Japan

Innovation Program

THE FIRST FRENCH ACCELERATION PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE JAPANESE AR-VR-AI INDUSTRY

This unique program offers 8 innovative French companies an intensive acceleration to set up their presence in the Japanese AR VR AI market and enhance their chances to find future partners

8

MONTH
PERSONALISED
COLLABORATION

5

DAY INDIVIDUAL
ACCELERATION
PROGRAM

8

FRENCH COMPANIES
SELECTED BY A JAPANESE
AND FRENCH JURY

Timeline/ program

Market Opportunity

Partners

Jury

News

Event:
– Tuesday November 27th; 4pm30: Press conference, Pitch and Networking time at Future Tech Hub
– Wednesday November 28th; 6pm: French Tech Networking at EDGEof (https://peatix.com/event/525998/view?k=858a2560131516a525d5b369f30f1b73a1ac9580)
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– Monday 26th to Thursday 29th: Individual and personal business meeting program.
If you are interested participating at some of the individual business meeting please contact M. Pierre Lecomte at
pierre.lecomte@businessfrance.fr

Timeline / Program

MAY to JUNE

Companies Expression Of Interest

JULY/AUGUST

Jury Selection

4 SEPTEMBER

Announce Laureates

16 OCTOBER

Bootcamp Session in Paris

NOV 25 to NOV 29, 2018

Innovation Days In Japan
Click to see details

TO APRIL 2019

Follow up

Market Opportunity

JAPAN

 

95% of French exporters are SMEs

There are as many French exporting SMEs in Japan as in China

2% of the world population for 22% of the global R&D budget

Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): In the process of finalization between Japan and Europe

Japan & VR/AR

 

14% VR Helmet market was in Japan

The AR/VR market share will be multiply by 15 before 2020

Japan & IA

 

Autonomous vehicle should reach 232 Mds € before 2030

Smart cities is the next challenge in Japan

With a population becoming older and older medicine and IA will start to be an obligation in the Japanese market

Partners

France

Premium Partners

Partners

Japan

Organizers

Apply

STEP 1

STEP 2

Download the below documents. Read the Brochure thoroughly before filling out the Participation Engagement and Application forms.

Complete the following documents and email them to virginie.leytes@businessfrance.fr
Applications must include:
– a signed Participation Engagement (Engagement de participation) form
– a completed application form along with an executive summary,
– a PowerPoint presentation about your company.

Jury

Business France

DGE

Imaginove

Laval Virtual

Future Tech Hub

VIPO

GREE VR Studio Lab

Director Mr. Dr. Akihiko SHIRAI

MoguraVR

Mr Shun KUBOTA Editor in Chief

About Us

ビジネスフランスは、フランスの企業、産業を国際的に拡大し、かつフランスへの直接投資を活性化し、さらにはフランスの投資先としての魅力やビジネス立地としてのイメージアップを図ります。さらにはVIE(国際ボランティアプログラム)を運営しています。
この組織は2015年1月にUBIFRANCEとフランス投資庁が合併して誕生し、フランスと世界70か国に約1500名が従事し、官民のパートナーのネットワークとともに活動しております。

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investments in France. It promotes French companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E (Volunteership for International Experience) program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public and private sector partners.

DGE(企業局)は、フランス経済金融省のもとで、デジタル経済、観光、商業、手工業、貿易、サービス等の産業政策の発展を担っております。
企業局は貿易団体、協会、商工会議所のネットワークを含むビジネス団体とビジネス界のパートナーシップを構築し、企業局のノウハウと各パートナーシップを結びつけ、より効果的な産業政策をうみだします。

Under the authority of the French Minister for the Economy and Finance Affairs, the DGE (Directorate General for Enterprise) is tasked with developing and implementing government policy for industry, the digital economy, tourism, commerce, craft industries and trades and services.
The DGE works in close partnership with businesses and business representatives including trade organizations and federations, chambers of commerce, industry and trade and support networks. Combined with the DGE’s knowledge, these partnerships make it possible to perform joint assessments before introducing the appropriate government Policy.

2005年7月にフランス政府は71の競争的クラスターを認定しました。これらのクラスターは、企業、公的機関、民間の研究所、教育機関等のリレーションシップをつくり、かつ革新的な共同プロジェクトを運営していくための組織です。研究者と企業、官民のパートナーシップを構築し、新しいプロジェクトをたちあげ、さらに成果をだし、経済効果や雇用促進を目的とした活動をおこないます。この活動にフランスのGDPの研究開発費の3%を費やしております。
このクラスターの専門分野は、フランス経済の中でも高度なインパクトを与える技術分野に相応します。情報コミュニケーション、エネルギー・環境、ヘルスケア関連技術、バイオテクノロジー、航空機・運輸、食品産業。
これらクラスターは、それぞれの分野でのベストプレイヤーをあつめております。
– それぞれの分野のリーディングプレイヤー
– トップレベルの研究者
– 公的ファイナンシャルサポーター
さらに、国際化のために、下記の機会も与えられます。
– 外国企業とのミーティングセットアップ
– 国際的なリサーチチームの構築
– 国外のクラスターや、企業とのパートナーシップの構築
この革新的な産業活動は経済成長、産業投資活動、研究開発分野の拡大など、フランスの経済活動のために貢献すると考えられます。
このフランスのクラスターは、フランス経済金融省の企業局のもとに活動いたします。

French industry policy to stimulate economy and strengthen R&D
A new tool for a more efficient and competitive industry in France was launched in July 2005 when the French Government selected 71 projects as competitiveness clusters.
The competitiveness cluster policy aims to create synergies between companies, public and private research units, academic institutions, in order to establish working relationships which would create a cooperative environment and promote partnerships within innovative projects. Researchers and business enterprises are mobilized within a public/private sector partnership to work on new projects resulting in innovative advances, economic efficiency and job creation and which should enable involved players to attain leading positions in their fields. It is a part of the French efforts to reach 3% of R&D expenses in the GDP, following the European “Lisbon Strategy”.
The competitiveness clusters are addressing the technological sectors with higher impact on French economy: information and communication technologies, energy and environment, health related technologies, biotechnologies, aeronautics and transportation, food industry.
A competitiveness cluster is an organization which brings together the best players in their fields, small or large, and in which each participant can benefit from an access to the following:
• Leading players in their fields.
• Top level researchers.
• Qualified personnel.
• Public financial support to encourage innovative projects in the best possible conditions.
Moreover, due to their international vocation, the competitiveness clusters facilitate:
• setting up foreign business enterprises who benefit from this technological environment;
• creating international research teams;
• developing technological partnerships with companies and research centers of foreign clusters.
The success of this innovative industrial and country planning policy is contributing to the favorable orientation of French economic indicators: improvement of the economic growth, renewed positive level of manufacturing investments and rising R&D expenditure.
The French competitiveness clusters are under the supervision of the Regional Directorates for Enterprises from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

La French Techとはフランスのスタートアップコミュニティのためのネットワークです。
これには企業家、投資家、技術者、デザイナー、インキュベーター、公的組織などがつながり、フランスのスタートアップの国際化を目的としています。
このコミュニティには、BlaBlaCarのような時価総額 12億ユーロのスタートアップや、Sigfox やDevialetのように2016年にはそれぞれ1億5000万ユーロ、1億ユーロを調達したスタートアップがおります。
このフレンチテックは2013年に政府によりイニシアチブが開始されましたが、これは政府による活動ではなくて、あくまでも政府はスタートアップコミュニティをサポートする役割にすぎないのです。このイニシアチブにおいて、公的ファンドより約2億ユーロがフランス国内のインキュベーターやアクセラレーションプログラムに提供されました。またフレンチテックは国際的な才能をあつめるために、22のフレンチテックハブを世界中に開設し、またフランス国内に世界のスタートアップをひきつけるためにFrech Tech Ticket Programを開設し、同時にスタートアップのファウンダー、従業員、投資家がフランス国内に移住するためのFrench Tech Visaも発行しております。

La French Tech is the term used to describe the French startup community: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, incubators, public organizations, etc. committed to the growth of French startups and to their international prosperity.
This community includes champions such as BlaBlaCar, valued at €1.2 billion, and Sigfox and Devialet, which respectively raised €150 million and €100 million in 2016. The French Tech Initiative is an innovative public policy created in 2013. It is not about the government imposing regulations and limits; it’s about the government supporting the startup community. As part of this initiative, €200 million of public funds have been set aside for business incubators and accelerator programs throughout France. La French Tech is also about being open to the world and welcoming foreign talent, with its 22 French Tech hubs across the globe, the French Tech Ticket Program for international startups looking to set up in France, as well as the French Tech Visa, an accelerated procedure to obtain residence permits for startup founders, employees and investors.

Contact

Our team of leading experts are responsible for fostering export growth and for promoting the development of trade between French and Japanese companies

Our Team in :

Japan

Jérôme DESQUIENS

Jérôme DESQUIENS

Deputy Director

Business France, Tokyo Office
jerome.desquiens@businessfrance.fr

Kaoruko HAYASHI

Kaoruko HAYASHI

Head of IT Dept.

Business France, Tokyo Office
kaoruko.hayashi@businessfrance.fr

France

Virginie LEYTES

Virginie LEYTES

Project Officer of ICT sector

Business France Marseille
virginie.leytes@businessfrance.fr

Let’s get in touch!

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