#FRENCHTECH FRIDAY : Making the planet great again with Newcy

In 2020, in France, plastic cups will be banned. Not just cups actually, all disposable tableware. French startup Newcy is ahead of the game and offers a solution for businesses keen on corporate social responsability. What if your next coffee break was a treat for the environment?     Let’s face the facts. In France alone, […]

#FrenchTechFriday : Bringing families back together with Famileo

#FrenchTechFriday : Bringing families back together with Famileo

  [September 2018 update : Family has been awarded the French Tech Pass, for startups in hyper-growth] Remember that time when the grand-parents had the whole family around? Tell stories and treat the kids. Now that link is often broken and the elders are cut off from the rest of the family. How do you […]

#FRENCHTECHDRIDAY : How well do you master the French Tech lingo ?

#FRENCHTECHDRIDAY : How well do you master the French Tech lingo ?

  French Tech this, French Tech that. Everythins seems to be called French Tech nowadays. Can you tell the difference between the French Tech Pass and French Tech Ticket? Let’s clear all of that up.     What is the French Tech?   The French Tech (FT) is a government led initiative to promote innovation […]

Coding vs. English: What did Tim Cook really mean?

  Early last October, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, made an express visit to France while promoting the latest iPhones.One of his public statements launched a myriad of comments and criticism.   “Learning to code is more important than English”   Despite France’s glee at the “more important than English” bit, most comments were negative. They […]

The winning startups of the first Agri Startup Summit 2017

  Two weeks ago November, the first Agri Startup Summit took place in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Although the agricultural world is mainly seen as a traditional trade (with all the condescending strings attached), it is a quite a playfield for specialized startups.   An International contest was held where 30 startups fought out for the […]

Where does France really stand in the Tech World?

We like to put things – and people – into neat little boxes: this country is good at inventing, this one does well in computer sciences. How much if it is true? The OECD has just released a comprehensive report on Science, Technology and Industry for 2017. Maybe it’s time to set the record straight. […]

Europe’s Militaries to Incorporate Swarming Drone Support

Drones are nothing new to warfare. UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been in operation during the last few wars including the aptly named Predator Drone . This was especially in post 9/11 operations. Initially used for surveillance, it did not take long for nations to start fixing missiles to them. This allowed them to act […]

French Tech Ticket Program Meets Continued Success

  The ‘French Tech Ticket’ is a program by the French government to attract ‘gifted and ambitious individuals’ from all over the world. It wants to encourage them to settle in France. The reasons for this are obvious. France is battling to become Europe’s tech superpower. Attracting fresh new talent is a sure-fire way to […]

French Start-ups Win Dynamic Entry to Boston’s Medical Industry

  Two French start-ups have won the ‘Paris Boston MedTech Award’. Awarded by the City of Boston and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes their innovation and potential for entry to the US market. Part of an extremely successful medical company cluster within Paris, these young companies have achieved an extremely valuable […]

Why Facial Recognition Technology in Pornography is morally justifiable

Do you know Pornhub ? It’s essentially YouTube for pornography, for those of you pretending not to know what that is. And they’ve been using Artificial Intelligence to scan their pornography database. Essentially, they’ve trained an AI whose job it is to sit and watch the latest pornography all day every day.   Nice.   […]