France Num: an initiative to accelerate the digital transformation of SMEs

Managed by the Direction Générale des Entreprises (DGE), France Num brings together practical resources, a nationwide network of advisors and financial assistance. The action program, which has been developed in partnership with Régions de France, the regions and professional organizations, is based on the recommendations of the Conseil national du numérique. For full details.

Providing companies with concrete solutions for their digital transformation

France Num was created to provide a concrete response to the needs of every SME. For the first time on an online platform, a company can :

  • Find out more about the challenges of digital transformation and read testimonials from players who have already embarked on this process;
  • Get a recommendation and consult tools to launch your digital transformation;
  • Get in touch with local advisors, "activators", and be put in touch;
  • Find local events and training;
  • Seek financing adapted to your needs and priorities.

In total, there are over 1,650 activators throughout France. They are being added to the list progressively, so that each company can benefit from local support.

France Num also offers entrepreneurs guaranteed loans distributed by bank networks to support their digitization projects (consultancy or technical assistance to deploy a digital strategy, training initiatives, purchase of digital equipment and software, etc.). In addition to bank loans, direct loans are offered on preferential terms by Bpifrance, non-profit networks such as Réseau Entreprendre, France Active and Initiative France, and the Association pour le droit à l'initiative économique (ADIE).

How can I benefit from France Num loans?

France Num loans are aimed at companies with fewer than 50 employees that have been in business for at least 3 years and have a digital transformation project.

To find the financing they need, entrepreneurs can use the search engine provided by the France Num platform. Created from the Répertoire national des aides aux entreprises, it lists all available national and local public funding. Since 2019, the search engine has included offers from partner banking groups to finance the digital projects of VSEs and SMEs, particularly their intangible expenses to support their digital transformation.

VSEs/SMEs: assess your digital maturity in 15 minutes

Companies wishing to assess their digital maturity can do so directly on the France Num website , by completing a detailed questionnaire in less than 15 minutes. Through 27 questions, this test enables players to assess their situation and identify areas for improvement, and more generally, to adapt to changes in today's and tomorrow's economy. The results are personalized and addressed according to two axes: the industrial flow and the main challenges facing society.