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Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Paris Region Economic Map issue now available

The 2012 issue of Econovista, the Paris Region Economic Map, is now available in poster format.

As a tool intended to enhance Paris Region territories, the map provides a means to fully appreciate the economic wealth of one of Europe's foremost regions, presenting all of the major economic, technological and cultural assets of the Paris Region through its universities, its leading businesses, its business districts and incubators, as well as it transport infrastructures, its convention and exhibition centres, its regional nature parks and places of leisure.

The flip side of this new issue features the Paris Region Transport map, produced in partnership with Aéroports de Paris and Ports de Paris, which will help you understand the multimodal components that establish the Paris Region as a genuine hub of excellence in Europe, thanks to its rail, road, waterway and air infrastructures.

This Paris Region map paper version is available in English, free of charge, upon request to PREDA or to one of its partners by email at econovista@paris-region.com.

Paris Region mapped out for you :
The interactive version of the Paris Region economic map can be accessed at www.econovista.com.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Meeting ‘Cluster Cooperation across Europe’, July 13, 2011.

The meeting ‘Cluster Cooperation across Europe’ will take place on July 13th in the Genopole premises in Evry (south of Paris). This meeting is one of the Dissemination events of the EU project Bio-Common Tools-Bio-CT (Regions of Knowledge).

This meeting, hosted by the BioCT consortium and Genopole, its Coordinator, brings together key clusters in Europe to discuss and agree on how formal partnerships can be created around key biotechnology support topics ; Sharing Facilities, Technology Maturation and Developing talent.

Genopole GIP
5 rue Henri Desbrueres
Genopole Campus 1
91000 Evry
+33 (0)1 60 87 83 00

The agenda for the day includes :
Keynote presentation : The future for cluster partnerships in Europe - the need and the pathways
Plenary discussion panel : Finding maximum points of benefit for cluster partnerships
Plenary round table 1 : Sharing facilities - Presentations and discussion
Plenary round table 2 : Maturing technologies - Presentations and discussion
Plenary round table 3 : Engaging talent- Presentations and discussion

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Business tours. A tour for the delegation from Campinas, the “Brazilian Silicon Valley”

Following a request from the Commercial Section of the Embassy of Brazil (SECOM), the Invest in France Agency (IFA), Paris Développement and PREDA hosted a delegation of Brazilian companies on April 11th, 12th and 13th, 2011 and organised a tour of places symbolising research and innovation in the Paris Region.

Delegation in front INRA research centre in Versailles-Grignon
The tour was intended for a Brazilian delegation from the Campinas region in the State of Sao Paulo, led by José Luis Guazzelli, Honorary Consul of France in Campinas and Director of Techno Park Campinas. The delegation comprised over twenty participants, including officials from the Town Halls of Campinas, Vinhedo and Jaguariuna, and representatives from the University of Campinas and the Institute of Technology of Araraquara, the CPqD Cluster and the CIATEC technology incubator, as well as business leaders from the fields of ICT, telecoms, biotechnology, health, cosmetology and energy.

The tour included a visit of symbolic places in the Paris Region (the Biocitech Science Park, the INRA Research Centre in Versailles-Grignon), presentations of Paris Region and Brazilian clusters, and it concluded with the signing of an agreement at Paris City Hall.

Paris Region mapped out for you :
Find the Biocitech Science Park and the INRA Research Centre on Econovista.com, the interactive economic map of Paris Region :

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Event. 16th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, June 20-22, 2011, Paris.

The annual Web3D ACM Conference is a major event which unites researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, experimenters, artists and content creators in a dynamic learning environment. Attendees share and explore methods of using, enhancing and creating new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies such as WebGL, X3D, VRML, Collada, MPEG family. U3D, Java3D and other technologies. The conference also focuses on recent trends in interactive 3D graphics, information integration and usability in the wide range of Web3D applications from mobile devices to high-end immersive environments.

More information and registration on : http://web3d2011.org/

Paris Region mapped out for you :
Discover the key players of competitiveness clusters in Paris Region using specific maps on Econovista.com : 

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Key figures. The Paris Region, the leading French region in terms of incoming foreign businesses

© Paris Tourist Office
Photographer Stéphanie Rivoal
In 2010, the Paris Region welcomed 243 foreign companies, up an outstanding 27% as compared to 2009, and to 22% for the rest of France.

This new production potential will generate over 8,400 jobs in the next three years, against 8,300 in 2009, which also puts the Paris Region ahead of its French counterparts.

Despite a tough economic outlook, the Paris Region remained attractive, securing its leading position in France as a host to new foreign businesses. Just by itself, the Paris Region in 2010 received over 30% of foreign company settlement projects recorded in France and 26% of the jobs created by those companies.

In all, there are 17,400 businesses and 700,000 wage earners who depend on a foreign group in the Paris Region, representing 18% of the region's total, making the region the French leader in the hosting of foreign companies.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Two days of visits organised for an official delegation from the city of Seoul.

On March 10 and 11,  2011, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA) staged a regional healthcare tour in partnership with the Medicen Paris Region competitiveness cluster, the city of Paris, and the IAU Ile-de-France (Paris Region urban planning institute).

Two days of visits were organised for an official delegation from the city of Seoul: the director of Seoul Business Agency's Digital Media City, the director of the investment promotion department at Seoul's City Hall, and the director and commercial director of the French Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The tour introduced them to the wealth and diversity of Paris Region's healthcare sector offer, focusing on some of the region's flagship sites: the Institut Pasteur, Sanofi-Aventis and the Institut de la Vision (Vision Institute).

The delegation's first visit was to the Institut Pasteur, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, on March 10. The Medicen competitiveness cluster also presented its activities and the wider Paris Region biocluster as a whole. After this the delegation visited Sanofi-Aventis' R&D facility in Chilly-Mazarin (91 - Essonne).

On March 11, after meeting representatives of the city of Paris, the Korean delegation was welcomed by Professor Sahel who offered a guided tour of the Institut de la Vision. This introduction to one of Europe's leading integrated research centres for vision disorders showcased the excellence of healthcare research in Paris Region.

To find out more about upcoming regional tours please contact Hélène Tinti or Marie Bahsa.

Profiles of Institut Pasteur, Institut de la Vision and Sanofi-Aventis are available on Econovista.com.

Locate these facilities on the following Paris Region maps:
* Institut de la Vision on Spot talents/Public research centres
* Sanofi-Aventis on My map/pharmaceutical company

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Introduction to eco-certified business parks in the Paris Region

On March 7th and 8th, 2011, the Paris Region was pleased to host its Interreg Ecrein+ Programme European partner regions.

This Paris Region's stage in the programme (led by the Rhône-Alpes Region) was devoted to the issue of business parks inside and around European metropolitan areas. It provided an opportunity to present the region's initiatives in favour of business parks, using a variety of tangible examples of Paris Region eco-parks (Vaux-le-Pénil, Sénart, Paris Nord2 and Les Portes du Vexin), as well as putting forward the perspective of eco-certified business park enhancement via the Econovista mapping instrument, using a method that was developed by PREDA together with its partners.

A very attentive audience appreciated the region's unique approach, which uses requalification and organisational instruments to focus on improving existing conditions in order to provide a wide range of businesses with fully renovated places to settle in.

Jean-Paul Planchou - 3rd Vice-Chairman of the Île-de-France Regional Council in charge of Economic Development, Employment, New Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Tourism, Innovation and Social and Interdependent Economy - closed the session by repositioning this topic within the range of issues to be addressed in preparing the future SRDEI (Regional Strategy on Economic Development and Innovation).

Photo credit:
Ecopôle de Sénart © EPA Sénart Communication
Paris Nord2 © Seine-Saint-Denis Avenir

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