Créative France newsletter - January 2017

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The Embassy of France in Singapore is very pleased to present you the new « Créative France » newsletter which will provide you with the latest news on France and its innovation ecosystem every month. We hope you will enjoy reading this first edition. Please feel free to share this with anyone you know who would be interested in France.

The national artificial intelligence strategy is underway
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French Minister for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire and Secretary of State for Higher Education Thierry Mandon have launched the national strategy in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). As with the French Tech initiative, it focuses on identifying and bringing together actors in the sector, which holds a wealth of opportunities for progress and improving the living conditions of all citizens. [Read more]

Success for France’s first sovereign green bond
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The State’s first sovereign green bond (green OAT: Obligation assimilable du Trésor / Fungible Treasury Bond) have enabled France to borrow 7 billion euros to fund the energy transition. As well as being the largest issuance so far on the green bond market, it also has the longest maturity date and is the largest inaugural issuance in the market’s history. [Read more]

Facebook bets on Paris with start-up incubator
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In its annual report on the morale of US investors in France, released on January 17, the American Chamber of Commerce in France confirms the country’s appeal. This sentiment was bolstered by the announcement in Paris that Facebook would create its very first Startup Garage at Station F, the world’s largest business incubator financed by Xavier Niel and slated to open in April. [Read more]

France ranked as the leading innovative country in Europe
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With 10 companies and organizations in the world top 100 innovators released this week by Clarivate Analytics, France is ranked as the leading innovative country in Europe. [Read more]

Dernière modification : 01/02/2017

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