The Consumer Electronic Show, now in its 51st year, is the largest global gathering of innovation, showcasing the connected future of technology. CES 2017 attracted more than 180,000 industry professionals, and more than 4,000 exhibiting companies, welcoming the world’s biggest companies in addition to hosting more than 600 startups at the Eureka park Marketplace. Last year French start-ups comprised, by a substential margin, the largest international contingent at Eureka Park.
This year again, the figures say it all. With over 360 startups and scaleups, including 274+ in Eureka Park, almost 100 more than in 2017, French Tech is about to be the leading startup contingent at CES, just behind the US delegation and way ahead other foreign delegations. This says a lot about the stratospheric rise of the French scene over the past few years. And also the dynamic aspirations of French entrepreneurs who now systematically think “global” from the start. SmartHome and HealthTech will take center stage with respectively 67+ and 49+ startups at the show, but many other areas will be under the spotlight: SmartCity, Transport, VR, Robots, Mobility, Components… to name but a few. They will all gravitate around French Tech stand in Eureka Park, a rallying point for all!
You might say that its presence is impressive but actually the best is yet to come. The level of French Tech breakthrough technology is clearly unprecedented this year: 30 startups are clinching no less than 42 CES awards in 28 different categories, and it looks like even more will be unveiled during the event. These distinctions include two very prestigious “Best of innovation” awards for Blue Frog Robotics, with their unique companion robot named Buddy, and Lancey Energy Storage, that designed the very first smart electric heater with an integrated battery.
At this point to how French startups are gaining new momentum in the spiraling area of Deep Tech. All is reported about the ascension of Europe’s, and in particular France’s fertile ground for growth in teh Wavestone “Deep Tech Global Investor Survey” also revealed this week. If Ai, machine learning, VR, blockchain and the Internet of Things have become the center of attention for French start-uppers and tech innovators, it is also because France seems to have an acute expertise in the matter, as the surveu brings to light. France, home of the world biggest Deep Tech event with Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, is a fast-rising up-and-coming hub for this engineering and scientific innovation area in Europe.
French Tech unicorns and high-end scaleups will also be in Vegas, Sigfox, Actility, Netatmo, those that are paving the way for new generation French Tech!
We want to see or hear you as of January 9th on the French Tech booth (#50617) for all of you who are keen to see it all! Kicking off at 9.45 am on the dot Gary Shapiro will officially cut the rubbon with French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi.
Don’t forget to snap a pic at our French Tech photobooth with the French startup Selfizee and be in for a chance to win amazing IoT prizes from the exhibiting French startups at CES this year with our Instagram contest!*
*Rules for the contest on Instagram: contest opened from January 9th to January 12th 2018; the 3 most liked pics on Instagram will win products from exhibiting french startups; the value of each product is around 50€; each participant must use the hashtag #frenchtechCES; for equity matters, only one publication per person will be allowed, every participant must be of legal age in his country of residency, any breach of the rules for this contest will cancel the participation.