INDEMNE : French solution to skin troubles

Vimla Hunt - 24-févr.-2015 12:31:10
Exclusively made of pure, high quality, essential and vegetable oils, Indemne is an innovative range of dermo-cosmetics 100% natural and made in France. Offering efficient solutions to sensitive, irritated and atopic skins, Indemne is an alternative to petrochemicals products. First company of its kind, Indemne reinvents ready to use essential oils and manufactures 8 key products under 5 main ranges Successfully sold in 70 outlets in France and in 15 countries worldwide, Indemne is now looking for a partnership in Ireland. The Sales Manager, Thierry Patou, will be in Ireland on the 25th and 26th of March and would love the opportunity to meet with you to introduce his innovative products and discuss business opportunities on the Irish market. If you are interested, please contact Vimla HUNT:

Medtech Start-Ups: French Company Develops Tricorder-Like Blood Analyzer

Vimla Hunt - 16-févr.-2015 15:42:43
A French start-up has designed a hand-held spectroscopy device to carry out about fifteen common blood tests. The analyzer will cost less than € 600. “Our idea is to avoid using reagents to examine the composition of blood,” explains Mejdi Nciri, Archimej Technologys CEO. The start-up, founded with two other engineering graduates of the Institute of Optics Graduate School in Essonne (France), measures the quantity of chemicals checked for in the blood by studying light beamed through it. No less than four patents have been registered on the Spectroscopy 2.0 optical technology. This invention comprises two separate light sources emitting different wavelength light beams, a suitable detector (that collects light beams transmitted through blood samples), a signal processor (that determines wavelength absorption), and a spectral multiplex unit consisting of a bi-concave lens and optical prism. By absorbing the various spectral components of light beams, this device, called Beta-BioLED, can determine the chemical composition of blood samples. The device in the size of a mobile phone, calculates cholesterol and sugar levels, as well as creatinine and albumin levels for renal pathologies and the main cardiac markers. In other words, it can carry out about fifteen of the most common blood tests. This equipment is very easy to use. “All you have to do is put a drop of blood on a test strip inserted into the device. Once the real-time analysis is completed, the results display on a tablet or connected smartphone,” explains Francisco Vega, Archimej Technologys chief financial officer. Archimej Technology is at the heart of France’s Opticsvalley network and has received many trophies and awards: the Altran Foundation Award (2012); the Île-de-France region’s Business Creation Competition (2013); and Essonne Chamber of Commerce and Industrys Hope of the Economy Trophy (2014). Archimej Technology intends to market its hand-held analyzer for less than €600. “Were not competing with conventional analysis laboratories, which carry out up to 80 different tests. Our technology is complementary. It costs €15-20 to do this many blood tests in a laboratory. We expect to offer the same service 20 times cheaper,” says Camille Pat, Archimej Technologys marketing manager. Archimej Technology is initially targeting healthcare professionals working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developing countries, which lack medical infrastructures. It plans to extend onto the general public market by using the same business model as glucose monitors sold directly to diabetics. The first version of Beta-BioLED should be on the market by 2016. A big push on R&D is still needed to achieve this. Archimej Technology intends to raise 3 million euros to speed up this development.

Big success for the French Wine Trade Show

Isabelle Toulouze - 10-févr.-2015 10:42:30
    On Tuesday 20th January 2015, the Aviva Stadium was home to the 8th edition of the French Wine Trade Show, a unique professional event dedicated to French Wines and which has, over the past number of years, become a show of reference for wine professionals in Ireland.    This year the event gathered 20 French companies: 19 wine companies representing all French wine regions (Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Alsace, Rhône, South-West, Languedoc, Loire, Provence, Beaujolais) and one spirit company specialised in Calvados and Armagnac.    With over 100 professional visitors, the event was a true success and all parties present welcomed the return of this Irish wine specialists’ “must attend” event. Among the visitors, 91 importers from 60 Irish importing companies, 9 journalists and the French Ambassador to Ireland were present.   Several distributors have already placed orders for French Wines they tasted at the event and we expect that other ongoing negotiations will result in strong commercial partnerships very quickly.   Business France’s agribusiness team in Ireland looks forward to seeing you next year, for the 9th edition of the French Wine Trade Show!    For more information, please contact Myriam Kajji – / 01 411 2118      

Discover POETIC, a French premium flower/plant pots manufacturers

Vimla Hunt - 27-janv.-2015 12:55:53
BUSINESS FRANCE is delighted to introduce you to a French premium flower/plant pots manufacturers.   POETIC is a new brand of creative and entry level-range of pots and garden planters. Made in France, the products are eco-designed and of high quality. More information is available on the website of their main group (which has more than 45 years of experience):   The Export Manager will be in Ireland on the 15th and 16th of February on the Hardware Show and would love the opportunity to meet with you, to introduce her innovative products and to discuss business opportunities on the Irish market.   If you are interested, please contact Vimla HUNT:

Success for our Fruit and Veg Trade Day!

REESE Sophie - 19-déc.-2014 12:09:31
On the afternoon of November 25 th , 10 French companies and 27 Irish professionals with common interests in the fruit and veg sector gathered at the Morrison Hotel.  That same morning, the French fruit and veg suppliers visited Smithfield Market and several retail outlets in the city center. After a presentation of the market and a quick lunch, everyone was ready to welcome the future Irish trade partners. Helped by a detailed catalogue presenting the French suppliers, and which allowed the meetings to be relevant and to the point, business appointments took place throughout the afternoon. A number of contracts have already been exchanged and you will soon find new French fruit and veg on the Irish Market!

French aeronautical industry set for new heights as global demand skyrockets

Vimla Hunt - 17-déc.-2014 12:12:38
Airbus, headquartered in the French city of Toulouse, projects that the global number of in service passenger aircrafts will double by 2033, to 31,400. The usual suspects can explain this rise in demand: change in demographics in developing economies, and tastes and preferences of their emerging middle class. Who will benefit from this near certain doubling of the market? Certainly one of the strongest cases comes from Airbus and the rest of the 3,000 French companies working in the field of aerospace. More than Airbus The European aviation industry, the production, maintenance and support of civil aircraft, is currently second largest in the world following the US’s Boeing led sector. It is undeniably integral to France in producing jobs and growth, as it is the largest foreign looking sector with 22 billion euros in net exports. Many SMEs depend and service Airbus and these will directly benefit from the impending expansion of the giant’s aircraft deliveries, as for the A320 for example, rising from 42 to the target of 50 planes per month. Aside Airbus’s presence, there are many smaller companies that have succeeded independently and are capturing attention abroad. For example, Mapaero produces paint for airplane interiors and exteriors, such as for aircraft’s wheels. They rapidly acquire new airlines as clients, the company being particularly innovative as its products are in line with recent EU regulations restricting chemicals in paint. The company’s attempts to limit impact on environment will also secure it a bright future. Ready for Take Off The French aviation industry is currently well diversified, mature and a world leader. What are its prospects for the future? It seems hard for things to get better, but it certainly looks this way. Brice Robin, Ubifrance’s project head explains that the industry is not lingering on its current successes: “Yes, over the last 100 years France has a history with aviation. This however is never enough, and we have to look to innovation for the future. For example French companies spend an average of 14% of their revenues on R&D.” Innovation is incredibly important for France to extend its advantage in a market that requires the utmost quality in order to ensure the security and longevity of its very expensive products to its prospective clients. Mr. Robin adds that there is an industry pressure for firms to “deliver faster, perfect parts with high level of quality, and better products with new technology, such as lower weight.” There are competitors arising in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. However, they are likely to have difficulty in competing with France’s knowhow and completeness of services.  Mr. Robin explains, as an example, that the French maintenance’s market provides a one-stop shop for clients and this reduces costs as well as being convenient: “Today buyers don’t only look at the cost of aircraft, but also the maintenance and all else surrounding the aircraft since they will keep the aircraft for 25 to 35 years. They will also be renovating the aircraft interior every 5 to 10 years.” An airline doing business in France will not only purchase from Airbus but also look to other French companies, some located as near as the Toulouse metropolitan area, that provide maintenance and other support in usage such as refurbishment.  Mr. Robin puts this all in perspective of the emerging competition of the French industry: “Clients cannot supply all of their parts and components from a new player in an emerging market because some technologies, materials, designs, and new processes there will not be available and this is a French advantage.“ For example, for the maintenance of certain structural parts that are produced by Airbus, there is a requirement of special certification that can only be found amongst French engineers. Ubifrance and French SMEs Ubifrance helps French companies find clients and partners abroad. For example, Win MS participated with Ubifrance at trade shows in Dubai and was able to attain contacts with local airlines. Their aeronautical maintenance equipment were very impressive to Qatar Air, world’s second most preferred airline according to the World Airline Awards.  Aeroform provides repairing equipment for composite materials, much of which can be found in the structure of modern aircrafts. The company was looking for one distributor in Spain and Germany, and with help of Ubifrance was able to attain a list of seven to ten possible suitors in each of the markets. In three months they signed one distributor in each country and are now working with Ubifrance to achieve the same results in the Russian market. For further information about French exporting companies, please go to: Airbus :   Aeroform : Mapaero :  

Ireland’s ‘scrappy’ culture creates good business, says Qualtric’s Ryan Smith

Marine Vicenzotti - 11-nov.-2014 12:47:48
Ireland’s attitude to getting business done was considered one of the reasons Qualtrics, a research software company, decided to establish its European base in Ireland two years ago and it has expanded ever since. Speaking at this year’s Web Summit, the company’s CEO and co-founder, Ryan Smith, said that having visited Ireland during previous Web Summits, he drew comparisons with Ireland and his home state of Utah which he believes had the ‘scrappy’ culture that manages to get things done. This would appear to have been the case as since they first set up their office in Ireland, they have created hundreds of jobs in Dublin and are soon to expand into their new 26,000 sq ft office in Grafton Street. Back home in their native US, the company  is showing considerable growth since Smith and his father both started the company in 2002 from their home garage, having last September raised US$150m in Series B funding and has Microsoft, Fedex, Jet Blue and HP using its data survey, data collection and analysis technology. Speaking of their model of data analysis compared with big data, Smith said, “There’s a lot of discussion around big data and organisations trying to line up, but the reality is that when they get to the end of getting that data sorted out, they typically already know what they’re trying to come up with. And the questions that they don’t have answers to, they still don’t have answers to it.” Colm Gorey - Silicon Republic
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