Inauguration of French Tech Central

On December 7th, we celebrated our official opening!

To share with you this moment, we look back at the highlights of the evening.

While the public services that operate on-call at Stationf were preparing to share their experiences with our guests, we welcomed Gerald Darmanin, Minister for Action and Public Accounts, Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Technology, Louis Schweitzer, General Commissioner for Investment and Xavier Niel, founder of Station F.

They were able to visit the French Tech Central event space on the ground floor and the first public co-working in France! (see pictures).

David Monteau, Director of the #frenchtech, recalled that this project puts into action “everything that the public sphere can bring to startups. Already 600 entrepreneurs have been supported through individual meetings or masterclasses that take place every Tuesday. This is great, but our ambition is to go beyond that and deploy this project on a national level thanks to the #FrenchTech ecosystem and especially the metropolises”.

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Antoine Petit, Director of Inria, the national research institute dedicated to digital sciences and a major partner in the French Tech Central project, spoke to formulate Inria’s ambition, “More than 150 startups have been created by Inria researchers at an increasingly rapid pace in recent years. Today, at French Tech Central, we will become the bandwidth between startups and public research and thus increase the number of skill transfers.

Then, 2 startups, Luko and MyJobGlasses discussed their careers and meetings with public officials at French Tech Central: exchanges on current regulations and the evolution of future standards, contact with future partners, radio field measurements… The perspectives are very varied and concrete!

Urssaf and INPI France bounced back on these testimonies to share their own feedback. Not only are their offices full every week, they can also test the creation of innovative offers with an audience that is eager for personalized services. French Tech Central is also a public innovation laboratory!

Then, back to the genesis of the Prefecture de Region Ile de France’s commitment to the project, which aims to “review the HR approach in the public service”. “Thanks to our internal project, La Fabrique RH, we are able to exchange, innovate and show a new face of public action towards startups.”

The DITP (new SGMAP) #transformationpublique was also able to announce the winners of the call for projects “Development of innovative public services for French Tech start-ups”: ANFR, ACOSSIGN (Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière) Prefecture de Region Ile de France

Congratulations to them!!!!!!!!!!! more info here ->

Finally, Gérald Darmanin and Mounir Mahjoubi concluded the evening!

Gérald Darmanin
“Greetings to the “niellisation” of spirits! We must support the new uses of our fellow citizens, it is normal for the State to operate in startup mode. We are very pleased that public officials are joining this process. »

Mounir Mahjoubi
“We want to make life easier for economic actors. What we do at #FrenchTechCentral,

it’s a prototype of what we imagine for the entire administration for years to come! »

To sum up: French Tech Central is a place where public services and start-ups converge, it is also a unique interface where researchers are called upon to solve deeptech problems and where foreign entrepreneurs can be supported for their installation in France!

We would like to thank you all for your commitment / funding / travel 

Mounir Mahjoubi Gerald Darmanin Louis Schweitzer Xavier Niel
Urssaf UGAP la centrale d’achat public CCI Paris INPI France Les Douanes, La direccte Ile de France, Business France Banque de FranceArcep Bpifrance CNIL – Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés CNNum Grande Ecole du Numérique Caisse Des Depots Radiofrance ADEME, Inria CGI Station F