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Paris, France 17.5.2022

France meets Finland: R&D networking event on AI in industry

Tuesday 17.5.2022
at 18:30 CET (19:30 EET)

BPI France premises
6-8 bld Haussmann - Paris 9


Further information 


Business Finland:
Eureka Project Coordinator
tel: +358 50 5577 839


BPI France:
International Program Manager
Tél.: +33 6 07 60 08 34

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the French–Finnish R&D Networking Event under the theme AI in industry – a live meeting focused on knowledge and experience sharing in the field of AI applications and tools in manufacturing technologies. We invite SMEs and other innovation-oriented organizations from France and Finland, interested in long-term collaboration which will be supported by the two innovation agencies BPI France and Business Finland.

The event has been preceded by a workshop on 24 March where Finnish and French companies identified topics for collaboration.
The introductory slides from the workshop

We are planning an RDI Call to be launched in May, in order to find inspiring market-oriented joint projects between small and medium-sized enterprises in France and Finland: the deadline will be 26 Sept 2022.

The AI sector in Finland has been in the forefront of adapting artificial intelligence to industrial processes. There are over 400 AI startups in Finland, offering artificial intelligence to create products and services that will become an important part of the global economy in the future.

Since March 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his ambition to make France a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), thanks to a massive 2-phase recovery plan, for a total of 3.5 billion investment. With a first phase focused on R&D, the French objective is to create French and European champions from our networks of interdisciplinary artificial intelligence institutes (31A), but also from our entrepreunarial ecosystem, which includes more than 500 startups.

Collaboration through innovation projects is an opportunity offered by Eureka Network, supported by the national funding bodies BPI and BF in our countries. This allows enterprises to establish strategic long-term alliances and reach high-level results.

Join the event to connect with French SMEs and other and start planning for hands-on joint RDI work with the French. The event is targeted to SMEs and other innovation-oriented organizations from France and Finland, as well as research organization involved in innovative applications of AI.


(Central European Time, CET)

18:00 Arrival of participants
18:30 Opening and introduction to the event
18:50 Launching of the Eureka Call to promote collaborative R&D in AI between Finnish & French innovative firms
19:00 Pitching session
19:50 Cocktails and informal networking

The event is free of charge but requires registration.