Four French regional authorities (Brittany, Ile-de-France, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), as well as hi-tech clusters of excellence such as SYSTEMATIC (for Paris and its region) and SCS (Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées, based in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) have joined Business France in promoting France's mobile-telecoms industry at MWC 2018. This partnership will facilitate co-operation among industry players, by bringing together a large number of businesses from diverse fields. 

Moreover, the French Multinational telecommunications corporation, ORANGE has joined Business France in order to promote the French know-how by supporting the Start-up who will be exhibiting on the French Tech Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress 2018 exhibition in hall 5 & hall 8.1 (Apps Planet).




Orange identifies supports and promotes the best digital talents of today that who influence the way we'll experience what's essential in our lives tomorrow.

The selected Orange start-up initiatives will have the potential to improve what matters most to people: how we communicate, how we entertain ourselves, work and even manage our money.

Identify - Orange selects and incorporates the most relevant start-ups into its ecosystem to respond to the changes in the way people interact.

Support - Orange supports start-ups by offering advice and coaching via the Orange Fab network of accelerators and our incubators in Africa, including material support by offering APIs to their community of developers, and financial support via Orange Digital Investment.

Promote - Orange promotes start-ups by offering privileged access to market opportunities, and increasing their exposure to their target audiences internationally. This is a key priority, helping to drive economic and social development in all the countries where the Group operates.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence -Alpes -Côte d'Azur is a land with economic and technological advantages geared to the future , it is the right place to come and invest : it is a Region engaged in an economic policy wholly focused on creating added value; a region connected to the world (the gateway for southern Europe, 4 international airports); a region at the forefront of innovation (with 10 innovative clusters including the "Secure Communication Solutions" global hub, the "French Tech" Label for high tech start-up and companies awarded to 4 ecosystems, 300 public research laboratories, the biggest science and technology park in Europe, Sophia Antipolis); an attractive region for investors (More than 1800 foreign companies based on the territory); a region where the ICT sector is a regional priority.




Since 2012, Maddyness has embraced its mission to be France No 1 resource for Startup news. Today it is read by over 400,000 people each month (unique visitors, Google Analytics, may, 2016)

Our award-winning team of journalists have chronicled the growing startup landscape in France diligently and now every week thousands of readers from France and Europe, UK and US and the rest of the world, come to Maddyness to be informed on vital issues affecting the technology business, startups, as well as emerging areas like innovation and discovery or digital lifestyle in France.
We believe our mission has expanded to not only serve our local and global audience with news on the shifting French Technology landscape, but to also provide vital services like jobs and careers, events listings, technology services directories and reports and whitepapers. The nature of news coverage, too, has changed, to include high quality video coverage, as well as the ability to share the latest news and video reports across the web via social media. We are working on it !
Stick with Maddyness as we guide you through the choppy waters of change and the incredible years ahead in what is truly the century of innovation, collaboration and communication. If it happens somewhere around France, you will find it definitely on Maddyness, keeping you up-to-date with the fast-moving and ever changing world of innovation, startup style.






The AIR FRANCE and KLM Group has designed a comprehensive offer for your business trips, with 320 destinations in 114 countries and close to 130 routes on departure from the French regions with HOP!
Air France KLM continues to innovate its digital services offer (Web, social media, mobile apps, e-CRM) in an aim to permanently improve the customer experience.

BlueBiz, the free loyalty programme dedicated to SME-SMI
Become a member**, have your company benefit from free tickets and optimize your travel budget. Your company earns Blue Credits every time its employees fly with Air France, and they also earn Flying Blue Miles on their personal accounts. You are completely free to organize your travel needs to the main French, European and international economic centres.

*Offer for BlueBiz programme member companies or benefitting from a commercial agreement with Air France
**Membership of this programme cannot be cumulated with an Air France commercial agreement 




A World Class Cluster which federates Microelectronics, Telecom, software and multimedia key players in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It symbolizes a dynamic network of more than 230 companies (Small, Medium Business and big groups), laboratories and training centers, strongly involved in innovative projects.

Our ambition is to design and develop new solutions integrating components, networks, software and systems to exchange and process information in a reliable and secure way.
Our principal objectives are to foster and encourage new, innovative, competitive projects, to help SMEs to grow and develop and to participate in the creation of suitable ecosystem inside the regional TIC. The SCS cluster is endorsed by world-class industry leaders based in South of France: Amadeus, Atmel, Gemalto, Orange Labs, HP, IBM, ST/NXP Wireless, SAP, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Thales Alenia Space ( ...). Since 2006, we have 288 projects certified, representing € 860 M R&D spending. A big part of those projects received more than 181 M€ of subsidies for 450 M€ spending in R&D.
SCS Cluster activities are also centered on support & market intelligence, business development support for SME's, communication, animation, training and international relationships in order to help his members to increase their development and business. SCS Cluster proposals for the creation of National Reference Centers in the fields of RFID and e-Health were selected by the Ministry of Industry: the headquarters are now located in the PACA Region.
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Bretagne, a land of ICT tradition! 50,000 employees 885 companies 25 higher education and research centers 30 companies created each year Bretagne International is commissioned by the Regional Government of Bretagne (Western France) to: - assist Breton companies in their international development - identify projects of investment and support foreign investors. We provide you free confidential assistance through the different stages of your project in Bretagne: data collection, identification of and introduction to potential partners, proposals of locations, assistance before, during and after the installation...
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As the Investment Trade & Innovation Agency of the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrenees region, we offer free consulting for your corporate location or partnership projects in Southern France: identification of suitable business sites, drafting financial aid applications, recruitment and training, networking with industrial and scientific partners. We are also committed to assisting your innovation projects from the very first steps to completion. We provide your company with tools, methods, qualified contacts and real solutions to take advantage of all the innovation-based resources in our region.


"World class" French Cluster, Systematic brings together 480 key players in Paris area. Each of them working in the field of software-dominant systems with a strong social dimension.
At the heart of the digital revolution, the goal of Systematic is to develop the regional economy, boost the competitiveness of local companies and support employment growth by leveraging innovation, training and partnership opportunities.
The Systematic Cluster gathers 142 Large Companies, 311 SMEs-SMIs, 92 Research Centres and 102 000 jobs. We have developed 207 R&D projects, an investment of €975M, including €380M funded by the French Government, its economic development agencies (the National Research Agency and the OSEO) and from the ParisRegion local governments.
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Whether you're a business leader, decision-taker, apprentice, student or employee, the Paris Ile-de-France Regional CCI is actively engaged alongside all those who drive the region's economy. All over Ile-de-France it innovates and takes practical action at day-to-day level, speaking for the business community, fostering growth, helping companies to develop their business abroad, training people to meet the challenges of the future, helping to bring business plans to fruition and promoting the Paris region in order to enhance its influence and reputation.

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