Emmanuel Macron and Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference on July 16th, 2017 following the Paris Vel d'Hiv ceremony and the private discussion between the two leaders.
Both of them put the stress on the importance of the bilateral collaboration and specifically in innovation.
President Macron referred to his visit in Israel for the 2015 DLD event and noticed the “vitality of the Israeli ecosystem”. He announced the coming visit of his Minister of Economy, encouraging the collaboration in economy, digital, cyber security.
The Israeli Prime Minister showed determination to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of technology and innovation. He invited President Macron to visit Israel – to be expected in 2018.
have you got an amazing project containing a strong innovative aspect?
A strong citizen-centric focus?
Organized by Paris&Co, The Grand Prizes of Innovation of the city of Paris support the development of the Ile-de-France region innovative companies in high-growth sectors, and reward those contributing, through their innovation, in improving on the city life and in developing the Parisian economic fabric.
This year, the Paris Living City Awards’category gives the opportunity to non-French startups to apply.
What is the Paris Living City Awards about ?
The living city concept brings back the human being to the heart of the city.
Any project with a strong innovative aspect and / or a strong citizen-centric focus should apply.
Only non-French startups in the followings segments are invited to apply:
# Energy transition in cities
# Education & Community involvement in urban areas
# Smart urban planning
# Sharing economy & Sharing city
From July 2nd to July 6th 2017, Business France Israel guided a delegation of two French clusters Vitagora and Agronov, specialized respectively in Food Tech and Ag Tech.
Vitagora is a leading European food business cluster which gathers more than 300 active members including such major food and health industry leaders as Seb, Danone, Mondelez, General Mills, Cargill, Lesaffre. Vitagora has been dedicated to building ambitious, goal-oriented R&D projects among its members. It launched also AcceleRise, an acceleration program which helps promising start-ups and SMEs to scale up and industrialize their products and services and accelerate their time to market - faster, further, smarter.
AgrOnov is a non-profit organization and the first Agricultural Innovation Park in France. AgrOnov is dedicated to support Ag companies in their development and help disseminate innovation to the market. As a gateway to Dijon’ European-class agriculture ecosystem, AgrOnov aims at identifying Israeli compani...
Vivatech is over after 3 days of celebrating innovation and technology! One week later, everyone talks about the visit of President Emmanuel Macron at the event, but what you should keep in remember is the broad future for innovation, which was celebrated by more than 50 000 people these days in Paris. Among the 50 represented countries, Israel was present with more than 150 start-ups who subscribed for the challenges and conferences and who could benefit of the presence of 1000 investors, 7000 CEOs, and 400 interveners.
Vivatech is one of the biggest annual event for game changers and will take place in Paris in June, 15th-17th with more than 50.000 visitors and 5.000 start-ups attending. Some of the events offering the opportunity to build a useful network are committed to the theme of the French-Israeli relationship, with the presence of the ambassadors of both countries.