Science and Industry

  • French leading-edge cybersecurity companies

    Cyberattacks are on the increase, causing colossal damage. People are starting to organize to counter hacker attacks against businesses and individuals, and the French are at the forefront of this trend.

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  • French online success stories

    While it is true that many technological innovations have been created in the birthplace of IT in California, the French have been able to harness the Internet’s global success by developing models for the digital economy which have now become essentials, both in France and beyond. It is not widely known, for example, that sites such as Dailymotion, Meetic, Deezer, Ventes privées, Le Bon Coin, Cdiscount, Au féminin.com, Criteo and Withings were all created by “Frenchies”.

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  • France: leading the way in technical textiles

    You have probably never heard of Aérazur, Babolat, Béal, Cardial, Cousin Biotech, Floréane, Kermel or Texinov, yet all these companies are world leaders in technical textiles, which are increasingly used in the objects we use every day.

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  • French companies selected for the FIFA World Cup

    The FIFA World Cup kicked off on 12 June, and the whole world’s eyes will be glued on Brazil until 13 July. France’s businesses have not let this exceptional opportunity slip past them.

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  • Aviation subcontractors flying high

    The 4500 suppliers working for France’s aviation industry are enjoying a great boom which is encouraging them to recruit on a massive scale. While certain subcontractors are very long-standing, others are new comers on the scene and are taking off fast.

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  • France is second in the world for the production of video games

    French studios are recognized worldwide for their expertise in the video game industry, where global sales are expected to rise from EUR 41.9 billion in 2011 to EUR 75 billion in 2015.

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  • French advertisers have the edge

    When it merges with Omnicom, Publicis will become the world’s leading advertising group. France is home to many other heavyweights in the advertising industry. There is a reason for this success…

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  • A world first for the human heart in Paris

    For the first time, a total, permanent artificial heart, designed by the biomedical firm Carmat, has been implanted into a patient. This 100% French medical prowess was performed by a team at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, led by Professor Alain Carpentier, a specialist in cardiovascular surgery. This audacious and risky procedure represents a magnificent hope for the 20 million patients suffering from heart failure in Europe and the United States.

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  • France is the largest electric vehicle market in Europe

    The implementation of an environmentally responsible public policy at the national and local level, and the supply of vehicles produced by French manufacturers, have enabled France to become the largest electric (...)

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  • France, world’s second-largest investor in the space sector

    At EUR 30 per year per inhabitant, France has the world’s second-largest annual budget per inhabitant devoted to the civil space sector. It stands behind the United States (EUR 46) but ahead of Germany (EUR 16) and (...)

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