France’s Industry of the Future companies resoundingly present at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology

For the second consecutive year, France will be represented at Hannover Messe, from April 24-28 2017, in Hall 8 dedicated to “Digital Industry”, to show off the industrial know-how and creativity of French companies to international audiences, under the banner Créative Industry.

For the second consecutive year, France will be represented at Hannover Messe, from April 24-28 2017, in Hall 8 dedicated to "Digital Industry", to show off the industrial know-how and creativity of French companies to international audiences, under the banner Créative Industry.


It was in Hannover that the Créative Industry banner was first unveiled, the culmination of a closely-concerted effort with Alliance Industrie du Futur (AIF - National Network for Manufacturing Innovation) to showcase French industrial technology innovation through 7 technologies: digitization of the value chain, the role of people, new materials and composites, additive manufacturing, monitoring and control, energy efficiency, automation, workflow management and robotics.

Won over by the success of the 2016 edition, the Grand Est Region and leading corporation Orange Business Services have confirmed participation in the fair again, at the same space.

For this 2nd edition, 2 new regions (Hauts-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) will be joining the Grand Est Region in the Créative Industry Area, a sprawling 350 m² space headed by Business France/AIF. Each region will be taking part alongside its solutions suppliers (see detailed list below).

SMEs SAV RESO and Optim Data, which recently earned the AIF's Technological Showcase label, will also be found at the Creative Industry space, as well companies AMA (connected glasses), Diota (augmented reality solutions) Monixo (predictive maintenance), and Cetim.

In total, more than 70 French companies of all sizes will be able to show their capacity to provide innovative solutions, all along the value chain.
• With the support of its international network, Business France will put together 4 days with 4 countries that have set out an Industrial Strategy for the Future, including Germany, the United States and China. The aim is to create opportunities for interaction between French exhibitors and major principals or SMEs from the featured countries. The French-German day, designed in partnership with SAP France and Bosch France, will offer the opportunity to extend the cooperation on the Industry of the Future, officialised in Hanover in 2016: digital standardisation, usage cases, scenarios and R&D platforms. The French-American Day, designed in partnership with the US Department of Commerce, will offer French and U.S. companies the opportunity to participate in one-on-one B2B meetings. If you are interested, please register via the following link : http://www.uscsfrance.com/HM2017/
11 SMEs from the GRAND EST Region, offering innovative technological solutions for the Factory of the Future in the GRAND EST Region (www.grandest.fr) will be exhibiting at the Créative Industry Area organised by Business France for the 2017 Hannover Messe, in Hall 8, dedicated to the Industry of the Future. Their participation proceeds from the Region's "Factory of the Future" Plan, designed to enable industrial companies to turn their production sites into smarter, more flexible, connected and environmentally-friendly units.
15 companies and business players supported by the HAUTS-DE-FRANCE Region (www.hautsdefrance.fr) will show off their know-how, in partnership with Business France to:
o Highlight its pro-business image along with the advantages, infrastructures and tools which the Region boasts for the Industry of the Future;
o Communicate about the Region's policies with investors, purchasing officers, partners, etc.
o Strengthen ties with partners through its presence at the Créative Industry space.
This shared presence will be an opportunity for the Region's companies and industrial players to introduce their products, know-how and operations, as business players engaged in the Industry of the Future.
8 companies from the AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES Region (www.auvergnerhonealpes.fr). France's leading industrial region intends to provide concrete assistance to its businesses so that they can stand tall in the face of the challenges raises by the Industry of the Future and boost their attractiveness. A collective of competitiveness clusters from all across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and dedicated to the Industry of the Future (Axelera, Minalogic, Mont-Blanc Industries, Plastipolis, Tenerrdis and ViaMéca) will also be taking part.
As to major corporations participation, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES will be at the trade fair yet again, alongside Business France. A trusted partner to the industry's key players in their digital transformation, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES has positioned itself as the reference operator for the Industry 4.0. Thanks to its know-how as services integrator, its Datavenue offer, expertise in the field of cyber-security, and its partner ecosystem, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES helps industrial companies take advantage of all the potential which Big Data and the Internet of Things - powerful drivers of growth and innovation - have to offer. Orange Business Services

Beyond Hall 8, dozens of French companies will be featured at the France Pavilions in Halls 4, 20, 25 and 27, in particular in hydrogen technology, showcased by multiple players (businesses, laboratories, associations, competitive clusters) aspiring to speed up the development of hydrogen solutions to the benefit of the energy transition.

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