A Leading economy
Vibrant tech and innovation scene with more than 12,000 startups / 50% of 18-24 year old French people want to create their startup
Large networks of accelerators, incubators in French Tech hubs
Talented and dedicated researchers (25% of Fields medals since 1923)
Strong tax incentives for R&D (€5bn tax credit for R&D per year; #2 in Europe in international patents)
Access to 500 million consumers in the European single market
Strong CAC 40 a capitalization-weighted measure of the 40 most significant companies in France
A Land of Startups
Welcoming start-ups from abroad with an entrepreneur-friendly environment:
Simplified procedures to make creating businesses as stress-free as possible, with the French Tech visa:visa.lafrenchtech.com
A huge network of incubators and accelerators across France to help businesses thrive.
French start-ups want financing and they want it now
French start-ups managed to raise a mind boggling €3.2 billion euros in 2018, a record.
The average amount of tickets invested per round increased dramatically and was €4.8 million euros (this was €3.3 million the year before!)
Three rounds raised more than €100 million euros.
Innovationis a priority
In December of 2018 Bpifrance launched a deeptech plan worth €1.3 Billion.
France offers strong tax incentives for Research and Development.
2nd in Europe for the number of international patents.
A Highly industrialised economy and a strategic position
#1 in the World
#1 in Europe
Chemistry & food
#2 in Europe
Home to Europe’s leading business aviation airport (Le Bourget) and have the 2nd longest high-speed rail network in Europe.
A deep Talent pool
- Some of the best business schools in the world
- Among the best engineers and CTOs in the World come from France
- #4 leading host country in the world for foreign nationals enrolled in higher education
- Access to 1.6 million scientists and engineers in France