Business France and Bpi France announce the winners of the 3rd edition of the Impact Germany program

In collaboration with Bpifrance, Bavaria’s finance department, Mazar’s law firm in Germany, Moove Lab (Station F’s mobility start accelerator founded by MOBILIANs and Via ID), NetMedia International, Smarketer GmbH, from the city of Düsseldorf, where it is based, Business France Germany will support 10 French companies, including eight from the Tech sector and two from the mobility sector. They were unveiled on May 3 after being selected by a Franco-German jury and will take part in a tailor-made eight-month acceleration program to better understand the specifics of the German market, expand their network and accelerate their development abroad. Rhine.

Business France is a French national agency responsible for the international development of companies and their exports, as well as exploration and welcome for international investments in France. It was created on 1 January 2015 and is the result of the merger of Ubifrance and the French International Investment Agency (AFII) and has a total of 1,500 employees in France and in 55 other countries.

Business France Germany is based in Düsseldorf and has a workforce of more than 40 people with responsibility for four sectors: agro-food (Agrotech), new technologies, innovation and services (NTIS), infrastructure, transport, industry (ITI) and fashion, housing, health (MHS). It offers four ranges of products and services: consulting, networking, communications press and International Volunteers in Business (VIE).

Impact Germany program

The Impact Germany program aims to help French companies accelerate their growth and development in Germany.

Evelyne Scuto-Gaillard, Director of Development and Innovation Support at Bpifrance states:

“We are pleased to renew our support for this program, which provides long-term support to French companies selected in a very demanding and competitive market. The mission will set foot in the stirrup of the masters of La French Tech and mobility by offering them a course and personal meetings to develop fine and customized commercial actions and thus penetrate this complex market with a high potential in a context of strong digitization of Mittelstand. “

2022 edition

The call for applications for the third edition of Impact Germany was launched in January last year and the winners were announced on 3 May.

This personal eight-month acceleration program has three phases:

From May 18 to May 20, 2022 : Business France in Germany, accompanied by Bpifrance and its partners, will welcome the 10 French companies to their premises at the French Consulate General in Düsseldorf for the launch of the event.

During these three days they will have access to personal advisory sessions on their development strategy in Germany, the first collective workshops with German experts, Franco-German companies based in the North Rhine-Westphalia region will testify to their experience. . A visit to the “5G Lab” at the Medical University of Düsseldorf as well as several networking events with the Business France Germany network are also planned.

From June 1 to June 30, 2022 : This second phase aims to help managers adapt to this new market and help them refine their strategy.

This month will be devoted to meetings with companies, mentors and partners in Business France during collective sessions. Each company participating in the program will receive a personal positioning survey.

From the end of August : Launch of the investigation phase.

The Franco-German teams from the Tech & Services and Industry & CleanTech departments of Business France in Düsseldorf will support the 10 French leaders in searching for local customers and partners and facilitating appointments.

During this third phase, the Business France teams will welcome the French delegation to Munich for another meeting as part of the Bits & Pretzels Festival, which will be held from 25 to 27 September 2022.

The companies will take part in several networking events, in particular with the French Tech Munich network, the economic department of the Bavarian region “Invest in Bavaria” and the ecosystem.

The 10 companies selected for the program

The 8 Fintech companies that will be able to benefit from this program are:

Exatech

The company offers a wide range of solutions and services to ensure the successful completion of exams and assessments. Its Viatique platform digitizes hard copies of
candidates, anonymizes them instantly and makes them available to reviewers for secure on-screen correction.

Krono Safe

The “ASTERIOS TOOL SUITE” software fully automates the configuration and verification of the kernel in real time: its customers’ application can be quickly certified and executed with precision regardless of the number of processor cores.

moon card

Secure and configurable, the Mooncard card makes it possible to pay all company expenses (professional expenses, online purchases, subscriptions) and to fully automate the administrative management (pre-filling of data, storage of receipts, accounting).

Holders

Skeepers, a French Tech 120 company in 2022, helps brands build customer loyalty through ROI and pragmatic solutions that cover the entire customer journey, but also management and ongoing optimization of the customer experience. Skeepers already has a subsidiary across the Rhine.

Silver

Silvr is a fintech company and is building Europe’s first digital operating system for digital companies. Silvr is growing with a series A fundraising round of € 130 million, and Silvr offers on-demand financial solutions to unleash growth for customer companies.

Tixeo

Already established in Berlin, Tixeo offers the most secure video conferencing technology on the market. For more than 15 years, its R & D teams have designed and implemented, in partnership with the largest companies in the sector, innovative safety mechanisms.

Trading

TradeIn is a collaborative platform for real-time scoring of companies’ solvency and their payment behavior. The Parisian company helps SMEs reduce and transfer their business risks. CIC, BNP, Caisse d’Epargne and Mutuelle Générale are among their customers.

Web Geo Services

A French Tech 120 company in 2022, Web Geo Services offers Woosmap, a
unique location technology platform that connects consumers with businesses. This platform is the only one located in Europe and complies with the GDPR without collecting any personal data. Web Geo Services already has 7 offices around the world, including a representation in Germany.

The 2 Mobility Companies

CaRool

CaRool offers an all-in-one AI solution for garages and service providers to optimize tires and digitize the automotive sector. This solution makes it possible to find the exact tire reference and control its wear level thanks to AI-powered image recognition, optimize tire life, improve tire change experience, optimize grip intelligent online agreement system and enable predictable maintenance thanks to better knowledge of the consumer.

Repair

By offering a wide range of quality, recycled and refurbished auto spare parts on a high-performance e-commerce platform, the Reparcar company’s solution gives everyone, individuals, mechanics, bodybuilders or insurance experts, the opportunity to find and quickly and easily buy the recycled auto parts they need. use to repair his vehicle.

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