Applications open: Take your start-up to Paris in March!

Do you have a promising start-up and an appetite for the French market?   The French start-up lab Paris&Co are currently looking for start-ups for their March session of “Paris Landing Pack” – a one–month business accelerator program in Paris. Apply by 18 January.  The Paris Landing Pack programme is aimed at young, fast-growing start-ups that… Read More

Paris: Take your startup to the City of Lights

Paris’s startup scene is bustling with over 21,000 startups, and the city is frequently ranked as one of Europe’s best places to scale your startup . The city has several hundred co-working spaces and hosts the world’s largest incubator, Station F. Innovation Norway’s Paris office is located at one of these co-working spaces, and we… Read More

France is on the lookout for energy efficient solutions

The Paris Agreement was signed by 195 countries in December 2015 during COP21, the UN climate conference, and is the world’s first universal and legally binding climate deal. Development and adoption of climate friendly technology has therefore never been more present on the global agenda. This is the backdrop for a number of events taking… Read More

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France: Marine Renewable Energy as part of the climate solution

The convention Seanergy Biarritz 2016 aims to create synergies and partnerships between stakeholders from the whole Marine Renewable Energy sector, and is part of France’s efforts towards an energy transition for green growth. INTPOW and several Norwegian offshore wind companies will attend the convention. The French law on energy transition for green growth, as of… Read More

Setting up your company in France

France is one of the most attractive countries in Europe when it comes to foreign investments. In 2014, almost 700 international companies with 29000 employees established themselves in France. To further ease the set-up of foreign companies in France, French authorities have taken some major steps to facilitate the access to information: As of January… Read More

France is one of the world’s leading innovation nations

According to Forbes Magazine’s recently published list of The World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2014, companies like Iliad, Hermès and Dassault Systèmes, makes sure that France still has some of the world’s most innovative companies. The ranking is based on the best-performing companies under $10 billion in market capitalization. Forbes’ list also shows that France… Read More

France: Electrical car revolution

On June 18th, the “energy transition”-law proposed by the current minister of ecology, renewable energy and energy, Ségolène Royal, is planning on creating incentives to increase the use of electric vehicles in France. The main goal is to decrease the fossil energy consumption with 30% and reach 15% of fuel from renewable energy in 2030.… Read More

The Norwegian company Seatower selected to demonstrate their offshore wind foundation in France

Based in Oslo, Seatower designs gravity foundations for offshore wind turbines and substations. Their unique Cranefree technology – based on principles from the offshore oil & gas sector – enables offshore wind projects at deeper waters to be executed fast and cost efficiently with reduced risk and without expensive installation vessels. Scheduled for early 2015… Read More

France: The Evolution of E-Commerce

Even though the French are known for their traditional and skeptical attitude, researches show that the new ICT technologies in France are occupying a bigger space in the market by the minute. According to the Fevad (e-commerce and long distance sales federation),  France is ranked 6th country in the world in terms of billions of… Read More

Norwegian architecture increasingly popular in France

FRANCE: The Norwegian architect bureau Snøhetta is about to break through in France. Invited by Innovation Norway in Paris and Batimat mr. Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, the founder and director of the firm, presented Snøhetta in the large construction fair Batimat in Paris the 8th of November. Here he shared his thoughts about design and company culture and… Read More