May 22, 2024
09:00 - 18:00
Paris, France

Business France, will launch the 3rd edition of the French Fab Accelerator – Vision 2030, at Vivatech Paris on 22nd May 2024.

This event is part of the tech momentum between France and Saudi Arabia and will be gathering all the Saudi tech ecosystem : MCIT, MIM, STC, ARAMCO DIGITAL, OBEIKAN, NIDLP, RCU, THE GARAGE & KAUST.

It will aim to support French companies through an immersion program in Saudi Arabia lasting over 5 months and connecting French innovative startups with key Saudi players in industry 4.0 and cognitive technology.

This accelerator will be divided into three main stages, with :
A selection phase for French companies by a Saudi jury made up of key players in Vision 2030 (NIDLP, STC, Obeikan, RCU, MCIT, Ministry of Industry & the Garage), which will take place on 22nd May at Vivatech Paris.

A personalized support phase during which the French companies selected by the Saudi jury will have access to a personalised programme of meetings set up by Business France over a period of 5 months to meet the entire Saudi ecosystem in industry 4.0 & cognitive technology.

An immersion phase, during which the selected companies will be traveling to Riyadh for a period of 12 days (1st to 12th December 2024), where they will have the opportunity to meet Saudi Vision 2030 and Industry 4.0 stakeholders, participate in site visits, and take part in workshop sessions.

The first part of the selection phase, which will be officially launched on 22nd May at Vivatech in Paris, will include a French Saudi panel including key players such as:

  • Mr. Laurent Saint Martin – CEO, Business France
  • H.E. Eng. Abdullah Alswaha – Saudi Minister, MCIT (TBC)
  • Mr. Suleiman Al Mazroua – CEO, NIDLP
  • Mr. Jospeh Bradley – CEO, Tonomusy (TBC)
  • Mr. Tareq Amin – CEO, Aramco Digital (TBC)

The second part of the selection phase phase will take place the following day at Station F and will consist of presenting the French companies to a Saudi jury made up of the key players in the tech sector. The aim of this selection phase will be to assess the disruptiveness of the French company’s technology and its ability to penetrate the Saudi market in line with local needs.

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