Globalstars Brazil open for submissions

Globalstars Brazil Call description Within the GlobalStars initiative of EUREKA, a new call for projects with Brazil is open for submissions.     The EUREKA participating countries are: Austria Belgium France Germany The Netherlands Spain Switzerland Participants from Brazil and the respective EUREKA member countries are invited to submit joint project proposals in any field …

France, Germany call for EU funding for tech start-ups

They want national initiatives to be complemented by EU ones in bid to compete more effectively against US, China Berlin and Paris want their project to focus on tech leaders in academia as well as entrepreneurs and to provide funding for high-risk tech projects. Seen here is the Viva Technology conference in Paris.   FRANCE …

France Creates $13 Billion Disruptive Innovation Fund, Hopes To Become The Next Startup Republic

France is gaining momentum in its quest to become the next great producer of technology startups. Last year, it outstripped the UK in the overall number of technology startup investment deals for the first time in five years. Although the total amount of money invested in the UK's tech sector was over twice higher than France, …

French government proposes big science-spending boost

Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images Frédérique Vidal, France's higher education, research and innovation minister, said the budget would give 'fresh oxygen' to the country's research. French research funding is set for a heartening increase in the country’s first budget under President Emmanuel Macron, if draft 2018 plans released on 27 September are voted into law. The research portfolio …

France sees innovation fund yielding 200 million euro for investments

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government expects an innovation fund it is setting up to generate 200 million euros ($239 million) a year to finance investments, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. The government started a drive this month to sell off corporate stakes not considered as strategic in order to redeploy scarce …

BNDES e Agência Francesa de Desenvolvimento firmam parceria

Memorando de Entendimento foi assinado entre o presidente do BNDES, Paulo Rabello de Castro, e o diretor-geral da AFD, Rémy Rioux É o segundo instrumento dessa natureza firmado entre as instituições. O primeiro, de 2012, originou linha de crédito de US$ 206 milhões com a AFD O presidente do Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e …

The rise of “deep-tech” is boosting Paris’s startup scene

Less misérable The capital now leads Europe for the number of venture-capital funding rounds   EUROPE will never create a hub of tech firms and investors to rival Silicon Valley, many experts on entrepreneurship concur. Its markets are still fragmented along national lines, flows of capital into the region are limited and because of lingering, …

French Tech: An ambassador for French creativity and innovation

  The Objectives of French Tech The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is a stakeholder in French Tech, an interministerial initiative which aims to: support the development of the French start-up ecosystem, in France and abroad, stimulate the ecosystem, driven above all by private sector players, make public actions for start-ups more coherent …