Ride on these agreements with key French institutions to connect with the business ecosystem in France.
If you are a Singapore startup keen to collaborate with your counterparts in France, here’s an opportunity.
The Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore have signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with French education institution ESSEC Business School.
Under the MOU, ESSEC will conduct immersion programmes to connect Singapore-based startups to the innovation and startup ecosystem in France. The programme consists of a preparatory course to familiarise participants with the business and innovation environment in France, and a trip to France. ESSEC will also help French startups to access the Singapore-Asian market.
Singapore startups keen to gain access to the French market now have an added avenue to do so.
EDB, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore innovation accelerator Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and French startup incubator Creative Valley, have signed an MOU. This will connect the startup ecosystems in France and Singapore through joint initiatives to enhance cross-border market access and innovation.
Creative Valley and ACE will also support French and Singapore startups and help them gain a foothold in their respective markets.
Here’s a chance for Singapore companies to embark on joint R&D projects with French companies.
In line with the Singapore-France Year of Innovation, Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance have called for proposals on joint innovation projects in technological and application areas such as Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technology and Medical Technology. The first call was closed on 31 March 2019, and the second call is open from 1 June to 31 October 2019.
This partnership will support French and Singapore companies by funding jointly selected projects. To qualify, the project consortium requires at least one company from each of the participating countries to be involved.
To download the Singapore-France joint-call proposal application form, click here.
If you are keen to explore partnerships with French companies or take your business to France, please reach out to us at go.gov.sg/helloesg.
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