Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018: For the 12th consecutive year, from 26 February to 1st March 2018, Business France, the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing the French Tech pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the unmissable global mobile, services and content event. Over 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups will be exhibiting at this French Tech pavilion.
The French Tech pavilion will enable a number of partner regions such as Brittany, Ile-de-France, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte-D'azur as well as the Ile-de-France competitiveness clusters “Systematic Paris Region” and provençal “Secure Communications Solutions” clusters to exhibit there.
The French Tech pavilion will be the largest national pavilion at the show, with an exhibition space of more than 615 sq m. It will be spread over 4 islands in Hall 5 (5B21 / 5B41 / 5B61 / 5B71) and 2 islands in Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 / 8.1E49) “APP PLANET”. The companies hosted at the French Tech pavilion belong to a range of Telecomms sectors - mobile applications, infrastructures, mobile advertising and mobile marketing, mobile games and accessories, engineering services and financial services.
The companies supported by Business France will, moreover, have the opportunity to meet operators and players from the following countries:- Germany, Saudi Arabia, Benelux, Brazil, China, South Korea, Côte d'Ivoire, United Arab Emirates, Spain, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Tunisia and Vietnam. These BtoB events between French exhibitor companies and major foreign groups such as ZTE, Huawei, Bharti Airtel, Samsung, Telefonica or Etisalat are made possible thanks to the involvement of the Tech experts based in the above-mentioned offices of Business France.
A celebrity from the digital world will visit the Mobile World Congress in order, in particular, to support the excellence of French innovation at the French Tech pavilion.
A wide range of innovations will be presented at the show, including:-
ART-FI - an innovative French company that designs and markets SAR measurement solutions (Specific Absorption Rate). ART-MAN, its flagship product, is used to test wireless electronic devices with antennae in just a few seconds and to determine the level of exposure of users to electromagnetic waves. ART-Fi also makes its expertise in the area of electromagnetism, metrology and certification available to its customers in order to help them reduce their development and production costs whilst at the same time remaining at the forefront of technological and regulatory advances. Manufacturers of mobile phones and radiating equipment, telecommunications agencies and operators, plus test laboratories, make up ART-Fi's customer base.
PLUSSH, offers B2B solutions for live stream video broadcasting from a smartphone and WiFi or 3G/4G network. French market leader, with major customers such as the Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, La Poste, Carrefour or Orange, Plussh develops customized live HD video applications for companies. Internal communications, commercial coordination, assisted maintenance, broadcast, whatever your requirements, Plussh has the appropriate, secure and private solution, to improve information transmission, involve teams, bring employees together and facilitate digital transformation. Winner of the Business France Awards @MWC 2016 for the most promising start-up of the year, Plussh was also awarded the first French IOT prize of the La Poste group, the Video Online Paris 2016 trophy and, after having raised funds of over 1 million euros in May 2017, Plussh is continuing to invest in the French national market and intends to grow significantly in the Middle East in 2018.
LEDGER Founded in 2014, Ledger is a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. Headquartered in Paris, and San Francisco, Ledger has a team of 82 professionals developing a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for individuals and companies – including the Ledger hardware wallets line already sold in 165 countries. The company has raised 75 M $ in January 2018.
REACH FIVE offers a Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solution that allows companies to enrich, unify and manage customer identities. Via state of the art authentication, ReachFive guarantees the accuracy of any information collected and the reliability of the identities whilst at the same time centralizing user approval. The solution offers companies the profile analysis tools needed for omnichannel and cross-device customer knowledge in order to activate the potential of data in implementing customized marketing strategies.
Major brands such as Boulanger, Etam, Allianz, West-France, Intersport, SFR, Engie have placed their trust in ReachFive... In 2017, ReachFive raised 2 million euros from major industrial groups and investment funds and won the 'Start-up of the Year' Award from the Institut du Commerce Connecté (ICC)
BIGGERPAN is developing the leading mobile predictive artificial intelligence engine, that anticipates the needs of smartphone users so that they don't need to search. Whatever the current application on your mobile, the predictive engine offers you direct access to the most relevant actions and contents for you at each moment of the day. For example, if you read an article about a film, Biggerpan's AI instantly offers you the possibility of watching the trailer, reading a review, or buying a ticket at the nearest cinema. After the launch of its Ulli smart web browser, which includes this technology and which was nominated as Mobile Application of the Year 2016 by Product Hunt, the company has launched pilots with mobile phone manufacturers in order to integrate its predictive engine into the next generations of smartphones .