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    Business France and Bpifrance are ready to select 12 startups to take part in the latest leg of the “French Tech Tour” to China. The startup leaders will take part in a two-week immersion program beginning in China’s leading four tech centers: Hong Kong, Shenzhen/Canton, Shanghai and Beijing.

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    France’s most successful exporters will be recognized later today at the third BFM Business ‘Export Grand Prix’ Awards being held in Paris this evening. Six prizes are up for grabs, rewarding French expertise, French technology, first-time exporters, SMEs, foreign exporters in France, and a nationwide export champion.

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    Seven promising French startups will be taking part in this third immersion program in the United States, hoping to gain valuable insight into the American ecosystem, and adapt their solutions to local needs. Each of them has been handpicked by a panel of French and American experts who assessed their creativity, relevance to industry needs, business model strength, and team commitment.

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    A growing number of French startups took part in SXSW 2017, which opened its doors in Austin, Texas on Friday March 10. Business France and its partners organized a tailor-made program this year, including the “French House”, a central meeting point for “La French Tech”.

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    Attentive readers may remember that France’s President, François Hollande, hosted a reception at the Élysée Palace in March 2016 for the 50 winners of the first season of the Paris French Tech Ticket program. Applications closed last September for an even bigger second French Tech Ticket season, which will this time host 70 startups in partner incubators throughout France.

  • Invest

    Fujitsu announced this week that it is making a five-year investment of €50 million to support digital innovation in France. This major initiative to develop new services and acquire innovative technologies will also include a new center of excellence specializing in artificial intelligence.

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    The country’s inaugural ‘Art de Vivre à la française’ design event, showcasing French culture and the concept of French Art of Living through luxury furniture, decoration and lighting, will be held from March 8-10, 2017. The event has been organized by Business France in response to growing international interest in French design.

  • Discover France

    The seventh annual China Connect forum – the largest gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends, marketing, digital and mobile communications in Europe – was held on March 1-2, 2017 in Paris, offering participants the chance to “crack the codes” to understanding Chinese consumers.