The outstanding initiative of President Macron, who, upon his return from Ukraine, made it a point to salute the tremendous success of French Tech at the Salon Viva Technology in Paris (a show initiated by Maurice Levy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe) and Joe Lasse. CES – Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas – becomes the same for Europe as for the world.
On this occasion, the “President of the Start-up Nation” fulfilled his new objective of increasing the number of French unicorns from 25 in 2025 to 100 in 2030. A great ambition was made possible, according to the president: “to break down barriers to innovation, train 1 million developers, and harmonize public and private research” (see INRIA’s efforts on the subject).
Similar to the strategy followed in other European countries. Remember that in 2021: Israel had 60 unicorns, the United Kingdom had 56, Germany 33, France 29, and Sweden 17. A major rise in the power of fintech, which in France, builds on the great work done in the field by BPI France and its president, Nicolas Duforc. The latter took this opportunity to call for the creation of a Tricolor Sovereign Fund once again to better finance our productive system and protect our large companies. A realistic situation unless all efforts should be focused on the new economy and tech alone, especially since these young shootings are often taken over by international funds.
Let’s put the package on our ETIs and our family SMEs in traditional sectors, which are talked about a lot at MEDEF or political party conventions, but who are still eagerly waiting for the abolition of production taxes and inheritance rights to enable to compete on equal terms with their German or Italian counterparts. Make no mistake about it. We also have competitors…
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