WORLD EFFICIENCY 2017: ILE-DE-FRANCE HOSTS FOREIGN INVESTORS SPECIALIZING IN THE GREEN ECONOMY
With a population of 12 million, dynamic demographics, 400,000 companies, daring entrepreneurs and world-renowned universities and research centers, the Paris Region is an innovative region in full transition to a low-carbon economy, which offers unprecedented business opportunities for investors.
During the “World Efficiency Solutions” Expo on December 12 - 14 in Paris at the Porte de Versailles, Paris Region Entreprises, the international agency of attractiveness for Ile-de-France abroad, in partnership with Reed Expositions, will host 10 foreign start-ups to which it has dedicated, in addition to a place at the Ile-de-France pavilion called “Paris Region: The European Hub for International Startups”, a package of services ranging from networking with key accounts and the excellence of research in the Paris Region to the process of setting up in Ile-de-France.
A CUSTOM-MADE PROGRAM
December 13 (2:30-3:30 p.m.): Workshop on technological partnership opportunities between international investors and Ile-de-France research centers
As part of the European “Enterprise Europe Network” program and in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Centro Estero Internazionalizzaziono (Piedmont region of Italy), Paris Region Entreprises will present the public research centers in the Paris Region and technology partnership opportunities for foreign investors.
December 13 (4:00-5:00 p.m.): “Set up in the Paris Region” Workshop on Cleantech market opportunities in Ile-de-France
In partnership with Paris & Co and the CPA, Paris Region Entreprises will present business opportunities related to the Cleantech market in the Paris region. Also on the program are presentations of the services of Paris Region Entreprises and the procedures related to getting set up in Ile-de-France.
December 14 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.): “Smart Building TechMeeting”
As part of its “Global Open Innovation Network” program, which connects major French and international corporate groups with innovative companies worldwide, Paris Region Enterprises is organizing a TechMeeting on the theme of the "Smart Building". 10 international start-ups will present their solutions to an audience composed of large corporate groups such as CISCO, ENGIE, HSBC, Oracle, Panasonic Industry Europe, Renault, Saint-Gobain and Servier.
December 14: “World Efficiency Business Tour”
For the international participants of the Expo, Paris Region Entreprises is organizing a visit to an emblematic R&D site in the Paris Region on climate issues: the EquipEx “Sense-city” project, part of the National Research Agency’s Program on Investments for the Future, with a budget of 9 million euros. Initially backed by the Université Paris-Est, this program today involves the IFSTTAR, the ESIEE-CCIP, the LPICM (UMR 7647 CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique), the CSTB, the INRIA and the UPEM. Sense-City is a climate chamber covering two areas of 400 m². On each of these areas is built an urban scale-model, called “Mini-City”, equipped with a myriad of sensors to study the performance of urban amenities and materials, to monitor the city of tomorrow from ad hoc information and to research air pollution, water and soils.