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Call for entries for the "Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France The 4th edition of the Grande Exposition du Fabriqué en France will take place at the end of June.
Ecological transition for VSEs and SMEs: aid schemes deemed too complex While there are currently 340 eco-transition aids available to businesses, it can be difficult for them to access them easily.
growth of your business with the ETIncelles program The French government is launching ETIncelles to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high potential in their development, and enable them to become intermediate-sized companies (ETIs). the
Very small businesses benefit from the monumental Grand Paris Express construction site The law creating the Grand Paris Express was passed in June 2010. To support this project, the French government is relying in particular on very small businesses.
SMEs lag behind in digital transformation France Num has presented the results of the 4th edition of its annual Barometer. The study shows that SMEs are lagging behind in terms of digital...
Launch of the 12th Industry Week In 2023, Industry Week will be held from November 27 to December 3, providing an opportunity to promote the sector's professions to the general public.
Ma TPE gagne avec le numérique" training course, registration deadline October 22 The Île-de-France DRIEETS and France Num are offering a free training course for VSE managers, entitled "Ma TPE gagne avec le numérique" ("My VSE wins with digital").
France Num barometer: VSEs and SMEs reassess their confidence in digital transformation As it does every year, France Num has published the results of its barometer, the aim of which is to present changes in the digital perceptions and uses of...
Reindustrialization boosts construction sector Penalized by the crisis in housing construction, the building sector is benefiting from France's industrial development.
AI use on the rise in companies with over 10 employees A survey conducted by Pôle emploi shows that over a third of establishments with 10 or more employees are using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Over 80% of companies still in business after 3 years A recent INSEE study shows that financial and insurance companies have a higher survival rate than sole proprietorships.
The "Créer sa Réussite" program renewed The French Ministry of Labor, Employment and Integration has decided to renew the "Créer sa Réussite" program launched by BGE in October 2021.
IA Booster France 2030: supporting the adoption of AI by SMEs and ETIs The IA Booster France 2030 program aims to support SMEs and ETIs in implementing AI solutions to enrich their offerings and modernize...
France Num, a program to support the digital transformation of businesses France Num is an online platform designed to support small and medium-sized French businesses in their digital transformation.
Challenges and benefits for businesses with the end of the copper network The copper network, which provides telephone, Internet and TV services, is gradually being phased out and replaced by fiber optics.
French Tech 2030: a program to get 100 strategic startups off the ground A new acceleration program called French Tech 2030 has been launched to make France the new technological champion of tomorrow.
Partial reopening of Infogreffe until June 30 for certain administrative procedures The Infogreffe portal has been partially reactivated following major malfunctions at the one-stop shop for company formalities.
Practical guide to the 2022 research tax credit published The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research has just published a guide to the 2022 research tax credit on its website.
Business start-ups: the year 2022 in review While the number of business start-ups had already reached an all-time high in 2021, a new record was set in 2022.
Business formalities: the one-stop shop causes concern Since the beginning of the year, all procedures and formalities for setting up, modifying or cancelling a business have been carried out via a one-stop shop.
India, a reservoir of dynamic fintechs India is home to a large number of fast-growing fintechs, particularly in the instant payment sector.
Fintech Bizao accelerates its expansion in Africa Founded in 2019, the French startup plans to pursue its development in Africa while continuing to design new products and services.
Startups tackle energy-efficient building renovation In France, the building sector has a central role to play in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
NetZero, the startup that seduced the Tesla boss Elon Musk, the richest man on the planet, has been seduced by NetZero, a French start-up specializing in biochar production.
NewSpace: French start-ups take on the space industry NewSpace start-ups from France are on the rise, taking advantage of the satellite boom to gain a foothold in the space industry.
Starling Bank reviews its European expansion plans UK fintech Starling Bank has withdrawn its application for a European banking license, limiting its ability to expand outside the UK.
Energy and environmental transition: Bpifrance bets on Greentechs Greentechs, startups offering innovative solutions that improve users' environmental impact, are on the rise in France and Europe.
Participative financing: one more year to obtain new approval Participatory finance platforms will have one more year to obtain the new approval required by the European Commission.
Neobanks: the promise of international payments 10 years ago, neobanks made free international payments one of their main arguments for attracting customers.
Banks' dependence on cloud giants worries the BIS In a recent report, the Bank for International Settlements warns of banking institutions' dependence on cloud giants.
Agricultural startups: launch of the 1st class of French Tech Agri20 The French Minister for the Digital Economy recently announced the launch of the 1st class of French Tech Agri20.
Startups fall for revenue-based financing To optimize their cash flow, companies have a new alternative to traditional bank credit: revenue-based financing.
Barcelona: an attractive city for French entrepreneurs An increasing number of French start-ups are choosing to set up in Barcelona, a city that benefits from strategic positioning and reserves of skilled labor.
Neobanks: dedicated offers for teenagers A number of neobanks have entered the teen segment, offering a payment card and a current account that can be managed via a mobile application.
BlackFin raises 350 million euros to invest in financial startups As the economic situation worsens, BlackFin has announced that it has raised 350 million euros for its new fund dedicated to finance and insurance startups.
Biotechs multiply clinical trials Biotechs - young companies with annual sales of less than $500 million - are developing more and more products.
Automated carbon audits: a booming market More and more startups are entering the booming market for automated carbon audits for businesses.
Fintechs need to develop new strategies Rising interest rates, economic uncertainty, inflation: fintechs are being forced to develop new strategies, just like banks.
Companies: the growing use of freelance consultants Freelancing is on the up: companies are increasingly turning to independent consultants in their search for flexibility.
Digital transformation: French SMEs lag behind According to a recent study by BCG and Medef, many French SMEs have not really begun their digital transformation.
From unicorn to centaur: European startups consolidate their position European startups are becoming increasingly important. There are several indicators to measure these transformations.
Fintech: investors are taking fewer risks Alerted by the uncertain economic climate, investors have been more cautious since the start of the year, and are turning away from fintechs.
Mastercard aims to enhance the shopping experience with biometric payment Mastercard unveils its biometric payment program, enabling customers to pay by fingerprint or facial recognition.
Digital currencies: countries speed up transition to counter cryptocurrencies The majority of central banks have decided to press ahead with the launch of their digital currencies to counter cryptocurrencies.
Meta suffers a setback with its payment offering in Brazil Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, sees the launch of its payment service in Brazil delayed.
Subcutaneous contactless payment chips: a growing trend The BBC looks into the subject of electronic payment chips implanted under the skin for contactless payment.
NFT: transactions down in the first quarter After a very encouraging performance in 2021, trading volumes on the NFT market are slowing down.
4-day week: a large-scale trial in the UK The UK is to carry out a large-scale trial of the 4-day week, involving 3,000 employees in 60 companies.
Instant micro-credit players called to order In a press release, the French financial watchdog has called to order instant micro-credit startups attempting to take advantage of regulatory loopholes.
A practical guide to successfully selling your startup The Galion Project and Edmond de Rothschild bank have published a practical guide to help entrepreneurs successfully sell their start-up.
Payments: ACPR warns of over-ambitious business plans by fintechs In a report, the ACPR warns of the over-optimistic business plans of fintechs specializing in payments and electronic money.
French deeptech: unprecedented number of start-ups and financing in 2021 Three years after the launch of the French Deeptech Plan, Bpifrance takes stock: more French deeptech companies are also raising more funds.
Next40/FT120: who's behind the startups' fundraising? Cédric O recently unveiled the list of French startups selected for inclusion in the Next40 and French Tech 120 indices.
Funding for startups founded by women on the decline By 2021, funding for startups founded by women has worsened. Male teams are still preferred by investors. Read more.
Festival des entrepreneurs: 30 dates for the Big Tour 2022 For its 2022 edition, the Big Tour will make stops in over 30 towns representing every region of France.
Bpifrance launches a new investment fund for individuals Following the success of its first fund in 2020, Bpifrance is launching "Entreprises 2", a new fund dedicated to individual investors.
French Tech: bosses' remuneration up 30% in 2021 Remuneration for startup founders in France has jumped by an average of 30% since 2019, according to a recent study by The Galion Project.
Online banking: towards a new business model? Online banks are struggling to find a profitable business model, and are often seen as cumbersome by the big banking groups.
Biotech and e-health: sectors boosted by the pandemic In the biotech and e-health sectors, boosted by the health crisis, startups received record funding in 2021.
Exotec becomes France's 25th unicorn Now valued at $2 billion, the robotics startup becomes France's first industrial unicorn.
Cryptocurrency scams jump 81% in 2021 Cryptocurrencies are winning over more and more investors, and attracting ever more scammers for increasing amounts stolen. Here are some answers.
CNIL: 5 resolutions to strengthen personal data protection Gathered within the Global Privacy Assembly, 81 authorities have agreed on five resolutions to strengthen data protection.
Payment terminals: secure technologies? The PAX Global affair highlights the security issues associated with the various technologies on which payment terminals are based.
Societe Generale wants to make greater use of artificial intelligence The bank, which began its digital transformation in 2017, wants to develop artificial intelligence in the service of data analysis.
Competition drives progress in the financial sector Banks and other financial players often benefit from competition, which leads to interesting initiatives.
What is the procedure for transferring a patent? The owner of a patent can transfer it, lease it or contribute it to a company by completing the necessary formalities. Find out how.
Tech sector lacks candidates There aren't enough professionals in the Tech professions, which are highly sought-after by companies undergoing digital transformation. Find out more.
Payments sector revenues set to continue growing The Covid-19 pandemic has not led to any lasting decline in payment sector revenues. A sharp rise is expected between 2021 and 2030. Analysis of...
CIA fund invests in French startup Prophesee French deeptechs, which are struggling to find French investors, are attracting foreign investors, like the CIA fund.
SMEs open up their capital to investment funds In 2020, spurred on by the health and economic crisis, a large number of SMEs opened up their capital to investment funds.
Participative financing: more than a billion euros to be raised by 2020 For the 2nd year running, Mazars and the association Financement Participatif France have published the alternative financing barometer.