PRIME is the Paris Region Economic Development Agency’s subsidiary tasked with fostering technology partnerships between Paris Region and the United States.Its mission is to develop technology and commercial partnerships between R&D centers, clusters, start-ups and major companies in the US and Paris Region. The ultimate aim of this technology and innovation networking is to identify and attract US commercial projects with the potential to add value to the Paris Region economy. PRIME also raises the profile of Paris Region by showcasing the region’s excellence in the technology field.
- Forging links and fostering technology partnerships between R&D laboratories in Paris Region and US companies
- Identifying businesses planning to locate to Paris Region
- Coordinating collaborative projects
Prime Open Innovation: connecting major companies with French and US start-ups
Organizing learning expeditions and building connections in the US market
Acting as an ambassador for Paris Region’s clusters – Systematic Paris Region, for example – in the US
Organizing inspirational events: More than 30 events each year involving major groups, start-ups and R&D laboratories, and focusing on key innovation areas – energy efficiency technologies, e-health, big data, data innovation, etc.
2415 Third Street, Suite 231
San Francisco, CA 94107
The French Tech Hub is a growth accelerator for French high tech companies in the US. The French Tech Hub is located in San Francisco and Boston. In both locations, French Tech Hub offices occupy central locations easily accessible by public transportation. The French Tech Hub office facilities offer every amenity needed to provide a comfortable and productive launching point for French tech companies. Today the French Tech Hub provides the following services:
Define the right go-to-market strategy;
Build a marketing plan to reach the right target;
Launch direct or indirect sales;
Structure the U.S. operations (domiciliation, offices, subsidiary creation, subsidiary management, accounting, visas, administrative support and technical support).
In April 2006 PREDA opened an office in Shanghai, China, tasked with promoting Paris Region to Chinese businesses as the gateway to the French and European markets, and helping them locate to and grow in the region.
In the other direction, and complementing the other public-sector players and services available in this market, PREDA’s Chinese office also helps Paris Region businesses establish a presence in China.
Paris Region Economic Development Agency
c/o Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française en Chine
2/F Mayfair Tower, 83 Fu Min Road