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Delegation Spotlight: MASKOTT

Sandrine SAUVAGE-MACK - 15-sept.-2014 19:30:33

UBIFRANCE is organizing Éducation Numerique 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. Meet MASKOTT: MASKOTT offers a cloud-based Educational Solution designed for the teaching world, Tactileo Cloud – a tactile teaching activities designed by teachers, enhancing all digital materials (videos, pictures, audio files…). Tactileo Cloud has the following advantages: For school principals : ·          Easy implementation ·           Improved resources management and planning ·          Staff Management ·          Secured IT access   For educators: ·          Easy to pick up solution ·          Individual measurement of pregress and performance ·          Ability to share activities with other teachers   For students: ·          Ability to identify strength and wekness ·          Distance-learning enabled ·          Fun and engaging through collaborative work   For more information about MASKOTT , click on their website or contact us !  

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Digital and Educational Technology Event Set for Atlanta & Toronto

Sandrine SAUVAGE-MACK - 09-sept.-2014 18:50:21

UBIFRANCE - the French Trade Commission based in Atlanta & Toronto is organizing a trade delegation in the digital and educational technology sector. The delegation will comprise of several well-known companies in the field of digital education technologies and shall be visiting Atlanta & Montreal during their visit. We offer any prospective US partners the unique possibility to connect with these innovative French companies, at no cost, in order to discuss all possible business connections. The French educational technology sector is a growing industry developing at a rapid pace (over 25% in 2011 ) with great potential and innovative SME’s and dynamic technology clusters (Cap Digital in Paris). Growth forecast:  according to IDATE ( Digiworld Institute), by 2015, serious games sector will represent 84 million euros (around 116 million US$). By the end of 2015, this sector will represent 5% of the French GDP, up from 3% in 2009. French Education Technology is currently a priority, and the sector is undergoing rapid changes fostered by an ambitious government plan to transform Education for the future. The "Faire entrer l’Ecole dans l’ère du numérique"  program is at the center of this transformation plan and will involve all stakeholders of the Educational community. Let us know if you would like to know more about this program which will take place between the 20 th and 23rd of October In collaboration with the France-Atlanta conference 2014, with a focus on digital and educational technologies. Contact: Sandrine Sauvage-Mack and follow us on Twitter @ubintis

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Medicen Paris Region at the 2014 BIO International Convention

UBIFRANCE HEALTHCARE - 05-sept.-2014 19:24:16

The biotechnology sector, a field of excellence in Paris Region, was represented on the French booth by organizations world-renowned and innovative companies come to show their skills, build partnerships and initiate new developments technology and business. In this context, the cluster Medicen Paris Region accompanied 10 SMEs members from the Paris Region area : 4Clinics, Ariana Pharma, Axenis, Cellvax, Equal Estro, Metabrain Research Nutrivercell, O4CP, Oncodesign and Texcell. These companies were fully satisfied with the support offered by Medicen, evidenced by the feedback left. The company Nutrivercell for instance, was "satisfied for the organization and the booth." O4CP, Equal Estro, Ariana Pharma, Nutrivercell and Cellvax felt very satisfy with Medicen financial support. Regarding Medicen accompaniment before and during the event, O4CP, Equal Estro, Nutrivercell and Cellvax were very positive. Mehdi Chelbi, Business Development Manager of the company 4Clinics showed his contentment : " I would like to thank Medicen Paris Region for the very good organization and excellent visibility offered to our society on this BIO International Convention, through financial, logistical and marketing help. The accompaniment, events and animation of the cluster’s team also allowed networking and business opportunities that we would never have had without this support. " Medicen Paris Region has also announced the result of the international call for projects created with BioMaryland Center for the development of an international project involving an American and a French companies with complementary technologies.                             Opticul Diagnostics of Rockville, Md. and Diafir of Rennes, France have been selected as the first two participants of a partnership that was created at BIO International 2012 to promote collaboration on products to improve and speed diagnoses and patient care. To read the press release, click here To watch the video of the announcement, click here

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The French Delegation Set to Arrive in New Orleans for WEFTEC 2014

Sophie MISSON - 05-sept.-2014 19:03:43

UBIFRANCE will once again lead a delegation from France at the annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference. This event, which will be held in New Orleans, LA from September 27 – October 1 2014, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.  Below is the list of the French companies that will showcase their innovation from all water sectors – make sure to stop by and visit them on Booth 8047. ORELIS : produces, designs and supplies material and equipment for cross-flow filtration (UF, MF) HOCER : manufactures a wide range of analysers for professionals working in the fields of water pollution detection and water quality analysis HYDREKA : supplies integrated measuring systems for the whole water cycle VSO BIOGAS TECHNOLOGIES : designs, manufactures and install double membrane gas holders developed as biogas storage and regulation solutions EUROPELEC : manufactures and supplies a complete range of aeration and mixing systems to equip all types of municipal and industrial sewage treatment plants POLYMEM : manufactures a full range of ultrafiltration membranes for water treatment METEMIS : proposes miniaturized chemical concentration sensors (ions and various molecules) For more information, please contact Sophie Misson and/or follow her on twitter for the most up-to-date information.  

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Join the Key Players in the Global Nuclear Sector at Paris - Le Bourget

PRESS RELEASE - 02-sept.-2014 22:59:06

The top platform worldwide dedicated to the entire nuclear energy sector, for sharing, sourcing and doing business on a global scale.  This event provides an opportunity for companies of all sizes to display their know-how and skills in all areas of the nuclear energy industry. A place to share experiences, with exhibition spaces, commercial workshops, networking receptions, conferences on the latest developments and visits to sites of particular technological interest. More than 400 international exhibitors are expected. A GLOBAL MARKET WITH MULTIPLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES An expanding global market fuelled by: More than 430 nuclear power plants in operation worldwide. -           New constructions of power plants generating a forecast -           50% increase in worldwide nuclear capacity by 2025. -           The extension of the lifespan and improvement of the safety of nuclear power plants. -           Research and Development, in particular to develop new reactors and optimize the recycling of waste. -           The dismantling of plants at the end of their lifespan (50 reactors in operation in 2010 will be decommissioned by 2025). -       Waste processing and storage. WNE will bring together all the major international players involved in decision-making and regulations for nuclear energy projects: purchasing, engineering design, research and development, operation, checks, maintenance, safety, environment, etc. Governmental organizations in charge of inspections, checks and safety, engineering  and consultancy firms, technical and research centers, higher education institutions and universities will also be invited. Please find attached information regarding about the upcoming press conference that will be held in Paris on June 5, 2014. Meet and greet Gérard Kottmann, the President of WNE and Laurence Gaborieau, Director of the Nuclear and Health Division of Reed Expositions France. This is certainly an event not to be missed leading up to the WNE event this October.


The French Pavilion is Back at NYNOW!

Geoffroy Thaumin - 11-août-2014 17:49:48

The French pavilion is back at the NYNOW Show August 17-20, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center.   If you’re visiting the trade show, stop by our booths! We’ll be located in the HOME section - booths #2940 to #3057. This edition’s pavilion will feature 19 remarkable companies of high quality tableware, silverware,  decoration, furniture, home fragrances and gift product lines.   UBIFRANCE is excited to reveal home décor & gift trends fresh from France to the American retail and specialized press communities.   More information about our Pavilion and the companies in our press file or on twitter and Facebook .

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French Transport Tech Tour 2014 - Chicago & Toronto : French companies in the transportation and urban mobility sectors discover the specificities of the North American market.

Camille POYSAT - 25-juil.-2014 19:39:04

  Ubifrance North America organized a trade mission in Chicago and Toronto from June 17 th to 20 th , 2014 bringing France-based companies involved in the transportation and urban mobility sectors to discover the specificities of two key regions of the North American market (Chicago and Toronto are the 4 th and 5 th cities respectively in North America in terms of population). The delegation was composed of experts in the areas of passenger information systems, automation components and rail networks maintenance. In Chicago, they met companies such as the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority), Alstom TLS, Veolia Transportation or GE Transportation. In Toronto, the delegation was introduced to the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission), Metrolinx, the York Region Transit Agency and Thalès Canada. The visits were supplemented by information sessions about the North American transportation industry and networking receptions in both cities. This mission had many constructive exchanges and meetings in markets sometimes considered difficult to access, in particular due to issues related to public procurement procedures and local industrial benefit constraints, such as the “Buy American Act”. As seen in the video below, the French companies were very satisfied with the work done by Ubifrance North America. Some participants have already confirmed their interest in participating in the 2015 French Transport Tech Tour (location to be determined) or in pursuing their projects with Ubifrance on an individual basis. Chicago Contact: Camille Poysat Toronto Contact: Morgan Maison   Watch video below (French)    

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