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

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