On 29 June Fonds national d'amorçage 2, managed by Bpifrance on behalf of the French State within the framework of the Programme of investments for the future (French acronym: PIA), participated in the launch, by Université Paris sciences et lettres (PSL) and Elaia Partners, of PSL Innovation Fund, a seed fund with a target size of €75mn dedicated to deep tech start-ups.
Innovation Competition call for projects was launched on 18 December as part of the Programme of Investments for the Future (French acronym: PIA). Operated by Bpifrance and Ademe, it aims to support financially innovative projects led by SMEs and to stimulate the advent of French worldwide champions.
On 7 December at Maison de la Chimie in Paris, at the close of its Bicentenary year, the Caisse des Dépôts group presented 15 Trophées de l’innovation prize-winners projects. Bringing together 800 employees of the Group, this event honours innovation by showcasing the prototypes designed by the prize-winners teams.
AFM-Téléthon and the SPI fund, managed by Bpifrance within the framework of the Program of Investments for the Future (PIA), create YposKesi*, the 1st French pharmaceutical industrial actor dedicated to the production of gene therapy and cellular therapy drugs for the rare diseases.
Bpifrance invests €14.5mn in Gensight Biologics on the occasion of its initial public offering on Euronext Paris (1), which allows the company to finance its development on the market of the orphan hereditary illnesses of the retina and of the central nervous system.
The Mellidem project, which aims at developing a French network of excellence in the field of the medical devices to manage diabetes, is granted €11mn within the framework of the Program of investments for the future (PIA) via Bpifrance.
On 18 March on the Aéropolis site in Bordes-Assat near Pau, SCI Métallicadour, which shareholders are UIMM Adour (51%) and Caisse des Dépôts (49%), laid the foundation stone of the building which will house Métallicadour technology transfer center.
The €299mn raised will allow Parrot , a French group listed since 2006 on Euronext Paris which has over 900 employees over the world, to significantly accelerate its development and to consolidate its leadership on the general public and professional drones markets*. Bpifrance is involved via the...