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R&D: Thales and CNRS extend strategic partnership


In each of its five key markets, Thales needs to consolidate its technology leadership in the face of tough competition. Pursuing advanced research in physics, algorithms, modelling and software, the Thales and CNRS teams have highly complementary expertise and a shared ambition to develop value-adding innovations for customers and users of Thales solutions. Joint laboratories and integrated research teams set up under this type of agreement are a constant source of inspiration and motivation for both partners. Working with innovative indust... Read More »

‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ will see the creation of enterprise tailored solutions that can be rapidly implemented to drive business performance and innovation through the cloud


‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ will provide managed ‘as a service’ cloud solutions tailored to industry needs. Example solutions include: OneShare – to accelerate the provisioning of test & development on Microsoft Azure and control costs through usage monitoring and resource scheduling; SkySight - an Azure-like private cloud to help enterprises quickly deploy new applications, leverage competitively-priced managed services and benefit from rapid deployment and configuration; Unique Capgemini industry-focused IP offerings s... Read More »

Essilor ranked one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes magazine for 5th consecutive year


A pioneer in ophthalmic optics In more than 165 years, Essilor’s scope of innovation has grown considerably without compromising its original core business of ophthalmic optics. Credited with breakthroughs that have left their mark on the world of optics such as progressive, organic and photochromic organic lenses, the Essilor Group is a pioneer when it comes to delivering its mission of improving lives by improving sight. “Innovation is part of our DNA and a key driver in our business of providing solutions to a fundamental human need: g... Read More »

Essilor is Gold Sponsor of the 1st World Congress of Optometry


More than 1700 Eye Care Professionals from over 60 countries will gather in Medellin (Colombia) on August 14-16, for the World Congress of Optometry. This congress is the first in a series of global events to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share research knowledge, explore clinical practice, education development and technological innovations and define an agenda for the future of accessible vision health care. Lectures and seminars will be presented by leading experts from across the globe, amongst which Prof. Brien Holden, Pro... Read More »

ENGIE becomes the French leader in the solar industry by acquiring a 95% stake in Solairedirect


The merger between the two businesses allows ENGIE to bolster its position in the solar sector and makes it the market leader in France with a total gross installed capacity of 383 MW . This will also strengthen its global position, as Solairedirect is present in more than 15 countries, of which are already sites of ENGIE activities. Announcing the acquisition, Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE's Chairman and CEO, stated: "We are very proud to be able to announce our cooperation with Solairedirect, a French company with an international reach. This i... Read More »

AXA Strategic Ventures invests in Easyproprietaire, the first community one-stop shop dedicated to simplifying the purchase process of real estate property


Easyproprietaire is a free and innovative community website and mobile site that allows prospective buyers to acquire property easily and enthusiastically! The service is available for all prospective homeowners, particularly first-time buyers seeking to buy their main home, which account for nearly 500,000 people each year in France. ... Read More »

Carrefour remains committed to promoting sustainable fishing and is now selling tuna fished using the pole and line technique


Pole and line fishing – a technique that is less harmful to biodiversity Carrefour is very much a forerunner when it comes to responsible fishing and is honouring the commitments it has made, implementing new measures to safeguard marine biodiversity. As of May 2015, its Carrefour and Carrefour Market stores have been selling two skipjack and yellowfin tuna products, both fished using the pole and line technique. Pole and line fishing is a means of preventing unwanted species from being caught, such as dolphins, sharks, turtles and young ... Read More »

European Waterways: Taste the Delicious Olives of l’Oulibo on a French Barge Cruise


Excursions to l’Oulibo L’Oulibo is a unique olive cooperative situated close to the banks of the Canal du Midi, which makes it a perfect stop for enthusiasts of artisanal products who join one of our French barge cruises. We love to take our hotel barge passengers out for a short trip through the olive grove to pay a visit to the mill where the Lucques and the Picholine olives that grow at l'Oulibo are being processed. Part of the harvest is allocated to be sold as table olives or cocktail olives, but between 500 and 800 tonnes of olives ... Read More »

Save up to 20% on hotels in France during July & August with Brittany Ferries Holidays


From just £68 per person for a one night stay including breakfast and with your own car Leading tour operator to France and Spain, Brittany Ferries, has an outstanding offer on its huge choice of ferry-inclusive hotel holidays and breaks this summer. All you have to do is book by 15 June. Ranging from luxurious châteaux to rural retreats, from stylish beachside promenades locations to picture-postcard villages, there is something in the Brittany Ferries' hotel collection for everyone. With Brittany Ferries you can take your own car, th... Read More »

Carrefour: Thirty international mobility grants for students of Paris-Dauphine in its 2015 intake


Carrefour is committed to promoting equal opportunities and each year will fund part of the period of time spent studying abroad for around thirty students enrolled on master’s and bachelor’s degree programmes. They will be selected on the basis of their results and depending on resources. As result of this 4 year-long commitment, 27 students from the Dauphine Foundation’s 2015 intake will be studying at universities in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Madrid, Leuven, Prague, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Bogotá and Santiago. ... Read More »

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