Bonjour, Las Vegas! France is here, and we mean business.
France is more than just Edith Piaf, Yves Saint Laurent and Château Margaux. We’re BlaBlaCar, Sigfox, Ingenico, Weezevent, Criteo, Visiomed, Sevenhugs…
We still know how to create l’art de vivre, and will never lose our “French Touch.” But today we’re also developing a reputation for “La French Tech”: connected objects, e-health, cybersecurity, mobility and more. One of our startups, for example, has developed a technology that brings a glass of Bordeaux to the perfect temperature in less than a minute.
We’ll drink to that.
Last year, 120 French companies—including 70 startups—presented their wares at CES, making France the biggest European presence at the technology trade show. Thirteen won awards.
That was no fluke. This year, more than 200 companies will represent France at CES 2016, an increase of 65%. Eureka Park will host more than 120 French startups, a leap of 71% from last year. In fact, 30% of Eureka Park’s startups are French this year, making us the second biggest foreign delegation, ahead of Israel, Japan, the UK and Germany.
With a highly talented labor pool, government support for innovation, a strong infrastructure and eager investors, La French Tech has its foot firmly on the accelerator.