people, or over 20% of the Ardèche department’s population.
2 years ago